Being an Ayurvedic Practitioner, I see the world through the eyes of Ayurveda. Everyone is unique and needs something different according to their personal prakruti or natural doshic make-up. By understanding someone’s natural state and their current state of imbalance (vikruti) I am able to discern exactly what treatment protocol would be most appropriate. Other things to [...]
Summer Meal Ideas and Smoothie Recipe- Breakfast: Sweet, light grains such as basmati rice with coconut milk, sprinkled with saffron or fennel are a nourishing breakfast in the Summer. Add spices, seeds, herbs, and dried fruits from your Summer Food Guide for a satisfying meal to start your day off right. • Sweet fruits melded [...]
Smoothies seem to be all the rage these days, have you noticed? In Ayurveda we don't recommend smoothies all year long as they are cool, damp, heavy, and often hard to digest for some. BUT...as the weather has warmed up I've been craving yummy morning smoothies or as a snack throughout the day. [...]
Last month I was down in LA speaking at the National Ayurvedic Medical Association conference, a real honour and wonderful opportunity to connect to other Ayurvedic practitioners and doctors.I was lucky to attend some seminars with fabulous presenters. But here's what I found out that shocked me the most! Maybe I'm a bit naive, despite often thinking [...]
In Ayurveda we focus a lot on the strength of the agni (digestive capacity) as it determines so much of our health and well-being. Your digestive fire will be either strong, low, or variable. Do you tend to have an 'iron stomach' and can eat anything, anywhere, anytime without ill affect? Or [...]
I have to admit, I'm not the best cook in the world. I like to make things that are simple, quick, and delicious! This meal is a great Winter meal that you can whip up quickly. Use it as a guideline and feel free to increase/ decrease quantities, add/ subtract ingredients. Let [...]
Make this simple tea at home and help to soothe gas, bloating and indigestion. A grounding and tri-doshically balancing tea, good for bata, pita and kapha. Feel free to adjust the amounts of the spices according to your taste preference.