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The Truth about Character ‘Flaws’

On Saturday night, I was sitting around the house in my pajamas watching Battlestar Galactica - yes, that's how fabulous my life is - and I decided to call one of my oldest friends. I love talking wit…

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Ayurvedic Nutrition

In Maharishi Ayurveda (Sanskrit--Ayus "life," and Veda "knowledge" or "science," hence "the science of life" or "the knowledge of life span"), a balanced diet does not revolve around fats, carbohydr…

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The Health Benefits of Buttermilk

When the sun beats down on your head, or your acidity levels rise to alarming levels, treat yourself to a glass of cool, comforting buttermilk. I grew up drinking spiced and herbed buttermilk that was…

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The Power of Red

Red is the color of blood--and has many healing properties. Dress up in rich, warm red, and you will feel relief from an aggravated Vata or Kapha dosha. But overdo it, and you risk raising your Pi…

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Beware of “Instant” Ayurveda

I recently contacted an ayurvedic day spa in America, hoping to get the owner to be my resource person for a magazine article I was writing. The pleasant, peppy-voiced owner of the spa spoke to me …

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Healing Aromatherapy for Your Ayurvedic Type

The state of your weight, your digestion, your skin and hair are all reflections of your dosha, or Ayurvedic type. This ancient system not only gives fascinating information about you and your basic c…

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