Habits that lead to a weakened digestive fire and rise in toxins

  Habits that lead to a weakened digestive fire and rise in toxins

Diseases don’t form overnight but begin when we are not living aligned to our mind-body type (prakruti). Disease is the result of a collective of irregular diet and lifestyle habits and cumulative patterns that allows ama to form over time and thrive. What are the types of habits that lead to an increase in toxins? Read more …

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How to spot the signs of Digestive Toxins

How to spot the signs of Digestive Toxins

We are what we eat but it’s more accurate to say that we are what we do and don’t digest. Regardless of how healthy we deem our diet to be, if our digestive system is out of whack even healthy foods can become digestive toxins. The gut is the epicentre of both good health and disease.

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Ayurvedic Perspective on Mental Health

Ayurvedic Perspective on Mental Health

Do you know what doesn’t add up for me? When we are physically unwell we take time to allow the body to recover, so why do we not do the same for when our stress levels increase or our mood and emotions fluctuates? Fluctuation to our mood is an inevitable part of life and we must understand our mind just like to body to know where our vulnerabilities lie.

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Transforming SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) with SAD (Seasonal Ayurvedic Dina-Charya)

Transforming SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) with SAD (Seasonal Ayurvedic Dina-Charya)

When the sun is shining we may feel warm and happy but with shorter days, longer evenings, colder climates, many of us suffer from the winter blues or a type of depression also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) that can affect your daily life. Though you may be feeling ‘SAD’ we can turn it around with Ayurveda by embracing our ‘Seasonal Ayurvedic Dinacharya’.

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Cool off with a tantalising Takra (Ayurvedic Buttermilk)

Cool off with a tantalising Takra (Ayurvedic Buttermilk)

Over the counter probiotics and digestive enzymes are certainly on the rise but I’m not convinced that these are a holistic, balanced or a long term solution. Ayurvedic buttermilk known as takra is a useful refreshing yoghurt-based drink designed to restore a healthy gut microbiome. It was considered to be the divine healer for humans according to (Bhavaprakasha. Ch 6.V.7)

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