Is it summer time again? Let’s look at ways to have a healthier summer by keeping in balance with the elements through Ayurveda.
Coconut Vegetable Soup by Dr. Christie Smirl
Ketogenic coconut vegetable soup by Dr Christie Smirl at HealthierVibration.com
Turmeric Ginger Spice Tea by Dr. Christie Smirl
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.
Cheesy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower by Dr. Christie Smirl
Cheesy Garlic Mashed Cauliflower by Dr. Christie Smirl HealthierVibrations.com
Red Cabbage Spinach Cheese Omelette by Dr. Christie Smirl
Ketogenic Vegetarian Spinach Cheese Omelette HealthierVibrations.com Dr. Christie Smirl
Ketogenic Avocado Cucumber Hemp Salad by Dr. Christie Smirl
Whole and fresh food recipes are the best way to ensure your nutrition is clean and healthy. Here is a satisfying ketogenic vegetarian avocado cucumber hemp salad.
Golden Auspiciousness in 2018 by Dr. Christie Smirl
As 2018 dawns I send you all love, prayers for peace and wishes for health and prosperity. 2018 is predicted to be an auspicious year bringing truth, wisdom and spiritual transcendence.
Introduction to Ayurveda: Doshas 101 by Dr. Christie Smirl
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. By Dr. Christie Smirl
Eight Limbs of Yoga: A study of much more than exercise – Dr. Christie Smirl The writings of Patanjali proposes eight paths of yoga to attain enlightenment. These eight steps are guidelines to living a meaningful and purposeful life. It is a common mis-belief that yoga is just a form of fitness with pretzel like poses….
Puruṣārthas – The Four Aims of Life by Dr. Christie Smirl
In yoga philosophy there are four aims of human life called the Puruṣārthas. Puruṣārtha means an “object of human pursuit”. The four puruṣārthas are dharma (duties), artha (prosperity), kāma (pleasure) and mokṣa (liberation). The puruṣārthas are important to evaluate and measure to live a balanced life. If these four aims are looked at like a…
Avoid smoothies that cause disease by following Ayurvedic principles.
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…
Sweet Potato Lentil Salad by Dr. Christie Smirl
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…
Hingvashtak for Healthy Digestion
Hingvashtak is a classical Ayurvedic blend of vata-soothing herbs that support the entire digestive system. The combination of ingredients particularly facilitate the proper functioning of Vata. The qualities of vata are cold, light, rough and dry. When vata is aggravated in the gastrointestinal system, these qualities can inhibit proper digestion and result in gas, bloating,…