Have you looked at your tongue lately? Does it have a coating on it? If so, this is an indication of ama - the toxic residue of improperly digested food. Not a good thing! In fact, ama can lead to disease. We’re always talking about digestion here, and a big reason for this is that if you don’t digest well, you are likely going to create ama.
Did you know that pumpkin is balancing to vata dosha? (This is important because we’re in the season when vata easily goes out of balance). And the pumpkin seeds are good for all three doshas (vata, pitta and kapha)!
So ~ how to cook a pumpkin and the seeds? Here’s how…
Cardamom: Exotic, aromatic, and absolutely delicious. And yet many in the west have never tasted this wonderful spice. If that’s the case with you, you’re missing out!
Cardamom is delicious in baked goods, oatmeal, in coffee and tea, curry, and many savory dishes. And yet the most important thing about cardamom (and in fact spices in general) is the positive effect it has on health!
Ever heard of “ojas”? Perhaps not. And yet, a healthy amount of ojas is critical to good health.
This delicious recipe is great for keeping vata in balance (which is important during the autumn season, when vata tends to easily go out of balance)! Enjoy…
Spices - do you realize how important they are for your health?
Most of us know that spices make food taste better. Throughout history, spices have been sought after for preserving and flavoring foods as well as for healing purposes.
Ayurveda teaches that one should “never eat bland food” - meaning food without spices. Why are spices so important?
“Foods, like all of nature, are made up of the five elements and consist of a unique combination of the ten pairs of opposite qualities. By understanding the qualities inherent in a food and knowing the qualities inherent in a person, how the food and a person interact becomes known. No one food is perfectly healthy for everyone. Each person is unique and so too are the foods that will support them to thrive.