Turmeric: The spice that Heals

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Turmeric is considered the best medicinal spice in Ayurveda.  It cures the whole person.  Turmeric is pungent, bitter and astringent.  It can be consumed by all doshas but may increase Pitta if used in excess as it is heating.  Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, helps digestion, maintains the flora of the intestine, reduces gas, has tonic properties and is an antibiotic.  It can be used for cough, sty, diabetes, cuts, wounds and skin problems.

I love using turmeric.  I add it to most ...

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Why You Can Do Yoga

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I often hear people tell me that they cannot do yoga because they are not flexible. When I hear that I smile gently and ask if I can do one simple test to see if they can “do yoga” but before we do the test I ask them inhale and exhale for me. After they take a breath, I happily inform them that they have passed the test and in fact they CAN do yoga. Often times I get a ...

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Nourish with Ghee

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Ghee is the essence of butter, which is the end result of a long and slow clarification process that removes all the moisture, milk solids and impurities.  I first came across using ghee during semiannual Ayurvedic cleanse that I was doing with my friend several years ago.  I of course went to the store and purchased high quality ghee.  During the cleanse we had to take shots of it in order to kindle the digestive fire and loosen the accumulated ...

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