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    I have found that spacing my meals far enough...

    I have found that spacing my meals far enough apart (at least 4 hours) helps my digestion, as well as doing vigorous exercise in the morning (I can pretty much digest anything after that!).
    When my...
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    Hi, The classic Ayurvedic herb for concentration...

    Hi,
    The classic Ayurvedic herb for concentration is Brahmi. It enhances memory and also quiets the mind (having an agitated mind makes it harder to focus). You can take it safely twice a day as a...
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    Hi Marie, I'm a huge fan of Neem, which has many...

    Hi Marie,
    I'm a huge fan of Neem, which has many properties, one of which is that it is anti-bacterial (as well as anti-viral). Neem oil or neem leaf/bark powder can be taken internally to get rid...
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    I too have very sensitive skin that itches...

    I too have very sensitive skin that itches easily, and I recommend not using soap at all. I stopped using soap years ago. I only use a little for armpits and genitals/butt area, and feet if they're...
  5. I really don't see why Christianity would be more...

    I really don't see why Christianity would be more in favor of allopathic remedies than alternative ones. To my knowledge there's nothing in the Bible that says we should take pills and have surgery...
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    I haven't tried the product itself but there is a...

    I haven't tried the product itself but there is a pyramid scheme to it that is very off-putting. Why would they need to scam people if it is indeed such a great product? It should be flying off the...
  7. Hi, I don't know what the Ayurvedic approach to...

    Hi,
    I don't know what the Ayurvedic approach to wheatgrass is (not sure wheatgrass is even part of Ayurvedic remedies), but at the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego they instruct you to drink it...
  8. Thread: Cause of acne

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    Excess pitta (heat/fire) in the body can be a...

    Excess pitta (heat/fire) in the body can be a cause of Acne. Any type of inflammation is caused by excess pitta. And since heat rises, that would explain why acne is usually on the upper back and...
  9. I don't know how old you are, but oftentimes...

    I don't know how old you are, but oftentimes stress and overthinking causes hair to whiten prematurely.
    And they say that practicing headstand will help hair stay healthy and full. If you can't...
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    Svetlana's doesn't exist anymore. But...

    Svetlana's doesn't exist anymore. But let'sallbehealthy.com has really good quality organic ayurvedic herbs, oils etc. and indeed, their shipping is lightning-fast. Oftentimes if you order in the...
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    Yes, I love this website! Such a great idea.

    Yes, I love this website! Such a great idea.
  12. Thread: Acidity

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    I have another remedy to recommend: take a...

    I have another remedy to recommend: take a spoonful of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate-- not to be confused with baking powder! baking soda is a white, salty powder) in a glass of water, and drink...
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    Hope your canker sore is gone by now (since you...

    Hope your canker sore is gone by now (since you posted 4 months ago). I thought I'd chime in in case anyone else is looking for a solution. I am a huge proponent of oil-pulling, which is a very...
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    Great info. Turmeric is awesome! So easy to add...

    Great info. Turmeric is awesome! So easy to add to food when cooking, too. I always add it when I'm cooking brown rice for stir-frys or kitchari. Not only does it have tons of health benefits, but it...
  15. Thread: Hair fall

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    I'm told that practicing headstand can stop and...

    I'm told that practicing headstand can stop and even reverse hair loss. It also has countless other benefits. Worth a try!
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    I always recommend Deepak Chopra's "Perfect...

    I always recommend Deepak Chopra's "Perfect Health" as a very complete and accessible introduction to the principles and practice of Ayurveda. It also includes a test to determine your dosha(s),...
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    I agree with everything savitha recommends....

    I agree with everything savitha recommends. Here's a good article with more tips. Basically to avoid falling ill, you have to keep your vata in check. That means stay warm, grounded, calm, relaxed,...
  18. Thread: throat problem

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    Wow, that sounds intense. Have you ever tried...

    Wow, that sounds intense.
    Have you ever tried oil pulling? It would definitely help your gums, and it might also help your throat. I do it with coconut oil (organic, raw) which is cooling (soothing)...
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    Interesting, Dr. SavithaSuri. One question-- You...

    Interesting, Dr. SavithaSuri.
    One question-- You recommend not to suppress natural urges like ejaculation; but on the contrary, I understand that retaining ejaculation is a way to conserve life...
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    Conscious smoking

    Ayurveda is all about being concious; so Deepak Chopra recommends smoking consciously-- really feeling the body as you smoke, feeling all the sensations. Gradually, you will want to smoke less.
    To...
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    When you are feeling uncomfortable (and not in a...

    When you are feeling uncomfortable (and not in a good way) in a yoga pose, back out of it. Yoga should feel good, always (thought this doesn't mean it always feels easy!).
    Perhaps you are not used...
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    Oh, I want to add that I've read that, aside from...

    Oh, I want to add that I've read that, aside from dairy, foods with wheat/gluten, soy or sugar help increase mucus, but I don't eat any of these because my body is too sensitive to them. I have a...
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    What can I eat or do to increase mucus?

    I live part of the year in a very dry climate, and I have a kundalini yoga practice that includes a lot of Breath of Fire which I know can be very drying for the body-- it clears out a lot of mucus....
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