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Superfood Herbs and Spices for Weight Loss and Disease Prevention like Amla, Gymnema Sylvestre and Triphala.

Where to Buy Amla Powder Online — Organic, Capsules, Amla Oil & Indian Gooseberries


Fresh Amalaki and Indian gooseberry juiceAmla, also known as Indian gooseberry or amalaki, is a potent and rejuvenating superfood that is incredibly rich in antioxidants for disease prevention and better health.

Here’s what to look for and where to buy the best brand of amla powder to take as a nutritional supplement or use as a natural hair and skin treatment.

Also ahead, where to find amla hair oil for sale, sugar free Indian gooseberry juice, whole amalaki fruit and the best organic amla powder capsules.

Amla Uses and Benefits

Amla fruit powder extract can be taken daily to boost your immunity, improve digestion, maintain healthy skin and hair and combat free radical damage that leads to aging and disease within your body. Continue Reading

8 Proven Haritaki Benefits, Side Effects, Dosage & How to Use It for Better Health


Kadukka PodiHere’s why the Ayurvedic herb Haritaki is so good for digestive health, disease prevention, detoxification, dropping unwanted body fat, better skin and hair and much more.

As well as its extensive benefits, also ahead is how to and when to use Haritaki powder, the best type to take and some important side effects and precautions to be aware of.

Keep reading to learn why this ancient herb is such a powerful detoxifier and rejuvenator for your body and is considered the ‘Mother of herbs’ in in Ayurveda.

What is Haritaki?

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Grass-Fed Whey Protein Vs Regular Whey Powder


Protein smoothieGrass Fed Versus Regular Whey PowderMost people know the importance of getting enough protein into their diet. It’s even more valuable for good health though to get high quality undamaged proteins.

Poor sources, such as the processed meat in ready meals or hydrolyzed soy protein isolate in many packaged goods, can do far more damage to your body than good.

By comparison, whey powder from grass-fed cows is one the best source of undenatured essential amino acids. It also provides many potent nutrients for natural weight loss, increased immunity and better overall health.

These include omega-3 fatty acids, conjugated linoleic acid, immunoglobulins, lactoferrin and high levels of cysteine for glutathione production. All of this nutrition is found in far higher levels in grass-fed versus standard protein powders.

Keep reading to understand just why grass-fed whey is so good for you compared to regular whey protein, simple ways to add it to your diet and the best brand of powdered whey from pastured cows on the market.

The Importance of Protein for Good Health

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Stevia Benefits, Side Effects, Best Brand and Why It’s So Good as a Sugar Substitute


Natural sugar alternativeStarting to use stevia regularly may well be one of the most beneficial things you ever do for your health. Not for the nutrition it gives you, but rather for what it helps you substitute in your diet — sugar.

Here’s why stevia is so much better as a sweetener than sugar, the many benefits of making the change, potential side effects and the best tasting brand I’ve found to sweeten food and drinks.

What is Stevia?

Stevia, known scientifically as Stevia rebaudiana, is a small herb that originated in South America. Its leaves contain unusual compounds, like steviol glycoside and rebaudioside-A, that mimic the sweetness of sugar without any of its negative effects on your health.

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Mucuna Pruriens Benefits for Testosterone, HGH, Dopamine and Better Sleep


Velvet bean Mucuna pruriens is one of the more potent mood enhancing and libido stimulating superfoods available, with noticeable health benefits and a long list of uses.

This powerful herb can have a direct influence on your brain’s neurotransmitters and potentially have beneficial effects on your mental state, energy levels, ability to relax and even body composition and testosterone levels.

Mucuna isn’t for everyone though and it’s important to read the dosage information and potential precautions before taking it.

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Gymnema Sylvestre for Diabetes and Other Health Benefits


Gurmar teaScience, medicine and politics are all failing to come to grips with the ever rising number of diabetics in America.

Using the blood sugar controlling herb gymnema sylvestre for diabetes may help as a natural treatment.

It’s also possible that taking gymnema regularly, with its active ingredient gymnemic acid, may even assist in preventing those at risk from becoming diabetic in the first place.

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A Different Kind of Weight Loss with Triphala


Triphala teaMost weight loss programs focus on cutting calories and dietary fat, eating less food and doing more exercise.

With obesity rates at record levels and climbing it’s clear that these approaches aren’t working for many people.

What if there was a completely different way to lose weight with triphala? One that focused first on clearing out the digestive system to perform at it’s best.

Constipation, The Colon and Weight Gain

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How to Make a Triphala Eye Wash


Triphala EyebathIn Ayurvedic medicine drinking triphala churna water is considered highly beneficial for your eyes and helping to improve your vision.

On this page though I wanted to share something different — a triphala eye wash treatment that has really helped my eyes from the outside.

I tend to be working in front of screens for many hours each day and, while trying to remember to take breaks, it doesn’t always happen when the writing is flowing.

In the past I’d find some days my eyes were starting to get strained and even a little red. My vision was even occasionally blurred and I’d have trouble focusing from too much screen time.

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How to Take Triphala Churna for Digestive Health


Triphala churna dosage

Triphala is an Ayurvedic preparation that is a combination of the powdered fruit of three different herbs – haritaki, bibhitaki and amalaki (commonly known as amla powder).

It is prized in Ayurveda for its ability to balance the doshas (the elements of body and mind) and enhance the process of digestion and elimination.

It’s also known to be beneficial for removing toxins from the digestive tract, cleansing the liver, gallbladder and kidneys and purifying the blood.

After researching the different brands I settled on this highly rated organic preparation and I’ve been very happy with it.

As a precaution, it should not be used by pregnant women and there are other potential side effects to be aware of. On the whole though, triphala churna in an excellent detoxification supplement well worth taking regularly.

Here’s how to use triphala powder to enhance digestion, reduce intestinal problems and improve your general health. Also ahead is how to make it up to take and dosage recommendations for best results.

Recommended Dosage

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Triphala Side Effects and Precautions


Triphala pregnant womenTriphala has many benefits for better health. What are the potential side effects to be aware of when using it though? And what should you do if you have a negative reaction to it?

First a quick summary of the important contraindications to be aware of before taking triphala churna.

These are especially relevant for pregnant women, those on blood thinning medication and people suffering from IBS or other digestive disorders.  Continue Reading

The Benefits of Triphala for Hair, Skin and Intestinal Health


Triphala powderTriphala is one of the most highly prized formulas in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine and it can have some remarkable benefits for your health and appearance.

The name triphala means ‘three fruits’ and it is made by combining preparations of dried and powdered bibhitaki, haritaki and amalaki (commonly known as amla).

Each of these powerful fruits have their own health giving properties but, according to Ayurveda, when they are combined in triphala powder the benefits are amplified.

Triphala Churna for Internal Detoxification

Digestive Tract Cleansing and Nutrient Absorption

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4 Amla Face Mask Recipes for Better Skin


Amalaki Facial MasqueAntioxidant rich amla powder is highly beneficial for your skin, not just as a supplement but also as a topical facial treatment.

Here are 4 homemade face mask recipes using powdered amla to improve your skin tone and brighten your complexion.

First some quick precautions. Along with its strong antioxidant and antibacterial properties, amla fruit powder can have an astringent effect.

This is generally a good thing for minimizing pores and firming up your facial skin but it may not be suitable for very dry skin.

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