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Foods for Health and Longevity: Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen

Foods for Health and Longevity: Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen

By Ramesh Bjonnes Popular food writer Michael Pollan’s slogan for healthy living pretty much sums up how to live a long and healthy life: “Eat whole foods, mostly plants, not too much.” But if we want to refine that slogan with a few more details in terms of nutrition...

How to Juice Cleanse in the Cold Season

How to Juice Cleanse in the Cold Season

Juice fasting and intermittent fasting has become very popular these days. Juice fasting can be very effective in curing or reducing the symptoms of colds and the flu. It can also help us to heal from various chronic health problems.  Juicing in the warm summer seas...

A Cup of Chai: A Most Delicious Way to Beat the Cold Season

A Cup of Chai: A Most Delicious Way to Beat the Cold Season

Now that the cold season is upon us, my wife and I engage in a simple tea ritual every morning. We make Indian chai sweetened with a little honey. We start our simple and tasty ritual by filling a pot with about one liter of water to which we add the following spices:...

3 Steps for Finding Your “Inner Voter”

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...

Cultivating the Patience of the Gardener

Cultivating the Patience of the Gardener

Cultivating the Patience of the Gardener by Sid Jordan In this age of information “overload” there is a lot to mentally sort out in deciding what to give our energy to internally and externally.  This interior and exterior landscape, the “Garden Entrusted to Us”,...

What is Bhakti Yoga?

What is Bhakti Yoga?

What is Bhakti Yoga? by Ramesh Bjonnes It is often said that yoga means union, but what does that actually mean? It all depends on the kind of yoga you are practicing. If meditation and the study of philosophy is your kind of yoga, then yogic union means the...

Fall Season: Time to Cleanse and Prepare for the Holidays

Fall Season: Time to Cleanse and Prepare for the Holidays

Fall Season: Time to Cleanse and Prepare for the Holidays by Ramesh Bjonnes When seasons change in spring or fall, those are the best times to fast and cleanse. During summer, we may have indulged in eating more processed foods and been exposed to more fungicides,...

Improve your Microbiome, Improve your Immune System

Improve your Microbiome, Improve your Immune System

Improve your Microbiome, Improve your Immune System by Ramesh Bjonnes The immune system is a network of biological processes that protects an organism from diseases. It detects and responds to a wide variety of pathogens, from viruses to parasitic worms, as well as...

Five Reasons Why the Prama Wellness Method Works

Five Reasons Why the Prama Wellness Method Works

Five Reasons Why the Prama Wellness Method Works by Ramesh Bjonnes Holistic health and healing have become household words. But what do these terms really mean? If you have high cholesterol and take an herb to improve liver function and another to reduce cholesterol,...

Health & Wellness

Foods for Health and Longevity: Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen

Mr. Greger is a bestselling author and renowned authority on plant-based nutrition. His work at nutritionfacts.org features the latest research on nutrition and health, and his book How Not to Die is probably the most comprehensive book ever written on plant-based nutrition.

A Cup of Chai: A Most Delicious Way to Beat the Cold Season

According to Ayurvedic medicine, the spices found in chai are considered “sattvic,” or calming, vitalizing and mentally clarifying. A cup of chai is therefore not only medicinal for the body but also the perfect mental and emotional antidote to the stresses of modern life.

Don’t Miss our Next 10 Day Juice Cleanse Retreat!

by Ramesh Bjonnes “A seven-day retreat is ideal, a 10-day one is even more beneficial.” --from the website for the film Food Matters   Usually only once a year we organize a 10 day juice cleanse at the Prama Wellness Center. Most of our wellness retreats last 3...

How to Maximize the Immune-boosting Power of Turmeric

by Ramesh Bjonnes Now that summer is turning to fall and colder weather, the cold and flu season is also upon us. This is also the time when many people turn to natural supplements to help strengthen their immune systems. One of the most popular antiviral...

Six Ways to an Alkaline and Nutritious Diet

by Ramesh Bjonnes In my work here at the Prama Wellness Center with hundreds of clients over the past seven years, as well as in healing my own chronic diseases, I have observed the importance of an alkaline diet. The most alkaline diet possible is experienced during...

What is the Prama Wellness Method?

by Ramesh Bjonnes At the Prama Wellness Center, we believe that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. By integrating various natural health systems, without compromising the system’s integrity, a new and often more effective therapeutic value system can...

Who needs a juicer, anyways?

by Ramesh Bjonnes You want to juice, but you don’t have a juicer—so what to do? It’s simple.  All you need is a blender and some cheese cloth. Start by making a smoothie in your blender of whatever ingredients you have or by using a specific recipe. You may want to...

Boost Your Immune System: Foods and Supplements for All Seasons

Compiled by Ramesh Bjonnes Here is a selection of foods and herbs that boost your immune system and help you avoid illness during any season. Vitamin C This well-known vitamin increases the production of infection-fighting white blood cells and antibodies and...

Meditation & Mindfulness

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.

The Yoga Flow

We often think of yoga as a set of physical exercises only. But yoga also has a deep spiritual heart, especially found in its meditation practices. When we hear that yoga means union and that the practice of yoga will lead us to experience this union, what is...

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...

Knowledge of Neurophysiology Enhances Yogic Practices

Sid Jordan | July 29, 2020 Yoga and meditation teachers encourage their students to study and know the biological structures that underlie their practices of asanas and meditation.  The basic tenet is that familiarity with these structures and functions will enhance...

4 Ways to Get into a Higher Gear

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 eliminating...

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...

Finding Unity – Within & Without

You may be familiar with the story of the elephant and the six blind men, or a similar tale. As they inspect the elephant, each of the six men gain a different understanding of what the elephant is according to what they touch. One feels a wall, another a hose, a fan,...

Meditation and the Better Brain

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, peaceful, aware,...

Other Topics

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...

Diet for a Healthy Planet

Fifty years ago, when Frances Lappé wrote her ground-breaking book, Diet for a Small Planet, the idea that the food we eat was significantly affecting our health and that of the earth was a novel, if not radical, idea. Not only did Lappé’s book overturn popular myths...

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...

4 Ways to Get into a Higher Gear

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 eliminating...

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...

Finding Unity – Within & Without

You may be familiar with the story of the elephant and the six blind men, or a similar tale. As they inspect the elephant, each of the six men gain a different understanding of what the elephant is according to what they touch. One feels a wall, another a hose, a fan,...

Meditation and the Better Brain

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, peaceful, aware,...

12 Scientific Reasons Why a Spring Juice Fast is Healthy

Spring is here. It’s the time of the year when I tell people it’s good to do a juice cleanse. But then some of them will ask: is there any scientific evidence that a juice cleanse is effective? They may also ask me what actually happens to the body when we practice intermittent fasting.

12 Scientific Reasons Why a Spring Juice Fast is Healthy

Spring is here. It’s the time of the year when I tell people it’s good to do a juice cleanse. But then some of them will ask: is there any scientific evidence that a juice cleanse is effective? They may also ask me what actually happens to the body when we practice intermittent fasting.

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