Monthly Archives: March 2014

What’s the Perfect Diet?

Well, It Depends …

Yesterday a friend was telling me about his digestive woes. In the 15 years I’ve known him, he’s ended up in the ER with GERD, gall bladder problems and acute pancreatitis. In general, his digestion just doesn’t seem to be the strongest part of his constitution. He asked me, “Why...
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7 Ways to Celebrate Spring

Time to Get Outside

It’s official. Today is vernal equinox, the first day of spring. Today daylight and night are equal in length. Tomorrow we’ll have a few more minutes of light, and that will only continue to increase for the next three months. Hallelujah! Depending on where you live, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, you...
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Spring Cleaning with Kichari

Kichari: Ayurveda’s Spring Cleaning

When spring starts to hint at its arrival, our thoughts turn to longer days, blooming flowers and trees, and opening windows to let the fragrant outside air replace the recycled indoor air we’ve been breathing for months. The fresh air and new life all around us often inspires us to clear out...
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Turmeric: The Super Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Herb

Turmeric: The Super Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Herb

If you’ve ever eaten Indian food, you’ve probably noticed the golden hue of many dals, rice pilafs and vegetable dishes. While the rich, warm color can be comforting on its own, it’s not just there for looks. Nor is it used simply for its distinctive bitter, earthy taste. The...
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