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How COVID Healed My Body

How COVID Healed My Body

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

By Ramesh Bjonnes Do you know why having an alkaline diet of mainly whole fruits and vegetables is important? The main reason is that acidic foods, including meat and refined carbohydrates, will tax our buffer system and pass on toxins to the various organs, which...

3 Reasons Its Time For A Juice Cleanse

3 Reasons Its Time For A Juice Cleanse

By Ramesh Bjonnes Juice cleansing and intermittent fasting have become popular ways to improve health in recent years.  One of the main effects of a juice cleanse and a fast is that we feel more light, focused and relaxed. We simply feel better overall. Now, why is...

Diet for a Yogi Planet

Diet for a Yogi Planet

by Ramesh Bjonnes What is the best diet for a yogi according to the texts of yoga? The Bhagavad Gita, one of India’s most sacred texts on yoga, is quite straightforward about what yogis should eat. This popular scripture teaches us that sattvic foods, such as fruit,...

Prama’s Delicious Summer Oil-Free Dressing

Prama’s Delicious Summer Oil-Free Dressing

Try this delicious, oil-free, vegan quick and easy dressing. It's perfect for salads, sandwiches or as a yummy dip for crudités or a vegan charcuterie board!    Ingredients:  (use organic when possible)1 teaspoon ground flax or chia seeds1 teaspoon mustard, preferably...

Intermittent Fasting or Calorie Counting?

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

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...

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...

Blood Orange Chia Seed Pudding Dessert (Vegan)

Blood Orange Chia Seed Pudding Dessert (Vegan)

Ingredients:  (use organic when possible)3 blood oranges, peeled (400 grams)3/4 cup lite coconut milk1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/3 cup chia seeds Directions:Place oranges, coconut milk, and cinnamon in a Vitamix, high-powdered blender, or food processor. Process until...

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How COVID Healed My Body

How COVID Healed My Body

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

By Ramesh Bjonnes Do you know why having an alkaline diet of mainly whole fruits and vegetables is important? The main reason is that acidic foods, including meat and refined carbohydrates, will tax our buffer system and pass on toxins to the various organs, which...

3 Reasons Its Time For A Juice Cleanse

3 Reasons Its Time For A Juice Cleanse

By Ramesh Bjonnes Juice cleansing and intermittent fasting have become popular ways to improve health in recent years.  One of the main effects of a juice cleanse and a fast is that we feel more light, focused and relaxed. We simply feel better overall. Now, why is...

Diet for a Yogi Planet

Diet for a Yogi Planet

by Ramesh Bjonnes What is the best diet for a yogi according to the texts of yoga? The Bhagavad Gita, one of India’s most sacred texts on yoga, is quite straightforward about what yogis should eat. This popular scripture teaches us that sattvic foods, such as fruit,...

Prama’s Delicious Summer Oil-Free Dressing

Prama’s Delicious Summer Oil-Free Dressing

Try this delicious, oil-free, vegan quick and easy dressing. It's perfect for salads, sandwiches or as a yummy dip for crudités or a vegan charcuterie board!    Ingredients:  (use organic when possible)1 teaspoon ground flax or chia seeds1 teaspoon mustard, preferably...

Intermittent Fasting or Calorie Counting?

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

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...

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...

Blood Orange Chia Seed Pudding Dessert (Vegan)

Blood Orange Chia Seed Pudding Dessert (Vegan)

Ingredients:  (use organic when possible)3 blood oranges, peeled (400 grams)3/4 cup lite coconut milk1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/3 cup chia seeds Directions:Place oranges, coconut milk, and cinnamon in a Vitamix, high-powdered blender, or food processor. Process until...

Health & Wellness

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...

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.

Living in the Present

Sid Jordan Living in the present is aided by taking the position of “I don’t know where I am going or what is coming next”.  This posture is an honest admission of how little we know and opens us to what is right in front of us or within us at the moment—the  images...

