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  • Ayurvedic Tips for Combating the Negative Effects of Air Pollution

    Ayurvedic Tips for Combating the Negative Effects of Air Pollution

    While the risks of air pollution may seem scary, the negative impacts of pollution on our health are not entirely out of our hands. Ayurveda, which posits that the balance between our bodies, minds, spirits and external environments is essential to achieving health, offers a number of remedies for alleviating this imbalance between ourselves and our environments. Here, we break down a few of...
  • An Ayurvedic Approach to Back Pain

    An Ayurvedic Approach to Back Pain

    However, while back pain might seem like a mysterious and insurmountable condition, Ayurveda believes that such pain is never something we should resign ourselves to—nor do we deserve to live in such a state. If we are attuned to both our internal state and our environment, we can identify sources of imbalance and institute effective lifestyle changes that can lead to long-lasting results.
  • Ayurvedic Spice Cabinet: How Nutmeg Combats Insomnia, Inflammation & More

    Ayurvedic Spice Cabinet: How Nutmeg Combats Insomnia, Inflammation & More

    When consumed in appropriate quantities, nutmeg provides a number of health and wellness benefits. In Ayurveda, nutmeg pacifies Vata and Kapha and aggravates Pitta due to its acidic, bitter and astringent qualities. A warming and nourishing spice, it is believed to stimulate appetite and digestion and to help one fall asleep.
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