Author Archives: Karen Callahan

Taking Water Back to School

Taking Water Back to School

It’s back to school season and that means stocking up on all of the supplies your kids will need to help them learn and grow. Amidst the pencils and notebooks, be sure to include personalized water bottles. Water bottles are great options for school for so many reasons. First, they cut down on waste and… Continue Reading

Rx for Your Back

Rx for Your Back

Well, I think that the title of the book says it all! When I was having lower back pain several years ago, I purchased this book to help myself heal. Along with a fabulous non-manipulative chiropractor, I used this book to get rid of the tension and inflammation that had robbed my mobility and quality… Continue Reading

Grapes, Natural Pain Fighters

Grapes, Natural Pain Fighters

It’s high time to let go of the “grapes of wrath” notion. Instead of contributing to heated emotions like anger and irritation, red grapes generally help reduce them. How so? Inflammation Combatants Well, red grapes contain resveratrol, an antioxidant present in many plants. Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol called a phytoalexin, a class of… Continue Reading

The Lowdown on Low Back Pain

The Lowdown on Low Back Pain

Lower back pain. Most people will experience it at least once in their lives. When they do, it often continues for a prolonged period of time, zapping their energy and eventually immobilizing them. What can be done about this life-altering condition? Let’s take a look at what Ayurveda has to say from three unique perspectives—energetic, structural and… Continue Reading

Kichari, the Complete Cleansing Mixture

Kichari, the Complete Cleansing Mixture

Tasty and filling, this traditional Ayurvedic go-to dish is a mainstay in Ayurvedic cooking for so many reasons. First, its two main ingredients are basmati rice and mung dal. Together they create a complete protein that is completely balanced for all of the doshas (tridoshic). Mung is the one legume that all three doshas can… Continue Reading