Emily is an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, Science Writer, and Certified Nutritionist with her Master's in Nutrition Research. She’s been involved in the holistic health field for over ten years, studying mind-body practices and bridging the connection between ancient medicine and modern research.
As a practitioner and educator, Emily empowers people to tap into their innate wisdom, uncovering their individual path to mind-body wellness. As a freelance writer, Emily works with health and wellness companies to create meaningful content that leverages the latest research in the fields of nutrition, Ayurveda, meditation, and the mind-body connection.
Emily's commitment to empowering others was born from her own struggles with anxiety, food, body image, and knowing her place in the world. Upon finding Ayurvedic medicine and its beautiful mind-body practices, Emily finally came home to herself. It is now her passion to share the knowledge she has gained through her years as a practitioner, researcher, and perfectly "imperfect" human, to lead others on their healing journey.
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Contrary to what the billion-dollar skin care industry would have you believe, the health of your skin actually starts on the inside. And while spa days and facials are a wonderful way to treat yourself, you don't need to be spending hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on your skincare routine.
It seems like everyone's looking for a way to boost brain function these days. Currently, estimates show that around 55 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with dementia, while 6 million children are diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)[*][*].
Maintaining the health of your body on a cellular level takes an orchestration of several lifestyle factors – with diet being one of the most impactful. Why? Because every morsel of food you put into your body becomes a part of the framework of your biology.
For most people in the West, chanting "Om" is a practice that's typically reserved for the beginning or the end of a yoga class. As this chant fills the classroom with beautiful resonance, you may notice a subtle shift in your state of mind. For many people, chanting Om brings about a sense of peace and relaxation, moving you from "worries and to-do's" to a state of inner calm and groundedness – but what's happening inside your body that creates this shift?
From an Ayurvedic perspective, the phrase "you are what you eat" takes on a much more significant meaning. Beyond the physical impact of your diet, the food you eat can significantly alter your emotional state. Why do you crave sweets when you're missing a loved one? The answer can be found when we examine the emotional qualities of the six tastes of Ayurveda.