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Kapha individuals are naturally loving, supportive, and stable. Kapha can be compared to a swan or a tortoise. Kapha people make pleasant companions and loyal friends. They have an amazing ability to nurture.
Underneath their calm constitution, howe
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
Your Body in Winter
Early winter starts in late November and lasts through mid January. As the days grow shorter, they grow colder as well. As your body prepares for the drop in temperatures, you find yourself craving heavier foods
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Keep your skin soft, calm your mind, and warm up your body in the fall with an early morning oil massage. The practice of oil massage is called abhyanga in Ayurveda. The sensation of abhy
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Early Summer - Mid-May to Mid-July
Hot, humid weather destroys the appetite and aggravates Pitta-Kapha rashes, irritabilit
Preventative medicine is one of Ayurveda's greatest strengths. Preventative medicine in Ayurveda is based upon several pillars:
Awareness of your body
Recognizing imbalances early
Knowing how to change your diet and lifestyle to
Routine is the foundation of a well-lived life. Routine creates simplicity, perspective, and helps you stay organized. Lack of routine creates instability, confusion, and an inability to identify the cause from the effect. A good routine supports your abi
Your days are rushed, and you find yourself grabbing a bite of food as you run out the door. Maybe eating on the run has become a way of life for you. So how are you going to stay healthy when you just don't have the t
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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
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Toxins in the blood often accumulate on the back of the tongue. While a slight coating on the back of the tongue the size of a dime is normal, a thick or large coating is a sign of a large toxic burden. As bacteria thrive off the accumulated toxins, they
All foods that are difficult to digest must be chewed with care. Insufficient chewing of food forces stomachs to break down larger chunks by acids. While an easy task for a toot
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Warm water boosts your metabolism, improves your circulation, and stimulates healthy elimination of the bowels. A glass or two of warm water before meals improves acid and enzyme production, stimulating healthy digestion. Sipping hot water between meals k
Ayurveda recommends concentration on the taste of food while eating. Paying attention improves your intuitive eating skills. Did you know that the flavor of food changes with every ten bites. By actually tasting the food, you enjoy it more. Plus, it keeps
Many times people think of staying healthy in terms of deprivation or torturing their body. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Taking care of your health is about gentleness and nurturing. It should feel good and comforting to take care of yourself. Be ki
Most people know me as a foodie. And it's true I love food. I have traveled to the ends of the earth in search of tasty recipes, to make your life delicious, and bring the health that Ayurveda promises.
But my joy comes from a deeper source.