Category Archives: From Karen’s Desk

Panchakarma, an Annual Ayurvedic Reset

Panchakarma, an Annual Ayurvedic Reset

Detoxing is all the rage these days. You can’t visit Facebook without hearing about some new juice cleanse or detox. Yet detoxing is not new by any stretch of the imagination. Semi-annual cleanses have been a part of Ayurveda’s vocabulary for 5,000 years. Suffice it to say, millenniums of experience have produced one of the… Continue Reading

Working Nights Taking a Toll on Your Health?

Working Nights Taking a Toll on Your Health?

We know that night shift is hard on the body. The National Sleep Foundation reports, “Long-term night shift work is associated with an increased risk of certain cancers, as well as metabolic problems, heart disease, ulcers, gastrointestinal problems and obesity. Insufficient sleep has been shown to change metabolism and appetite, and studies have shown that… Continue Reading

Stay Healthy in April With Ayurveda

Stay Healthy in April With Ayurveda

Have you noticed any of the following symptoms this month–puffy cheeks and face; puffy or itchy eyes; runny nose; stuffy sinuses; rosier cheeks; skin rashes; sore throat; respiratory challenges; increased heart rate; warmer hands and feet, rings fitting tighter, feet squished in your shoes? What’s going on from an Ayurvedic standpoint? Let’s take a look, and… Continue Reading