How Ayurveda Helps Healing

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Ayurveda’s primary method of healing is via the use of herbs, massage and aromatic oils. However, nutrition is also key to Ayurvedic healing. Ayurveda is founded on the belief that all diseases stem from imbalances in the digestive system, hence its focus on diet and digestion. Ayurveda and healing Constipation: Drinking a glass of hot … Read more

Natural cures for constipation

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 What can I take to fix constipation? A. Sluggish bowels may be due to insufficient dietary fibre and liquid intake, stress, medications (including the over-use of laxatives and antacids and some high blood pressure drugs and antidepressants), and lack of exercise. For those times when you need some gentle assistance, try these natural remedies: * Ground psyllium … Read more

The Wonder of Epsom Salts

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Six ways you can use this ancient, inexpensive folk cure as a modern-day multi-tasking miracle. Named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in England, and patented in 1695 by Nehemiah Grew, Epsom salts are magnesium sulphate heptahydrate, a pure, naturally occurring mineral compound of magnesium and sulphur traditionally extracted by boiling down the Epsom … Read more