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Live in Harmony with the Cold Season

In winter, the thermometer plummets. We get deep into the hibernation cycle, we feel sluggish and we may accumulate excess mucus which causes a variety of diseases. It's a time to warm up and dry out–especially our respiratory tracts. We need to maintain and build our strength to ward off the cold.

The Big Sleep

Having trouble slipping into sleep? Or are you waking up in the middle of the night, unable to go back to sleep? Maybe you’re one of those who find themselves in a heavy slumber when the alarm goes off in the morning, struggling to wake up. Even if restful sleep seems like a dream, Ayurveda can help.

More Herbs for Your Herbal Immunity Kit

Last time, I talked about some herbs that are invaluable for helping you beat colds and flu; Andrographis, Astragalus, and Isatitis. We received a lot of positive responses, so I thought we'd share a few more herbs that will help you stay healthy as the weather changes.

Healthy Winter Teas

We have always enjoyed a good cup of tasty tea as a beverage. Recently, though, brewing therapeutic herbs into tea as is becoming ever more popular. Try these healing herbs mixed with the delicious flavor herbs you prefer. If you must take your medicine, it might as well taste good.

Herbal Immunity Kit for Colds and Flu

Herbal medicines have long been known to bump up immunity—sometimes pretty spectacularly. And hardly a day goes by that we don’t see some new study verifying herbs and their immune boosting benefits.

Ayurveda and Celiac Disease

Last month, we asked our e-newsletter readers to tell us what sorts of issues they wanted to know more about. We got a lot of really good questions. So good in fact, that I’d like to share some of them, and our responses, with you.

An Introduction to Chinese Herbs

TCM makes very little distinction between food and medicine. We put herbs in food for taste, and for medicinal effects. We mix food into herbs to make them palatable. Ultimately, herbs work their way into everyone’s health program.

An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Part 2

According to Chinese cosmology, the whole of creation is born from the marriage of two opposite principles, Yin and Yang. Earth and Heaven, winter and summer, night and day, cold and hot, wet and dry, inner and outer, body and mind are reflections of this pairing of opposites. Creating and maintaining a harmony between these opposites means health, good weather, and good fortune...

An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Part 1

The history of Chinese herbalism is one of persistent and ongoing process of observation and refinement of ideas in the real world. Centuries of formulation theories, and testing of these theories in practice, have resulted in the system we recognize as Traditional Chinese Medicine today.

Sustainable Supplements

When it comes to dietary supplements, sustainable is a bit of a moving target. A forest of sustainable tress, grown for lumber, is pretty easy to visualize, while a sustainable calcium tablet takes a bit more imagination.