Posts Tagged“ayurveda”

barley, carrot, cauliflower salad with ghee

I’m currently trying recipes to balance my Ayurvedic Dosha of Pitta (more on that here) and cooking with/eating ghee seems to be a staple in the Ayurvedic world. Ghee is clarified butter and does not contain any whey, milk protein or lactose at all, just milk fat. In Ayurveda, ghee is used as a carrier for the nutrients in herbs and to lubricate the intestinal tract and all the tissues inside the body. It’s said that ghee cools the digestive fires to restore balance in the stomach and intestines. So I decided to make a warm salad – it’s atrociously cold…

pitta balancing smoothie

Ayurveda, meaning “life-knowledge” in Sanskrit, is a holistic system of traditional medicine that looks at one’s constitution to identify balance and health, or imbalance and disease. I wrote extensively about Ayurveda and my Ayurvedic consultation here, but the gist of it is that every person has a primary dosha (like DNA, a set of elemental forces that make you who you are) and maintaining balance in your dosha is a crucial factor to health and well-being. My dosha is PITTA – VATA and as you can guess from the title of this post, it’s out of balance. WHAT IS PITTA…

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Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga. It’s one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems, developed about 5,000 years ago in India. Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge) that is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body and spirit. An ayurvedic approach treats each individual, taking into account his/her own unique psychological, emotional, and physical conditions. Imbalances in the body are identified and a personalized recommendation including diet, lifestyle practices, yoga, medicinal herbs, meditation and massage therapy are suggested to correct…