CATEGORY ARCHIVE: food
If you’ve had the privilege of visiting India you’ll no doubt have been offered the local version of bread – chapatis.
A chapati is a very simple food made, in its basic form, using only flour and water. Despite its simplicity, chapatis are one of the most nutritious side orders … (read more)
Each year when Spring rolls around I begin to see a variety of health programs pop up, all declaring that it’s time for a “cleanse”. While many of these programs do offer some health improvements, I find myself particularly troubled by the offer of “Ayurvedic cleanses”. Classical teachings of Ayurveda … (read more)
Maine, in the North East corner of the United States, is possibly the most seasonal place that I have lived. Here, each season has distinct divisions, separating itself from the season before and the season following.
The distinction so clear and so demarcated that I noticed the day the weather … (read more)
I have long been an avid supporter of Dr Esselstyn’s efforts to educate and inform the public of the positive effects of a plant-based diet. His efforts with cardiac patients, illustrated in the movie “Forks over Knives”, is inspiring and the outcomes are remarkable. With his help, severely ill … (read more)
I often get approached by people who are interested in eating a more healthy diet and have made several efforts to become vegetarian or vegan. The reason behind this choice relates to the significant health benefits offered by a diet free of animal products and according to Wikipedia, a vegetarian … (read more)
Mono & Di-glycerides, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate (SSL), Diacetyl Esters of Tartaric Acid (DATEM), Calcium propionate, Ammonium sulfate, Monocalcium phosphate
This is a list of the typical ingredients you will find in a store bought loaf of bread. Appetizing? If not, here’s a simple recipe that you can use to bake … (read more)
If you live in the West then it is likely you know at least one person who is gluten intolerant or has chosen a gluten-free diet for health reasons. Often when people choose to change their diet and become gluten-free, the intensity of their symptoms decreases and they begin to … (read more)
According to Ayurveda, ghee is the most beneficial and balancing oil available to us. If you’re wondering why that is the case, read this to get the skinny on this wholesome fat.
Unfortunately, ghee is relatively expensive and can’t be found in most supermarkets. What can be found in most … (read more)
The answer to this question:
Which oil should I use for cooking?
contains a degree of complexity because it requires some understanding of the chemical nature of oils along with an understanding of how oils are manufactured. However, if you’re just looking for the answer without the background… ghee and … (read more)
Ayurveda dictates that the cause of disease can be distilled into three main categories:
- Prajnaparadha – failure of wisdom or intelligence
- Kala – influence of time or seasons
- Asatmya Indriyartha Samyoga – improper use of the 5 senses
The cause of disease most relevant to this article is Prajnaparadha – … (read more)