Category Archives: Healthy Eating

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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Ask Ayurveda: Why is Food Combining so Important?

fruitDear Ask Ayurveda:

I have been learning about Ayurveda for a year or so now.  I think I am a Vata type.  I have learned a lot about eating for my constitution, along with other healthy Ayurvedic practices that I try to follow.  I have suffered from a weak digestion for many years, although the changes I have made through Ayurveda have helped me dramatically so far!  I have recently heard that Ayurveda puts a lot of emphasis on Food Combining.  I have tried to incorporate the little I know about this, but I am still confused and left a bit flustered.  Continue reading »

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An Ayurvedic View on Food Combining

 

imagesThe root cause of most diseases and conditions today stems from a weak digestive fire and a build-up of toxins throughout the body.  Among the major causes of these toxins, improper food combining is at the top of the list.  Continue reading »

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Healing Ayurvedic Bone Broth Recipe

healing brothAlthough just recently gaining popularity, bone broth is an age old healing remedy and has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine.  The multitude of health benefits are various and extensive, making this nourishing tonic beneficial in many different disorders.  Continue reading »

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Top 10 Ayurvedic Food Rules

food rulesOne of the most important concepts of Ayurveda is that of the Agni, or digestive fire, in the body. It is believed that in order to achieve optimal health, one must have a healthy, robust Agni (digestive fire). In contrast, a low digestive fire is thought to be the root cause of toxic build up and disease. Continue reading »

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