Author Archives: Earth and Air Wellness

Under the Sea: The Many Health Benefits of Blue-Green Algae!

When you think of algae, you usually imagine a slimy, off-putting, plant-like organism. Most people wouldn’t think twice about the cyanobacteria and all of the potential health benefits that it has but the wellness world has caught wind of this … Continue reading

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Living in Rhythm with the Liver: Nourishing Our Body’s Soul Center

Chinese Medicine considers Spring to be associated with the liver – the soul center of the body. The liver is our largest internal organ and provides essential support to our body’s life sustaining systems. In fact, the liver has more … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning: The Benefits of an Elimination Diet

As Spring moves into full bloom, it’s a perfect opportunity for us to check in with ourselves and how we’re feeling. The transition from Winter to Spring is a beautiful one but often takes a lot of self-care to harness … Continue reading

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A Sweet Start to Spring: Quinoa & Sweet Potato Spinach Salad! [+ Cilantro Pesto]

We’re finally enjoying Spring days! Other than the great weather, I love the Spring season because we really get to freshen and brighten up our plates again. The farmers markets will start blooming with all kinds of colorful and tasty … Continue reading

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Activating the Anahata Chakra: 5 Yoga Poses to Open the Heart!

In yogic philosophy, Anahata, or the heart chakra, is the fourth primary energy center of the body. In Sanskrit, Anahata means “unhurt or unstuck” and it is associated with the air element – love, like air, is within and all … Continue reading

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The Love Herb: Benefits of Hawthorn on the Heart [+ Tea Recipe!]

Hawthorn has been touted for thousands of years as a powerful heart medicine. The bright red berry and its leaves grow on a deciduous shrub and comes to harvest in the Fall. It’s a great cardiac medicine and is able … Continue reading

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“Beeting” Winter: A Sweet + Refreshing Apple, Beet, & Carrot Slaw!

Root vegetables are the stars of the winter season. Without these earthy and satiating veggies, it’d be so difficult to build up the immunity and warmth we need to get through the cold months smoothly. Although roasting tubers and roots … Continue reading

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Abhyanga: The Ancient Method of Self-Massage

For this blog, we had an Ayurvedic Health Coach, Micayla Kuehn, write and share the many health benefits of using the ancient technique of self-massage and oiling! In today‚Äôs society, we are often so busy that we rarely make time … Continue reading

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Winter Essentials: Simple Ways to Use Aromatherapy for the Cold Season

Aromatherapy, the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils, is a simple and effective method to boost immunity, mood, and energy. Essential oils are popular for holistic treatments of issues ranging from bacterial infections to the winter blues. The … Continue reading

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Winter Warmth: Ginger + Peanut Tofu Curry Recipe!

It’s cold! & raining! Both are reasons that keep many of us inside and feeling more stagnant this season. If you can’t get moving externally, here is a recipe that will certainly get things moving on the inside. This curry … Continue reading

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