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The big fake “Kitchari”

“Kitchari is a nutritious Indian dish consisting of rice and lentils or occasionally mung beans. Highly favored by Ayurvedic practitioners, Kitchari is an ideal dish for purifying the body. It is also comforting when you are not feeling well or bouncing back from overindulgence. Kitchari is unique because it provides both a cleansing and nourishing… Continue reading The big fake “Kitchari”

A Quick Hack to Reduce Heat of the Body

Ayurveda classifies every human being into a certain Prakriti (mind-body constitution) based on the three biophysical energies – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The body temperature varies for every human being. Some might have a warmer body temperature than what is considered normal, while some have it colder. Some people are sensitive to either heat or… Continue reading A Quick Hack to Reduce Heat of the Body

The reality of commercially manufactured medicines.

‘Perfect competition’ It is a market situation where brands compete with each other purely on price. Whichever brand offers a slightly lower price than the others, consumers prefer to buy from that brand. Most of the medicine manufacturing brands (Ayurvedic & Allopathic) face this situation. This also means that manufacturers have to ‘cut corners’ to… Continue reading The reality of commercially manufactured medicines.

Do you have Hypothyroidism?

Do you suffer from hypothyroidism? We say in Ayurveda that food is medicine. I’ll tell you about one such food that can be used as medicine for hypothyroidism.  This is a replacement for the medication you’re taking. However, this is one food that you should include in your diet on a daily basis.  Moringa or… Continue reading Do you have Hypothyroidism?

One Ayurvedic fruit you can have everyday!

According to Ayurveda, eating too many fruits is bad for you. You must limit your fruit consumption. I’ve previously discussed Amla, grapes, and pomegranate, and how all of these fruits are extremely beneficial to us in a variety of ways. Today, I’d like to introduce you to a fruit that is not only healthy, but… Continue reading One Ayurvedic fruit you can have everyday!

My Secret Ayurvedic Hair Mask

For hair growth and shiny hair, this is my go-to hair mask with a secret Ayurvedic ingredient!   Here is how to make it: Soak 3 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds overnight and make a paste with a little water. Add a whole egg (you can also use flaxseeds as replacement, but egg is egg) Add… Continue reading My Secret Ayurvedic Hair Mask

4 reasons why having fruits for breakfast is not a good idea

You might have seen many sources in the internet suggesting fruits for breakfast as part of a healthy diet. But Ayurveda has a different opinion. Here’s why. #1 Mornings are cold, dewy, and moist Fruits are cold, moist and slimy as well. What is cold, moist and slimy in our body? Kapha! #2 Fruits are… Continue reading 4 reasons why having fruits for breakfast is not a good idea

How to cook rice the right way?

I get asked this question a lot by my non-Indian patients. Here is the traditional Ayurvedic way of cooking rice. Rice is a medicine in Ayurveda. It is the lightest food for digestion and also the first food mentioned in Ayurveda. But, how to cook rice? Here’s a step by step for y’all. Step 1:… Continue reading How to cook rice the right way?

Let’s make Ashtachurna

Ashtachurna is a simple Ayurvedic medicine, always a part of my travel kit. It helps improve digestion and the appetite. What is Ashtachurna? This is a recipe from Ashtanga Hridayam, mentioned in the treatment of digestive disorders. Recipe: Dry Ginger Black Pepper Long Pepper Carom Seeds Rock Salt Cumin Seeds Black Cumin Seeds Asafoetida Gently… Continue reading Let’s make Ashtachurna

The big fake ‘Kitchari’

The thing about ‘Kitchari’ Kitchari is the most famous and hyped Ayurvedic food on the internet. It is a common Indian lunch dish. Ayurveda is much more than a Kitchari! There are so many awesome recipes in Ayurveda. Why only Kitchari? The fact is, most Kitchari recipes I have come across on the internet, and… Continue reading The big fake ‘Kitchari’