Practicing Kindness and Gratitude This Holiday Season

The holidays are a time full of travel, giving, and being surrounded by the ones you love. This season is also a great time to celebrate the many good things that have taken place over the past year. Even though you may have experienced disappointment or setbacks through life’s ups and downs, you still have many things to be thankful for. By reframing our experiences with gratitude, we can experience an emotional state with healing effects. With the holidays being a time of sharing, it’s important that you share this gratitude with those around you so that they too can experience what you’re feeling.

While the holiday season is centered around happiness and joy, sometimes it can be the cause of stress. With this in mind, it is important to remember that everyone could use a little kindness in their day. Here are some ways that you can practice gratitude this holiday season.

Help out

Whether it’s helping clear the plates at dinner, going to the store for the missing ingredient, or cleaning before company arrives, helping out can help relieve some stress for others. It can also help you feel better about making sure you’re doing your part and helping others when they need it.

Be mindful

Similar to helping out is being mindful. A lot of times we tend to put ourselves first and only think about “me.” The holidays are a perfect time to start thinking about others and how you can be mindful of those around you. Whether that’s lending an ear, not overloading someone with tasks, or going the extra mile, your mindfulness will be appreciated and can help others find joy this season.

Volunteer & practice random acts of kindness

Thinking of others and those who may be less fortunate is a great start to spreading joy and gratitude. Volunteering at local organizations can have a greater impact than you may think. One hour of your time can mean a world of difference for an individual or family during this time. Like volunteering, practicing random acts of kindness can go a long way. This can be anything from giving a few dollars to someone in need, paying it forward while getting food, or even just helping carry something for a neighbor.

No matter how big or small the act may be, gratitude can go a long way this season. So, take the extra minute to help someone in need and see how much of an impact it can have.

The Root of It All™ Taps into the Ancient Power of Ayurveda!

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Businessworld recently announced, “Traditional System Of Medicines Is The Trend To Look Out For In 2018” – and Ayurveda is clearly leading the way! The Health and Wellness industry is being fueled by an intense and growing consumer affinity towards natural, herbal medicines and solutions. People are moving away from synthetic, chemical based products for themselves and their families. Self-care is in, and natural plant-based remedies like those gleaned from Ayurveda practices are gaining steam fast…

Heard of “Moon Milk”? You will! An Ayurvedic remedy for sleeplessness, “Moon Milk” (a new drink trend from just last month is growing on Instagram and promising to end sleepless nights). Turns out Moon Milk is actually a potion made with adaptogenic herbs and ayurvedic spices. Utilizing Ayurvedic herbs like cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger and honey this trending tea makes a tasty nighttime beverage, which is said to help digestion, regulate your mood and detox your body. It’s ancient tradition meets social trend…It’s rooted in Ayurveda!

    

Even Celebrities are discovering Ayurveda medicine and wellness approacheslike the humble Indian gooseberry. Holistic, ayurvedic wellness, is gaining traction with Dr. Raj Kanodia, a popular plastic surgeon in Hollywood, who is recommending it to clients looking to keep their skin healthy and youthful. Endorsed by stars such as Kim Kardashian West, Britney Spears, to top models like Cindy Crawford & Joanna Krupa, and Modern Family darling Sofia Vergara.

And Ayurveda isn’t just for celebrities – it’s for everyone! Don’t believe us – try this quiz to FIND YOUR AYURVEDIC BODY TYPE WITH A FREE DOSHA QUIZ, compliments of Joyful Belly to get you started on the path to wellness!

Ayurveda is literally everywhere these days! So what is this “Ayurveda” all about? Is it skincare? Food? Powerful Plant based remedies? A Wellness mindset? Movement? Trend? Or a little of all of these?

Let’s Define What Ayurveda Is –

Thousands of years ago, before modern medicine and peer-reviewed journals, a holistic form of wellness developed in India. It was called “Ayurveda” – defined as a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. Globalized and modernized practices derived from Ayurveda traditions are a type of complementary or alternative medicine. (Source: Wikipedia)

However, taking a closer look at this ancient and traditional approach you may find that Ayurveda is more than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential. (Source: Chopra.com)

Lost? Let’s break it down simply – It can be understood in 3 easy principles;

  1. Health and wellness are a balance of mind and body,
  2. Each person is different, and
  3. Our environment has profound impacts on our health.

Ayurveda names three elemental substances, the doshas (called Vata, Pitta and Kapha), and states that a balance of the doshas results in health, while imbalance results in disease. 

