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How COVID Healed My Body

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By Dr. Guildeniz Ucelen (Guest Writer) A Tribute to the Alkaline Diet: How COVID Healed My Body Last week, I tested positive for COVID-19, and my health took a pleasant turn for the better. That doesn’t sound right, but that is exactly what happened. Here is how it...

The Body’s Buffer System: The Secret to Health

The Body’s Buffer System: The Secret to Health

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3 Reasons Its Time For A Juice Cleanse

3 Reasons Its Time For A Juice Cleanse

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Diet for a Yogi Planet

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Prama’s Delicious Summer Oil-Free Dressing

Prama’s Delicious Summer Oil-Free Dressing

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Intermittent Fasting or Calorie Counting?

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Ramesh Bjonnes Many people today are struggling with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, and they often try some kind of weight loss program to shed extra pounds, reduce blood sugar and blood pressure. If done right and maintained, these methods work. But is one...

The World’s Worst Foods

The World’s Worst Foods

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Prama’s Summer Green Lemonade

Prama’s Summer Green Lemonade

Surprise your friends and family with this delicious, natural and nutrition-packed beverage. It's delicious and satisfying, especially for the Summertime heat!    Ingredients:  (use organic when possible)1 head of romaine lettuce4-6 leaves of kale1 (1/2) inch piece of...

Health & Wellness

6 Secrets to Supercharge Your Immune System For Fall

Have you ever tried to improve your immune system with high doses of vitamin C or by using an elder berry tincture but still suffered from a bad cold or flu? You are not alone. Fighting colds and flus in the winter season is not possible by using just one single, natural agent, even in a high dose. It is not that simple.

How COVID Healed My Body

In this program you will gain new ways to think through the facts and the mis- and dis-information about yoga philosophy and its historical roots.

Intermittent Fasting or Calorie Counting?

Ramesh Bjonnes Many people today are struggling with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, and they often try some kind of weight loss program to shed extra pounds, reduce blood sugar and blood pressure. If done right and maintained, these methods work. But is one...

The World’s Worst Foods

Ramesh Bjonnes What are the three worst types of foods?  Sugar, animal- and trans fats, and salt. Refined sugar increases glucose levels in the blood and may cause diabetes and heart disease. Americans consume on average 30 teaspoons of sugar per day. Sugar + refined...

Eight Reasons Why Spring is the Perfect Time for a Juice Cleanse

Spring has finally sprung! The flowers are out, the rain is pouring down, and when the sun peaks through the clouds, it is warming and bright. Since spring is generally wet and damp, which, in Ayurveda (the yogic system of health) is characteristic of Kapha season, it is common for people to cough and sneeze. In fact, the English word “cough” comes for the Sanskrit word “kapha”.

The Amazing Power of Silence

Howard Nemon Why attend a silent meditation retreat? If you would have asked me 13 years ago, I probably would not have been able to give you a good answer. I knew a lot about meditation retreats, having organized them for decades. And even though short periods of...

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4 Ways to Get into a Higher Gear

Howard Nemon Last week, I wrote about a different way to think about rationalization. In the summer of 1990, my Teacher explained it as a specific faculty or ability of the mind. It is a mental process that can help the mind become more efficient and effective by...

Let’s get the Mind into high(er) Gear

In one of the last major lectures by my Teacher in 1990, he emphasized the importance of rationalization. He was speaking about developing the mind and how rationalization would help in this effort. Many of us were confused to say the least. We usually think of...

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Nurturing a Meditation Practice: A Birthright

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One Yoga, Many Paths

In this program you will gain new ways to think through the facts and the mis- and dis-information about yoga philosophy and its historical roots.

Why Study Yoga Philosophy & History

In this program you will gain new ways to think through the facts and the mis- and dis-information about yoga philosophy and its historical roots.

3 Ways to Stay Balanced in an Unbalanced World

Whatever your ideological leanings or belief system, you can’t avoid the fact that our world is traversing a particularly imbalanced period. We are all affected and this makes it hard for us to stay balanced in our own lives. Why is balance so important? When we lose...

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How COVID Healed My Body

In this program you will gain new ways to think through the facts and the mis- and dis-information about yoga philosophy and its historical roots.

4 Ways to Get into a Higher Gear

Howard Nemon Last week, I wrote about a different way to think about rationalization. In the summer of 1990, my Teacher explained it as a specific faculty or ability of the mind. It is a mental process that can help the mind become more efficient and effective by...

Let’s get the Mind into high(er) Gear

In one of the last major lectures by my Teacher in 1990, he emphasized the importance of rationalization. He was speaking about developing the mind and how rationalization would help in this effort. Many of us were confused to say the least. We usually think of...

Meditation and the Better Brain

Howard Nemon You sit down to meditate. You close your eyes and try to practice your technique. You have heard of the many benefits attributed to meditation and maybe have experienced some. After you finish the meditation, you feel different—maybe more relaxed,...

Diet for a Healthy Planet

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You Are Worth It! – 5 min Self-Care Routines To Include In Your Day

You are an amazing human being doing amazing things all day.  If you are like me, you want to keep doing those amazing things.  I know it sounds like a cliche but, to keep moving you have to take care of yourself.  I must admit, self-care did not come easy to me, I can give easier to everyone except myself.  Although, through burnout and stress, I realized just how important self-care is.

3 Steps for Finding Your “Inner Voter”

It’s voting season again and it’s often a trying experience. Repetitive political ads of questionable validity, additional junk mail, polling phone calls, and more and more of your mental space taken up by politics. Then the decisions – who or what to vote for. For...

The Yogic Path to Truthfulness

There are facts, there are truths, and there is what we believe. And they can vary greatly. For one thing, there are many ways to understand these concepts. Some people consider facts as verifiable pieces of information which are determined by research or some kind of...

3 Ways to Stay Balanced in an Unbalanced World

Whatever your ideological leanings or belief system, you can’t avoid the fact that our world is traversing a particularly imbalanced period. We are all affected and this makes it hard for us to stay balanced in our own lives. Why is balance so important? When we lose...

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