Diet and Lifestyle

    • Diet and Lifestyle
    • February 02, 2016
    How Easy Digest Will Support Healthy Digestion

    A healthy digestion is an elusive concept from an allopathic point-of-view. Issues with occasional bloating, discomfort, or sluggishness are usually seen as part of a larger issue. If no larger issue is found, then health care providers usually write these discomforts off and seek to just correct the symptom itself as an isolated concern.

    • Diet and Lifestyle
    • January 27, 2016
    How to Lead an Empowering and Effective Cleanse

    As the winter turns into spring, we approach a time that is most optimal for cleansing. Ayurveda recognizes seasonal transitions (particularly winter to spring, summer to fall, and late fall to winter) as great times to clean out excess dosha in preparation for the new season. Having run cleanses myself, I have learned several lessons (sometimes the hard way) that hopefully you can learn from in order to set your clients up for success!

    • Diet and Lifestyle
    • January 11, 2016
    Improve Your Client’s Oral Health with Just One Practice!

    As a wellness provider or holistic products provider, you are probably well aware of how important oral health is and how impactful the ancient Ayurvedic practice of oil pulling (in addition to normal oral hygiene like brushing, flossing, and tongue cleaning) is. The mouth is, after all, the beginning of the gastrointestinal tract—the core of wellness and health according to Ayurveda.

    • Diet and Lifestyle
    • December 14, 2015
    The All-in-One Product for Healthy Weight Management

    We all know how difficult it is for people to stick with anything to help maintain healthy weight. Simplicity is the key to help your clients be successful in attaining their goal. For that reason, Trim Support is the ideal herbal supplement to support healthy weight management that will perfectly supplement other dietary and lifestyle efforts.

    Weight management is about managing the fatty tissue layer (meda dhatu). To that end, we focus on supporting healthy digestive fire (agni), supporting the liver and its processing of the elements in the food we eat (especially water and earth), and moving excess kapha. Here is a closer look at this beautiful formulation and how the individual herbs work together.

    • Diet and Lifestyle
    • December 10, 2015
    Weight Management and Getting Your Clients to Be Compliant!

    There are tons of articles on how to help your clients with weight management—many different herbs and products and various exercises or habits to help support the body’s metabolism. But how many of you struggle with compliance, above and beyond anything else? If your clients could implement even one or two of your recommendations, how big of an impact would that make?

    • Diet and Lifestyle
    • January 13, 2015
    Improving Your Client's Agni Through Ayurveda

    A fifty-two-year-old female (prakriti pitta-kapha) presents with persistent weight gain. She practices yoga and walks for thirty minutes almost daily. She eats little. In fact, she has a very poor appetite. Of note, she has a history of hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hypothyroidism, and depression, and she is still on medications for all these imbalances. Which herb would provide the most benefit to this client, supporting her body’s natural intelligence?

    • Diet and Lifestyle
    • December 30, 2014
    Agni: The Key to Optimizing Health

    Most of us value agni as more than the digestive fire in our stomach. We appreciate that it governs digestion, absorption, and assimilation not only of food but also of thought and external stimuli. The ultimate end products are the subtlest forms of vata, pitta, and kapha—prana (the life breath), tejas (brilliance and consciousness), and ojas (the essence of life and immunity), respectively.

    • Diet and Lifestyle
    • February 21, 2014
    Food Combining According to Ayurveda

    For many, the concept of food combining – the idea that some foods digest well together while others do not – is entirely new, and somewhat foreign. But according to Ayurveda, it is an essential part of understanding how to eat properly. Careful food combining can dramatically improve the quality of digestion, support the body in receiving a deeper level of nourishment, and positively impact our overall health.

    • Diet and Lifestyle
    • September 20, 2013
    Vata Digestion
    • Diet and Lifestyle
    • September 19, 2013
    The Digestive Fire
    • Diet and Lifestyle
    • September 19, 2013
    Ayurveda, Agni, and the Modern Gut

    Many systems of medicine consider the actions of the gut as a key to health. Colonic therapists, nutritionists, and herbalists view the gut as a key to well being. Indeed, even neurologists now suggest the concept of a brain-gut axis that elucidates the digestive tract as a key player in the status of the central nervous system (CNS). Ayurveda, through its concept of agni, also suggests the gut as a central axis in health.

    • Diet and Lifestyle
    • September 19, 2013
    Caffeine and Your Ayurveda Practice