One Ayurvedic view is that the doshas are balanced when they are equal to each other, while another view is that each human possesses a unique combination of the doshas which define this person’s temperament and characteristics. Good example of this is Meditation – a common practice in the Ayurveda System used to calm one’s mind and body, balancing one’s temperament and characteristics. Scientific researchers have shown in clinical settings that mindfulness meditation can reduce both anxiety and depression, as well as pain. The best example of how powerful meditation can be was recently found in the story of the Thai Cave Rescue – where a coach used Buddhist meditation to keep 12 Thai boys alive and calm, while trapped in a cave for more than 10 days with limited food or water before they were finally discovered and rescued.

In both cases – Ayurveda says that each person should modulate their behavior or environment to increase or decrease the doshas and maintain their natural state hence reaping good health and fighting off imbalances which lead to fear, distress, or even disease in one’s body.

So Ayurvedic Remedies Come From the Earth? YES.

Plant-based treatments are often used in Ayurveda to achieve such balance in the mind and body. These plants can may be derived from roots, leaves, fruits, bark, or seeds such as cardamom and cinnamon. Ayurvedic herbs are used for many reasons: to maintain overall health; to boost immunity; support mental clarity and focus; to calm the nerves; to improve digestion; to protect the body from toxins and support the detoxification process; and to support innate healing processes. According to Holistic Primary Care, there’s an idea in Ayurveda that, “What heals, also prevents.” Herbs effective in treating specific conditions can also serve as a “food,” providing targeted nourishment to specific physiological systems and processes. For example, Turmeric (Curcuma longa), popularized for its anti-inflammatory properties, can also be eaten as a culinary spice by people looking to proactively prevent disease and maintain good health.

MODERN AYURVEDA IS HERE.

Today, Ayurveda—known as a complementary health approach in the United States—is thought to be one of the world’s oldest medicinal systems. And many of its broader teachings (the importance of a healthy diet, the power of deep sleep and meditation, tuning in to the body’s natural rhythm) are just starting to be supported by those peer-reviewed journals and modern-day doctors.

In October of 2017, the Nobel Prize went to scientists studying circadian rhythm, discovering how “plants, animals, and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized with the Earth’s revolutions.” True practitioners of Ayurveda benefit from understanding the balance of their doshas (or energies that make us up) and zero in on specific teachings of the health system which include powerful plant based remedies utilizing Ayurvedic herbs.

WHY AYURVEDA?
Modern medicine is a miracle and there’s no denying the effectiveness it has in treating some of the world’s worst diseases. However, today many drugs used in modern medicine are powerful and quite often, the risks with these drugs are also 
very high. For some – it’s TOO high. Why? Well, you really don’t know how your body will respond to the drug till you take it. Sometimes side effects such as grogginess can make it difficult for you to carry out your daily activities or you may experience more adverse effects. What’s great about Ayurveda approaches is that it addresses the huge diversity among patients, taking into account unique individual habits, metabolism and personality types. Since the ingredients used are herbal and plant-based type remedies, not only are your chances of side effects reduced, but the ingredients often have added benefits that improve your overall health. As a result, in terms of treatment, you get remedies that are more suited to the individual needs of your body and everyday condition you may be suffering from. It’s truly an alternative to modern medicine, and it’s starting to trend again… 

Ayurveda & The Root of It All™ Essential Remedies (Oils & Topicals)

Ayurvedic Blends are key ingredients to the precision formulas in The Root of It All™ Essential Oils and Topicals. That’s because Ayurveda is an ancient philosophy of holistic wellness addressing a wide variety of everyday conditions including (but not limited to) stress, lack of energy, and sleeplessness. And here’s where it gets really interesting… Did you know there are specific strains of cannabis plants that have been used for a millennia to help balance the mind and body too? Yes, it’s true! Cannabis has some wellness powers too!

Here’s where The Root of It All™ takes center stage – we are crossing new frontiers on our quest to discover the source of well-being, by creating pioneering therapeutic combinations of powerful plant-based remedies for a range of everyday conditions. This means The Root of It All™ Remedies selectively pairs proprietary cannabis extracts with unique blends of Ayurvedic herbs & spices to form a synergistic system that targets your everyday conditions, and it works fast!

How fast does it work? Very Fast!

The Root of It All™ remedies (oils & topicals) bypass the digestive tract and enter the bloodstream more rapidly allowing The Root of It All™ essential remedies to deliver faster, natural relief for your specific condition.

Bonus: There is no cannabis smell or taste in The Root of It All™ products – which means a better experience for you with all the Ayurvedic benefits you can handle!

All-Natural Means No Artificial Chemical Carriers.

