Lifestyle

9 Things No One Tells You About Losing Weight (Until Now)

As someone who has struggled - and lost a lot of weight - there are things that you need to expect. Not just that your clothing fits better or your face is thinner, but unexpected things. These things can cause some to panic, and other to rejoice. However, there are things that you need...

Exploring Ayurveda: The Doshas

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Ayurveda Medicine believes that the basic personality and physical blueprint of each individual are shaped by bio-energies that are called doshas. The doshas are a mind/body combination that is indicative of a person’s mental and physical characteristics. The tridoshas, as mentioned earlier, are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The vibrant energies of the doshas change...

Can Mindfulness Provide a Detox from Toxic Relationships?

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In general, most people can discern whether or not a relationship with someone is far from being an asset to their existence. However, it is more challenging to spot toxic relationships. These social links can destroy all attempts of attaining a healthy lifestyle and mindful state of consciousness. They can be stressful and research...

Yoga and Ayurveda: The Sisterhood of Purity and Healing

Birthed from the same mother, Vedas, these two sibling sciences never are in discord. They generously share from the same abundant pool of knowledge and embrace just as warmly in their differences as they do their similarities. Yoga and Ayurveda can independently offer an individual seeking balance a means of doing so, but when...

Mother Nature’s Timeless Treatments to Get Skin That Defies Father Time

Since they do not contain adverse chemical additives, plant-based oils are healthy alternatives to brand name anti-aging products. Below is a short list of five effective essential oils that offer naturally great looking, healthy skin.  Lavender Oil  It improves the cell’s communication with your skin and produces potent antioxidants, superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione. If...

Feed Your Nails and Hair Like You Would an Empty Stomach

It is not uncommon to come across salons and boutiques that have hair stylists and at least one nail technician in-house, as the demands for upkeep are high in our society. For many men and for a far greater number of women, having regularly styled hair and manicured nails are ritualistic on a sometimes...

Fifty Shades of Gray Hair? How to Fight Against Premature Whitening Hair

On actors and actresses depicted in movies and on sitcoms, as illustrated cartoon characters, and on the portrait canvases of historical fine arts pieces, gray hair is practically a universal symbol of being aged. Similarly, starting to grow gray hair is usually a sign of “getting old.” However, what if you’ve barely reached the...

Recent Studies Revealing Natural Alternatives to Proactiv for Acne

Natural home remedies get often overlooked as a means of treating acne. Instead, many people turn to topical medications and prescription drugs. These can often be dangerous and potentially have adverse effects on the skin -- despite the claims that their manufacturers make about the treatments.Acne appears on the skin as cysts, called...

What a Waste: How to Treat High Uric Acid Levels, Naturally

From the breakdown of purines found in particular foods, a naturally occurring waste product is created, called uric acid. Typically, uric acid dissolves in the blood. It then passes through the kidneys and eventually is excreted from the body through urination. Unfortunately, some people are unable to rid their bodies of uric acid because...

The hidden dangers of birth control pills doctors don’t want you to know

Many young women’s first trip to the gynecologist is prompted by a desire to take birth control pills, whether they are trying to avoid getting pregnant or hoping to alleviate the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Perhaps they know someone who takes “the pill,” or a well-meaning parent or boyfriend has encouraged them to go...
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