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April 2011

Natural Hangover Remedies

By Lara Evans Bracciante Cheers To Natural Hangover RemediesDrinking responsibly is important to well-being on several levels. That said, overdoing a holiday celebration is not uncommon, and the morning-after effects can be distinctly unpleasant. Fortunately, there are some effective, natural remedies to get you back in the swing of things:- Vitamin B complex: The fatigue and shaky feeling on the morning after are likely due to a depletion of B vitamins, which are, among other things, responsible for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.- Ginger root (Zingiber officinale): Long used to quell motion sickness, ginger tea contains anti-spasmodic effects to calm nausea.- Nux vomica: This homeopathic remedy also has...

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kapha season

Some helpful information to think about during this Kapha season by Elizabeth Halliday-Reynolds:I know, those of you who are affected by this Kapha season are just saying PALEASE HELP!It is not so much what you eat that causes problems. but what you can digest. Healthy food is no good to you if you cannot assimilate it properly.So this spring is a season of oily, cold, heavy, stable, viscous like slow moving oil, dense and smooth. So foods that have any of those qualities are to be generally avoided. Instead you eat foods that are opposite to the season...

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asana of the month

Supta Baddha Konasana or Supported Bound Angle Pose(SOUP-tah BAH-dah cone-NAHS-anna)supta = lying down, recliningbaddha = boundkona = anglebenefits: stimulates abdominal organs, ovaries and prostate gland, bladder, and kidneys stimulates the heart and improves general circulationstretches the inner thighs, groins, and knees helps relieve mild depression, anxiety, and fatiguesoothes menstrual discomfort and sciaticahelps relieve the symptoms of menopause therapeutic for flat feet, high blood pressure, infertility, and asthmaconsistent practice of this pose until late into pregnancy is said to help ease childbirth.traditional texts say that baddha konasana destroys disease and gets rid of fatigue. cautions/contraindications: knee injuryto further prepare for sleep, please refer to our previous post...

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