Got Spice?

Got Spice?

 

Got spices?

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Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC knows most spices enhance digestion, and that’s one of the reasons spices are revered in Ayurvedic cuisine. Not only do they help enhance digestion, but they also help remove accumulated ama (toxins), so they are valuable additions to your daily diet.

Turmeric, cumin, coriander, fennel, mint, black pepper, dried powdered ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne are among the Ayurvedic spices that enhance digestion and metabolism, cleanse ama (toxins) from the body and help prevent digestive distress such as gas and bloating.

Share with us your favorite recipe using one or more of the above spices.

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Digestive Tea ~

Digestive Tea ~

Eat and drink too much for the 4th of July and your digestive system is feeling a bit off?

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves this tea recipe to help balance your digestive system:

Ingredients

Cummin – 1 tsp
coriander seeds – 1 tsp
fennel seeds – 1 tsp
Water 3 cups
Honey to sweeten

Directions
Boil water, remove from heat and soak the ingredients, except honey, in it for about 5 minutes. Extract the liquid content, add honey to sweeten and serve.

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Colors to keep you cool~

Colors to keep you cool~

Cooling colors for summer…

Summer is the season of fire, and there is an increased tendency for arguments, yelling, and getting angry. It is better not to discuss any serious topics during the hot hours of the day, or during very hot days. If you need to make important decisions, do it in the morning or evening when it’s cool.

Dress in cotton (or silk) clothes, and as much as possible avoid colors like red, orange, yellow, and black. Gentle and mild colors help one to stay cool, especially blue, white, green, and purple. After dressing, you can do your worship or meditation practice if it is part of your routine.

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC go to summer color is white…what’s your go to summer color to keep your cool?

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High Noon ~

High Noon ~

We are what we digest, not what we eat.

Do you eat your biggest meal of the day at lunch between 12 noon and 2:00pm? No?

Through the lens of Ayurveda our digestive fire is the strongest and is working at it’s maximum potency. As the sun begins to go down so does our agni (digestive fire)

So start today by eating lunch between 12 noon and 2:00pm and making it the biggest meal of the day.

Let Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC know in a week how just this one small change made a huge difference in your body and mind.

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Cheese and Food Combining ~

Cheese and Food Combining ~

Cheese and Food Combining…

Our digestive system was not designed to handle non-stop large, heavy, complex meals. The western eating habits place continual stress on the digestive system with inadequate “down-time” for the system to recuperate. When we over eat, eat too heavy or snack in-between meals we overwork the system causeing log-jams downstream resulting in undigested food that putrefies and ferments, leading to gas, bloating and potential accumulation of “ama” (toxins) from food and unprocessed emotions.

Though the lens of Ayurveda – food combining plays a big part in our digestion.

Cheese, which is cold, heavy and mucus forming, is best eaten alone or with vegetables. Many of the western serving methods (i.e., cheese and crackers; cheese and apples; macaroni and cheese, cheese with sandwiches, cheese pizza, etc.) are very difficult to digest.

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves cheese sprinkled with a bit of black pepper.

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Rosewater Lemonade ~

Rosewater Lemonade ~

Summer is around the corner and with it the heat…

The heat of the summer can provoke anger and irritability, especially when one is dehydrated. The mere smell of a rose cools ones anger and criticism.

Staying with Rose Water this week and the many benefits it plays in cooling Pitta here is a recipe for Rosewater Lemonade, one of Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC go to summer drinks…

Rosewater Lemonade:

1/8 whole lemon
2 pinch Rose Water
2 c water
1 tsp Raw Sugar

Mix all ingredients together. Served cool as a lemonade or frozen as a sorbet. Enjoy!

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What is Kitchari?

What is Kitchari?

So, what’s kitchari and what does it have to do with Ayurveda and, more importantly, you?

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Kitchari is a traditional Ayurvedic dish that’s known to assist in detoxing the body and balancing all three doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. Kitchari provides awesome nutrients while cleansing the toxins out of the body. It’s a great way to cleanse the body and soul in a gentle way.

Kitchari is made with mung beans, Basmati rice, seasonal vegetables, ghee and spices. The mung beans are known for their ability to remove toxins, specifically pesticides and insecticides, from the body. Mung beans are also a great source of protein and provide a source of good carbohydrates and fiber. It’s also a great dish for those having digestive problems and recovering from illness. There’s many versions of Kitchari out there from simple to more elaborate.

Contact Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC to order your bag today – we ship anywhere!

One bag of Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC kitchari makes 6 servings!

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