Category Archive for: ‘Health’

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    The Power of Plants: Demystifying A Vegan Diet By Salina Shah

    Vegan diets have become mainstream, with advocates ranging from professional athletes to health experts to global superstars to environmental activists. More recently, the release of the popular Netflix documentary, The Game Changers, addressed misconceptions about health, protein, and strength from vegan diets and generated further …

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    Happy Diwali! By Chahna Tailor

    Diwali, the Hindu New Year, is a time of renewal. We want to bring in light, positivity, and kindness. We want to remove darkness, negativity, and anything that drains our energy. Darkness could be seen as external, but what about internal? Have you ever experienced …

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    Ahimsa – A Motivator of Veganism? By Chahna Tailor Gupta

    The ancient Vedic science of yoga is gaining more and more popularity each and every year. Even though the current practice of yoga is slowly moving towards mindfulness rather than just stretch-based fitness, many still fail to realize that yoga is so much more. Yoga …

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    Eastern Solutions for Digestive Problems By Chahna Tailor Gupta

    Happy May and Happy Spring! The season of spring brings qualities of prithvi (earth) and jal/aap (water) elements such as wet, heavy, dense, soft, cloudy, cool, stable, dense, and solid. Environmental changes can affect our bodies in different ways. Some of us enjoy the excess …

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    Make Your Valentine’s Day Special

    by Chahna Tailor Gupta February – the month with a day dedicated to love! This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday instead of on the weekend. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyed! COVID is a bit rampant right now, and some people …

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  • Saffron: A Treat for the Taste Buds, and for the Mind and Body

    Saffron: A Treat for the Taste Buds, and for the Mind and Body

    by Gita Hari Be it imparting a host of health benefits or adding a distinct colour, flavor, and texture to culinary delights, the uses of a few saffron strands are unparalleled. This spice—produced in Jammu and Kashmir—was recently hailed for its uniqueness by Indian Prime …

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  • The Seven Most Dangerous Enemies of Wealth

    The Seven Most Dangerous Enemies of Wealth

    By Bimal Shah Hello, everyone. We have enemies everywhere. Today, we’re going to talk about the Seven Most Dangerous Enemies of Wealth. These are enemies that can take any, all, or some of your wealth much faster than you can imagine. I have included in …

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  • New Year; New Mindset!

    New Year; New Mindset!

    Happy New Year, Desh Videsh family! Here we are at the start of another fresh new year. Typical New Year’s resolutions usually center around improving physical health through diet and exercise. But because of the pandemic, the last couple of years have been particularly tough …

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    From Ayurveda to biomedicine: understanding the human body

    Dr. Suzanne Newcombe What is a human body? This may seem a facetious question, but the answer will be very different according to which medical tradition you consult. Take Ayurveda, a traditional system of medical knowledge from India which has enjoyed a renaissance of popularity …

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  • You’re Oil I Need by Chahna Tailor Gupta

    Sesame, My Love, You’re Oil I Need

    by Chahna Tailor Gupta Happy November! As we approach the fall and winter seasons, it is important that we continue to keep ourselves balanced by keeping up with our ritucharya (seasonal routine). These seasons have guna (qualities) that are the same as vata dosha which …

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