Blog — balance

Easy-To-Digest Spring Recipes

By Dr. Anju Sodhi (Bams, ND) SPRING GINGER DAL Easy to digest foods is critical this time of year. The Agni, digestive fire, must be kindled and protected. This dal recipe provides easy to digest protein, functional foods that aid in digestion and is hearty without being heavy. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup yellow lentil (toor dal) ¼ teaspoon green chilis 1 cup whole spinach 2 tablespoons ghee ½ teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 2 pinches dried red chili flakes (optional) 3 inches of fresh chopped ginger 1 teaspoon CoCurcumin Kosher salt to taste ¼ cup cilantro...

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Spring Recipes For Immunity And Fertility

By Dr. Anju Sodhi (Bams, ND) It's springtime and we have some ama to get rid of. During this season of birth and growth, some people are feeling the need to conceive children. The recipes below can help with conception but also nurture those without the itch to grow families. The reproductive organs are the last tissue in Ayurvedic nutrition to receive nutrients. They are the most refined and strongest organs that not only produce gametes but also the immune system. These recipes are made to nurture the reproductive system to support immunity, increase chances of getting pregnant, and burn...

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Cooling Herbs: Where East Meets West

Of the three doshas described in Ayurvedic medicine, Pitta is the one that is associated with water and fire. The interplay of these elements creates a transformative property and is associated with processes such as digestion and detoxification. When Pitta is too hot, the Ayurvedic practitioner will look to cooling herbs to bring the body back into balance. Traditionally, Pitta imbalance is generally characterized by night sweats, irritated skin, and anger. Western trained providers tend to think about systems involved in the presentation of an illness, such as the nervous or endocrine system, as do providers trained in Eastern disciplines...

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