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Stay Cool this Summer with Ayurvedic Remedies that Calm Pitta

We welcomed summer with the passing of the Solstice, but as the summer really heats up, the rising temperatures may not always feel so welcoming. Luckily, Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, offers a few simple tips for beating the heat and staying cool this season. Central to the […]

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Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Spring Cleaning, Part 3

Some Recommended Kits, Teas, and Herbs There are many wonderful cleansing kits, herbs and teas out there. This is by no means meant to be an all inclusive list but may provide a place to start your research and choose a regimen that is right for your […]

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Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Spring Cleaning Part 2

When and How to Eat While Cleansing Everyone may need to eat (or not eat, if you are doing a juice fast) a bit differently depending on your constitution during a cleanse.  However, there are some general guidelines that I can offer based on what I’ve read […]

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Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Spring Cleaning, Part 1

*** If you are a nursing mother or pregnant, do NOT perform a cleanse.  Please consult your doctor first.  This advice also applies to anyone with a health condition or concern; consult with your doctor.  If you are on maintenance medications you can usually cleanse, but you […]

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Good Morning Sunshine! “Scrambled Eggs” and “Bacon”

Recently, I have been desiring a Plant Powered version of an old breakfast favorite, bacon and eggs.  “But, bacon and eggs are so good, why would I want to mess with a good thing?” you may ask.  Well, this plant-based version tastes really good and it’s so […]

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Liquid Sunshine Juice

Not only will this juice lift your spirits and have you dreaming of a tropical paradise, but it’s also highly nutritious, serves as a great digestive aid, and delivers many other health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and enhancing the beauty of your skin. Papaya is rich […]

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California Committee for “Your Right To Know” Volunteer Interview – C. Tara Peterson

Plant Powered Living had the pleasure of interviewing C. Tara Peterson, dedicated yogi, scientist, and passionate citizen volunteering her time for the California Committee for “Your Right To Know”. “Vote YES on Prop 37 November 6, 2012 in California and you can go to CARightToKnow.org for more information” ~ […]

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Cantaloupe-Ginger Juice for Beautiful Skin

This complexion-enhancing concoction will help improve your skin from the inside out and have you *glowing* in no time! A one cup serving of cantaloupe provides your daily requirement of Vitamins A & C, which are both excellent free-radical scavengers and collagen-promoters.  Cantaloupe is also rich in […]

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Raw Plant Powered Beauty

It’s easy to create face masks and nourish the skin at home with raw, plant-powered nutrition. There is no need to spend money on costly beauty products that may also have harmful or harsh ingredients (e.g. parabens). Save money and time with a raw-food solution to your […]

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Popeye’s Tonic

We all know that Popeye’s secret to strength was his spinach intake, but he was also protecting himself against problems related to inflammation, oxidative stress, and cancer.  Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse containing over a dozen anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory flavonoid compounds.  Many of the phytonutrients, such as lutein, […]

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