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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Let your skin radiate your inner goddess

Let your skin radiate your inner goddess

Ever see people with radiant skin and wonder what their secret is? We all want our skin to be free from acne, blemishes, dryness and oiliness. Sushruta Samhita, a text dating as far back as 5000 years, mentions various herbs, routines and recipes to maintain one’s ‘beauty’. Excellent! So what’s the formula?

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Ayurveda and the Allergy Season

Ayurveda and the Allergy Season

And so it starts again – an increase in pollens and for so many of you - hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis), with symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes and throat, nasal blockages, difficulty breathing, a heavy head, weakness and fatigue. Get ahead of the game with Ayurvedic rituals, herbs and diet to prevent Hay Fever this summer.

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Fasting – A Traditional Ayurvedic Cleansing Ritual

Fasting – A Traditional Ayurvedic Cleansing Ritual

Our body has one of the best built in detoxification systems via our liver, lungs, colon, kidneys and skin. Our only job is to give these organs the support that they need. Spring is a natural time for the body to eliminate toxins. There are many different ways to fast and cleanse the body and since we are all unique we must find a cleansing method that suits our body type. 

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Do you want to get more out of your day?

Do you want to get more out of your day?

Sleep is just as necessary and nourishing for our body, mind and emotions as food and is considered as one of the three pillars of life in Ayurveda.  While our body takes restful sleep, it is quietly working to detoxify, regenerate and rejuvenating each and every cell of the body. In my clinic I consult many individuals that have high stress and anxiety and worries that affect sleep and sometimes it can be chronic insomnia'. Shirodhara is a brilliant treatment for this but there are lots of things you can start with at home.

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