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Ama Leads To Drama! detox digestion imbalance pitta summer Aug 21, 2022

Are you feeling gassy, bloated, or acidic?

As we draw toward the end of summer, digestive strength is weaker and you may find that you are experiencing new digestive issues. 

We all know what gassy feels like (hard to suppress the upward or downward flow of air in the system. Bloated...

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Medicinal Culinary Herbs for Summer ayurveda digestion herbs medicinal food pitta summer Aug 07, 2022

I am sometimes asked about the difference between herbs for cooking and taking herbs for specific health benefits.

From the Ayurvedic perspective, food is medicine, so whether you are cooking with herbs or taking them as a formula, they can be beneficial to your health.

Summer is governed by...

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To Detox Or Not To Detox... detox digestion gut health inflammation sleep Mar 20, 2022

By now you probably know that I lead a spring and a fall detox.

What you might not know is how this experience could benefit YOU. 

Let me help you determine if this is right for you to detox!

Ayurvedic wisdom teaches us that doing detoxes in the Spring and the Autumn of each...

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What your tongue can tell you age gracefully autumn ayurveda detox digestion gut health healing spring Feb 27, 2022

As Spring approaches, it's time for us to do Spring Cleaning. That doesn't just mean clearing out your closets and going through the paper piles that have accumulated in the corners of your home. It also means that it's time to clean out your body. Time for a seasonal detox!

How do...

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3 Essential Health Secrets for Our Changing World ayurveda digestion habit evolution imbalance inflammation sleep weight loss Feb 20, 2022

Look around you! Do you notice?

We are being invited into a paradigm shift that impacts how we relate to each other, and ourselves.

Awareness of our potential is awakening amidst the chaos and pain. We all have a choice of how we are going to interpret our changing world.

We can feel...

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Tulsi/Holy Basil digestion energy herbs recipes vata winter Jan 30, 2022

Do you have an herbal ally for the Winter? 

An herbal ally is an herb you can turn to that will help you maintain or regain health. One of the best herbal allies for the Winter is Tulsi, or Holy Basil. 

Grown in the summer, Tulsi can be dried and used all Winter long to support the...

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Please! Don't DETOX in January! detox digestion natural flow vata Jan 09, 2022

You read that correctly: Please DO NOT Detox in January!

Even though popular culture is trying to push post-holiday juice cleanses, raw food detoxes, and fasting, please don't fall into the trap of believing that is the best way to feel better and support your health this time of year.

When...

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3 tips for GREAT Thanksgiving digestion ayurveda digestion gratitude mindset Nov 21, 2021
Do you look forward to the feast of Thanksgiving, but know that you will likely feel less than stellar after the meal, either because you ate too much or things didn't sit well with you? 
 Since this Thanksgiving will likely be very different from past Thanksgivings due to the Covid...
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Colder Weather = New Seasonal Palate autumn digestion imbalance natural flow Oct 03, 2021

“The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider.” - Jane Hirshfield

Can you feel the crisp tinge of the coming cold in the air? Are leaves crunching as you walk through the woods? Are you grabbing a sweater to put on in the...

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What is Pitta imbalance? ayurveda digestion dosha imbalance mindset pitta summer Aug 08, 2021

“Of all the fires, love is the only inexhaustible one.” —Pablo Neruda

What are you in love with these days? Love brings peace and ease into our lives which can be a great antidote to the intensity of Summertime.

I have been loving sharing so much about Ayurveda and Mindset...

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Summer Foods To Cool And Refresh digestion imbalance pitta recipes summer Jun 13, 2021

Are you feeling a shift in your food cravings lately? Perhaps your usual standby foods are feeling too heavy, salty, or spicy.

If you want to feel more excited by your summer plate, may I suggest some alternatives to what you are eating, balancing the heat and allowing your body to cool...

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Intuitive Eating ayurveda digestion gratitude mindset vitality circle weight loss May 16, 2021
During recent meetings with clients in the Vitality Circle, I have found the conversation guided to discussions about intuitive eating. I feel inspired to bring it to the larger conversation with you. 
 
What is intuitive eating? 
 
While this term is quite the buzz phrase...
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Butternut Bliss autumn cookbook digestion recipes Sep 29, 2019

Autumn brings root veggies and winter squashes to the table. As the evenings cool, eating soup for dinner is one of the best things you can do for your digestion and sleep.  
Soups are easy to digest because all the ingredients have been cooked together and are already partially broken down....

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When you get "Stopped Up!" Part 2: What to do... ayurveda digestion imbalance kapha meditation pitta stress summer vata yoga Jul 14, 2019

This is the second of a two part series on constipation. If you missed the first part about WHY you get stopped up, please check out the previous BLOG.

Constipation is one of the most widespread, chronic health issues facing people in the US. Although most folks don't like to talk about it, sales...

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When we get "Stopped UP!" Part 1: Why it happens ayurveda constipation digestion gut health imbalance stress summer travel tips vata Jul 07, 2019

I have received requests lately for more information about dealing with constipation. In today's blog we will dive into why constipation happens, and in part 2 I will provide easy-to-implement solutions.

Although WebMD states, "There is no right number of daily or weekly bowel movements," the...

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