Ayurveda, Raw Vegan, Vegan

Raw Food Diet For Kapha

Kapha will respond well to the lightness of fresh veggies and fruits, and small amounts of nuts and seeds. Kapha will have to watch their fat intake more than other doshas, and will probably need to stay around 10% or less of calories from fat. Minimize oily foods like avocado, coconut, olives, nuts and seeds, and salt, as kapha retains…

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Raw Food Diet For Pitta

Of all the doshas, the raw food diet is the best for fiery Pitta. Pitta is going to rock out on the cooling power of fresh fruits and vegetables. Pitta does need to be careful not to eat too much onion, garlic, and heating spices. I know, I know…this is hard, because pitta loves spicy food! You may be able…

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Movement, Spiritual Journey, Yoga

Working With Disgust, Aversion, And Mild OCD In Hot Yoga Class

All my life I’ve been a little OCD… A little bit of a neat freak… A little bit of a clean freak… Counting sometimes — my horse’s strides; my own strides while walking, running, hiking, biking, working out; the cars of trains… A bit of an overachiever in school. Nothing too extreme or problematic or clinically significant. Working With Disgust…

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Raw Food Diet For Vata

Of all the doshas, vata will struggle the most with a raw food diet. That being said, it IS possible. Vata will need to include more root vegetables, warming spices, hot bevvies (there’s a whole section in my sweet recipe book!), hydrating raw soups and stews warmed in the Vitamix blender or dehydrator, and partially dehydrated marinated vegetables. I encourage…

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Ayurveda, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Vegan

Cacao Raspberry Nice Cream Recipe + Recommendations For Your Dosha

If we are on the same wavelength, then… Cacao + fresh raspberries + sweet bananas = YESSSSS! I mean, seriously… If everyone knew that on a raw vegan diet, you can eat nice cream for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and/or snacks… Then wouldn’t everyone be doing it? When I eat cacao daily in nice creams, smoothies, and/or hot bevvies, I never…

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Matcha Coconut: Raw Vegan Smoothie Recipe + Recommendations For Your Dosha

Simple… Easy… Delicious… Mega-boost of energy… Need I say more?! Ok, I will! I drank this on my hike a few weeks ago, and experienced super blissful energy. It’s a perfect drink for mid-day, as the matcha and natural fruit sugars will power you through the afternoon. Enjoy! Here’s The Recipe! Ingredients: 5 bananas (ripe & spotty) 2 medjool dates,…

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Awareness, Meditation, Movement, Yoga

Mindful Movement: Combine Your Exercise With Meditation!

Who doesn’t love a 2 for 1? I loved working a relatively mindless job, because I could listen to podcasts and audiobooks, and learn something new while also making money. I love driving on long roadtrips (another relatively mindless activity), and listening to podcasts and aubiobooks to enhance my knowledge and expand my mind. Running, hiking, or exercising with friends…

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Awareness, Chakras, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Self-Care, Weight Loss, Yoga

Why I Don’t Take Synthetic Or Natural Thyroid Medication for Underactive Thyroid: Throat Chakra + Iodine Therapy

According to the American Thyroid Association, an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. At least three different doctors at various times have diagnosed me with underactive, hypothyroid, low thyroid, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. First official diagnosis by an endocrinologist in 2013. Then, again by a holistic doctor in early 2019. And, a family member who is a…

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Cultured Cashew Cheese: Raw Recipe + Recommendations For Your Dosha

You can find a growing selection of cultured cashew-based cheeses in health food stores. And some brands, like Treeline Tree Nut Cheese and Reine Vegan Cheese, are really good. When choosing a non-dairy cheese in the store, look for brands without added oils, fillers, additives, and preservatives. The best brands use organic ingredients, like cashews, salt, herbs, and spices. That’s…

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