Digestion starts on your tongue…

Digestion starts on your tongue…

It is important to chew food adequately. Chewing is the first stage of digestion and it preps the food for further processing downstairs in the digestive tract.

Ideally, you should chew your food until it becomes liquid – yes that’s right, liquid. This could be anywhere from 20 – 50 bites, depending on: the quantity of food you put in your mouth and the type of food you put in your mouth. (mashed potatoes vs. chicken) Seems impossible – then try taking smaller bites and wait until you have fully swallowed before taking another bite.

Try and take note of the affects it has – if you tend to gulp your food and chew maybe just a few times before swallowing you might be experiencing gas or bloating – so give it a try, your health will thank you.

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Pearl Barley w/squash/pomegranate/pistachios

Pearl Barley w/squash/pomegranate/pistachios

Today feels like a good day for one of our favorite recipes…Pearl Barley with Roasted Squash, Pomegranate, and Pistachios. Phew – that is a mouthful

Ingredients
3 Tbs. olive oil, divided
1 cup pearl barley
1 1/2 lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch x 1-inch chunks (4 cups)
1 small sweet onion, peeled and finely diced (1 cup)
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 Tbs. finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/3 cup roasted pistachios

Preparation
1. Heat 1 Tbs. oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add barley, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly toasted. Pour in 2 1/4 cups water, and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook 45 to 55 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and grains are cooked. (If barley is not completely cooked, add a little more water and continue simmering until tender.) Pour barley out onto cooking-spray-coated baking sheet, and let cool to room temperature. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line second baking sheet with parchment paper, or coat with cooking spray. Toss squash with 1 Tbs. oil on baking sheet until evenly coated, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Roast 35 to 40 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally.

3. Heat remaining 1 Tbs. oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook 7 to 9 minutes, or until translucent. Add red pepper flakes, and cook 1 minute more. Add barley, and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until warmed through. Stir in roasted squash and parsley, and cook 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in pomegranate seeds and pistachios. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Enjoy!

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Dessert First?

Dessert First?

Do you eat your dessert first? What??

Yes, through the lens of Ayurveda foods in a meal be eaten in sequential order by their tastes and all six states should be represented while eating. By eating the tastes in order this corresponds to the digestive order. So, sweet tastes should be eaten first i.e. bread, desserts, rice, wheat, barley, corn etc. followed by sour taste i.e. pickle chutney, tamarind, lemon, tomato, etc.; followed by salty, pungent, bitter and last but not least astringent…phew

So you say, what again…I am so confused and how could I possibly do this? Here’s a rule of thumb: Eat your bread, rice or sweets first, then a sour tasting appetizer, followed by the main meal and finish with a salad which is astringent in taste! Or if that is just not always possible you can cook with or carry with you our Six Taste spice mix. At Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC we like to say “Digestion in a bottle

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Sipping Hot Water ~

Sipping Hot Water ~

The benefits of sipping hot water…

Through the lens of Ayurveda sipping hot water throughout the day will stoke your digestive fire, improve digestion and help toxins from accumulating.

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC loves to add lemon into our hot water but feel free to try ginger or mint as well.

Let us know what you like to add to your hot water.

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Community Reiki Share for Open Door

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Community Reiki Share December 5th.

 5:15 pm – 8:15 pm at the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. On the MBTA Train line. Convenient Parking. Wheelchair accessible.

Reiki Sessions ‘By Donation.’ $20.00 suggested donation. ($10.00 for Seniors, Veterans, those in treatment for cancer.)

Together We Can Do More. Partnering with charitable causes to help others in need.

Advance Register – Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com or call 978-283-4258.

Join Us in helping to bring ‘peace, comfort and calm’ to those in need.

A portion of this month’s proceeds will be donated to Open Door Food Pantry, winner of our #GivingTuesday Contest.

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Why Ayurveda Wellness Healing ~

Why Ayurveda Wellness Healing ~

 

We are unique, just like your footprint. We offer a team approach when working with our clients. Whether you have a consultation or bodywork, or even a private Ayurveda Cooking Class, we share recommendations with each other.

To help you, the client, better understand your unique constitution, we also incorporate Numerology in our private consultations. This aides in all aspects of what we offer being consistent with our overall approach, helping you, the client achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

Here’s is a few testimonials:

Thank you for the best massage that I ever had. I feel great thanks to you. I will be back!!!! Susan

I am so happy to tell you I have never felt better! You have helped me beyond words. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! Linda

Benefits of Ayurveda:
* Personalized Treatment
*Natural Treatment
*Heals the Body, Mind and Spirit
*Heals Skin Disorders
*Relaxes Central Nervous System
*Preventative
*Rid the Body of Ama (toxins)
*Promote Good Health

If not now, when? Ask for the gift of health this Holiday Season with an Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC Gift Certificate!

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Bedtime Routine~

Bedtime Routine~

How’s your sleep? Do you have a bedtime routine that is helping or hurting you from a good nights rest?

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC encourages you to embrace an Ayurvedic Bedtime Routine by being in bed by 10pm.
To make that happen:

Turn off the TV at least an hour before bed.

Resist online anything—shopping, Twitter, Facebook, news gathering, or working.

Use that extra hour for self-reflection, journaling, restorative yoga, or meditation.

Treat yourself to a foot massage. Rub lavender-scented warm sesame oil on your feet and pull on a pair of old socks.

Put on your favorite deep relaxation CD or yoga nidra CD (earlier in the day) to help you practice resting and to take the edge off the nervous system. Doing yoga nidra too close to bedtime could refresh your energy instead of moving you into deep sleep.

Make yourself some warm milk laced with special sleep-inducing herbs. Pour 4 to 6 ounces of milk (organic) into a saucepan, along with a pinch or two of cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and saffron, and a teaspoon of ghee, and simmer for about three minutes. Remove from the heat and let set for a minute or so. Add raw honey to taste—either more than or less than a teaspoon. Bottoms up!

Lights out

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