The Root of It All™ does not use artificial chemical carriers. Instead we focus on ingredients and herbal blends that utilize all-natural ingredients, keeping the ancient traditions of Ayurveda alive today in each of The Root of It All™ precision formulas for your everyday conditions.

INGESTIBLE OILS

The Root of It All™ Cannabis-Infused Essential Oils

Our powerful plant-based ingestible oils are designed for everyday conditions! New to ingestible oils? They are easy to use, and they work fast! Our formulas are natural and entirely fat-soluble. You simply apply the dropper contents under your tongue and enjoy! And while you are savoring the culinary quality of flavors derived from our unique blend of Ayurvedic spices and botanic herbs – the oil is actually facilitating faster absorption – which means faster results in your body, naturally! The only question is – what pace suits you best?

The Root of It All™ Essential Oils are –

  • A Plant Based Remedy
  • Allergy Friendly
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Utilize Ayurvedic herbs
  • Cannabis-Infused
  • Savory Tasting Ingestible Oils
  • Designed for Everyday Conditions

There’s a formula to take you through every pace of your day! Learn more:

TOPICALS
Tinctures not your thing? Try
The Root of It All™’s Cannabis-Infused Essential Topicals, powerful plant-based remedies for everyday conditions! Our easy to apply topicals relieve the tension from muscle aches, spasms, sore joints. Which Root of It All™ formula is right for you today?

The Root of It All™ Essential Topicals are –

  • Plant Based Remedy
  • Gluten Free
  • Utilizes Ayurvedic herbs
  • Cannabis-Infused
  • Easy to Apply topicals
  • Designed for Everyday Conditions

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The Power of Plant Based Remedies & Ayurveda Blends.

Now’s a great time to experience powerful, plant-based remedies that uniquely balance the mind and body. Ayurveda is 5,000+ year-old eastern medical practice that is making its way westward. The Root of It All brings ancient remedies to the modern era. Supplement your health today!

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For everyone who shares our quest for well-being and the balance of mind and body, restore and renew your body with The Root of It All’s™ Essential Remedies! Our products are powerful plant-based remedies balanced with natural cannabis – that are fast and effective. Whether you are looking for more energy, or seeking calm and mental clarity, looking for a more restful sleep at night, need to recharge your body from the inside out, or get fast relief and restoration from sore muscles and joints – Discover your healthy self with The Root of It All™ Cannabis-Infused, powerful plant-based remedies for everyday conditions! It’s time to experience unrivaled performance you can rely on, the natural way! Click here to learn more.

3 Ways to Address Chronic Pain, the Natural Way!

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This week we are celebrating Men’s Health Week – and that means discussing how you can live your best life with your health at the helm. The Root of It All™ is going to be sharing 3 ways you can address Chronic Pain and Inflammation. Why?

How many men do you know in your life that suffer from back pain or chronic back pain and inflammation? We are guessing a lot. Turns out many medical researchers are starting to study chronic pain and inflammation as well – and they are beginning to recognize chronic inflammation as the underlying reason we may develop deadly conditions like heart disease, cancer, stroke, and even complications from diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Yes, Tom Brady may very well be on to something after all with his strict diet that bans foods known to cause “inflammation”. Mushrooms you stay away!

So What is Chronic Inflammation?

Chronic inflammation is a deep-rooted, systemic problem that attacks at some of the most vital inner-workings of your system.

The National Cancer Institute defines chronic inflammation as the inflammatory process that may begin even if there is no injury, and it does not end when it should. Why the inflammation continues is not always known. Chronic inflammation may be caused by infections that don’t go away, abnormal immune reactions to normal tissues, or conditions such as obesity.

Basically, your body’s defensive mechanisms go rogue and start attacking everything in the body, good and bad. And this is dangerous because when it comes to Chronic inflammation you can’t really see or feel it happening. It is the silent killer, spurring a number of serious diseases.

Chronic inflammation is most likely to attack your heart, brain, joints, belly, and immune system—the five processes that do the most to keep you alive and healthy. Over time, chronic inflammation can cause DNA damage and can even lead to cancer. With 15% of the US workforce currently grappling with long-term pain, per a CDC Study, chronic pain and inflammation is a series matter affecting working adults today – both men & women!

Seek Professional Medical Assistance FIRST

First and foremost – if you are in serious chronic pain that is debilitating your way of life, it’s best to visit your local doctor as quickly as possible and seek professional medical assistance.

Are there any other natural ways to address chronic pain & inflammation?

