Spring - Mid-February - Mid May
The spring is a watery season of warming temperatures. Snow melts making the rivers full and muddy. Warm temperatures encourage tender young sprouts and sweet sap to run in the vasculature of maple...
Gooey foods are slimy, smooth, and sticky. Gooey foods increase mucous and sometimes even resemble it. Sugar and all foods with a sweet taste are gooey because they create more mucous.
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Soups and sandwiches
Soups are warm, soft, supportive, hydrating, and generally easy to digest. That's why a grandma cooks soup for her grandchildren when they are sick. Soups are made with love and are a symbol of grandma's nurtur
Ayurveda described the three necessary ingredients for vitality over 5,000 years ago. Balancing these vital forces is the key to your longevity, rejuvenation, and resiliency, as well as successful, happy living. They include a healthy body (ojas), intelli
Eat the biggest meal of the day during lunch. Lunch is the warmest time of the day when digestion is strongest. Food eaten during lunch has a chance to get digested before bedtime. If you must cheat on your diet, cheat during
To digest food the stomach turns everything we eat into a sauce. Making sauce from dried oatmeal takes alot of juice. Where does your stomach get the juice? Quite literally the stomach sucks the juice from your blood. That's why, in Ayurveda, granola bars
Is every part of your body warm and cozy? Imagine you are lying on a couch in front of a fire under your fluffiest down comforter while watching your favorite movie and sipping hot cocoa. If you're any colder than that, chances are a bo
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Salt & Flavor
Salt brings out the flavor in food and brings enthusiasm for life. It stimulates secretions, thus improving digestion. Salt is a laxative, breaking up all hard masses in the digestive tract. Salt in
When pigs fly so does swine flu. Ayurveda treats exotic new diseases and ominous old ones alike: the old fashioned way. The approach is much like grandma's chicken soup. Take care of yourself first, swine flu second. Let your body fight the flu. If you ar
This category includes alcoholic beverages, pickles and other fermented foods like sauerkraut and yogurt. For many people fermentation and probiotics are the key to easier digestion and getting complete nutrition. Ferments helped humans survive cold wi
A Season of Deficiency & Change
Autumn is a season of deficiency and change. When the temperature starts to drop, the body scrambles to protect itself from heat loss. Nourishing foods, especially soups, seem all the more enticing w
Oils are used throughout Ayurveda to restore strength. Massage with oil prevents premature aging and bestows a healthy, glistening sheen to the skin. Even body builders oil their skin to appear healthy and strong. Oil repels water, prev
Routine meal times are essential for health. The mind loves freedom but the body loves stability. Digestion is demanding on resources. The body schedules blood to make sure enough is available for digestion. Eating off schedule not only
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September evenings are full of stillness and the sound of crickets in the dry grass. Vegetation becomes sparse. Garden stems are leggy. Even the midday sun seems a bit darker. Evening coolness reminds us that although we wish summer could last forever, al
Ayurveda Travel Kit
Travel is fraught with uncertainty. Delayed plane flights, jet lag, and new environments disrupt our routine and rhythms. We may find ourselves choosing unhealthy fast foods when desperately hungry. The followin
Sattvic foods promote spiritual growth. They nourish the body without taxing the digestive tract. Examples of sattvic foods include ghee, milk, almonds, rice, dates and saffron. Sattvic foods do not stimulate desire or nervo
Is Snacking Healthy?
Your ancestors survived long periods without foods. While regular mealtimes are essential in Ayurveda, snacks are not. Fasting between meals encourages your body to digest fats, and rests your GI tract. It may
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