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Before Halloween was celebrated as a holiday for dressing up as your favorite role model and collecting candy from all the neighbors, it was honored as a time for recognition of the final harvest of year. Known as Samhain by our Celtic ancestors, this was a time when our God sacrificed life in the form of our animals to ensure us all food and survival for the dark days of winter. It is for this reason many feelĀ that the veil between the physical and ethericĀ realms are quite thin on Samhain. Naturally, we feel closer to our ancestors during this time...

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Today is National Sweetest Day, and for most, that means celebrating with their favorite sugary delight, and I am not trying to deter you from doing so, however why not take it one step further to explore the deeper purpose of sweetness in regards to our health?Ā  Much of the wisdom of nutrition rests on the tip of your tongue, all kidding aside! From the perspective of Ayurvedic medicine, our sense of taste is a guide map that leads us towards proper nutrition. Since the beginning of our existence, humans have relied largely upon taste to discover healthy food choices...

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Ā America runs on coffee, and as it turns out, there may beĀ much more to this common beverage than just a nice energetic boost every morning. Coffee has beenĀ scrutinizedĀ in contemporary alternative and conventional medicine; even going back centuries in the history of Arabia and Islam, and more recently in Europe and North America. Before weĀ lumped coffee with more potent and potentially dangerous compounds such as nicotine and alcohol, it was known to have many positive health benefits in its natural form.Ā  Negative judgments about coffee mostly come from the stimulating and habit-forming aspects of caffeine, a prominent component.Ā  Health Benefits of...

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