Ayurveda How-To: Oil Pulling

Ayurveda for health utilizes many techniques and exercises as self care practice, one of which is known as "oil pulling". There are many benefits to oil pulling, the most definite being overall oral hygiene, as the bacteria in the mouth that feed on sugars do not like oils. Oil pulling gently coats the teeth with oil -- even between the teeth -- therefore hindering tooth decay (ask your dentist about the relationship between oils and tooth decay to get the full scoop). Another benefit of … [Read more...]

Prasad’s Karen Pride Comes Clean About Cleansing

As the owner of a health food cafe I get asked quite often about why I chose to open Prasad, how I became interested in health food and what my personal diet is like. A common and reasonable assumption is that I adhere to a vegan or raw diet and want to provide vegan food for others. While there was a time in my life when I was a strict vegan, believing that everybody should eat the same way as I did, my philosophy has evolved greatly over the years, expanding while simultaneously simplifying. … [Read more...]

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