Theories of Health and Disease and The Way to Optimal Health

By Jonathan Glass “If the fish is sick, then change the water.” Robert Young, Ph.D. HEALTH IS DEFINED by having an abundance of energy, physiological balance, mental clarity, and joy. In Chinese medicine, health is attained through strong chi (life energy) and vital blood, along with the balance of yin and yang, as well as the five elements. More recently,…

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The Media Cleanse: Clearing Mental and Emotional Toxicity

By Jonathan Glass A media cleanse is one of the most important practices to integrate into our lives from time to time. Ayurveda maintains that digestion is the most important factor in maintaining good health. We don’t often consider that digestion occurs on many levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual; that is, we digest not just food but, also, the…

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Dairy

Cleanse Alternatives Organic nut milks Hemp milk Rice milk Coconut milk Ghee Coconut oil Some people believe that dairy was never meant for human consumption; they point to the fact that dairy is one of the most common food allergens and has been linked to numerous diseases. Others, like traditional Ayurvedic practitioners, believe that dairy can be a healthy and…

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Alkaline Recipe

By Jonathan Glass Eating an Alkaline-rich diet is a great way to maintain health and optimal weight. An pH imbalance in the blood decreases the negative electrical charge on a cell’s membrane and causes the red blood cells to stick together. This leads to thick, sticky blood and impaired circulation (especially to the extremities), which brings our body temperature down and…

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The Cleansing Power of Forgiveness

By Jonathan Glass “We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present”. -Marianne Williamson Forgiveness is a powerful way to detoxify our consciousness. It allows us to reclaim the here and now by releasing the past and freeing the present. Forgiveness helps us best use the…

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How to Make Mung Dal Soup

By Jonathan Glass Mung Dal, a traditional Ayurvedis soup, compliments any meal and pairs deliciously with rice or quinoa. Together, they contain all of the amino acids that are essential to our bodies. For thousands of years, Ayurveda has revered Mung beans as the most nutritionally-dense and easy to digest  legume. They are low in both fat and in calories,…

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Why You Should Be Cleansing

By Jonathan Glass Essentials of Cleansing Never before in recorded history have we been so intensively exposed to such a barrage of toxins, including biological, dietary, chemical, heavy metal, electrical, and radioactive, as well as modern-day emotional, psychological, and spiritual stressors. With thousands of man-made chemicals in our water and air–far too many of which have never been tested for…

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Tridoshic Veggie Dish

By Jonathan Glass Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine coming from India. The following recipe is a wonderful Ayurvedic dish. As you may know, one of the main principles of Ayurveda is to identify one’s body type or Dosha. Air or Vata types tend to be thin, wiry and sometimes anxious. Fire or Pitta types tend to be medium built…

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Why You Should Be Eating More Colorful Foods

By Jonathan Glass Phytonutrients are substances found in plants that enhance their vitality and immunity, protecting them from UV radiation, bacteria and fungi, insects, and other negative environmental factors. These same phytonutrients provide similar protective and health promoting benefits to us when we eat them, which include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, and immune-enhancing properties. Surprisingly, Plants contain more than one hundred…

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