It’s Spring: Time To Lighten Up!

By |April 17th, 2015|

Ah yes, I feel confident in declaring that spring has finally begun to edge out winter in New England. The snow is being transformed into puddles, days are getting longer and, lo and behold, the seasonal allergies have made their dreaded appearance.

According to Ayurveda, spring is governed by kapha dosha and is comprised of […]

A Spring Food Cleanse: 3 Recipes

By |April 3rd, 2015|

Green spring tonics are a time-honored tradition to encourage gentle liver and gall bladder renewal. Leafy greens, both wild and cultivated, are some of the most nutrient dense vegetables of all. In this post we’ll discuss their nutritional and other health benefits.

This is a time when we transition from winter hibernation to summer growth. […]

Breathe Away Stress & Anxiety

By |March 23rd, 2015|

Feeling anxious, flighty, nervous or jittery? I’m sure you have all heard numerous times how you should just “take a deep breath and slow down.” Admittedly, when I used to hear this, I would just respond to the advice with a dramatic eye-roll.  However, to quote a fellow student from my yoga teacher training, […]

The Benefits Of Cinnamon For Men

By |March 11th, 2015|

During the winter months I mix cinnamon powder (C. zeylanicum) with other spices in my egg nog and put cinnamon sticks in my hot apple cider.  You also may have indulged in cinnamon cookies, cinnamon and nutmeg spiced egg nogs, and cinnamon-spiced cider with friends, co-workers during holiday parties, or with family during the […]

How To Eat: An Ayurvedic Perspective

By |February 21st, 2015|

Over the years we have been inundated with images and news stories touting the merits of the latest “miracle diet.” No carbs, low fat, paleo, raw, South Beach, the list goes on and on. As a society, we are preoccupied with what we consume but very rarely do we consider how we consume our […]

Cleanse and Simplify with Food as Medicine

By |February 9th, 2015|

Mid-winter is a great time to simplify your diet. Start enjoying seasonal spring food and try to include at least 7 servings of fruits and vegetables in your daily intake. Focus on meals comprised of 2/3 vegetables, 1/3 protein, and 1/3 whole grains.

A perfect way to simplify is to make soup. It strengthens immunity […]