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CATEGORY ARCHIVE: kapha

Diabetes: Inevitable or Preventable? Posted on:

Clients often tell me that they have a genetic pre-disposition to diabetes because

diabetes runs in my family.

This is a statement that I have found difficult to accept at face value. While it is true that many people today have immediate or extended family members who have been diagnosed … (read more)



Make Your Own: Rice Milk Posted on:

My Ayurvedic constitution is part Kapha and as such I drink rice milk as an alternative to cow’s milk. Rice milk is lighter in nature and less oily than cow’s milk, pacifying the tendency for Kapha to congest.

Unfortunately, there’s a recent trend to over-think the nutrition of food … (read more)



Inflammation: Misdiagnosing the Cause Posted on:

The media is hyping the latest threat to our wellbeing – inflammation. This new theory shows promise, however, Ayurveda brings a different perspective on the cause, the importance and the treatment of inflammation.

I was first alerted to the ominous threat of inflammation when I read David Agus’s book titled … (read more)



Understanding Eating (part iv): The Order of Eating Posted on:

In the west we tend to view the body as a simple machine – fuel goes in, energy is expended, wastes go out – and the stomach is seen as an uncomplicated bag, a holding space for food before the process of digestion begins in the intestines. Ayurveda offers deeper … (read more)



Understanding Eating (part iii): Food Combining Posted on:

There’s a hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand, that has the best breakfast I’ve ever had the pleasure to indulge in.

The folks in charge have thought of everything – they’ve found the best smoothie recipes, sourced the most delicious pastries, there’s six different kinds of breads available, a multitude of … (read more)



Understanding Eating (part ii): Ama and What It Means to Detox Posted on:

Perhaps the most misunderstood concept in the health field today is that of toxins, particularly as they apply to the human body.

In Ayurveda, toxins are known as Ama. Ama is a sanskrit word that translates literally as “unidgested food”. According to Ayurveda, Ama forms in the body when our … (read more)



Ayahuasca and Ayurveda Posted on:

I have recently returned from a two month odyssey around Ecuador and Peru in South America. It was a wonderful opportunity to experience this great continent and the adventure was thoroughly enjoyable.

While most of the journey was as a tourist, I was fortunate enough to spent four weeks studying … (read more)



Understanding the Doshas (part iv): Kapha Posted on:

Kapha is often the last of the three doshas to be discussed but makes up the majority of the structure in the human body. Although most organs and tissues are governed by Kapha, it is so stable that it seldom goes out of balance – generally causing less than 10% … (read more)