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Ayurveda and Spices: Cinnamon

 

When you think of cinnamon, what comes to mind? Delicious, aromatic tea? Cookies and pastries? Oatmeal? All of these are made so much better by this amazing spice! And yet cinnamon has even more benefits to offer…

Ayurveda and Ama (Improperly Digested Food)

 

 

 

Have you looked at your tongue lately? Does it have a coating on it? If so, this is an indication of ama - the toxic residue of improperly digested food. Not a good thing! In fact, ama can lead to disease. We’re always talking about digestion here, and a big reason for this is that if you don’t digest well, you are likely going to create ama. 

Ayurveda and Healing Through Your Sense of Smell

 

 

 

 

Ayurveda and Seasonal Recipes: How to Cook a Pumpkin

Did you know that pumpkin is balancing to vata dosha? (This is important because we’re in the season when vata easily goes out of balance). And the pumpkin seeds are good for all three doshas (vata, pitta and kapha)! 

 

So ~ how to cook a pumpkin and the seeds? Here’s how…

 

Ayurveda and Spices: Cardamom

Cardamom: Exotic, aromatic, and absolutely delicious. And yet many in the west have never tasted this wonderful spice. If that’s the case with you, you’re missing out!

 

Cardamom is delicious in baked goods, oatmeal, in coffee and tea, curry, and many savory dishes. And yet the most important thing about cardamom (and in fact spices in general) is the positive effect it has on health! 

In Ayurveda, Ojas Rules Supreme. So - How’s Your Ojas Level?

 

Ever heard of “ojas”? Perhaps not. And yet, a healthy amount of ojas is critical to good health. 

 

Ayurveda and the Importance of Understanding the Qualities of Disease

 

Ayurvedic Recipe: Asparagus with Basil Pesto and Pine Nuts

 

This delicious recipe is great for keeping vata in balance (which is important during the autumn season, when vata tends to easily go out of balance)! Enjoy…

 

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Ayurveda and the Use of Spices

 

Spices - do you realize how important they are for your health? 

Most of us know that spices make food taste better. Throughout history, spices have been sought after for preserving and flavoring foods as well as for healing purposes.

Ayurveda teaches that one should “never eat bland food” - meaning food without spices. Why are spices so important?

Ayurveda and the Importance of Proper Food Choices

“Foods, like all of nature, are made up of the five elements and consist of a unique combination of the ten pairs of opposite qualities. By understanding the qualities inherent in a food and knowing the qualities inherent in a person, how the food and a person interact becomes known. No one food is perfectly healthy for everyone. Each person is unique and so too are the foods that will support them to thrive.