Ayurveda teaches that one of the root causes of health imbalances is living out of harmony with nature. However, living in harmony with nature is no small feat, especially in the modern day. Furthermore, what exactly does it mean to “live in harmony?” Fortunately, Ayurveda offers a rich perspective on this. Your constitution, the seasons, time of life, and time of day can all help point the way. There is a relationship between the movement of time, the phases of the moon, exposure to solar energy, and the flow of the doshas (Lad, 2009). Aligning your daily routines with the ebb and flow of the doshas throughout the day can be one way to create balance in your life. This article will discuss how to schedule your day based on your natural energy levels—and how Ayurveda can inform those decisions. Read the full post HERE.
One of the best ways to take care of your vitality, longevity, and immunity is with nourishing herbs. These herbs for deep nourishment are not a quick fix, but rather are most effective if taken over long periods of time. The herbs that I will discuss in this post are known as rasayanas in Ayurveda. You may recognize some of them as adaptogens. They are plant allies that work broadly and deeply to nourish us from the inside out. Read the full article HERE.
As we head into deep winter, boosting immunity is on a lot of peoples’ minds. Global pandemic aside, the darker months are the time of year in which many of us are thinking more about nutrition and lifestyle practices that support a robust immune system. One nutrient that people commonly turn to for immune support is vitamin D. An estimated 1 billion people worldwide have a vitamin D deficiency (Sahota, 2014), which leaves a lot of folks wondering whether or not they are getting enough—and the best ways to obtain the desired levels of this crucial hormone. Check out lifestyle and nutrition tips for getting your vitamin D HERE.
Get ready for tasty, seasonal, and surprising combinations of herbal desserts! You may have heard of mint brownies or even lavender brownies, but read on for a unique herbal twist on a chocolatey favorite. Perfect for autumn and winter, this Pumpkin and Herbs Brownies recipe contains both fresh thyme (Thymus vulgaris) and rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus, synonym Rosmarinus officinalis)—as well as pumpkin purée for texture and seasonal flare.
Also, it may be the season to rethink pumpkin pie. This Spicy Sweet Pumpkin Pie is less sweet than a traditional pumpkin pie, has a fabulous texture, and provides a spicy and sweet flavor profile. If you are craving novel herbal desserts for cozy cool evenings, try out these unique recipes HERE!