Category Archives: Healthy Eating

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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5 Reasons Why a Juice Cleanse May Not be Healthy for You

raw-juicing and AyurvedaWith the New Year having just passed, the theme of cleansing and detoxing is a popular concept.  But just as we have an overwhelming number of different miracle diets available, there also seems to be just as many trendy cleansing options as well.  At the top of this long list of cleansing phenomenons, is the ever-so-popular juice cleanse.  In truth, one diet is not going to be appropriate for every-body, just as one cleanse will not be a healthy option for every individual as well. Continue reading »

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An Ayurvedic Diet for Weight Loss

diet for weight lossSince Kapha is the main dosha that is increased with excessive weight, the dietary regimen must focus on decreasing this imbalance (heaviness, adipose tissue, toxins, congestion, etc).  This natural diet plan has been designed to reduce weight while increasing one’s digestion, energy, vitality and overall health.   Continue reading »

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The Health Benefits and Uses of Ghee

ghee health benefitsGhee is greatly revered in the Indian culture and has been used in the medical science of Ayurveda for thousands of years.  This very versatile substance may be used internally as food and as medicine; or used externally as a skin moisturizer.  Ghee is commonly used as an offering in puja (holy Hindu ceremony) and homa (fire ceremony).  Ghee is an important factor in Ayurvedic cleansing therapies, while also being highly beneficial during rejuvenation therapy. Continue reading »

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Common Kitchen Spices and their Extraordinary Health Benefits

Ayurvedic spicesWe all know that spices are used to enhance the flavor of foods and give recipes a unique taste; but did you know, these same cooking spices are also used as healing herbs in Ayurvedic medicine? Having such health benefits as increasing digestion, burning toxins, balancing blood sugar, reducing inflammation, supporting weight loss, increasing the libido, preventing Alzheimer’s, healing asthma and calming the mind; you can indeed turn your kitchen into a complete Ayurvedic pharmacy. Continue reading »

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10 Foods for Beautiful, Healthy Hair

hair1In order to obtain truly healthy, beautiful hair, one must start from within. Whether you are suffering from dull, lifeless hair; premature greying; hair thinning or hair loss; this may be a direct reflection of poor dietary habits. Continue reading »

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Kapha Pacifying Diet

kapha-picKapha is the biological energetic force composed of the earth and water elements.  By nature, Kapha is strong, grounded, solid and sturdy; however a Kapha imbalance may manifest excessive heaviness, dullness, low motivation and lethargy.  Therefore, taking in the proper diet and eating habits is essential if these negative qualities begin to arise.  If you are a Kapha body-type or currently have a strong Kapha imbalance, you may notice such symptoms as: Continue reading »

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