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As my group of ninety yogis gracefully moves through their spring cleanse I've been reading a multitude of cleansing theory. What jumps out is the difference between dieting, which just seems so '80's,  and cleansing. I'll take a moment for a brief comparison. In a typical diet we restrict ourselves with certain foods for a few reasons: (1) to change our body and body image (2) to lose weight (3) to improve health (avoid heart attacks,...

I first started offering cleanse course in a reactionary response to the high expense of traditional ayurvedic detoxification methods. They aren't expensive in India due to the vestiges of the ancient caste system coupled with a population explosion that renders labor cheap. Traditional ayurvedic cleansing from India (aka Pancha Karma) may last 30 days and involve a few care-givers (massage therapists) rubbing various herbs, oils, and other substances into your skin, applying heat, leeches or...

Enlightened Health Care As Americans, we’re aware how our health care system may not serve our evolving exploration of wellness. From my perspective two of the biggest shifts from conventional medicine and conventional holistic medicine into enlightened health care are: 1.         Taking a family-based approach as opposed to an individual-based approach 2.      Education as opposed to treatment You have probably shifted this in your life to some degree already. I’m inviting you to incorporate the shift your...

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