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Why & How of Detoxing your Mind

This post is part of The Detox Series.  A simple google search about the word detox will tell you that it is a process through which you can rid your body of from the toxins. Detoxing has gone mainstream as a vast number of people tend to seek wellness. But an important aspect of our body, our mind, its health and vigour is often ignored. Our brains are powerhouses - it stores our experiences right from birth, forms our thought processes, gives us our logical thinking capabilities, makes us form reactions around us, processes emotions, and even helps us dream while we sleep. That’s a lot of function for an organ, and consecutively, a lot of toxins that are intangible....

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Your Skin needs a Detox! Like Yesterday!

Detox your skin Just like the detoxification of the body, the skin also needs to be detoxed every now and then, especially when our fast-paced lifestyle and chemicals we are exposed to, are damaging our skin. The skin is always eliminating the toxins from your body, and it needs the care to do so in a healthy way. Just like any other organ in the body, the skin has specific needs and wants. How do you determine if your skin needs a detox? Your skin will start looking dull and uncared for. Dry skinned people will see more dry patches, and oily skinned people will see a lot more oil. Your skin will have unevenness on the face. It may...

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Why is it important to cleanse and detox your environment?

Detox your environment This post is part of The Detox Series.  The more we are heading into an urban world, the more we realize why it is of utmost importance to have an organic lifestyle. Toxicity is all around us, both natural and synthetic (man-made). And sadly, it is taking an immense toll on our overall health. The atmosphere is filled with heavy metals which are generally toxic in nature. This contamination has led to many health issues among all age-groups, even the newborns aren't exempted from the toxicity of heavy metals as shown in research performed in the US by Greenpeace, the non-governmental environmental organization. They studied blood samples from the umbilical cord of newborns and astonishingly found that...

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How to avoid Acne and Inflammation with ancient Ayurvedic remedies?

This post is part of "Understanding Acne" Series.  You are what you eat. This has been the age-old saying of our elders. In this world, full of unhealthy fast food and packaged food, the choice to eat healthy can be a hard one. Although there is nothing wrong with eating junk food once in a while, the problem arises when junk food becomes a daily affair. In 2010, research was conducted to see if eating unhealthy food really affected our skin or not. And surprisingly, the answer was yes. Although to not a great extent, food rich in saturated fats, unhealthy carbs, lactic acid, oils, salt and sugar can wreck your skin in many ways. Why does junk food affect...

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Eleven Natural Ingredients that work for Sensitive Skin

 Eleven Natural Ingredients that work for Sensitive Skin  Did you know that only 10% of the world actually have a sensitive skin? Did you also know that sensitive skin is an acquired condition in several cases? This is exactly why our skin suddenly starts acting haywire and stops tolerating even the products that earlier suited the skin. In a majority of the cases, it is usually because our skin is sensitized to something - this could be an ingredient in one of the products you are applying or even food -  and switching it can usually make the difference to our skin, although it might take a while for your skin to get normal. But what about those poor souls...

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