Ayurveda always emphasizes being in touch with the current season and using whatever fresh fruits and vegetables are available. One of the great things about California is that we get a variety of fresh produce throughout the year. I recently …Read more
(Re)Introduction to Your Body’s Most Important Organ
While the liver is one of the least sexy organs to talk about, there is no doubt that it plays an incredibly important and underappreciated role in your health.
Your liver makes over 10,000 enzymes and over 1000 biochemicals that …Read more
A Lesson in Humility
Doctors have discovered a new ligament in the human knee.
It’s amazing that we are continuing to learn new things about the human body every day, even about parts that were thought to be pretty well understood such as the …Read more
The Ancient Ayurvedic Practice of Oil-Pulling
Oil-pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic therapy which involves holding vegetable oil in the mouth for ten-fifteen minutes and then spitting out the oil. In Ayurveda, oil-pulling has been used to strengthen the teeth, gums and jaws and also to prevent …Read more
5 Ayurvedic tips for staying healthy in the winter
It’s a little harder to stay balanced during the wintertime with colder weather, shorter days, less sunlight, more viruses prevalent, etc. Luckily Ayurveda has some helpful tips to keep us healthy:
1. Use heating spices to help balance Kapha, the …Read more
Raw Food and Weight Loss
Some people swear by a 100% raw food diet, but is it for everyone? In Ayurvedic medicine, all things are individualized– so the answer is that it is not good for everyone.
The general recommendation is that less processed food …Read more
Overcoming Sugar Cravings with Herbs
Continuing with the topic of losing weight, one of the primary changes that would be helpful for most people in my experience is eating fewer carbohydrates. In general eating whole grains and less processed complex carbohydrates is better than eating …Read more
Fenugreek Health Benefits
Ever heard about fenugreek?
Fenugreek seeds are small, slightly irregular shaped, yellow-beige in color, and have a strong, bitter taste. The pungent taste makes fenugreek well suited to its traditional in curries and other spice mixes. Fenugreek has a long …Read more
The Benefits of Ghee
In Ayurvedic medicine, Ghee (clarified butter) has a special place. It is considered a grounding, calming food that is good for people from all 3 doshas. It is also beneficial and gradually stimulating Agni, the digestive fire that is essential …Read more