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Top 5 Tips for Great Digestion

Posted by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa on April 11, 2023

Who doesn’t have bad digestion these days? Water cooler talk will reveal that all your coworkers have funky guts. From heartburn and ulcer to constipation and gas, it seems like everyone’s ornery digestive tract is making an appearance. 

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Topics: Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare, Herbalism

Herbalism and Natural Remedies for Inflammation

Posted by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa on February 08, 2023

Inflammation is a local response to cellular damage that includes, in large part, capillary dilatation, penetration by white blood cells, redness, heat, pain, swelling, and stiffness. But, what causes it? And what can be done to treat it?

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Topics: Herbalism

Herbal Remedies for Blood Pressure

Posted by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa on December 22, 2022

These days, most of us might feel like we’re about to burst something, but, for one-third of American adults, that possibility’s all too real. Those unlucky souls are living with a ticking time bomb. 

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Topics: Herbalism

Top Herbs for Mental Health

Posted by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa on November 07, 2022

As our population ages, losing one's mental faculties can take first place on the list of concerns. Alzheimer's disease and other forms of senile dementia affect some 25 percent of all people over 80. Research, though, is revealing natural approaches in treating and preventing mental decline. Not only aging grabs our attention. Many of us deal with mood disorders, including depression and anxiety.

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Topics: Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare, Mental & Behavioral Health, Herbalism

The Top Seven Herbs Everyone Should Consider Taking

Posted by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa on October 14, 2022

Herbalism, also known as botanical medicine, is a healing system based on the use of plants that are eaten or applied to the skin. Over all of ancient history, herbal medicine has been used worldwide by many diverse cultures to treat illness and to assist bodily functions. Herbal remedies in the form of teas, extracts, tinctures, capsules and tablets may be recommended by healthcare practitioners of many different disciplines as a practical way to address a wide variety of health conditions. 

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Topics: Integrative Healthcare, Herbalism

Beyond Flights and Hotels: Your Guide to Stress-Free, Healthy Travel

Posted by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa on September 14, 2022
When planning a trip, airfare and accommodations take center stage, but ensuring a seamless, worry-free vacation involves more than booking. If you aspire to an illness-free adventure (and who doesn't?), packing your essential herbal travel emergency kit is as crucial as your tickets and reservations. Don't embark on your journey without it

A smooth stomach is a travel pleasure, but things often don’t go your way. All that flying and driving can lead to a pretty snarly tummy. If you get queasy all too easy, think ginger. Ayurveda calls ginger the "universal medicine", and for good reason—it's a medicine cabinet in a jar. Ginger has long been recommended as a remedy for many conditions, but no condition has been studied more in connection with ginger than nausea.

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Topics: Integrative Healthcare, Herbalism

How Herbalism Can Aid Memory Issues

Posted by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa on August 25, 2022

Do you ever find yourself in the kitchen without knowing why you came in there? No, not you. Whatever it was, it must have been important, for here you are. Maybe if you go back out into the living room, you’ll magically remember why you traipsed to the kitchen. Or, just maybe, some herbal medicine can jog that aging memory. 

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Topics: Integrative Healthcare, Herbalism

How Herbalism Can Treat Hay Fever

Posted by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa on July 07, 2022

Headache. Nonstop sneezing. Stuffy nose. Fatigue. If you're an airborne allergy sufferer, these symptoms are your constant companions for several months every year.  For those with year-round allergies, each day brings a cycle of misery, often broken only temporarily by powerful drugs—antihistamines and decongestants—often with side effects more uncomfortable than the original symptoms. Airborne allergies usually affect the respiratory system. Some airborne allergies, like the one we call hay fever, are seasonal.

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Topics: Healthcare, Integrative Healthcare, Herbalism

Meet Your Instructor: Ann Wagoner

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on July 08, 2021
Ann Wagoner is part of the Institute for Health Professionals team at PCC and an instructor with the Ayurvedic Yoga Health Program, 300hr Yoga and Functional Nutrition programs.
by  Ann Wagoner, MA, CAP-NAMA, E-RYT-500, C-IAYT
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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Functional Nutrition, Stories & News, Ayurveda, Yoga, Herbalism

What Herbalism is and Why It's Important Today

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 20, 2021

When you hear the word "herbalism," you may have a vague notion of what it means. But, when a friend or family member discusses how herbal treatments have helped them, you might be ready to explore more. Read on to see why practicing herbalism has become popular and what it can do to help the body and mind.

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Topics: CLIMB Center, institute for health professionals, Herbalism

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