AN APPLE A DAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

We’ve expounded on the benefits of apples before, but because they are one of the few local fruits that are still fresh at this time of year in the northern hemisphere, they’re perfect partners for the winter holidays. Give them as gifts, use them as tree decorations, fill the toes of Christmas stockings, or make delicious applesauce […]

SOUND SLEEP WITH YOGA & AYURVEDA

Sleep is one of the most important factors for allowing the body and mind to thrive and experience homeostasis. Sleeping well is vital for maintaining a strong sense of vitality, happiness, strength, mental acuity, and more. Unfortunately, these days sleep disturbances are becoming more and more prevalent. If you’re experiencing sleep issues, perhaps yoga and […]

The Best Time Of Day To Eat Spices And Still Feel Good, According To Experts

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/best-time-of-day-to-eat-spices_l_62e81222e4b00fd8d841e619 For decades, nutritionists and researchers have been talking about the health benefits of consuming spices and spice supplements ― we’re not talking about spicy foods like jalapenos, but spices like ginger, cinnamon and turmeric. What has been a staple in many Eastern diets is now becoming a health trend around the world ― even […]

5 HERBS FOR SUMMER

When summer temperatures rise, almost everyone experiences increasing pitta dosha in the body and mind—those whose constitution is already dominated by pitta even more! Irritability, impatience, skin problems, and general overheating are just a few ways pitta imbalances manifest. Fortunately, there are herbs known in Ayurveda to reduce excessive pitta quickly and easily. What’s the […]

SAGACIOUS SOLUTIONS TO SUMMER’S SIZZLE

Staying Cool with Ayurveda & Yoga In summer, you can likely ascribe the cause of imbalances such as skin eruptions, irritability, short-temperedness, and an overly critical and/or judgmental disposition, to excess heat. The body is made up of the five great elements, known as the Pancha Maha Bhutas. They are from subtlest to grossest-space—ether, air, […]

AYURVEDA FOR SUMMER SEASON

“Me mind on fire—Me soul on fire—Feeling hot hot hotParty people—All around me feeling hot hot hotWhat to do—On a night like thisMusic sweet— can’t resist”Feeling Hot Hot Hot—The Merrymen Ayurveda calls summer pitta season. Pitta is governed by the fire and water elements and is characterized by hot, sharp, spreading, and oily qualities. The […]

GOODBYE BLOAT, HELLO ARTICHOKE

In Ayurveda, springtime is known for coinciding with water retention in the physical body. It is a quintessential example of how the human body mimics what happens in nature when melting snow and spring rains bog down the earth—feeling heavy and bloated is quite common. This is one of the reasons why it is important to […]

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF AYURVEDA

While the foundations of modern medicine are based on physics, chemistry, botany, and zoology, the ancient practices of Ayurveda are based on the concepts of macrocosm and microcosm—the idea that there is a corresponding similarity in pattern, nature, or structure between human beings and the universe. These beliefs are what has given birth to the […]

THE SEASON OF SABZI

By Diana Bellofatto Spring has sprung and guided by Ayurveda, we are called to cleanse and comfort the liver. If we think of the body as a corporation, the liver has the very important job of CEO! It is responsible for hundreds of vital functions in the body.   Suffice it to say that the stressors […]

I Only Have Fries for You: Tofu Fenugreek Fries

If you’ve ever had tofu, you know that it does not have much flavor on its own. However, it’s very receptive to spices and spices are what is called for to aid in digestion of tofu’s heavy, wet, cold qualities. There are numerous spices in this recipe but one that stands out is fenugreek. Fenugreek has a […]