Digestion

Why Dinner Should be Your Lightest Meal & Low in Protein

Why do you eat food? For fuel. Food gets digested (hopefully) to allow the mitochondria (the powerhouses of the cells) to produce ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) which is the energy you require to function in life. If you use the energy, like in the case of your daily activities, that is great! You are "spending" this “energy currency” well. If you just go to sleep after eating, because your use of ... READ MORE

Amalaki (Embilica Officinalis) Uses & Benefits

Amalaki (Embilica officinalis) is not only considered by many to be Ayurveda's most potent fruit, but Amalaki is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda that is used extensively in formulations.  Nomenclature English: Indian GooseberrySanskrit: Amalaki, aka Amla (vernacular).Latin: Embilica officinalis or Pjullantus embilica (less common) Synonyms: Dhatri ("Mother" or "Nurse") - Amalaki is the ultimate carer and healer. Amrta ("Immortality") - There are only a few herbs which have the Amrta quality. Amalaki is like ... READ MORE

Amla Pickle (Recipe)

Amalaki (Indian Gooseberry) This recipe can be for lemon pickle by replacing lemons with amla. Amla is the common name for the fruit of the Amalaki plant (Embilica officinalis). This is not only considered by many to be Ayurvreda's most potent fruit, but Amalaki is also one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda. Tridoshic Fruit One of the marvels of Amalaki is that it contains all 6 tastes except salt. Thus this ... READ MORE

Digestive Lassi

Ingredients 1 tsp - 1 TBSP yoghurt 1-1.5 cup water 1/2tsp roasted ground cumin powder 1/2tsp roasted ground ajwain powder 1/2 tsp black salt 1/2 tsp black pepper Method Blend all ingredients together well and drink fresh. Plain lassi containing just yoghurt and water is also very good. Benefits of Digestive Lassi Improves digestion and a fantastic pro-biotic. Helps in reflux and diarrhoea (in this case make it more thicker). ... READ MORE

6 Tips to Ditch the Microwave Oven

We now know that microwaves have a seriously negative impact on our food and body, so how do we go about removing them from our kitchens and what methods of cooking and heating can be used instead? You’ve decided to put your health first, so how do you replace the convenience of the microwave? It’s all about becoming more efficient in the kitchen, a skill you will surely develop. Here are 6 simple steps ... READ MORE

Microwave Ovens ![Danger]! – Are you still using them?

Are you sacrificing your health for a modern convenience? Sure, microwaves may seem like a quick and easy solution to cook or heat your food, but healthier cooking methods aren’t that much slower. Plus, by choosing a cooking method that is better for you, you’ll cultivate a love for the ritual of cooking and quickly become a wiz at it. On top of mastering new cooking skills, your body will ... READ MORE

7 Tips to Avoid Ama over Christmas and the Silly Season (and Still Indulge)

The festive season is here! and along with it an abundance of edible delights seem to be just about everywhere! Over 99% of us are going to break the rules and indulge. Great! Enjoy it! (guilt-free and in moderation). But accordingly, support your digestions ability to "digest" the "silly season" at ease with minimal repercussions.  It is hard not to overindulge and accumulate Ama, the toxic waste-product of incomplete digestion. Tempting ... READ MORE

The Vital Short Home Cleanse

5 Days to Revitalise Your Digestion, Metabolism, & Energy Levels A "DIY" Panchakarma Detox and Rejuvenation Program The Vital Short Home Cleanse (VSHC) is a short 5 day cleanse and detox designed for those who are ready to feel lighter, more energised and peaceful. It is appropriate for busy people who don't have the time for Panchakarma (Ayurvedic detoxification and rejuvenation program) or a similar longer cleanse/retreat. The VSHC is a "DIY" (Do It ... READ MORE

Mung Dahl Recipe

Mung is an easy to digest lentil that provides adequate protein. Used for both cleansing and building in Ayurveda, one can eat mung dahl everyday and not only will you gain complete nutrition and satisfaction, but soon this will be the stuff you crave! Anti-Flatulence Mung is the only legumes that is “vata balancing.” This means that, unlike every other type of beans or lentils, they will not produce any intestinal gas. They naturally are ... READ MORE

7 Ayurvedic Super Foods

According to modern science, food nutritionists, food industry leaders and dieticians, so called “superfoods” aren’t exactly “super.” Wikipedia describes that “Superfood is a marketing term used to describe foods with supposed health benefits..” The European Union has even prohibited the marketing of products as “superfoods,” unless accompanied by a specific medical claim supported by credible scientific research.(1) Not particularly inspiring…so I will redefine the word from an Ayurvedic perspective. First ... READ MORE