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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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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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Haze of Desire–The Promise of Happiness

Dopamine.  The name sounds a little sinister like something someone might slip into your drink.  But no, dopamine is a neurotransmitter and is released inside our brains when there is a potential reward nearby.  It’s a key participant in the … 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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Organic? Or not? That’s the Question at Hand

When I arrived in South Carolina this September, one of the first things my aunt told me over a meal was something like, “Well, did you hear the news that organic food is not that healthy after all—it doesn’t make … Continue reading

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