As we move from the holidays into the New Year, you may be feeling the residual effects of endless grazing on holiday fare now. That feeling of bloating, slow digestion and low energy can be a sign of accumulated toxins, known as ama. As a result of rich ingredients, poor food combining, lack of sleep and stress, we weaken our digestive system and in turn our immune system. But …Keep Reading
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Ritual is a way of imbuing meaning into each moment of your life. It’s a way of elevating those everyday, mundane moments into the sacred and meaningful. The Ayurvedic ritual of daily self-care, known as Dinacharya, is a way to infuse intention into seemingly ordinary acts. A staple act in a daily dinacharya practice is Abhyanga, self oil massage. It’s interesting that the Sanskrit word Sneha can be …Keep Reading
“There are many roads to the table.”
As you know, my food philosophy tends to blend Ayurveda, macrobiotics and living foods in a seasonal approach. The fundamental principles of these three practices are:
Eat the freshest, naturally-grown, seasonal produce in their peak nutrition
Choose food from local and regional sources
Prepare food in a loving way that promotes balance, harmony and health
Each system emphasizes using whole foods to gain more energy. The …Keep Reading
As a yoga teacher and holistic health coach, my schedule varies each day as much as the weather does here in Oklahoma. And being a double Sagittarius with a vata constitution, structure and stability is something I have to work extra hard to create to keep my flighty tendencies in check (ie. I’d be floating off into the ether right back to Tulum if the wind blew me in that …Keep Reading
In September, I was given the task by my Ayurvedic practitioner to avoid cold, raw foods in my diet until spring. That meant no more giant green smoothies bowls for breakfast (gasp!). As a former raw food chef, I would have protested this request and refused the notion that the very thing I believed to be most nourishing could actually be creating imbalance in my body!
I first began my raw …Keep Reading
Most of you have probably heard of oil pulling by now. In fact, I was in the grocery store the other day when I overheard these two women talking, “Yeah after about 10 minutes you just spit the oil into the trash and your mouth feels amazing!” It seems like this little health practice has gone mainstream now. This week I want to share with you a little trick I …Keep Reading
It’s “Juice Week” at William-Sonoma, and I was asked to share my favorite seasonal recipe using a savory spice or tangy ingredient that will undoubtedly kick your juiced drink up a notch. As you know, I’m an avid year-round juicer with a love for using unique herbs and spices to make juicing a little more interesting. If any season calls for a good juice, it’s summer…and particularly late …Keep Reading
A few weeks ago I launched the second installment in my new “Seasonal Juicing” eBook series! As you know, I’m an avid year-round juicer, but I also believe in the power of eating seasonally and following the natural rhythms of the earth. I wanted to create a guide that allows you to reap the benefits of daily juicing, while highlighting seasonal produce, herbs and spices that help keep your …Keep Reading
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