Health, Nutrition, Lifestyle, Fitness, — News and Information2018-07-17T16:35:39-07:00

Health, Nutrition, Lifestyle, Fitness, — News and Information

Advice for Switching to a Plant-Based Diet

If you’re exploring the possibility of transitioning to an entirely plant-based diet, then you’ve probably already realized how much dedication and determination is necessary to stick to it. A plant-based diet may not be for everyone, but its focus on restoring your body’s health with the proper nutrients makes it worthwhile. We recently chatted with a former St. Louis local [...]

Learning to Live with More Compassion

Practicing compassion in your everyday life is just that: a practice. It takes patience, focus and energy. While we all approach it in unique ways, learning to live with more compassion is always an active state of being. Compassion is also the definition of the word karuna. It's not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ mentality, neither is it an effort to ‘pay it forward’ once [...]

History of the Bodhi Tree

The Bodhi tree is the symbol of enlightenment in the Buddhist religion, but many people do not know the story behind it. Karuna has chosen to incorporate this symbolic tree in our logo and brand image, as the symbolic meanings align so well with the values embodied in our products. The Bodhi tree was originally introduced as a Buddhist symbol through [...]

November 10th, 2016|Categories: lifestyle & fitness|Tags: , , |

Demystify Food Cravings

Is it all In Your Head or are your body’s needs real? Last week, I attended the Expo West and experienced another grant exhibition of natural foods, drinks and beauty products. While I had the chance to walk around the floor to discover interesting newbies, I started to try samples from different booths. Some tasted clean and yummy, some I [...]

March 12th, 2019|Categories: health & nutrition|Tags: , , , , , , |

Rising Obesity & Dietary Trends

Rising obesity, sounds like an old topic to you, right? According to a report by Harvard School of Public Health, two out of three adults and one out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese, and the nation spends an estimated $190 billion a year treating obesity-related health conditions. We are well aware of this issue [...]

Understanding Foods Causing Inflammations

2019 is official here, what is on your New Year resolution list? I hope stay healthy is on top of it and maybe eating healthy too! “You are what you eat” is not just a pitch by your mom, serval large long term studies published in the recent years show strong correlations of eating habits and health conditions. Did you [...]

An Intro of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

An Ancient Healing System That Still Works Today Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM originated from China and is one of the oldest healing systems on the planet. It’s been around for more than 2,500 years. It’s rooted in the ancient philosophy of Taoism and has influenced other traditional systems of medicine. TCM is an umbrella term that includes a [...]

The Importance of Fiber

We all have heard about it, from our moms, from our doctors, from our friends: eat food that is rich in fiber as fiber is important! Everybody seems to know about fiber, but when specifically asked what fiber does in your body, the initial response would be…it’s good for the body. Let’s improve that, shall we? What Exactly Is Dietary [...]

Chemical Sensitive? Is It Real?

Our last blog article on Common Cause of Tiredness triggered many questions. I noticed some of us here may have fatigue caused by reactions to chemicals. Four out of our five senses (sight, smell, taste, and touch), encounter common chemicals every day. They’re found in pesticides, petrol, perfumes, vehicle exhaust, household cleaning products, personal care products, cigarette smoke, and others. [...]