Category Archives: Ayurveda

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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Ritucharya–Honoring Seasonal Change

Ayurveda recognizes that we are creatures of our universe not apart from it—our bodies are exquisite symphonies of regulation, metabolism and structure interacting with the external environment.  That symphony takes its cues from the daily and seasonal light-dark cycle.  When … Continue reading

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Abhyanga–Love your Skin!

excerpted article also available on GoFitty.com and EverydayAyurveda.com If you have ever consulted with an Ayurvedic Practitioner, chances are that they recommended abhyanga to you.  Abhyangas are a prized therapy in Ayurvedic Medicine and can be received from a massage therapist … Continue reading

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Detox. Seriously?

These days the media waves are cluttered with diets and products that claim to aide in detoxification.  Modern medicine is contemptuous of these claims and is quick to point out that there is very little science to support claims about … Continue reading

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It’s Spring, Time to Lighten Up!

It’s greening up outside and flowers are starting to blossom.   In Ayurvedic medicine, spring is the time to lighten up.  Diet, daily routine and exercise can help us enliven and blossom forth, shedding the heaviness accumulated during the winter.  Spring … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning….

Find yourself feeling achy, throat sore and coming down with something?  It’s early spring here in San Francisco—the first wildflowers are in bloom, plum trees are blossoming and Chinese New Year is right around the corner.  Early spring is a … Continue reading

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Too Much Holiday Cheer?

What to do when we wake up the next morning after too much celebration?  Ayurveda has some helpful suggestions for getting back to an even keel.

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Ayurdooda!?!

Yes, it’s true, when I tell people that I am an Ayurvedic practitioner, the most common response is, “A what?  What is that?”  So I thought I’d tell you a little bit about one of the world’s oldest medical systems—Ayurveda. … Continue reading

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Nature’s Greatest Nourishment

Eat better, exercise, reduce stress… We’ve heard it all before and most of us, at some point, plan to do better on all of these fronts.  And yet, there is one more basic thing we can do to better nourish … Continue reading

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