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!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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Digestion = Agni

Digestion = Agni

Through the lens of Ayurveda we are what we “digest” not what we eat.

If we don’t digest our food we start to form “Ama”. Ama is a Sanskrit word, which literally means undigested or uncooked. The first stage of disease is also sometimes called Ama “toxins”.

Ayurveda also explains another entity called “Agni”. This word literally means fire. But in this context it means digestive fire. As long as the digestive fire is strong, Ama cannot be formed in the body. Agni (digestive fire) helps to melt down and flush out Ama (toxins) from the body.

Weak Agni (digestive fire) becomes weak by eating out of one’s constitution (Vata, Pitta or Kapha), eating the same foods, overeating, drinking too much water with meals, staying up late, resisting the urge to eat and eating at irregular times.

Presence of Ama (toxins)
Eczema
Psoriasis
Cysts
Swellings
Painful or swollen joints
Hypercholesterolemia
Blocked arteries

Symptoms of Ama in the body:
Heaviness
Lethargy
Irregular appetite or reduced appetite
Skin is dull and lusterless with blemishes, acne
Bloated stomach, gases, flatulence
Metallic taste in the mouth
White coating on the tongue
Foul smelling breath and sweat
Constipation, foul smelling stools which may be sticky, heavy and sink.
Lack of mental clarity and energy.
A sense of heaviness in the abdomen, legs or body as a whole
Weary and unenthusiastic feeling
Blocked feeling anywhere in the body, including constipation, sinus congestion and difficulty in breathing
Waking feeling tired even after a good nights sleep

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves the book The Hot Belly Diet by our beloved Dr Suhas Kshirsagar of Ayurvedic Healing LLC.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂

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Mother’s Day Gift Certificates…

Mother’s Day Gift Certificates…

 

Let us take care of those special Moms in your life!

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves Mom’s and in celebration of Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, we are offering 10% savings on all Gift Certificate purchases. Give the gift that keeps on giving – give the gift of health and wellness

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Our gift certificates make the perfect gift for any Mom, Grandma, Aunt or Friend!

 

For those special woman in your life that do not live near to our office we offer phone and Skype consultations as well.

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Winter Cleanse

Winter Cleanse

Winter Cleanse…Release, Relax, Reset

Do you just want to feel better and start off the New Year with a jump start? Then now is the time!

Join Ayurveda Wellness Healing in a guided, at-home 7-day Winter Cleanse.
*January 22 – 28, 2017

Kick-Off Conference Call (We ship anywhere)
Wednesday, January 11 at 8pm EST
or
In-person Meeting
Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30pm EST (our office)

Winter is a great time of year for a cleanse but not just a cleanse but one that also helps to rejuvenate the body and mind.

Seasonal cleansing rids our bodies of all sorts of toxins, pollutants, harb chemicals, pesitcides, and any other Ama (toxic residue) that our physical body has accumulated over the holiday period. Cleanses will help to purify and tone the internal organs, cells, and tissues of the body, flushing out impurites that aren’t serving us.

Ask yourself the following quesitons:
* Have you been feeling more sluggish and tired lately
* Is your energy level just isn’t what it used to be
* After you eat, all you want to is take a nap
* Is your thinking as clear and sharp as you’d like
* Do you have a heavy coating on your tongue
* Do you have foul body, breath and/or stool order
* Are you experiencing indigestion and excessive flatulence
* Do you have body aches
* Is your mind foggy

An Ayurvedic cleanse focuses on resetting that digestive fire, allowing it to rest and strengthen. The detoxifying nature also supports the body’s own natural mechanisms to remove built up toxins from the body. It’s a bit like cleaning out the pipes when the drain gets clogged, or hopefully even before the drain gets clogged.

Included in cleanse:
Kick-Off conference call or In-person meeting
6 meals
Cleanse Supplements
Cleansing Tea
Email and/or phone support

Investment: $108.00 (Includes shipping for out of town clients)

**If call date or cleanse dates do not fit your schedule contact us and we will accomodate your schedule.

To sign up or to answer any questions, please
email: Info@AyurvedaWellnessHealing.com or
call: 978-395-1234

Healing blesings in health…
Kim, Lynn and Wyndee

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 

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Cardamom “Queen of Spices”

Cardamom “Queen of Spices”

 

Lecture – Hypnosis; an Adjunct for Healthier Eating Behaviors and Weight Reduction

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

Join me for this Lecture on ‘Hypnosis; an Adjunct for Healthier Eating Behaviors and Weight Management ‘

Tuesday. May 31st.  6:00 – 7:30 pm.  At Dube Nutrition. 2 First Avenue. Suite 112.  (Centennial Crossing) Peabody MA.

Cost – $25.00.  Advance Registration Required. RSVPDiane Dube R.D.  Email: diane@dubenutrition.com Phone – (617) 240-6383
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2015 survey reported in the U.S. (1) – 

  • 37.9% of adults age 20 years and over are obese (2013-2014)
  • 70.7%  adults age 20 years and over with overweight, including obesity (2013-2014)

Weight loss and weight management can be complex. A collaborative approach may offer best outcomes. Talk to your physician about healthy ways to reduce and manage weight. If you have trouble getting started or staying focused and motivated on healthy eating and exercise behaviors, hypnosis may be a helpful adjunct. 

The American Psychology Association Defines Hypnosis as –  “A state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion.” (2)

Hypnosis as Adjunctive Therapy for Healthy Weight – Combined with conventional nutritional counseling and/or cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis may make it easer for you to attain and maintain a healthy weight. (3)

Complementary Therapies for Obesity – “Although many complementary therapies are promoted for the treatment of obesity, few are truly therapeutic. Evidence suggests acupuncture, and hypnosis are the only evidence-based complementary therapies for the treatment of obesity, and, at best, these should be used as adjuncts to the more conventional therapies of calorie restriction and exercise.” (4)

Hypnosis

Join Me for this Interactive Lecture and Learn About Pro-Active Self-Care Tools to Reduce Stress, Eat Healthier, Reduce Weight, and Improve Your Health and Happiness.

Best in Health,   Karen

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC.  Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199

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Resources and More Information: 

(1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Statistics.

(1) Elkins, G. Barabasz, A F., Council, J. and Spiegel, D (2015) Advancing Research and Practice: The Revised APA Division 30 Definition of Hypnosis, International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 63:1, 1-9, DOI: 10.1080/00207144.2014.961870

(2) Entwistle, P. A., Webb, R. J., Abayomi, J. C., Johnson, B., Sparkes A. C., & Davies, I. G. (2014) Unconscious Agendas in the Etiology of Refractory Obesity and the Role of Hypnosis in Their Identification and Resolution: A New Paradigm for Weight-Management Programs or a Paradigm Revisited? International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 62:3, 330-359.

(3) Steyer, TE, Ables A. Complementary and alternative therapies for weight loss. (2009) Prim Care. 2009 Jun;36(2):395-406. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2009.01.011.