wellness Tag

12 Simple Tips to Build Your Immune System

Tis’ the season for temperatures to fluctuate and for your immune system to be attacked by unwanted invaders. Have you noticed that sniffles and congestion seem to disrupt our lives when the days get colder? It is the windy fall and the wet winter season that seem to slam our immune system the most. This time of year- known as the season of kapha- is the perfect time to step up your Ayurvedic daily habit practices.On any given day we are being attacked by pollutants, pathogens, and bacteria, and our...

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Infertility and Millennials: Ayurvedic Advice for Virility + Fertility with Vrinda Devani

Fertility is a strong reflection of the health and resilience of our bodies. In today’s population, especially in millenials, we are seeing an increase in infertility. With a modern environment that constantly provides a plethora of stimuli and stressors, it is easy to lose the space that our body requires to reproduce. Vrinda Devani, OBGYN, explains how infertility is often a sign of an underlying health imbalance in individuals.When our ojus, the element that creates homeostasis and immunity in the body,  is imperfect, so is our fertility.Cate and Vrinda discuss...

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Skin Protection for Safe Summer Sun with Sam Norman

Sam Norman joins us today to share some of her wisdom on the hot summer sun, sun exposure, and skin protection. We talk about Sam’s backgrounds in both Ayurveda and nursing and what they say about safe sun exposure and how to stay healthy this summer season. We naturally absorb vitamin D from sunlight and there are huge benefits of this vitamin, such as preventing Seasonal Affective Disorder, decreasing fatigue, and increasing our immune system. However, too much of this vitamin has it downsides as well. We rap about lotions...

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Cold Water Plunges and Cryotherapy with Kevin Kramer

On today’s podcast I talk with Kevin Kramer, CEO of US Cryotherapy, about the use of cold temperatures on our bodies as a holistic health and wellness approach.  Cryotherapy, or cold therapy, is becoming increasingly popular in the past few years with much emphasis on Wim Hof and his findings that extreme cold can improve mental and physical health and prolong life. Cold therapy has been found to stimulate the immune system, reduce inflammation and acute injury, and increase energy!For the past few months, I have been trying out cold...

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How to Handle your Kids Summer Break with Health and Ease with Kirstin Pinit

On today’s podcast Jessica Graham Robinson and Kirstin Pinit rap about how to keep you and your family healthy and happy this summer. Summers can be tough; the days stay lighter later, the kids are out of school, and they don’t have a consistent schedule, which in turn can wreak havoc on the parent's schedules. It’s important to realize that you, as parents, have the power to decide what you want summer to look like for you and your family. Perhaps the summer routine looks completely different from the school...

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What Habits Help You Experience Confidence in Your Body?

Jessica Graham Robinson talks with us today about loving our bodies, body integrity and feeling comfortable in our own skin. It is SO important for us to feel good about the bodies that we live in, not just so that we feel good in a bathing suit, but also so that we continue to make life choices that are in alignment with who we are. Jessica chats about some Ayurvedic habits that help us to make choices from a place of confidence and to take good care of our bodies,...

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How to Hydrate Right! With Alex Biondo and Gale Edison

We all know that hydration is important and absolutely essential for our survival. But did you also know that water makes our skin look lustrous and supple? Or that water lubricates our digestive tracts and makes us pooping champions? Or that it gives us energy and vibrancy and helps us to look healthy, shiny, and radiant?Listen in on this podcast with Alex Biondo and Gale Edison and learn about the importance of hydration. Shift your perspective and your drinking habits; instead of drinking water to survive,  drink water to Thrive!What...

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Your Energy, Your Hormones, and Ayurvedic Wisdom (Part 1)

In preparation for the upcoming Healthier Hormones course, Cate chats with Dr. Claudia Welch about women’s energy and hormones from an Ayurvedic perspective. Cate and “Dr. C.” have been collaborating on the Healthier Hormones course for the past several years, and Cate has noticed a maturation of the wisdom being shared in the Healthier Hormones Facebook forum. In Part 1 of this 3 part series, Cate and Dr. C. discuss a common misconception that women have less energy as they age. Dr. C. proposes that perhaps it’s not our energy...

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