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Zoodles and Pesto recipes summer Aug 28, 2022

Happy end of August!

Do you have too many summer squash/zucchini on your hands this time of year? Here is a great recipe to make amazing noodles with squash and a cooling mint pesto.

Zucchini Noodles & Mint Pecan Pesto*

2 cloves garlic
1/2 t. lemon zest
1/2 c. fresh mint
1/4 c. basil
1/4 c olive...

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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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Let's Do Some Summer Cooking! recipe summer Jul 17, 2022

Quinoa Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

2 red bell peppers
1 c. quinoa
½ c. red onion
¼ c. goat cheese
4 cloves garlic
2 t. tarragon1 t. ghee
1 T. slivered almonds
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  1. In a medium saucepan, add quinoa and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil....
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Gifts From The Masculine gratitude pitta purpose summer Jun 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day!

Here is a recent picture of my dad, Rob Levin, and me.

He is a glassblower, sculptor, musician, and an awesome father.

My daddy-o also introduced me to herbal medicine, yoga, and using food for healing.

When I was a kid, my dad would make lots of home remedies to heal me...

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Caring For Your Eyes Through Ayurveda age gracefully ayurveda pitta sensory summer Jun 05, 2022

Summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere and it is a powerful time to connect with the sense organ related to pitta dosha (fire/digestive energy): the eyes!

In Ayurveda, sensory organ self-care is one of the best tools we have for aging gracefully and keeping the nervous system in balance. ...

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Ayurvedic Travel Tips summer travel tips vata youtube May 29, 2022

Summer is almost here and travel is becoming more widespread.

Travel can be super fun and inspiring AND it can knock you off kilter with digestion, sleep, and energy because it elevates Vata (the energy comprised of air and space).

There are many simple things we can do to alleviate some of the...

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What is Pitta Imbalance? (Lifestyle Cures) imbalance pitta summer Aug 29, 2021

"We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine." - Dwight L. Moody

We have explored managing Pitta Imbalance with food. As a review, Pitta Dosha is comprised mainly of...

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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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Inner Air Conditioning, Anyone? ayurveda imbalance pitta summer yoga youtube Jul 11, 2021

Chilling out to soothe the soul, is highly recommended this time of year.

The fire element is predominant in our environment. Are you feeling the heat?

Have you ever wished you had a way to cool from the inside out?

Yogic wisdom can grant your wish!

Check out this link to learn a yogic...

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Now that it is summer... mindset pitta purpose solstice summer Jun 27, 2021
I hope you enjoyed the Summer Solstice this past Monday and that you are inspired by the abundance of light that currently fills our days. As I deepen my studies of Yoga and Ayurveda, I am continually brought back to how the elements play such an important role, not just in what we eat but also...
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A Little Listen for Father's Day ayurveda gratitude purpose solstice summer yoga Jun 20, 2021

My father, artist and musician Rob Levin, has been a huge influence in my life. From yoga, natural health explorations, music, and art, he has been one of my greatest teachers.

I was recently interviewed on the amazing podcast Fain House Radio about my life from the perspective of being a...

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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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Memorial Day (Special Drink) pitta recipes summer May 30, 2021

Happy Memorial Day weekend!  

For many of us, this weekend marks the beginning of summer, time to relax and celebrate while honoring the ultimate sacrifice others have made in the name of our country.  And... Holiday weekends tend to encourage behaviors that we later regret. You know...

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Summertime Yoga imbalance pitta summer vitality circle yoga Jul 21, 2019

Pitta Season is in full swing here in the US. The heat and light of summertime can often lead us to believe we need to push harder and exert more. The qualities of fire may find us hyper-focused on a project, feeling irritable, or having a shorter fuse than usual. When the heat and light are...

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