Category Archives: Be Well

Quinoa and Avocado Salad

Summer is a great time for salads! The hot temperatures lead to a natural desire for cooler foods such as salads.  But rather than having just raw vegetable salads, I invite you to branch out into what I call “full meal” … Continue reading

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Cucumber Raita

Raita is a delicious condiment in which  yogurt is the main ingredient.  In Ayurveda, yogurt by itself is sour, heating and difficult to digest.  However, when yogurt is watered down and spiced, as in a lassi, or spiced and taken … Continue reading

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Authentic Lebanese Tabouli

The hot temperatures lead to a naturally desire of cooler foods such as salads.  But rather than having just raw vegetable salads, I invite you to branch out into what I call “full meal” salads.  These salads have a combination … Continue reading

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Cooling Cilantro Chutney Takes The Heat Off

Summer in Ayurveda is the Pitta season which is dominated by heat.  To balance this life-force in your body and mind, Ayurveda uses cooling foods.  A great way to take the edge off the excess heat, in addition to Pitta balancing … Continue reading

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Mint Lassi – An Ideal Summer Digestive Drink

In Ayurveda healing,  it is recommended that meals you minimize your liquids and ideally take them warm or of a heating substance.  This means ideally you have a warm drink with your meal but the quantity should be no more … Continue reading

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Sweet Lassi – a tridoshic digestive aid for the summer

In Ayurveda healing,  it is recommended that meals you minimize your liquids and ideally take them warm or of a heating substance.  This means ideally you have a warm drink with your meal but the quantity should be no more … Continue reading

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Natural Bristle Body Brush

Part of Ayurveda daily self-care is caring for the skin. Using a dry brush to lightly brush the skin exfoliates and tones the skin, increases circulation and helps the lymphatic system remove toxins.  Once finished, oil is typically applied in … Continue reading

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Neti Pot

Neti is a process of cleansing and irrigating the nasal passages and sinuses.  To do this a small pot called a net pot is used. The neti pot has a spout that fits into the nostril and allows you to … Continue reading

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Stainless Steel Tongue Scraper

Part of the daily routine in Ayurveda includes tongue scraping. This is an important part of daily hygiene, just like brushing your teeth, and can provide information about your health and your habits. Benefits: Removes ama and bacteria from the … Continue reading

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CCF Tea

Cumin Coriander Fennel Tea is a good basic tri-doshic tea to take after meals to balance digestion.  It also provides a gentle detoxifying action.  This is a loose tea which requires a tea strainer to make. Ingredients: dry roasted cumin, coriander … Continue reading

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Super Nasya Oil

Nasya is a powerful Ayurvedic treatment which uses the therapeutic application of medicines into the nostrils via herbalized oils.  Treatments work directly on the entire head region, supporting balance in the nervous and mental system directly through the brain, supporting sinus … Continue reading

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Udana Nasya

Nasya is a powerful Ayurvedic treatment which uses the therapeutic application of medicines into the nostrils via herbalized oils.  Treatments work directly on the entire head region, supporting balance in the nervous and mental system directly through the brain, supporting sinus … Continue reading

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Prana Nasya

Nasya is a powerful Ayurvedic treatment which uses the therapeutic application of medicines into the nostrils via herbalized oils.  Treatments work directly on the entire head region, supporting balance in the nervous and mental system directly through the brain, supporting sinus … Continue reading

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Almond Oil

Ayurveda Wellness carries a pure and refined almond oil – perfect to use with vata needs when the sesame oil is too warming or heavy.  It is also nice to use when getting out of the shower when you haven’t … Continue reading

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Sunflower Oil

Ayurveda Wellness carries a pure, semi-refined and certified organic sunflower oil well suited to pitta. Sunflower oil, though slightly warming, is lighter by nature and less heating than sesame oil.  These properties make it good for pitta constitutions who don’t … Continue reading

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Sesame Oil

The most traditional of all oils used in Ayurveda, sesame oil is considered an elixir due to its numerous healing benefits such as: Due to its warming, sesame oil is particularly good for balancing the cold qualities of vata and … Continue reading

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Mahanarayan Oil

This ancient Ayurvedic recipe uses herbs aimed at muscle and joint support in a base of warming and grounding sesame oil to provide a nourishing and strengthening oil with natural rejuvenating and analgesic (pain reducing) qualities.  Use it to soothe … Continue reading

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Ashwagandha Bala Oil

This oil is specifically suited to support the dry and depleted vata, nourishing and strengthening specifically the muscles.  Whether one’s muscles need support from active use through athletics or are weakened by illness or old age, this herbalized oil helps … Continue reading

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Brahmi Oil

Brahmi is an herb that actually no longer exists.  Rather two herbs, having similar action to the heritage herb, are used today – bacopa moniera (usually what is referred to as brahmi) and centella asiatica (usually referred to as gotu … Continue reading

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