While the western world’s pharmaceutical industry has focused on isolating, synthesizing and patenting specific chemicals and molecular compounds, we have watched an Opioid Crisis climax to epic levels never seen before in the United States leading many to believe typical pain relievers and drugs may not be the best solution to everyday conditions like chronic pain and inflammation. Is there a better way? A more natural way? Yes, the good news is there is!

Step 1: Prioritize Prevention Now!

Have you visited a doctor? Good! Are you still struggling from everyday chronic pain and inflammation? You can start taking charge of your health today by making better lifestyle choices!

Matthew Ruscigno, M.P.H., RD, a plant-based dietitian who specializes in sports nutrition and co-author of “No Meat Athlete,” agrees. He explains, “The big health risks among men are cardiovascular diseases like heart disease, Type-2 diabetes, stroke and others like cancer and Alzheimer’s. Much of the risk for these is related to lifestyle; mainly smoking, diet and exercise, yet we don’t prioritize prevention.”

Here’s a few things you can do today according to the Mayo Clinic to prevent chronic pain and inflammation;

  • Don’t smoke. If you smoke or use other tobacco products, ask your doctor to help you quit. Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke, air pollution and chemicals, such as those in the workplace.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Choose vegetables, fruits, whole grains, high-fiber foods and lean sources of protein, such as fish. Limit foods high in saturated fat and sodium.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Losing excess pounds — and keeping them off — can lower your risk of heart disease as well as various types of cancer.
  • Get moving. Exercise can help you control your weight, lower your risk of heart disease and stroke and possibly lower your risk of certain types of cancer? Choose activities you enjoy, such as tennis, basketball or brisk walking. All physical activity benefits your health.
  • Limit alcohol. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so only in moderation. That means up to two drinks a day for men age 65 and younger and one drink a day for men older than age 65. Examples of one drink include 12 fluid ounces (355 milliliters) of beer, 5 fluid ounces (148 milliliters) of wine or 1.5 fluid ounces (44 milliliters) of standard 80-proof liquor. The risk of various types of cancer, such as liver cancer, appears to increase with the amount of alcohol you drink and the length of time you’ve been drinking regularly. Too much alcohol can also raise your blood pressure.
  • Manage stress. If you feel constantly on edge or under pressure, your lifestyle habits may suffer — and so might your immune system. Take steps to reduce stress — or learn to deal with stress in healthy ways.

 

Step 2: Use Natural Herbs & Spices

TROIA HeroGFX Option 1If you are suffering from everyday chronic pain like aches & pains in joints, you may want to try more anti-inflammatory natural herbs & spices in your food. That said, Research into exactly how well these foods reduce inflammation in the body is mixed, but it is promising! One easy way to incorporate anti-inflammatories into your diet is through the use of spices. Here’s some that are known for their anti-inflammatory properties;

  1. Turmeric
  2. Ginger
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Garlic
  5. Cayenne
  6. Black Pepper
  7. Clove

Step 3: Explore Ayurveda & Botanical Remedies!

Did you know that botanic remedies have been providing relief to mankind for thousands of years? That’s why we, in the world of alternative therapies, employ natural treatments stemming from the plant kingdom. After all, your body asks and nature answers. One of the most popular plant-based practices for centuries is Ayurveda! “Ayurveda” means the ‘science of life’. A 5000 year old Indian philosophy of holistic wellness, addressing a wide variety of everyday conditions including (but not limited to) stress, anxiety, lack of energy and sleeplessness.

According to WebMD, “Ayurvedic medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health, not fight disease. But treatments may be geared toward specific health problems.

In the United States, it’s considered a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The Ayurvedic approach to pain management is always a holistic one. Ayurveda uses an integrated approach, and looks beyond the outward pain to discover the underlying source. Very often, chronic pain is caused by an inflammatory response within the body. Ayurvedic herbal treatments are effective for healing and controlling excess inflammation. For long-term results however, such treatments are usually part of an integrative approach combining diet and nutritional changes, detoxification, and therapeutic exercise in tandem with Ayurveda herbs & spices and practice.

So – what’s it all mean? 

There are many natural & preventive ways you can target everyday conditions like chronic pain and inflammation – hopefully some of these sparked some ideas for you during our highlight for Men’s Health Week! Stay healthy and prevent serious conditions from happening tomorrow, by practicing a healthy and happy life today!

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Ingredient Spotlight – Fennel

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Our SLOW blend features a sweet, bright and calming mixture of fennel, basil and orange essential oils. Today we’re going to take a quick look at Fennel, which is responsible for its subtle, comforting sweetness.

