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6 Symptoms of Chronic Inflammation (and How Ayurveda Can Help!)

“What is her name?” you think frantically to yourself as you see an acquaintance walking towards you at a social gathering. She waves and you put a big smile on your face, hoping that by the time she arrives you’ll remember her name saving you from yet another embarrassing social encounter. You blame your heavy …

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Ayurveda Cooking: Your Pathway to Good Health

Every day you read about new diets—diets to lose weight, for thyroid conditions, depression, gluten intolerance, blood pressure, cholesterol, and elevated blood sugar—the list goes on. Maybe you’ve tried some of them and they helped for a while … before they stopped.  Some may have done wonders for your mother or your best friend, but …

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Ayurveda 101: The Benefits of Tongue Scraping

In traditional medicine, the tongue is not just an organ for taste and speech. It is considered to be the microcosm of the entire body. In other words, the state of your tongue—the shape, color, coating or texture—indicates the state of your overall health. A uniform pink color, which comes from tissues called mucosa, indicates …

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Ayurvedic Food: 6 Flavors That Will Spice Up Your Life

In Ayurveda there are six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent. Each of these tastes has a distinct effect. Depending on your constitution and the season, these effects can either contribute to or disturb your state of balance. Too much or too little of these foods can cause impurities in the body which can …

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These Rice Rollups are Cool as a Cucumber!

The phrase “cool as a cucumber”, written in a poem by John Gay, is an idyllic Ayurvedic idiom. Cucumbers are a summer vegetable that can have an inner temperature up to 20 degrees cooler than the ambient temperature. An accumulation of summer heat can heighten emotions, creating impatience, anger, and agitation. Physical manifestations of excess …

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