Food allergies and sensitivities are on the rise. Gluten, sugar, and dairy are on top of the list of forbidden foods. More people are also becoming conscious of consuming animal products whether due to animal rights movement or due to the unhealthy diet that farm animals are being fed. As a result, I get a lot of questions on how to substitute old time kitchen staples like butter, sugar, flour, cream, milk, eggs, and margarine.
In general winter has a bad reputation – flu season, cold weather, weakened immune system, dry skin, and on top of that the inevitable cold season weight gain. Sounds pretty horrible! But according to Ayurveda, winter is one of the best times to strengthen immune system and lose or maintain weight. (Isn’t it a pleasant surprise?)