Category Archives: Healthy Eating

28 Days to a Healthier Digestion Challenge: Week Three

Congratulations on making it to week three of our Healthy Digestion Challenge!!  I am happy to say we are officially half way there.  The recommendations for eliminating various food types and adding in some healthier practices are far from easy, but I suppose this is why they call it a challenge.  As we get ready for our third week hopefully you are already noticing some of the benefits to making these changes such as a new sense of lightness, greater energy, a clear mind, and of course improved digestion! Continue reading »

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28 Days to a Healthier Digestion Challenge: Week Two

Welcome to week two of our Healthy Digestion Challenge!  This week we will continue on with the recommendations from week one while bringing our focus to a few new challenges.  By making these changes to our diet and lifestyle over this 28 day period, we are hoping to shed light on where our dietary struggles lie (say giving up all white sugar), bring awareness to all of the (hidden) ingredients that are in our foods, and finally give our digestions a much needed break in order to rekindle our fire, flush away toxins and reestablish sustainable energy and health.  Continue reading »

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28 Days to a Healthier Digestion Challenge: Week One

According to Ayurveda, a healthy digestive fire (Agni) is the key to our entire health and well-being.  Alternatively, the root cause of toxins and disease is improper digestion.  I am a firm believer in this theory and have indeed seen it first hand throughout my practice.  The causes and symptoms of each individual’s digestive issues may vary, but the one thing we know for certain is that the digestive force must be restored in order to prevent and/or treat any disorder.  Continue reading »

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Do you have to be Vegetarian to have an Ayurvedic Diet?

As an Ayurvedic practitioner, I have been asked many of times about Ayurveda’s theory on eating meat.  Overall it seems commonly believed that by eating an Ayurvedic diet, one should avoid eating meat.  Although it is ultimately a personal decision, whether based on morals, personal preferences, religious ideals, or individual healthcare needs, what exactly does Ayurveda say about eating meat? Continue reading »

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Get Back to the Basics: 9 Simple Guidelines for an Ayurvedic Diet

Ayurvedic Food Combining Chart Although Ayurveda can get a bit complicated at times, I always feel that it is best to keep things simple and stick to the basics.  If you avoid getting lost in all of the information out there, you will discover that finding a healthy Ayurvedic diet doesn’t have to be overly tedious with endless lists of complex food rules and food charts.  Although these can be helpful at times, they can also lead to excessive stress around food, over-analyzation and just utter confusion.  In fact, the stress and frustration created by trying to follow anything to a tee (especially detailed food lists), can be as detrimental as some poor eating habits.  These common dietary turmoils tend to produce paranoia and fear around eating as well. Continue reading »

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How to Perform a Kitchari Cleanse

kitchari cleanseThe Kitchari cleanse is a very mild version of the traditional “Pancha Karma” cleanse and can be safely performed at home with minimal guidance. This particular cleanse is suitable for all body types as it can be modified to fit everybody’s individual needs. This cleanse consists of taking in a mono-diet of the classical Ayurvedic dish, Kitchari, which will allow the digestive system to take a much-needed break, giving it new light and the ability to properly flush out toxins in the system.   Continue reading »

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Ask Ayurveda: How can I get Turmeric into my Daily Diet?

turmeric2Dear Ask Ayurveda:

“I have been hearing a lot about turmeric lately and all of its amazing health benefits.  I have acne and liver issues and I have read that turmeric may be useful for these conditions (among many others).  I do not typically use many spices in my meals and never cook Indian dishes.  Do you have any suggestions on how I can get turmeric into my daily diet?  I do not have any experience cooking with it, but it sounds like it would be really beneficial for me so I would love to find some ways to sneak it in.”  Turmeric Novice Continue reading »

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