the Joy of Being — Natural Medicine
In her upcoming book, Raw Rasoi Everyday Juices, Rupinder Kaur has beautifully curated one of India's first usable guides dedicated to juicing. It is a visually stunning and intellectually convincing narrative and guide that will be compelling to everyone from beginners looking for help on how to integrate juices into a hectic lifestyle, all the way to experts seeking new and innovative juice recipes. The two things that we loved most about the book are its stunning photography, conceptualized and directed by Rupinder herself, and the fact that the book provides a simple and easy to follow guide that is tuned to the Indian...
Energy. Growth. Cell repair and regeneration. All of these vital functions can be attributed to efficient digestion. Our bodies can utilize the food we eat only when it is fully digested. In cases when our food is partially digested or remains undigested, it leads to a number of health problems, including acidity, gastric distress, bloating, stomach aches and heartburn, to name a few. Within Ayurvedic ideology, “Agni”, the digestive fire is responsible for the digestive process. Several spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, ajwain (carom seeds), fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, mint, accompanied by certain yoga asanas are known to speed...
Brushing our teeth is the first thing we do in the morning everyday to care for our teeth and maintain oral hygiene. We follow this schedule as we are taught from a young age the importance of oral health to overall health. But is there a way for us to start bringing more natural elements into this daily ritual?
When it comes to taking health supplements, we might find ourselves wondering whether to choose pills or powders. Most of us want to go for pills because they are convenient to take. But do we know the truth behind these two forms of supplements? It is important to know the benefits of both of these forms so that we can choose wisely. (Here, we are mainly concerned about herbal supplements, obtained from medicinal plants mentioned in Ayurvedic texts and scientific research for their tremendous health benefits). Many people have asked, why should I take bitter, astringent or hard to consume...