Ayurveda, Health, Health Education, Self-Care

Ayurveda: Part 3

If you haven’t already, check out Ayurveda Part 1 and Part 2. Because, today we are diving deep! In this post, you will learn about: health imbalances, the factors that cause imbalances, and what to do about them. In addition, you will learn more about your doshic balance and prakriti (innate nature or constitution). Imbalances Excess Having too much of…

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda: Part 1

Nearly two years ago, I had the absolute pleasure of living at an ashram outside of Bangalore, India. For 7 days, I took an Ayurveda training and immersion course, followed by 21 days of yoga teacher training. It was easily one of the best experiences of my life. My Experience With Ayurveda In 2011, I was going through a super…

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Addiction, Exercise, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Overexercise, Psychology, Self-Care, Spiritual Journey, Yoga

Addicted To Stress & What To Do About It

Are you hooked on being wired and stressed out? If you experienced childhood trauma, eating disorder, depression, anxiety, and/or other mental illness(es) early on in life, or if your sweet mom was stressed out during her pregnancy, you are probably addicted to stress! If you resonate with all of the above, you are not alone! Me too. It’s not as…

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Health, Health Education, Heart Disease, Low Fat, Nutrition, Raw Vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Vegan

Why Raw Food: Part 2

There are many, many reasons why I eat a raw food diet. Below I discuss reasons to eat raw food from a health and nutrition perspective. Please refer to Why Raw Food: Part 1 to learn the effect of heating fats, carbohydrates, and protein. The sections below are derived from a lecture on “Why Raw Food” by Dr. Rozalind Graham.…

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Low Fat, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Self-Care, Special Diet, Travel, Vegan, Weight Loss

Quick & Easy Recipe: Nectar of the Gods Smoothie

If you struggle to eat healthy at work, this recipe is for you! Seeing as most people spend 13 or more years of their lives at work, it’s a good idea to figure out how to stick to your healthy diet when you’re at your job. There are a handful of ways to ensure dietary success on the job. My go-to solution for my job in food service is to bring a smoothie to drink throughout the afternoon. Best…

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Addiction, Awareness, Calories, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Psychology, Self-Care, Special Diet, Weight Loss

My Experience With Extreme Calorie Restriction + What I Do Now Instead

I cannot count the number of times I have tried calorie restricted diets. Sometimes the goal was simply: eat as little as possible, or as few meals as possible. Other times, I had set goals of 1600, 1500, or sometimes even 1200 calories. I tried intermittent fasting. I juice fasted for 30 days. Or even more extreme, I water fasted…

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