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Should You Eat Meat? An Ayurvedic Perspective

When I started doing yoga as a 12 year old and entertained myself with the idea of reaching enlightenment by the time I grow up, the idea of proper diet was starting to take a firm hold in my mind. Yogic texts that I read spoke about a pure sattvic diet that was mandatory for a true yogi. Meat, animal flesh, eggs were considered dull, heavy, impure. They were not supposed to be on a yogi’s menu.

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My Personal Detox Diary

It’s been 5 days since I got back from my Panchakarma retreat at the Ayurvedic Institute in NM. Panchakarma is a traditional ayurvedic detoxification program. It includes a specific diet, treatments, and an herb regimen.The goal is to help the body get rid of the waste and come back into balance.

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Food Rules, Restrictions, And Side Effects

What do you think would happen if you gave up your rules around food? What if you ate what you wanted, when you wanted, as much as you wanted and exercised also only when you felt like it? Do you think you would turn into a fat immobile pumpkin? Would you be brave enough to ever see what would actually happen?

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Five Must Have Spices For A Happy Belly

1 out of every 3 people experiences some sort of digestive unease on a daily basis. It ranges from an unpleasant heavy feeling, to bloating, to heartburn, to acid reflux, pain, gas, constipation, or diarrhea, burping or distension. None of these are pleasant. Most of them can have a negative effect on the way we spend our day, what we accomplish and how we feel about our body.

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10 Valuable Lessons From My Detox Experience

For the past 7 days I was on an ayurvedic cleanse in preparation for my Panchakarma treatment with Dr Lad at the Ayurvedic Institute in ABQ, NM. It is the beginning of my month-long detox journey that will come to an end on May 6th. This week all my detox food was made by the ayurvedic chef Divya at Bhagavat Life. My boyfriend and a few of my clients were doing the same cleanse for 5 days. After the 5 days were over, I cooked all the food myself.

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Spring Cleanse - The Ayurveda Style

Spring is a natural cleansing season. Once it gets a little warmer, the human organism is wired to shed off extra winter pounds that kept us warm during the winter, flush out toxins that were accumulated from heavy cold weather foods, and to generally lighten up preparing for warmer seasons.

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Energy, Happiness, Immunity and Gut Connection

“You are what you eat”. Most likely you heard this statement a hundred times throughout your life. Various nutrition experts, doctors, your mom, or maybe an annoying health-obsessed foodie at work repeat this statement like a magic curse.

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A Way To A Happy Sexy Belly

If you have been reading my blog, you know that I am all about healthy efficient digestion. I strongly believe that we are what we digest, that our health depends on how we assimilate nutrients and eliminate waste.