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Silence please. Pleaaaaaaaaase!


If you live in New York or any other big city you know silence is a rare commodity there. Non-stop sirens, alarms and honking, buses, trucks, loading and unloading, the screeching hellish sound of subway trains pulling into the station, all conspire to create a maddening environment. Even restaurants! You’d think respite could be found there, but no. They’re as noisy…

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Get Cleansing In No Time With This Simple Tip


It’s spring. Finally. And with spring often comes a desire to detox, in some ways. If you go searching online you’ll find a ton of information on how to cleanse, all of which might leave you more confused than anything else. When it comes to cleansing I favor gentle. The reason for that is that a cleansing regimen that is extreme,…

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To Juice or Not To Juice? (+ Detox Time on 5/22)


A Juice Cleanse is your ticket to health! Or is it? Over the last few years juicing has become very popular. Everywhere you look someone is talking about the life-changing effects of juicing. Dr. Oz and Oprah have their favorite “green juice”, books on the subject abound, juice bars are popping up left and right and because many celebrities are caught “juice in hand” it’s got to be…

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Your Tongue Does More Than Speaking.


Do you take a look at your tongue in the morning? You should! It is a great indicator of your state of health, and specifically the state of your digestion. In Ayurveda tongue analysis is a main diagnosing tool to determine someone’s current state of imbalance. Your tongue speaks in more ways than you’ve realized! Digestion is #1 for good health  When…

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Sound Foundation for Health & Vitality with Sylvie, Vali & Sherri (sounds good right !? ;)


Are you a tad confused on how to take better care of your health these days? There is a lot of information out there and it can be hard to make sense of it all.That’s why we think you will like our Wellness Series unfolding throughout the year. It starts next Tuesday March 25th @ 7PM and it is FREE! (reservations a MUST though) • Vali Bennis, certified aromatherapist and…

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Are You Taking Care of All Your Parts?


  Long ago, Plato said (in his dialogue named The Charmides) “The cure of many diseases is unknown to the physicians of Hellas, because they are ignorant of the whole, which ought to be studied also; for the part can never be well unless the whole is well.” He then adds: “And therefore if the head and body are to be…

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How to Improve Your Health Using Ayurveda


Using Ayurveda to Improve Your Health In part 1 of this article I went over the basics of Ayurveda: the 5 Elements, the three doshas and their qualities. Figuring out your constitution (prakriti) and following the appropriate diet and lifestyle recommendations should go a long way to keep you healthy. But that’s not it. You see, the thing is most of the time we are in a state…

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The Fire of Transformation


In Ayurveda the energy of transformation is known as pitta. And summer is considered pitta season. The fire element predominates in the atmosphere, and will consequently increase just as much within ourselves, especially if we don’t adjust our routine accordingly. • The pitta dosha (or biological force) is a combination of the fire and water elements. • Its qualities are: hot, sharp, oily, light, liquid, spreading. •…

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