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The Colonization of Inner Space

Inner Space…what does that conjure up in your mind?  When you close your eyes do you connect with a centered, calm part of yourself?  Or do you close your eyes and get bombarded with to do lists, worry or dissatisfaction? … Continue reading

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Ayurvedic Spiced Milk

Raw cow or goat milk is high prized in Ayurvedic nutrition as it nourishes all the bodily tissues, builds vitality and the intellect.  It should never be taken cold, out of the refrigerator, but instead cooked with yummy spices to … Continue reading

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Easy Oven-Baked Kitcharee

Sometimes, we just don’t have time to do much cooking.  Sometimes we don’t have the inclination.  But, Ayurveda recommends freshly cooked foods as often as possible.  So, here is an easy way to make kitcharee for yourself without a lot … Continue reading

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AYURVEDA IN THE AGE OF FEAR AND LOATHING—WORDS OF WISDOM AND HOPE

Turmoil and uncertainty fill the air these days.  Seemingly irreparable divides fracture our politics.  Folks on both sides of the aisle experience aversion to those they disagree with.  Many of us are experiencing increased anxiety, insomnia and, often times, a … Continue reading

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Dr. Lad’s Tur Dal Soup #2

This comes from Dr. Lad’s cookbook, Ayurvedic Cooking for Self-Healing.  He states that it is tridosha shamana (pacifying) and that because of the Ushna virya of toor dal (warming quality), those experiencing increased Pitta or Ushna (heat) guna should use … Continue reading

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Ayurvedic Self-Care–The Key to Wellness

“Sama dosha sama agnishcha sama dhatu mala kriya; prasanna atma indriya manah svastha iti abhideyate.” (Sushruta Samhita)  “Balanced dosha, balanced digestive fire, balanced bodily tissues, elimination and function; contented soul, senses, and mind. These are said to constitute health.”    In … Continue reading

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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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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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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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