Articles by Mina Shahriary Managing Editor
- Mina is a natural health enthusiast, avid yoga practitioner and health freedom advocate. She has a passion for discovering and sharing strategies for achieving optimal health and longevity, and has spent the last eight years working in the natural health industry. In addition to researching health and nutrition, writing about the latest happenings in the natural health world and practicing yoga, she enjoys spending time in nature, meditating and making superfood smoothies.
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The prevailing nutritional wisdom nowadays is that whole grains and foods made from whole grains are better for you than anything made with refined white flour. But really, this is only a half-truth.
If you read enough about nutrition, you’ll undoubtedly encounter many different — and often conflicting — philosophies about what the “best” diet is. One point of contention that is particularly divisive among health enthusiasts is whether or not humans should consume animal products.
Muladhara, the root chakra located at the base of the spine or perineum, contains the primal energetic frequencies associated with survival, security and your connection to the earth and your family. Physically, it's associated with the large intestine, colon, lower back, prostate, genitals and lower extremities.