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Recipes for September

Coconut Chia Seed Pops! Ingredients: • 403 ml (14 oz.) can full fat coconut milk • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice  • 3 tablespoons black chia • 200 g (2 cups) berries of your choice (sliced strawberries, raspberries and blueberries)...

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Understand Ayurvedic Constitution

In this audio clip from a lecture in 2017, I give a 1 minute explanation of how to understand Ayurvedic prakruti. You may know that with the Ayurvedic body types, there is the concept of your original constitution (prakruti, the constitution...

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Herb of the Month – Cumin

Time for a look at this workhorse of an herb. It gives the classic curry taste, and is nearly omnipresent in Ayurvedic recommendations and formulas - and for good reason! How to use cumin: Roast 1 tsp in ghee, then add to soups, curries. It pairs great with Mexican...

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Summer Ayurveda Recipes for August

Beat the heat this summer with these delicious Ayurvedic Summer recipes to enjoy this month! Deliciously Stuffed Sweet Mini-Peppers! Ingredients: • Mini Sweet Peppers (1 - 2 packages), washed • 1 Avocado • 25g (1/2 cup) of Cilantro  • 150g (1 cup) of Red Onion • 1...

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Summer Detox: Signs You Need It & Best Practices

In the summer, the body is exposed to the extreme end of the heat spectrum. From the early spring thaw to the last warm days, we’ve been exposed to as much heat as we will be for the year. For our health that means, there’s a big potential that any problems related to...

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Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm/Citroenmelisse)

Those of you who know me as an herbalist know I like to recommend local herbs whenever possible. That’s why I’ve studied and use European and North American herbs as a supplement to my herbal medicine chest from the Indian subcontinent. So it’s always a delight to use...

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Amazing Stuffed Mushrooms (Servings 4-8) Ayurvedic qualities of mushrooms are dulling (they're tamasic), so if you need to relax the nervous system, great! but if you need to keep the mind clear or if there's depression, caution. Ingredients: • 1 1/2 lbs. mushrooms,...

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Which Ayurvedic herb has one of the highest Vitamin C levels? It’s Amalaki, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg of its massive benefits! Of the 6 tastes (Sweet, Sour, Salty, Pungent, Bitter, Astringent), Amalaki contains 5 but is absolutely dominant in sour. It’s a...

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Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola is a really useful herb I want you to know about as we go into summer. If you recognize this herb by its photo, I’ll be very impressed, but you might have heard of it by name. To avoid confusion, look for it by its Latin name Centella asiatica. It’s also...

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