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Shatvari – Asparagus racemosus – Monograph

Shatvari – Asparagus racemosus – Monograph

Latin name: Asparagus racemosus - which translates to wild asparagus. Classical & Common names: Sanskrit: Sahasravirya, Shataavari, Shatmooli, Atirasa, Bahusutaa,...
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Chicken Soup – Medicinal or not?

Chicken Soup – Medicinal or not?

Chicken Soup An age old remedy for colds, flus , or general malaise.. Its mechanisms are numerous.. Steam to moisturize,...
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Lets talk Cilantro + Chlorella debunk

Lets talk Cilantro + Chlorella debunk

Folks its time to set the record straight.... Cilantro & Chlorella have been touted as champion chelators, that remove heavy...
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Quitting smoking – Tips from a herbalist

Quitting smoking – Tips from a herbalist

I've had a lot of people ask me how i quit smoking exactly 10 years and 25 days today. It...
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The truth about Essential Oils

The truth about Essential Oils

Oh Essential Oils.. or as i like to call them, pretentious spoils. Consider the following folks: -essential oils are a...
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Screen time and Toddlers

Screen time and Toddlers

Experts in North America have long warned of overly exposing children to screens. In fact the current advice from the...
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Gum Disease & Dementia

Gum Disease & Dementia

It's been a while now that modern medicine has connected gum disease to various disorders. For example, Patients with gum...
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Vegetarianism & Genetics

Vegetarianism & Genetics

Interesting study I found from 2016 by Cornell University that suggests that genetic variation may be one of the chief...
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Cannabis -a possible liver protective herb

Cannabis -a possible liver protective herb

Interesting... it seems that Cannabis has a protective effect on the liver.. In fact the study determined that odds were...
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The Vitamin D Industry

The Vitamin D Industry

Vitamin D supplementation has exploded in recent years.. But is it really that effective? Recent research is showing not necessarily....
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Saunas – Healthier than we thought?

Saunas – Healthier than we thought?

An interesting study done in Finland has shown that Sauna use 4-7 times a week reduced the risk of dementia...
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Squid & Cuttlefish Ink – a new class of medicines

Squid & Cuttlefish Ink – a new class of medicines

After consuming a bowl of hand made squid ink pasta last night with a friend, I pondered about the medicinal...
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Gut Microbiota – we are entering a new era

Gut Microbiota – we are entering a new era

As of the science is literally turning its head around and starting to look away from probiotics, a massive lucrative...
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Iron & your health

Iron & your health

Friends I found a really good study last night! Here is a massive Report by the UK government's Scientific Advisory...
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The grass is always greener on the other side

The grass is always greener on the other side

The grass is always greener on the other side.. As a medical herbalist i see this concept applied way too...
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Electronic Cigarettes – Safety Update

Electronic Cigarettes – Safety Update

A new study has been released which shows that E-cigarettes are not as safe as we think. its not a...
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The Coconut Industry – a reality check

The Coconut Industry – a reality check

When I sit and contemplate modern food trends, the one food that always came to mind is.. Coconuts. With the...
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Clarified butter VS Ghrita (Ghee)

Clarified butter VS Ghrita (Ghee)

The ancient medicinal system of Ayurveda has been around for thousands of years, and has been gaining a lot more...
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Bitters – Your Best Friends

Bitters – Your Best Friends

The first few thoughts that pop into most peoples heads upon the mention of bitters are: Angostura and cocktails! However,...
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Ayurveda & The Six Tastes

Ayurveda & The Six Tastes

For my first Ayurvedic related post, I would like to briefly introduce the system and its concepts. Ayurveda is an...
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