Nutrition

How DDP Yoga and a Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet Changed My Life

How DDP Yoga and a Whole Foods, Plant-Based Diet Changed My Life

August 2013. At 39 years old, I was 5’10″ and weighed in at 285 lbs.  My cholesterol was way too high, my triglycerides were dangerously high, and to say that I was out of shape would be an understatement.  Although I had lifted weights for much of my adult life, I lacked any discernible flexibility. (…)

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Basic Approach to Seasonal Allergies: An Ayurvedic Perspective

Basic Approach to Seasonal Allergies: An Ayurvedic Perspective

Up until 1997 I suffered from annual allergies and regular colds. Colds would last me anywhere from 7-12 days and allergies were just consistent especially during allergy season and into most of summer. I would take over the counter medications and I even had prescribe medications all of which may have provided some temporary resolve(…)

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Pearls of Wisdom regarding FASTING/DETOXING according to Ayurveda (part 2):

Pearls of Wisdom regarding FASTING/DETOXING according to Ayurveda (part 2):

When: Eastern medicine such as TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine) suggest that cleansing during the transitions of seasons is crucial. Ayurveda points out that the windows of transition, the natural progression from one season to another is September (from summer to fall), January (from winter to spring) and May (from spring to summer.)(…)

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Pearls of Wisdom on Juice Fasting or General Fasting (Part 1)…

Pearls of Wisdom on Juice Fasting or General Fasting (Part 1)…

Fasting during this weather/this time of year is not ideal according to Ayurveda. It’s like walking into the middle of the woods while it’s snowing and all of your clothing is quickly removed. Similarly, during the thick of winter the digestive fire must be maintained and the nervous system must be balanced, but isn’t done(…)

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