Ancient traditions of tongue scraping

Ancient traditions of tongue scraping

Tongue Scraping is a vedic ritual I grew up with from the moment I had a full set of teeth and I am so grateful for these old Indian traditions that have become so essential at a time where gut health has never been more important to our wellness. Read more about the benefits of this morning cleansing ritual.

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Insight into ayurvedic food combining

Insight into ayurvedic food combining

Unlike the traditional view of a balanced diet consisting of basic food groups, such as dairy, grains, fats, meats, fruit and veg. Ayurveda suggests an approach for correct diet based on the individual’s doshic constitution (vata, pitta, kapha). Every food has its own taste (rasa), a heating or cooling energy (virya) and post-digestive effect (vipaka). When we combine food that consist of different tastes, energy and post-digestive effect, the digestive fire (agni) gets disturbed, slows down and start producing toxins in the system.

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An Orally Good Ritual …

An Orally Good Ritual …

Ever since I was a young child growing up closely with my grandparents, I picked up some age-old traditions and one of which was using a tongue scraper after brushing my teeth morning and night. I thought it was perfectly normal until I realised that none of my western friends used it! So out of embarrassment, I stopped for a short period and my routine felt really incomplete; so what was the purpose of a tongue scraper, and why was I brought up using one? Well bacteria does not just accumulate on our teeth, on the contrary, what about the rest of our oral cavity? our gums and tongue, and throat for that matter?

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