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summer

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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Healthy Grilling Tips

5 Healthy Grilling Tips

Hot weather and outdoor living means firing up the outdoor grill in many homes. Yet, before you throw that burger or steak on the barbecue, be aware research has shown that turning up the heat on meat can cause potentially cancer-causing substances to form. Meats contain several harmful elements including animal protein, arachidonic acid and …

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Ayurvedic Recipes: Sensational Summer Salad to the Rescue!

Summer is here, and you may be experiencing extreme temperatures and the imbalances that accompany the high heat. One of the most effective ways to regulate body temperature and bring one’s self back into balance is through diet. Pitta is that which is governed, mainly, by the fire element, and responds well to sweet, astringent, …

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