Self-care: from one mother to another

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Increasingly, women in families are asked to wear many hats in addition to being a mother: primary caregiver, cook, housekeeper, breadwinner, nurse, and more. It is essential for anyone in a caregiver role to practice “self-care.” With the busyness of your every day in mind, we want to remind you of something very important: Don’t forget about yourself. Most everyone agrees that a happy mom makes a happy home. Still, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded from time to time what that takes. When we take care of ourselves (our needs, our dreams, our desires), we are always better able to meet the needs of the people...

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The value of home grown food

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In honor of my Mom, I want to write about the gift of planting fruits and vegetables on Mother’s Day.  Since I was a little girl, I remember spending quality time with my mother in the garden.  Despite having a small walkway as our gardening space in Brooklyn, NY, we made the best of it by growing our favorites such as basil and tomatoes. Our favorite meals to make was spaghetti with pesto sauce or fresh tomato and basil. My mom always gave me the honorable job of cutting the basil from the yard before we cooked it. This was...

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DETOX instead of RETOX

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Ready for spring cleaning with Akasha’s Ultimate Detox and Vitality drips? Do you drink alcohol on the weekends, or have a glass of wine on many nights of the week during dinner?  If you pair this habit with eating fried foods, dairy, lack of exercise and not eating enough vegetables, then this article may help get you on the right track. A great place to start a spring cleanse is with our ultimate detox and vitality (NAD) intravenous drips are a great way to help support your health.    Benefits of I.V. therapy First of all, before anyone decides to...

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Think Before you drink

Posted on by Akasha Naturals

With the pandemic appearing to be somewhat under control and the warm summer months quickly approaching, most of us are ready to move on from the necessary safety restrictions. It's likely going to be tempting for folks to go overboard with their alcohol intake. All indications show that there will be more celebratory relief with increased outdoor activities and traveling.  Excessive use of alcohol has been linked to depression, anxiety, societal withdrawal, violent behavior, impotence, increased unprotected sex, car accidents, accidental drowning, and domestic abuse. The adverse effects of alcohol on the brain, liver, heart - on just about every...

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Alcohol, Hormones, and Metabolic Health

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  Alcohol is probably the single most common variable contributing to difficulty losing weight and hormone imbalance. So many of my patients live a clean lifestyle with organic eating, low sugar intake, healthy amounts of exercise, and meditation BUT may also drink 2-3 drinks 3-5x/week. They do not feel as good as they want and many struggle with hormonal imbalances and difficulty losing weight. Women cannot tolerate alcohol as well as men, especially after the age of 35, due to our bodies having more fat and less water. Even where we are in our menstrual cycle can affect how we...

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