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The Ayurvedic Lunchbox for Kids

Just like adults, every child’s body is made up of the three doshas—vata, pitta, kapha. Vata-type kids are usually lean with an irregular appetite. Pitta children have a moderate physique and a sharp appetite. Kapha kids are solid, with mild appetites and slower digestion. No matter what constitution your child favors, it’s important to understand …

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Bye Bye Sniffles: Ayurveda for Allergies

Do you have a runny nose, itchy, watery, irritated eyes, headaches, dark circles, rashes, coughing, or nasal congestion? Are you sneezing or dealing with sinus pain? My son experiences these symptoms because of seasonal and anaphylactic food allergies—one of the reasons I started studying Ayurveda in the first place was to seek an integrative approach …

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Ayurveda 101: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Foods

Feed your dosha! Diet is a key pillar to the edifice of robust health and vitality (Ojas) according to the ancient healing system of Ayurveda. Ayurveda aims to heighten your state of well-being by recommending to you diet plans that suit your prakruti (individual constitution), current dosha imbalances (vikriti), seasonal changes, timing, and lifestyle that …

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Beat the Heat: 5 Simple Ayurvedic Tips for a Cooler Summer

Summer is here! You may enjoy hot summer days, or literally wilt and groan in the sun! According to Ayurveda, this is partly because of your constitution (prakriti) or imbalance (vikrati). Summer is Pitta Season (the principle of fire and water) and normally a time to go on vacation, swim, barbeque, play outdoors, sip cool …

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