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How To Improve Digestion and Reduce Stress with Ayurveda

With the Happy Sexy Belly program running full course all my thoughts are on digestion and ways to improve it. I do my best to share the most effective tips on improving the feeling of digestive un-ease with my students. I share what worked well for me, what I learned from my teachers, and read in my favorite health books.

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Ayurvedic Holidays Gift Guide 2012

The holiday season is here! Time to celebrate, spend time with friends and family, and indulge in yummy food (don’t over-indulge though!). This is also a season of gifting and sharing.

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Video Interview: How To Stay Healthy and Balanced This Fall

While some might feel the same tender love for a beautiful Fall season others may experience quite the opposite – constantly cold feet and hands, dry skin, chapped lips, racing thoughts, fatigue, and even depression. Add to it constant digestion problems and you get a rather unhappy individual. All these are signs of an aggravated Vata that tends to accumulate in the Fall.

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What Cleanse is Best for your Body-Mind Type?

Cleanses are so HOT these days, they’re like a bikram yoga class in the summer. But just like not every yoga class is for every body, not every cleanse is going to benefit every body in the most optimal way. So before diving into the vast juicer-kale-mung bean laden world of cleansing, take a moment and use this guide below so you hit the Ojas-full feelings of detoxification & rejuvenation just right, and skip the fatigue/wrinkles/depression of depletion cleansing.

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Dessert Turned Balanced Dinner

It’s been awhile since I posted any recipes. My diet is pretty simple most days and consists out of one-pot lentil and quinoa with veggies stews, salads, and soups. I’m more about functionality and digestibility when it comes to my foods rather than gourmet dishes. If it’s easy to make, simple, and easy to digest, it gets my approval.

The recipe that I about to share was inspired by a recent visit to one of my favorite vegetarian Indian restaurants in Murray Hill. I kept thinking about this dish for a few days after and tried to create my own version at home. It came out so good that I think it deserves sharing. It is an unusual combination of tastes for a Western palate – lentils, raisins, coconut, cardamom, and dates. It might sound too weird but surprisingly it tastes pretty damn good!

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'Calm and Clean' - A Special Green Juice Recipe

Do you drink green juice because you know that they are supposed to be good for you or because everyone is doing it? How does your body feels when you drink green juices: light or bloated, tired or energized, hungry or nourished? Does your body respond the same way to all kinds of green juices or does prefer some greens to others? These are just some of the questions that you should have a very clear answer to if you are serious about finding your personal, individual, customized diet.