Author Archives: Rebecca Wood

The Tibetan Book of Health: Sowa Rigpa, the Science of Healing

A just published book by Dr. Nida Chenagtsang, The Tibetan Book of Health, is loaded with remarkable health tips and practices. I highly recommend it to all students of alternative medicine and to everyone seeking better health. Tibetan medicine shares similarities with both Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. It remains, however, a decidedly unique modality with… Continue Reading

Infrared Clothing Enhances Your Energy

New Fabric with Healing Ceramic Particles Want to tap in to your body’s own healing energy? Change your clothes! Wearing clothing made with a new type of fabric can actually promote healing from within. This fabric is imbued with ceramic (yes, you read that right!) and emits far infrared (FIR) healing properties. Far infrared or… Continue Reading

What to Eat for How You Feel

A newly published cookbook offers practical steps to enhance your health and energy. Divya Alter’s What to Eat for How You Feel is based on a living Ayurvedic tradition and is remarkable for conveying primal, jargon-free information. The book’s recipes are vegetarian, but the information shared is relevant for all dietary preferences. What to Eat… Continue Reading

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Red Radishes

This recipe is adapted, with permission, from Divya Alter’s excellent book, The New Ayurvedic Kitchen: What To Eat for How You Feel.  Brussels sprouts are one of those compelling vegetables: you either love them or hate them. With their bitter, pungent, and sweet tastes and heating qualities, Brussels sprouts and red radishes are ideal for… Continue Reading

How to Make and Use a Castor Oil Pack

Castor Oil Packs—An Effective Home Remedy to Boost Immunity and Reduce Inflammation If your qi doesn’t flow smoothly, the energy gnarls up and symptoms develop. A warm castor oil pack is an effective way to unscramble this energetic traffic jam. The common cause of virtually all symptoms is energy gone awry, and if uncorrected, an… Continue Reading

Under Eye Problems: Naturally Resolve Dark Skin, Puffiness and/or Hollows

If you see discoloration, puffiness or hollows under your eyes, your long-term resolution is a dietary and lifestyle upgrade. Ignore the slick ads for injectable fillers and topical treatments. Such cosmetic “fixes” fail to address the root cause and, therefore, cannot deliver long-term results. Many people—even adolescents—succumb to the con that deep tear troughs are… Continue Reading

Which Salt Is Best? Do a Taste Test!

There must be as much hype about salt as there are salt varieties. In this blog, I’ll share science-based guidelines for making the most flavorful and nutritious choices, plus a do-it-yourself home test. The first guideline for buying salt is to favor additive-free, unrefined sea salt, as it contains valuable trace minerals and is free… Continue Reading