Holistic Living

Health Benefits of Fruit

Nature’s Nutritional Gifts Mother Nature provides us an abundance of health benefits in the gifts of fruit. These health benefits of fruit can aid in preventing disease and in many cases also cure them. In this article we will only touch on a handful of tropical fruits grown here at Upachaya that we use to […]

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Bottled Water – Is it Worth It?

Bottled water a free natural resource Bottled water has become one of the most successful commercial products of the last 100 years. This article has two focuses.  First is to touch on where our bottled water is sourced, and second to address the obscene waste that is culminated as a part of this commodity. Serious […]

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Arthritis and Nature’s Way

Dealing with Arthritic Joints  Dealing With Arthritis Naturally Millions of people suffer from some form of arthritis.  It is commonly believed that arthritis is incurable, at least by standard medicine.  The typical Western medical response is medication to reduce the symptoms of the disease. However, research shows that pain and disability caused by arthritis can […]

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Dengue and Malaria

Serious Tropical Blood Diseases Dengue and Malaria Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population are at risk of contracting tropical blood diseases, specifically malaria, and dengue. Dengue is endemic in 110 countries around the world.  How does one contract the disease?  How can we prevent ourselves from these diseases?  Are there any natural cures? First, let’s […]

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Diabetes – An epidemic

Diabetes near Epidemic Levels The American Diabetes Association released statistics in June of 2014 from the National Diabetes Statistics Report. They state: * Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes which is about 10% of the population, or 1 out of every 11 Americans * Approximately 21 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes.  The remainder are […]

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Sugar Addiction – The Sweet Truth

Sugar Addiction More Dangerous than Cocaine Did you know that there is an addiction more dangerous than cocaine? Yes, there is, and it is a sugar addiction. Research now tells us that sugar is 8 times more addictive than cocaine. Sugar is the new nicotine, the new fat, except that fat isn’t addictive like sugar. […]

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Healthy Sunscreen Choices

Summer is in Full Gear Choose A Healthy Sunscreen For most people this is the time of year that we should be paying particular attention to how we are applying and what we are applying for sunscreens.  Those of us on the island are blessed with lots of sunshine year round, so we should pay […]

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Cloning is Not Natural!

Cloning Basics – Are We Ready For This? What is natural about cloning?  Nothing as far as I can tell through my research.  Cloning has been taking place since Robert Briggs and Thomas King first cloned a Tadpole in 1952.  Yes, cloning has been going on for nearly 70 years.  Some may say there are […]

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The Basics of Permaculture

Permaculture Basics An Ecological and Sustainable Way of Life I was recently introduced to the concepts of Permaculture by a woman I met while teaching yoga at a women’s retreat in Mt. Shasta.  I love how the Universe provides so many twists and turns, and surprises in our every day lives, opening up new doors […]

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Chakra Balancing Workshop

Balancing Your Chakras Chakra Balancing Workshop a Success! This past weekend we had a chakra balancing workshop here at Upachaya Eco-Lodge and Wellness Resort.  It was well attended and encompassed eight hours of multi-media instruction. The purpose of this workshop was to help educate participants on the the chakra system.  We covered basics of the […]

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