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The Healing Practices of Vedic Indian Culture: Ayurveda and Yoga

The word Ayurveda comes from a combination of two Sanskrit words “ayuh” and “veda.” In Sanskrit, “veda” means sacred knowledge while “ayuh” means life. Therefore, the ancient Indian medical system Ayurveda literally translates to the sacred knowledge of life. 852 more words

Chelsey McCaw

At The Starting Line (July 29th 2013)

We’ve just picked up all of our medications today to get this first stage of IVF started.

For the next 21 days I’ll be injecting various hormones into Mrs B’s stomach with an aim to make her ovaries literally swell with eggs and to stop her ovulating. 1,130 more words


Desert Date ~ a real-life tree of life

Badda, Othoo, Olokwai, Eroronyit, Mjunju, Kiwowa – are just some of the names that Kenya’s peoples use for this super-tree. Here, in the Maasai Mara, its  lone presence on the grasslands adds a sense of drama. 871 more words


Medicine Making in the Big Apple

Making tinctures with the Motherwort that we grew together in our community garden – Children’s Magical Garden de Carmen Rubio located in the LES of NYC ☼ What a wonderful day full of friends, laughter, love, and medicine making in the heart of Manhattan ❤

Chelsey McCaw

When Healing Becomes a Crime

When Healing Becomes a Crime: The Amazing Story of the Hoxsey Cancer Clinics and the Return of Alternative Therapies by Kenny Ausubel

This was a book that was assigned reading for an Alternative Health class on cancer. 356 more words


Two Controversial Herbs: Ephedra & Kava

…And the Truth About Them Both.

1. Ephedra

Chinese Ephedra, Ephedra sinica (Ma Huang) has been used in China since at least around 1,000 BC. That is when it was first mentioned in the foundational text… 1,793 more words

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What in the heck is fibromyalgia

I have it, probably have had it for years, undiagnosed, made me whine and ache and hurt and sleep and get depressed and, you name it. 1,123 more words

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