Tag Archives: Anti-inflammatory diet

Ask Ayurveda: How can I reduce inflammation in my body?

inflammationDear Ask Ayurveda:

“I am 36 years old, although lately I have been feeling like my age is accelerating at an intense rate.  I am the mother of 2 beautiful boys (ages 4 and 6) and work about 30-35 hours a week as a nurse.  I have had issues with inflammation in my body since I gave birth to my oldest, 6 years ago.  Since then I have had on and off inflammation in all different areas of my body, but the main areas that seem affected have been my knees, my wrists and my stomach.  I often feel a sourness in my gut and experience heartburn at least 2 days each week, if not more.  I will even get red dots and rashes on my stomach and chest at least once or twice a month.  All of these symptoms are at their worst at night, and even more so during menstruation.  This pain and inflammation often leaves me fatigued and drained, especially during flare-ups. Continue reading »

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Pitta Pacifying Diet

coconutsPitta dosha is the biological energetic force that stems from the fire and water elements.  It is hot, sharp, penetrating and spreading by nature and therefore any Pitta imbalance with show similar qualities.  According to Ayurveda, diet can be a powerful tool in treating and preventing disorder and disease.  If you are a Pitta body-type or currently have a strong Pitta imbalance, you may notice such symptoms as:

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