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.

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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

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“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂

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Mother’s Day Gift Certificates…

 

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Chicken, Sweet Potato & Apples recipe:

Chicken, Sweet Potato & Apples recipe:

 

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Almond Milk = immune-booster…

Almond Milk = immune-booster…

 

Enjoy a Safe, Happy, and Healthy 4th of July

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Hope you enjoy a healthy, fun holiday BBQ! What’s on your menu? We are grilling some amazing looking fresh halibut from Turner’s Seafood. That along with a salad and side of fresh swish chard from our garden, grilled veggies from the Willow Rest, fresh corn on the cob from Marshall’s Farmstead, a healthy red-white-and blue dessert of organic strawberries, blueberries and fresh whipped cream from Common Crow Natural Market. 

Here are some healthy, positive affirmations to help you stay on track over the holiday weekend – 

Buy Local. Fresh Is Best.’ No shortage of healthy fresh food choices with all the Farmer’s and Fish Markets found on Cape Ann and… ,                  ‘Healthy Tastes Good!’

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‘Healthy is as Healthy Does’ –  So for this Holiday Weekend and beyond… Fuel your mind with healthy thoughts. Fuel your body with healthy choices. Keeping in mind – ‘Everything in Moderation.’   😉    

‘Exercise/Energize’ Exercise Makes Me Smile.’This is a great weekend to get out to enjoy nature on Cape Ann. Kayak or SUP the rivers and estuaries. Mountain bike or hike; Dogtown, Ravenswood and Coolidge Reservation are my favorite hiking spots. If you prefer a road bike, watch out for traffic; use the designated bike bath. Wear visible colors. No texting. Better yet, leave the cell phones in the car and enjoy the day.

Summer Sunset Over the Annisquam

Summer Sunset Over the Annisquam

Joey, I imagine you will have your Weber fired up. Enjoy!! 

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Enjoy a Safe, Happy, and Healthy 4th of July Weekend Everyone.  I’m heading out for a paddle on the Annisquam River.                    With beach traffic, by kayak or paddle board is a fun and easy way to get to Wingaersheek Beach. Hope to see you there.    ~  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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