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Time to stop eating raw food?

“Ayurveda favors minimal intake of raw food, like raw vegetables or uncooked oats. Salads and Fruit should be eaten seasonally” Early in my career, I got into a debate with an audience member at an event where I was a featured speaker. This person was

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Don’t Swing your Health Pendulum

As we enter the new year, I often hear my friends, family, and patients talk about life changes they want to make for the betterment of their health and wellness. And as much as I support that, I am writing today to remind you to

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Pros and Cons of Doing a Cleanse

I just read a wonderful article about The Extensive History and Modern Use of Detoxification and Cleansing by Dr. Sarah Bennett, NMD. Here, she highlights how in spite of the controversy around “modern day detox” and cleansing of the body, cultures around the world have been performing these

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Ayurvedic Approach to a Protein Rich Diet

One of the most common questions I receive from clients who choose to decrease meat in their diet is, “What is the best replacement for animal protein?” The short answer to that question is, “Nothing.” You see, there is no real replacement for the fats

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Chora

Chora – Spiced black-eyed peas

This dish is a perfect example of the simplicity and complexity of Indian Gujarati food. Although the ingredients list contains several spices, this dish really has very few ingredients: black-eyed peas, water, spices, jaggery, lemon juice, and fresh coriander (cilantro). It’s simultaneously earthy, sweet, and

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kicharee dish

Kicharee

In Ayurveda, the combination of rice and mung beans is one of the most nourishing, anti-inflammatory foods you can eat. Mung beans also have a lot of fiber that works to remove toxins from the body. They are good for healing the gut, hitting the reset button when you’re feeling unwell, or rejuvenating the body before purvakarma and panchakarma cleanses.

Read More »

Time to stop eating raw food?

“Ayurveda favors minimal intake of raw food, like raw vegetables or uncooked oats. Salads and Fruit should be eaten seasonally” Early in my career, I got into a debate with an audience member at an event where I was a featured speaker. This person was

Read More »

Don’t Swing your Health Pendulum

As we enter the new year, I often hear my friends, family, and patients talk about life changes they want to make for the betterment of their health and wellness. And as much as I support that, I am writing today to remind you to

Read More »

Pros and Cons of Doing a Cleanse

I just read a wonderful article about The Extensive History and Modern Use of Detoxification and Cleansing by Dr. Sarah Bennett, NMD. Here, she highlights how in spite of the controversy around “modern day detox” and cleansing of the body, cultures around the world have been performing these

Read More »

Ayurvedic Approach to a Protein Rich Diet

One of the most common questions I receive from clients who choose to decrease meat in their diet is, “What is the best replacement for animal protein?” The short answer to that question is, “Nothing.” You see, there is no real replacement for the fats

Read More »
Chora

Chora – Spiced black-eyed peas

This dish is a perfect example of the simplicity and complexity of Indian Gujarati food. Although the ingredients list contains several spices, this dish really has very few ingredients: black-eyed peas, water, spices, jaggery, lemon juice, and fresh coriander (cilantro). It’s simultaneously earthy, sweet, and

Read More »
kicharee dish

Kicharee

In Ayurveda, the combination of rice and mung beans is one of the most nourishing, anti-inflammatory foods you can eat. Mung beans also have a lot of fiber that works to remove toxins from the body. They are good for healing the gut, hitting the reset button when you’re feeling unwell, or rejuvenating the body before purvakarma and panchakarma cleanses.

Read More »