The Importance of Trace Minerals + 4 Mineral Rich Herbs
This is a great article from my friends at Khroma Herbs about Trace Minerals.
Most people don’t realize the importance of trace minerals, probably because they are required in amounts too small to be significantly appreciated in the diet. Nevertheless, they are incredibly important. Read on to learn exactly what trace minerals are and how you can ensure proper levels of each with select mineral rich herbs. What Are Trace Minerals? Also referred to as micro minerals, trace minerals are inorganic substances needed by your body in small amounts to facilitate normal physiologic functions. Generally, you only need about 20 milligrams of each trace mineral on a daily basis. However, specific amounts required by the body vary with age and sex. Despite the fact that they are only required in small amounts, they are very vital to your overall health because each trace mineral has its unique benefit to the body. A few of the most common trace minerals include: iron iodine zinc […]
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Balanced living, both physically and mentally, is the principle behind Ayurveda, the science of life. I take this ancient wisdom and add a modern twist to accomodate our 21st lifestyles. This article is an introduction to ayurveda.
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Introduction to Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a system of healing unlike any other, offering a unique approach to health care in the form of self-discovery. With its roots in ancient India, Ayurveda is a tradition thought to be over five thousand years old. Today, Ayurvedic medicine is respected by the government of India and is offered in treatment centers and hospitals around the country.1 Join us as we explore Ayurveda’s westward expansion, its basic principles, and how the Ayurvedic Profile™ quiz can help you harness the power of Ayurveda to achieve your own optimal state of wellness.
What Is Ayurveda?
The name “Ayurveda” is derived from two words in Sanskrit, “ayuh” meaning “life” or “longevity” and “veda” meaning “science” or “sacred knowledge.” Ayurveda’s definition therefore roughly translates as “the science of longevity” or “the sacred knowledge of life.”
At its root, Ayurveda is a holistic tradition and way of living that can help each of us to claim and celebrate our capacity for wellness. Ayurveda can help us:
- Sync up with our truest inner nature
- Honor and develop our strengths
- Hone in on our challenge areas
- Redirect detrimental tendencies
- Maintain balance in the face of adversity
In other words, Ayurveda is not simply about taking an herbal formula and waiting for the results. Instead, Ayurveda encourages you to be an active participant in your own journey toward healing. This involves learning about your relationship with the elements and the unique combinations they create called doshas, which we will explore below. First, let’s take a look at Ayurveda’s background.