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No Tomatoes—Seriously?

Concern for what and how we should eat is at an all-time high, and this is fueling interest in all kinds of nutritional philosophies.  Ayurveda—the time-honored medical science from India—has used food as a medicine for thousands of years and … Continue reading

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Got the Holiday Travel Blues? Ayurveda to the Rescue!

Many of us will be traveling this holiday–by the end of travel, we will likely feel exhausted and out of whack, but then need to jump right into the whirl of holiday festivities.  At some point during or after our … Continue reading

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Fall–The Season of Transition

Fall–changeable and unpredictable, one day is sunny and warm, the other is chilly with maybe even some rain.  It’s a season of harvest and markedly shorter days and longer nights. In Ayurvedic Medicine, Fall is understood as the season where … Continue reading

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Tis the season….

Tis the season to think about dieting.  Or is it?  Many of us are thinking about New Year’s resolutions that revolve around weight.  Thinness is the Holy Grail of our time and there is immense pressure from the medical community, … Continue reading

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Fava and Spring Onion Rice Salad

You may have heard that salad is not an encouraged item on the Ayurvedic menu…so, I use the term “salad” loosely here.  Yes, it is true that raw foods are not encouraged on a regular basis in Ayurvedic nutritional science, … Continue reading

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Spring Mediter-Indian Split Yellow Peas

In springtime, according to our digestive fire and constitutional nature, we can incorporate a little more of the lighter, rougher and dryer qualities in our meals because Kapha dosha, the water and earth elements, is at its peak.  Yellow Split Peas are … Continue reading

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