Wellbeing

19th December 2014

Cleaning with a conscience

We all enjoy living and working in clean surroundings, but many household cleaners, especially those containing chlorine bleach and ammonia, are toxic to the environment and may have been tested on animals.

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3rd October 2014

The Wonder of Women's Health

I read somewhere the other day “A woman’s health is reflected in glowing, clear skin, lustrous hair and a zest for life. When you are truly healthy you shine”. That all sounds lovely, but it isn’t always that easy, is it?

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3rd October 2014

The origins of Chywanaprash & Golden Preserve

Chywanaprash is India's equivalent of our cod liver oil; its a daily nutritious tonic used to help us top up those parts other tonics can't reach. Millions of teaspoons of chywanaprash are eaten everyday in India because of its revered rejuvenating powers. The story of Rishi Chywana, after whom it was named, inspires users to this day. Find out more about the origins here.

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2nd October 2014

The Natural Health Service with Satish Kumar

Peace and environmental change activist Satish Kumar believes Western medicine is about curing, while Eastern medicine is about caring. Karen Charlesworth from ACU magazine and the British Acupuncture Council talked with him about nature, medicine and integrating it all together.

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28th May 2014

Understanding the dosha

According to Ayurveda, doshas are the energy patterns that flow around our bodies, governing our thinking and behaviour. There are three primary doshas – vata, pitta and kapha – and we are all born with all three of them. But it’s the dominance of one or two of these doshas that defines who we are. To enjoy a balanced mind, body and spirit, so the thinking goes, our unique dosha constitution needs to be in a state of equilibrium. When it isn’t, we fall ill.

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28th May 2014

Perfect health starts with your constitution

Ayurvedic philosophy teaches us that everything in life has a constitution; be it a person, an animal, a food, or even a place. Understanding your own personal Ayurvedic constitution – or prakriti (which literally means ‘nature’) – is the first step in learning how to embrace your potential to achieve your optimum health.

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