Ayurvedic Nutrition Guidelines for Balanced Doshas by Dr. Christie Smirl Ayurveda is the comprehensive science of wellness that originated in … More
The respiratory system is responsible for bringing life the the body. In Advanced Life Support or CPR, breathing is the … More
The pineal glad is referred to as the “Master Gland” that controls all other endocrine glands along with the hypothalamus. … More
Ayurveda understands that the mind can be rejuvenated and supported by natural herbs that have medhya (mind) actions. Brahmi has … More
The vernal equinox signals the beginning of spring once the sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north. After … More
Mental well being is a primary pillar of health. Everybody strives for optimal concentration, memory, sleep patterns and emotional balance. … More
When practicing an ketogenic ovolacto-vegetarian nutrition regimen, eggs are often a staple protein source for any meal of the day. This zucchini avocado scramble is a delicious satisfying meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Wishing all of you happiness and peace. There are lots of exciting new classes coming up – Ayurveda, Yoga Teacher … More
Tulsi, also known as ocimum sanctum or holy basil, has been revered as a sacred plant with healing properties. This beneficial herb has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine for it’s mind enhancing properties and physical benefits earning the names “The Elixir of Life” and “Mother Medicine of Nature”.
During the cold and flu seasons many clients and friends are seeking natural ways to recover. Turmeric ginger spice tea is a blend of ingredients that Ayurvedic medicine uses to reduce symptoms related to the common cold and influenza. Symptoms such as fatigue, malaise, indigestion, aches and pains and congestion in the head, neck and chest region are related to accumulation of kapha and vata doshas.
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Ayurveda understands clearly the process of metabolic toxicity. When the body undergoes improper metabolism of food in the gastro-intestinal system, a toxic substance called aama may develop. Initially, this toxic aama will be isolated in the gut and may be excreted through the feces, but if aama continues to accumulate through abnormal diet and digestion, it will spread through the rasa (plasma) and travel to a weakened dhatus (body tissues). Aama creates the substrate for disease. For this reason, Ayurveda always targets the elimination of aama from the body during any panchakarma (detoxification) or rasayana (rejuvenation) protocol.
Tofu Sesame Brussels Sprout Stir Fry by Dr. Christie Smirl
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Khichdi, also known as kitchari, is an ancient yogi meal that balances the dhatus(tissues) and doshas(physiological forces). Khichdi is often … More
Ayurvedic Summer Soothing Smoothie – Dr. Christie
Ayurveda is the ancient science of health and wellness that originated in India over 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda is widely … More
Ayurveda is an ancient holistic health system originate over 5,000 years ago in India. Ayurveda is now widely practiced internationally. To understand the foundation tenets of Ayurveda is, the doshas must be mastered. Here are the dosha basics. There are three doshas that control physiology of the human body – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. The health science of Ayurveda is also based on the Panchamahaboota theory. Panchamahaboota means 5 elements – Akasha (space), Vayu (wind), Agni (fire), Aap (water), Pritvi (earth). Each dosha is formed by a paring of these elements. Let’s take a look at how these elements compose Vata, Pitta and Kapha to better understand Ayurvedic physiology.
Eight Limbs of Yoga: A study of much more than exercise – Dr. Christie Smirl The writings of Pantjali proposes eight … More
Fennel is a delicious celery-like winter vegetable full of amazing health benefits. The white bulb, long green stalks, seeds, and … More
Higher levels of health and wellness can be obtained when we realize that we are so much more than just a brain and physical biochemical body. For thousands of years, Ancient scholars and physicians from civilizations across the globe knew about the subtle energy systems and that are integral to our existence and health.
Mantras have become a key therapeutic in my Integrative Medical practice. Most of my clients experience some degree of mental discomfort in the form of anxiety, fear, worry, chronic physical pain, depression, grief or anger. In an attempt to reduce the number of prescriptions for pain and psychiatric medications, I started giving my patients prescriptions for mantra.
Reduce Kapha stagnancy with this Garden Vegetable Bean Soup by Dr. Christie Smirl Ayurveda strongly suggests warming soups to reduce … More
This salad has become one of my favorite meals to make because it is fast, easy, packed full of nutrients, … More
Aluminum is a source of heavy metal toxicity due to commonly used household items. Unlike other trace elements, the human … More
This is a delicious soup to that is filling, satisfying, high in protein, low sodium and easy to digest. INGREDIENTS … More
Eating healthy can be tasty too. When I was a little girl, my grandmother had a persimmon tree. She often … More
TRIPHALA – Balancing Formula for Detoxification & Rejuvenation Triphala is one of the most recommended Ayurvedic formulation and has been … More
Breakfast is such an important meal of the day. Studies show that people who eat a balanced healthy breakfast have … More
Hingvashtak is a classical Ayurvedic blend of vata-soothing herbs that support the entire digestive system. Vata is cold, light and … More