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Customize Your Thanksgiving Meal to Your Ayurvedic Dosha

Thanksgiving feast—we both look forward to it and fear it. Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, candied yams, pecan pie and other mouthwatering delicacies await those who partake in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We are also painfully familiar with the side effects—overeating, indigestion, feeling sluggish, and even gaining weight. Yet we continue to engage in this ritual, […]

Happiness, The Sun, and Vitamin D

Are you suffering from depression and fatigue during winter time? Winter depression can have many causes, but vitamin D deficiency may be the culprit. Human beings are dependent on the Sun in many ways; we cannot survive without its light and warmth. The Sun’s movement regulates our circadian rhythm which impacts various hormones in the […]

The Gut Brain Connection -How Your Digestion Affects Your Happiness

Did you know that your body has a second brain in your digestive system? It is called the enteric nervous system (ENS) and it controls the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. Although the ENS is capable of local and independent function, it has extensive two-way connections with the central nervous system (CNS), your first brain.(1) […]