The Sweet Ecstasy of the Heart: Review of Andrew Harvey’s Turn Me to Gold

Beyond dogma and tradition, yet deeply steeped in a path of ecstatic love-worship that is uniquely Indian. Kabir was a sacred activist in his time who was not afraid of exposing dogma and superstition. In Harvey’s beautiful renditions, this medieval poet has become a sacred teacher for a future spirituality of the heart that the world sorely needs.

Dispelling the Myth That Juices Have Too Much Sugar

Some people don’t even eat fruit or drink juices in fear of getting diabetes or becoming obese. But in reality, those people are missing out on healthy antioxidants and important sources of fiber—yes, even juices do contain some fiber.
But fruit sugar is not the same as table sugar.

Live Longer and Happier by Healing Your Imbalanced Digestive System

Scientists today are calling our digestive system the “second brain.” This digestive brain is very sophisticated and is intimately related to our immune system. When we are under stress, or when we eat the wrong type of foods, our immune system is therefore also compromised. This ecological crisis in our digestive system is one of the main leading causes of auto-immune diseases such as thyroid imbalances, lupus, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and more.

Meditation and the Awakening of Consciousness

The awakening of consciousness is a precious experience that expands our minds and enriches our lives. As these realizations are rare and unpredictable, people have, since time immemorial, tried to develop more systematic ways to achieve them. One of the practices for opening us up to consciousness is meditation.  

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...

Autophagy & The Secrets Of Intermittent Fasting

Traditionally, juice cleanses are not recommended during this time, especially not for people who also have a thin, agile and energetic vata constitution. During the cold season, our digestive system tend to weaken and raw juices may make us bloated and tired. Does that mean it is not good to juice in the winter time? You can still juice, but it is best to follow some important insights from Ayurveda.

A Vision for the New Year

Traditionally, juice cleanses are not recommended during this time, especially not for people who also have a thin, agile and energetic vata constitution. During the cold season, our digestive system tend to weaken and raw juices may make us bloated and tired. Does that mean it is not good to juice in the winter time? You can still juice, but it is best to follow some important insights from Ayurveda.

Meditation & Mindfulness

Self Care Series 1: Balancing Care for Self and Others

Many of us may not have yet fully embraced a program of self-care. Our busy
culture may not support talking care of ourselves and in many instances views self
care as selfishly motivated. Where is the balance between care of self and care of
others?

Letting Go of Stress in Our Bodies by Retraining the Brain

Stress accumulates in our bodies in the form of chronic muscle contractions often out of the range of our awareness until we experience chronic soreness and pain. Thomas Hanna in his classic book, Somatics, points out that these chronic muscle contractions in our bodies result in “sensory and motor amnesia (SMA)”.

Top 10 Tips for Better Meditation

#10 – Minimize interruptions This can be done by eliminating anything external that can disturb your concentration. Lower the volume on your phone, close the door, close your eyes and for the time being leave the ordinary world behind. It is also helpful to let your...

Humans are Wired for Meditation and Compassion

When we meditate we approach the true nature of what it means to be human. Our true nature is to become one with our most compassionate Self. Meditation is a science of intuition that leads the ego to compassionate expressions that serve the common welfare.

Mantra and Mindfulness: Supporting Your Meditation Practice

Mantra (man=mind; tra=liberate) is a Sanskrit word whose repetition helps us free ourselves ourselves from all the attachments of our physical and mental lives. Mantra meditation is based on the subtle nature of sound vibrations that help with concentration on a positive idea and enhancing our intuition.

The Neuroscience of Meditation and Yoga

For over 50 years, advances in western science have been validating the wisdom of eastern mysticism. Today, vibrant interest and research in the neuroscience community is demonstrating that the practices of meditation and yoga are profoundly transforming our bodies and minds.

Benefits of Silent Meditation

Whether you are an experienced or beginning meditator your can benefit from a more intensive period of silent meditation to quiet the mind and reset your heart felt priorities.

Meditation Enhances Brain Function & Grey Matter

A review of neuroscience studies of meditation reveals the positive effects of meditation on brain activity and structure. This research shows short term and long term improvement in brain functions related to attention, regulation of emotions and increases in grey matter.

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