Got slow digestion? Here’s a few tips for rebalancing it!

Turns out slow digestion is pretty common these days! Or at least that was the result of the poll I conducted recently in the Ayurveda + YOU Facebook group.  The single most popular answer to the question “What’s your current digestion like?” was “Manda” or slow “agni” (digestive fire). Manda agni is characterized by… Heaviness…

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Drinking Ayurveda… for hydration and happiness!

It’s winter down here and I’m cold and dehydrated, which makes for a vata fiesta (yes my mind and body are going a bit haywire!). Cold, dry air makes for cold dry hands, feet, hair and mood. So I’m covering up as much as possible (can you say double socks!!), AND oiling myself from head…

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Talking Tongues

Stick out your tongue…. It used to be that we got asked to do this at every doctors visit (doesn’t happen as much anymore).  But what you may not have known is that this practice has roots that are more than 5000 years old.  And to this day, ayurvedic doctors, practitioners and consultants are still…

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The Soup that’s as good as a holiday… for your digestion!

So if you know anything about me by now you’ll know that I LOVE SOUP! Lots of reasons, but most importantly because it ticks all the boxes: Tastes good Easy to make Satisfying Easy to make Not too heavy (unless you really want it to be) Easy to digest Great when you need a break…

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How to keep from losing it!

Some days I feel like I’m losing it! And while I’m not entirely sure what “it” actually is, there are days when I’m certain that “it” used to be far more clear, bright and easily accessible than “it” is now. What about you? Without putting too many words to it I guess what I really…

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Talking Toxins… Part Deux

And so where were we….?   Oh yes we were talking toxins! So by now you might be familiar with your own toxic situation (if you filled out this questionnaire). Perhaps, based on the symptoms you’re experiencing, you’ve even identified some areas where you’ve flown past the red flags and are heading straight on into…

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T’is the season to be…snotty!

If you’re ever confused about what season it is… listen to your body, it’ll tell you… For the last few weeks I’ve spent the first part of every day itchy, snotty and sneezy. Yep, down here in the Southern hemisphere, hay fever season has arrived (yipeee!). And from what I hear, you northern hemisphere dwellers aren’t…

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My girl Ginger…

Let’s face it….ginger is just down right sexy! It’s a gorgeous plant, it’s a powerful medicine and as far back as I can remember, from dance floors to Guilligan’s island, ginger(with or without Fred) has been all about sassy-sweet, smart and spicy goodness. It’s great when something that’s so good for you comes with that…

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