Category Archives: How-to

How to Have Smooth, Cellulite-free Skin (and a healthier immune system)

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Want to detoxify your body systems and get beautiful, glowing skin? Daily dry brushing is a wonderful practice for improving both skin softness and internal health. By gently brushing the skin, the lymphatic system is stimulated to eliminate waste matter. Dry brushing removes dead skin cells and improves the appearance and existence of cellulite. Because of its detoxifying effect on the body, it also strengthens the immune system. And it wakes you up in the morning!

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Five Ways to Have a Healthy, Pain-free Pregnancy…at 40.

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What I thought childbirth would be like

I had my son in 2008. I was lucky and conceived him with no problem at 34 years old. I’ll never forget: my acupuncturist asked me to chat with him outside the waiting room when we had finished wrapping up my session. As he walked me out to the parking lot, he had a twinkle in his eye and said, “I love telling my patients this: Go home. Today’s the day!” Continue reading

Non-toxic Deodorant that Actually Works

IStinkIf you visit us for holistic skincare you know that the stuff we use has always been free of Parabens and synthetic chemicals and fragrances. What about those products you don’t become acquainted with in the course of a skincare, massage, or coaching session? For instance, what about your deodorant? Continue reading

DIY Foot Massage

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Tennis Ball

Anyone who has ever seen me for a massage knows I give homework. Stretches, breathing practices or plain and simple rest are assignments designed to keep you loose and limber. Learning ways to manage aches and pains is invaluable and empowering. DIY foot massage is one of my favorite tasks to assign. All you need is a tennis ball and a little time.

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5 Ways to Eat Anything with Ayurvedic Ease

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Navid D’s Burgerman

A teacher and practitioner of Ayurveda, Dr. Marc Halpern  once told me and a class full of students, “I would rather see a patient eat a Big Mac properly than a bowl of kitchari (Ayurveda’s king of healthy food) improperly”. Hang on, don’t rush out to your local McD’s just yet. Fresh, healthy, well prepared food like kitchari is the foundation of good health. Rather, his point was the importance of mindful eating. What we eat is incredibly important, but equally important is how we eat it. Whether you are eating a bowl of kitchari or indulging in a burger, here are five ways to eat with Ayurvedic ease.

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