Above all other Indian meals, kitchari is considered beneficial for spiritual growth, intestinal repair, and rejuvenation. It’s an Ayurvedic detox food, but in my house, as in many around the world, it’s consumed regularly as a staple throughout the year. Kitchari, pronounced kich-ah-ree and sometimes spelled khichadi or khichdi, has long been used to nourish […]
The most powerful cycle in nature is the seasons, which motivate birds to fly south, whales to migrate and leaves to fall. Each time the season changes is an opportunity to reset digestion and detoxify, which are easily bogged down by stress, toxins, and bad food. Ayurvedic doctors designed seasonal rejuvenation and cleansing strategies that turn on digestive fire and cleanse the liver and gall bladder, while flushing lymphatic toxins and strengthening the protective lining of the digestive system.
March 4, 2019 | 58 minutes, 24 seconds Download Reset Your Digestive + Detox Clock This Spring At LifeSpa, we have three Ayurvedic cleanses available this spring: Short Home Cleanse is an easy 4-day ghee and kitchari cleanse and digestive reset. Download the free eBook here. Guided Colorado Cleanse is a 14-day Ayurvedic ghee and […]
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How much difference does going organic really make? In a pilot study by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute, scientists set out to discover the effects of eating only organic food. They wanted to measure the amount of pesticide that accumulates in the body from conventional foods, and if that residue would change when eating organic […]
Have you ever wondered how and why our bodies store toxins? Actually, we are all designed to continuously and naturally remove toxins from our bodies, but sometimes this natural process is interrupted and needs a reset. Types of Toxins Water-soluble toxins are easily flushed out via the blood and kidneys. Fat-soluble toxins (such as heavy […]
You’ve probably heard that grass-fed is better than grain-fed when it comes to meat and dairy products. Well, the differences might amaze you! Cows grazing in grass pastures with no supplemental feed had a whopping 500% more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in their milk fat than cows fed typical dairy diets.4 When ghee is organic […]
According to Ayurveda, there is a special substance in the body that governs aging, immunity, radiant skin, vigor, mood, sleep, digestion, spirituality, and physical strength. This substance is called ojas (OH-jas). In Sanskrit, ojas has two prominent meanings. In the context of physical health and vitality, it means “vigor, virility, and vitality.” In the context […]
We all know that we inherit genes from mom and dad, but did you know that we also collect and incorporate genetic material from the microbes we come into contact with every day? In very exciting new research, as we continue to prove the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with modern science, it turns out that […]
What did you cook your dinner in last night? Olive oil? Butter? Canola oil? Lard? There is a lot of confusion around which oils are best for cooking. But with the help of some surprising new research, I can help you get on the right track. Saturated, Polyunsaturated + Monounsaturated First, let me explain the […]
How often do you resist the impulse to pass gas, burp, yawn, or sleep? Or suppress the desire to pee, poo, or shed a tear? Habitually and often unconsciously, we commonly find ourselves suppressing natural urges such as these, thinking nothing of it. According to Vāgbhata (one of the most influential classical writers of Ayurveda), […]
That cup of hot milk your grandmother gave you before bed has been shown to deliver special peptides that support health, energy, virility, and natural sleep cycles.1-3 Researchers have found that when milk is taken before bed, the milk’s bio-active peptides support: deep healthy sleep1 restorative sleep1 relaxation needed for sleep2 healthy stress response2 healthy […]