Tibetan herbalism carries a rich and sophisticated history of traditional use. A Tibetan herbal formula often includes more than 20 unique ingredients, and sometimes more than 100! These ingredients can generally be grouped into three classes: 1. A major group of ingredients that target specific area(s) in the body 2. A secondary group that supports and sustains the effects of the first group 3. A third group that helps balance the first two groups
During the cold, short days of winter it’s all too easy to become vitamin D deficient. The lack of sunlight and increased time spent indoors attribute to lower vitamin D levels and can lead to increased risk for bone and cardiovascular damage. Find out what you can do to keep your vitamin D levels up and keep your body’s systems working for you all season.
Most of us need extra immune support during the winter – this we know. But to reach optimal health this time of year, there are a number of additional steps we can take, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Greater vitality and overall wellness can be reached by following time-honored practices that align us with nature to deeply nourish body, mind and spirit.
Spices do more than just boost flavor in food. They can also have a multitude of added health benefits. From cellular wellness to detoxification and heavy metal removal, find out which spices can assist wellbeing and how to maximize the results of these common botanicals.
Winter is prime time for colds, flu and other illnesses. If you want to keep your health from falling along with the temperature, there are basic natural measures you can take that can protect your wellness. Here’s what you need to know about what’s lurking in the cold.
One of the best ways to care for ourselves, increase our healing capacity, and enhance our connections to others is through mind-body practices. Today, scientific research is exploring these fascinating relationships, and confirming what ancient spiritual disciplines have been teaching for thousands of years.
With cold and flu season ramping up, a healthy diet matters more than ever. Here’s a list of 10 foods and common kitchen ingredients to help supercharge immunity and boost overall wellness in the process.
Healthy internal flora — our "microbiota" — perform numerous tasks that affect digestion, immunity, metabolism, even mental health. Life would be quite difficult, perhaps impossible, without them. Read more.
Most sore throats are caused by viruses, yet reports show that many people are mistakenly prescribed antibiotics for the pain and discomfort. Luckily, there are a number of natural remedies that can be used alone or with other treatments, to help fight both bacteria and viruses, while supporting the body's natural healing abilities.
Traditional healers have taught the benefits of easing illness with a healthy lifestyle and the use of herbs and botanicals. But don’t think you have to get all your herbs from a jar. Many remarkable healing herbs are growing in your yard. Herbs and spices can be picked a few steps from your front door and used to perk up your cooking and your health.
Flu season is hitting hard this year. With the early arrival of more aggressive strains and higher levels of activity, the influenza outbreak has reached epidemic proportions. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warn the outbreak may be the worst in a decade. Furthermore, this year’s vaccine is only estimated to be 62% effective in those who do get vaccinated. The good news is that no one is helpless in the face of the flu. There are a number of ways to prime your immune system and sail through cold and flu season unharmed. These tips can help you avoid getting sick, and facilitate faster recovery if you do fall ill.