Fennel shares a similar licorice-like flavor profile with Anise and is a member of the carrot family (who knew?). Though they look unassuming, fennel seeds are intensely aromatic and are quickly identifiable. Fennel seeds are often used in mediterranean and middle-eastern spice blends to balance heat with sweetness. We also employ fennel to bring balance to our SLOW blend, as it helps bridge the divide between the sharpness of orange citrus and the intense cooling sensation of basil.

Like many hardshell seeds, Fennel is believed to aid the digestive process, and a healthy digestive tract is essential to a good mood. A healthy digestive tract ensures that annoying and
embarrassing conditions like constipation or indigestion dig into your mood. By assisting in the digestive process, Fennel helps ensure that you’re not burdened by the feeling of bloatedness throughout the day.

Although a healthy digestive tract is a great first step to relaxation, another key to a good mood is mental clarity, and in that Fennel is a key player. Fennel is packed with potassium, which is an electrolyte. Although electrolyte fluids are often marketed towards athletes, they are beneficial to everyone. Electrolytes help to conduct electricity throughout the nervous system of the body. And because the brain is essentially just the insanely complex relay station that acts as the nervous system’s hub, this greatly aids your ability to be decisive in thought and action.

Fennel is an integral part in our strategy to bring you the calm you seek, but it doesn’t act alone. Orange, Basil and precise Cannabis extracts all aid in delivering to you calm and clarity. Sign up for our Newsletter to learn more about our products and how they can help set your pace.

Ingredient Spotlight – Black Pepper

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Black Pepper – the now ubiquitous spice that appears on every dining room table – was once a prohibitively expensive luxury in the Mediterranean world. The Black Pepper trade helped give rise to powerful trade empires like the Ottomans and Venetians, and it caused wealth to be distributed halfway around the globe.

Its presence now as a somewhat mundane spice has not diminished its exceptional place in history or the tremendous benefits it can offer a person pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Black pepper can assist in providing relief and nourishment in many ways. Our topical essential ointment – Rewind – harnesses some of its many extraordinary qualities to provide fast, localized soothing.

Like many spices that cause a warming sensation when ingested, Black Pepper has been used in Ayurveda for dressing wounds for millennia. Black Pepper’s warming qualities, when used in a Topical Ointment like Rewind, helps to exfoliate and remove toxins from your skin. This helps your skin rebound from aches and pains quickly so you can get back to your healthy self.

In Rewind, Black Pepper is featured alongside a Ayurvedic blend of botanical wonders. This all-natural blend of Black Pepper, Turmeric, Clove and Cannabis is both incredibly aromatic and effective. Each of these herbs are thoughtfully chosen, because each play a vital role in delivering the comfort you seek.
Keep in touch to learn more about Turmeric, Clove and other wonderful Ayurvedic Herbs!

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Why We Value Ayurveda

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Ayurveda

Your Body Asks. Nature Answers.


Millions of people around the world use cannabis every day to promote health and wellness. As a natural herb, its unique chemical construction offers incredible potential. Here at The Root of It All™, we recognize that potential, but we also understand that cannabis does not stand alone as a natural remedy. Our products combine cannabis-extracts with blends of Ayurvedic essential oils because we know that the natural-world has much to offer.

Ayurvedic remedies have played a role in physical and emotional wellness for thousands of years, and today herbal essential oils still offer practical benefits. Essential oils are potent distillates of plant matter that amplify the natural qualities of the plant. They’re intensely aromatic and flavorful, but more importantly, they effectively promote physical and emotional wellness. Herbal remedies are known to be effective in areas such as enhancing mood, improving digestive health and soothing muscles and joints.

But Ayurveda is not just about using herbal products, it’s also a philosophy of life. A basic tenant of Ayurveda is balance, because a balanced approach to life is thought to be the ultimate preventative medicine. This balanced approach should also be taken in regards to the consumption of modern medicine. Our products seek to strike this balance.

The Root of It All™ essential oil products aid the body in becoming its best self. Because when your body asks, nature answers.

Nature has given us tools for invigoration and relaxation. It has given us scents that smell of serenity, and flavors that conjure vitality. And beneath these sensations, nature has given us balanced, preventative herbal solutions that can provide a life well-lived in comfort. We have simply brought these wonders of nature together – in balance.

With the advent of modern cannabis-infusion techniques, we aim to strike the same balance. In our experimentation to create exceptional products, we discovered that cannabis’s most incredible quality is its versatility. In each of our products, we employ cannabis in a balancing act to find the best complement to each unique essential oil blend. And in each product, we believe that we have created effective Ayurvedic alternatives for those seeking a balanced lifestyle.