Smoothies have been all the rage for quite some time now. The smoothie health craze has created a different way of obtaining nutrition, which at first glance seems "Oh so good". I remember the first time I walked into a popularized smoothie retailer and ordered a concoction that sounded like a really healthy meal. I … Continue reading Avoid smoothies that cause disease by following Ayurveda and Dr. Christie’s basic rules.
It is officially Spring! The vernal equinox signals the beginning of spring once the sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north. We will now be enjoying earlier sunrises, later sunset and beautiful blooms. This change in season also triggers a change in the doshas (biological energies) within our bodies. The ancient science of … Continue reading Ayurvedic Spring Health by Dr Christie Smirl
Do you ever wonder what to do with those big bundles of greens that are chopped off your carrot and beat tops? Don't trow them out! They can be turned into a life elixir in a cup.
Fennel is a delicious celery-like winter vegetable full of amazing health benefits. The white bulb, long green stalks, seeds, and leaves are all edible. Fennel is harvested in the fall and traditionally seen in fall or winter recipes. Fennel as a vegetable can be steamed, sautéed, chopped in salads, blended or juiced in health drinks … Continue reading Amazing Benefits of Fennel by Dr. Christie Smirl
Reduce Kapha stagnancy with this Garden Vegetable Bean Soup by Dr. Christie Smirl Ayurveda strongly suggests warming soups to reduce Kapha accumulation. Kapha's gunas (qualities) are guru (heavy), snigdha (unctuous), sheeta (cold), manda (slow), mrudu (soft), sthira (stable) and slaksna (jelatinous). If Kapha over accumulates in the body, these qualities create stagnancy and diseases related … Continue reading Kapha reducing Garden Vegetable Bean Soup
This salad has become one of my favorite meals to make because it is fast, easy, packed full of nutrients, high protein, high fiber and low calorie. Sweet potato is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese, copper, potassium, biotin, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6 and phosphorus. Lentils are rich … Continue reading Sweet Potato Lentil Salad by Christie Smirl
This is a delicious soup to that is filling, satisfying, high in protein, low sodium and easy to digest. INGREDIENTS 1.5 cup rinsed organic red lentils 3 cups diced organic green beans 4 cup cubed unpeeled organic sweet potatoes 2 cups cubed pears 1 can organic coconut milk 3 Tablespoons Ghee 2 teaspoons curry powder … Continue reading Coconut Green Bean Sweet Potato Soup
The pineal glad is referred to as the "Master Gland" that controls all other endocrine glands along with the hypothalamus. Let's first see a list of the hormones controlled by the pituitary gland controls so we can fully grasp why to do a pineal cleanse. Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH): stimulates the thyroid gland to release thyroid … Continue reading Pineal Gland Cleanse by Dr. Christie Smirl
Feeling toxic or sluggish? Try a detox. Bitter melon has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Bitter melon fruit contains triterpene lycosides, including mormordin and charantin, beta carotene, ascorbic acid, niacin, and thiamin, iron, iodine, magnesium, sodium, calcium, and fatty acids and insulin-like compounds. Bitter melon seeds contain the phenolics catechin and epicatechin, gallic, gentisic, and … Continue reading Bitter Melon Lemon Ginger Detox by Christie Smirl
Eating healthy can be tasty too. When I was a little girl, my grandmother had a persimmon tree. She often made me healthy, simple and delicious treats with fresh Hachiya persimmons. Persimmons have tremendous health benefits primarily due high vitamin and mineral and vitamin content including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, iron, fiber, … Continue reading Health Benefits of Persimmons by Christie Smirl