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What makes jivamukti yoga more beneficial than other forms of vinyasa yoga?

What makes jivamukti yoga more beneficial than other forms of vinyasa yoga?

Scientists need to: see data and research to give opinions on things such as various forms of yoga. It is generally agreed that yoga is a healthy thing for circulation, muscle strength, breathing, mood, etc. Beyond that we would need studies. Look it the impact of the two types of yoga on your life and perhaps you can make a determination that way. Peace and good health. Shanti. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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Can combining olive leaf extract (oleuropein 20%) and ginkgo biloba be harmful?

Can combining olive leaf extract (oleuropein 20%) and ginkgo biloba be harmful?

Not known to be: While gingko may interact with certain pharmaceutical drugs, there are no known interactions between olive leaf extract and gingko and no reason to think the combination would be harmful. ...Read more

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Are prenatal yoga dvds safe?

Are  prenatal yoga dvds safe?

Yes: Prenatal yoga is a great form of exercise while pregnant. The key differences from regular yoga are that you shouldn't be flat on your back, it is never done in really hot temps, and balance poses are done near a wall that you can catch yourself with if you lose your balance. If you have not done yoga before, it may help to take a couple classes before doing a dvd on your own. ...Read more

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What's better tai chi chih or yoga?

What's better tai chi chih or yoga?

Depends: The answer to that question depends on you. You have to ask yourself what you want out of a practice such as tai chi or yoga. What are you interested in more? Perhaps you don't have to decide, you could participate in both! it's all up to you. Enjoy it! ...Read more

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I consume heavy doses of fish oils, glucosamine chondroitin msm and.Turmeric. Is it ok?Everyday

I consume heavy doses of fish oils, glucosamine chondroitin msm and.Turmeric. Is it ok?Everyday

More is never better: In medicine it has been proven over and over and over that the assumption that taking more and more medications, supplements, vitamins will be better. But in reality when it comes to these things more is dangerous in almost all instances. So when a doctor hears a question like yours the red flags fly to full mast and worry begins to appear. The best advice i can give is to follow the recommended. ...Read more

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Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Can omega 3 fish oil supplement from anchovy, mackerel,menhaden,sardine and tuna reduce schizophrenia?

Unknown: There are no randomized clinical studies that have been performed which evaluate whether these substances have an impact on the natural history of schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

No: Not unless you have a source in your genitourinary tract. In other words, they won't cause spontaneous bleeding. There has to be something else wrong. ...Read more

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Can I do yoga during menstruation?Which poses are prohibited?

Can I do yoga during menstruation?Which poses are prohibited?

Yes: Dear Anna, Yes it is okay to do yoga during menstruation. No specific poses are prohibited it would depend on your comfort level and if you have symptoms that coincide with menstruation such as back pain/abdominal pain/headache. Ask your yoga teacher prior to the class if you have specific concerns about poses. ...Read more

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What's too much omega 3 consumption perday? I consume ground flax as well fish or fish oil supplements during the day. Any studies showing a limit?

What's too much omega 3 consumption perday? I consume ground flax as well fish or fish oil supplements during the day. Any studies showing a limit?

A waste of money: You are wasting money. Supplements such as you consume daily are virtually without major value. A recent study suggested fish oil increases the risk of prostate cancer. Caveat emptor. ...Read more

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I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health benefits, or concerns from the saturated fat.

I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health  benefits,  or concerns from the saturated fat.

Only calories!: There is little saturated fat in olive oil, which primarily is monosaturated fat, the fat with health benefits, and which also moderates your cholesterol and increases hdl. The only downside is the extra calories. If you are on a low carbohydrate lifestyle, it wouldn't matter. But on a conventional diet it would. It is a good idea to replace saturated fat with monsaturated fat when you can! ...Read more

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I'm looking for a high quality omega-3 fish oil supplement. I've come across a brand by Nordic Naturals. Any suggestions?

I'm looking for a high quality omega-3 fish oil supplement. I've come across a brand by Nordic Naturals. Any suggestions?

Nordic Naturals: is a well respected brand. Please read the label and make sure that when you add the EPA & DHA that the sum is 50% or more of the total sum of each capsule. Also, make sure the fish oil has been purified. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ginger root, turnemic supplements and fish oil daily?

Is it safe  to take ginger root, turnemic supplements  and fish oil daily?

Yes: Not only is it safe to take these foods daily, it is beneficial and wise. See http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=72 and http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=78 and http://draxe.com/fish-oil-benefits-health/ ...Read more

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on a low carb diet can you eat talapy fish sardine.... tuna ..

 on a low carb diet  can you eat  talapy fish  sardine.... tuna ..

Yes: As long as the fish is not breaded, it complies with a low carb diet. Tuna is the healthiest fish mentioned. Tilapia is fatty and sardines high in sodium. ...Read more

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Is fish oil really beneficial for cardiovascular disease?

Is fish oil really beneficial for cardiovascular disease?

Yes: Fish oil usage is associated with reductions in sudden death and a trend to reductions in cardiovascular risk. A large clinical trail is ongoing to further define the impact of fish oil on heart disease risk. Intake of several servings of oily fish per week is recommended by the american heart association. The recent meta-analysis that raised concern is largely a statistical anomaly. ...Read more

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Getting varying opinions about fish oil and omega 3's. Snake oil? Or real benefit and necessity?

Getting varying opinions about fish oil and omega 3's. Snake oil?  Or real benefit and necessity?

ESSENTIAL for health: Omega 3 ; 6 are essential fatty acids, meaning they are necessary for good health. It is interesting that you ask snake oil, as that is also a good source of omega 3's ; thus very beneficial to those who were deficient. Some get enough omega 3's from flax, hemp or other oils but some can't convert those to the epa/dha found in fish oil. For summary of research on benefits see http://bit.Ly/1cpbzsb. ...Read more

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Is Bikram yoga a good osteopenia exercise?

Is Bikram yoga a good osteopenia exercise?

Yoga is good: What are your goals? If you are worried about your bone density, then would focus on weight bearing exercise. Yoga is a good exercise in general and definitely activates the muscles as well so would be good for you. Would also consider adding in some light weighttraining as well. ...Read more