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Whole Body Heat Therapy - Guest Blog by Dr. Scott Gerson

Whole Body Heat Therapy - Guest Blog by Dr. Scott Gerson

Sarvanga Swedana (whole-body heating) is a treatment modality common in Ayurvedic clinical practice. Practiced either as a purvakarma (preparatory component) to Panchakarma (five detoxification procedures) or as an independent intervention, Swedana is an important part of Ayurvedic detoxification and rejuvenation treatments. The procedure can produce between 0.4 to 2.0 liters of sweat per treatment. Since water is the main content of sweat, many water-soluble waste products can be eliminated through swedana. 
More Than Vitamin D: 6 Benefits of Sun Exposure You Might Not Know About

More Than Vitamin D: 6 Benefits of Sun Exposure You Might Not Know About

News flash: What you’ve been taught about sun exposure is probably wrong, science says. For several decades, you’ve likely been encouraged to avoid the sun or slather yourself with sunscreen from head to toe to prevent sunburns, skin cancer, and premature aging (think sunspots and wrinkles). But emerging research suggests that by steering clear of the sun altogether, you’re actually missing out on the crucial health benefits of sunlight and sun exposure.
The Julia Besner Lyme Disease Story

The Julia Besner Lyme Disease Story

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month; a meaningful month for many people as they work hard to spread awareness, take time to educate others,  and use this opportunity to share their own personal stories on how Lyme disease has affected themselves and their families. It is now common knowledge that Lyme disease is the fastest spreading infectious disease in the United States, if not the world. It is also the cornerstone on why Therasage was created. It is the “why” of our dedication to the products we create and the people we help.
Shining a Light on “World Autism Month.”

Shining a Light on “World Autism Month.”

According to the Autism Society, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability with signs typically appearing during early childhood. The CDC has determined a staggering number—1 in 59 children—are diagnosed with autism, with boys four times more likely to develop it than girls. 
We Are What We Eat

We Are What We Eat

"You are what you eat." How many times have we heard that saying? Often, it's said to discourage us from over-indulging in sweets and what we generally call "junk food." A more accurate expression, however, would be, "You are what you digest." What we consume literally becomes part of us. The nutrients in a banana assimilate into our bodies, and we excrete what we cannot use.

Yes: what we eat (and digest) becomes us.

Therasage is getting to the Heart of the Matter

Therasage is getting to the Heart of the Matter

Lately we have been hearing a lot of debate in the fitness world over the differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise. For an example of aerobic activity, think "steady state cardio," such as cycling or running on the treadmill for 30 minutes or more. Anaerobic exercise, on the other hand, includes high intensity interval training (HIIT), which alternates between short bursts of activity followed by longer periods of rest.
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