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November Recipes

By Dr. Anju Sodhi (Bams, ND) November is a dry and windy month. Most of the leaves from trees are littering the ground, reminding us that is time to let go and rejuvenate. This month, we focus on bringing warm, unctuousness, and calm to this transformative month. PUMPKIN DAL Pumpkin contains vitamin C and E, important molecules in strong immune systems. Chana dal provides clean and long-standing protein to make this meal hearty and long-lasting. Spiced with turmeric, an immunomodulator, and spices to improve digestion, this stew-like dish will please everyone in the family. Ingredients: 1 Cup Chana dal (split...

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Summer Recipes For June

By Dr. Anju Sodhi (Bams, ND) KHEER Makes 4 servings During this hot season, sweet foods can be our friend-in moderation. Kheer provides an easy-to-digest dessert that is not too sweet but can ameliorate the symptoms of pitta. Be advised that honey is a great sweetener but it is not to be cooked. There are several options to make this dessert listed below. 2.5 cups coconut milk (from the can) 2 tablespoons organic raw sugar 2 cups water ½ cup basmati white rice ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon cardamom ¼ cup raisins (optional) ½ teaspoon rose water (optional) Chopped pistachios...

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Fall & Winter Respiratory Health

By Dr. Anju Sodhi (Bams, ND) Respiratory viruses have already started to affect us this year. We can hear the coughs and sniffles of those around us or have felt the aches and congestion ourselves. With so many different respiratory infections possible, how do we protect our immune systems from so many assaults? The answer is to arm our immune system with as many tools as possible to be alert and ready for action. The respiratory system is always filtering and removing particles from the air we breathe. Strengthening the respiratory lining, from our nasal passages to the lungs, will...

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Ayush Herbs® Carditone® Research Study

Ayush Herbs’ Carditone® is a commonly used herbal preparation designed to support healthy blood pressure levels. Formulated by the Sodhi brothers, it has been utilized by naturopathic physicians and like-minded practitioners for 35 years. One of the most common questions we get at Ayush is do you have any studies on Carditone? We are happy to announce that now we do! The National University of Naturopathic Medicine’s Helfgott Research Institute performed a study on Carditone® to assess its safety profile. This was a single-arm, open-label clinical trial using 30 adults over a six-month period. It was recently published in the...

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Fall Skin Care

By Dr. Anju Sodhi (Bams, ND) The air is getting crisper, the leaves are changing colors, and the Vata aspects of fall are upon us. The cold, quick, dry, mobile, and clear qualities of Vata in the fall can cause a lot of disturbance in our skin. As the breeze picks up and the trees lose luster, we notice similar changes to our skin. We will discuss some ways to nurture the skin during this transformative season. Many people find their skin getting generally dry or in specific patches. This season can also cause skin eruptions both with singular blemishes...

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Back to School: Children's Mental and Physical Wellbeing

We are sure you have seen many back-to-school articles discussing immune health and protecting against allergies. However, has anyone thought about discussing mental health with their kids during this jarring transition back to school? Fall is a time for Vata energy to collect. It gets dry, cold, and windy, all Vata qualities. Additionally, changing from a lax summer schedule to a rigid one, such as the start of school, is a Vata event. This is a beautiful season, but if we are not careful to change with autumn, many issues that correspond to Vata can occur. Having a conversation about...

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