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...
All summer long, air conditioning blasts frigid air on you in movie theaters, supermarkets, the car, and restaurants. Although the blast may seem like a welcome relief from the heat, the cold air can create some nasty side-effects. For one, artificial col
Astringent foods make the mouth feel rough or dry. Astringent taste cleanses the mouth, but causes difficulty swallowing. Leafy greens, green bananas, and cranberries are astringent. Astringent taste makes an apple crunchy. It makes len
There is no right or wrong answer to the raw versus cooked debate. The real answer to the debate depends on the digestive strength of the individual. Raw food offers nutritional benefits but is more difficult to digest, causing gas and bloating in those w
Healthy hunger comes from deep down in your bones, when you "know" a particular food or behavior is right for you, even though you have no proof. This kind of hunger is called cellular hunger, because it is the hunger from each and evey one of the cells i
Clear food has the ability to either clear the (1) digestive tract, (2) blood and lymphatic system, (3) mind, or (4) mucus or fluid stagnation in any organ. Clear foods reduce fluids and metabolize or purge toxic buildup (ama) from tiss
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Evolution & Taste Buds
Taste buds are important for maintaining our health. These days, many people distrust their taste buds. Processed foods like bread, cheese, and corn syrup bypass and trick our taste buds into eating food that
Ayurveda seems to exude a certain ease, as if it were second nature. In a complex world, there's something simple and very personal about Ayurveda's approach to healing. You might even wonder where this ease of Ayurveda comes from. The answer is fundament
Bitters & Digestion
Ayurveda suggests that a healthy gut will eliminate food six hours after eating it. The holy grail of six hour elimination exists today in indigenous societies with higher consumption of bitters
Liquid guna causes increased secretions in the tissues. In general, sour and salty foods cause increased secretions. Sweet and oily foods too. Examples are limes, yogurt, and ghee mixed with sugar.
In a second sense, liquid guna c
By the magic of digestion, when you eat an apple it becomes a part of your body. And whether the apple is hot or cold, acidic or basic, sugary or bitter, the body still has to transform the apple into the building blocks of living human flesh. The most pr
The Musical Fruit
Beans could make your evening impolite. They are known as the "musical fruit" because they cause gas. A properly cooked bean, however, is easy to digest and less gaseous. Beans offer many nutritional and medicina
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The gut is home to 1/3 of your nervous system. The nerves of your gut, your gut instincts, protect your sense of security and self care. Anxiety & fear can disrupt your sense of security. An 'uh-oh' feeling in your gut leaves tension and contraction in it
Deciphering and diagnosing digestive tract disorders can be difficult because of similar symptoms. Many digestive tract disorders lack a clear definition and may be variations of a single disease or syndrome. Diagnosis
Ever get the feeling that your mouth is dry no matter how often you tip the bottle, and that you pee like crazy but still feel thirsty? When you drink too much water, you pee too much, which also depletes your electrolytes. Electrolytes help you retain wa
What is Agni?
Literally, Agni means fire. In Ayurveda, Agni measures your strength, power and resilience, and may be compared to your metabolism. Agni gives your organs the strength to work well. In your mind, agni gives us emotion
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