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Vegan vs plant-based vs ayurvedic food: what is the difference?

vegan vs plant-based vs ayurvedic(1)

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, ayurvedic, glutenfree, paleo, keto,… There are lots of diets or ways of eating these days. Can you still follow? Today I will explain to you what the difference is between vegan, plant-based and ayurvedic food. Let’s start with vegan. Vegan Vegans eat nothing that either was an animal or is produced by […]

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How to balance Kapha in winter

how to balance kapha in winter(1), winter kapha balancing foods

How to balance kapha in winter Thank God the days are getting longer again. In Belgium we had the darkest month of December in almost a century: only about 10 hours of sunshine all month *gasp*. Many people are having symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (‘SAD’). If you’ve been feeling down, moody, irritable and without […]

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Ayurveda

Ayurveda Ancient knowledge, modern interpretation Massage The ancient practictioners of ayurveda had advanced knowledge of anatomy. They developed massage techniques for therapeutic use and relaxation. Nutrition Every body is considered unique, with a unique constitution and unique digestion. Ayurvedic food is nourishing, wholesome, and balancing. Massage “The great thing about Ayurveda is that its treatments […]

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How to support your digestion during the festive season

support your digestion during the festive season

When visiting a string of office parties and family gatherings during the festive season it is hard to stay true to your body. The abundance of food and drinks offered at every party is difficult to say no to… Usually they are not the healthiest kinds of foods either. After a few of those parties […]

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Practising gratitude

Practise gratitude

Gratitude is a theme I often use in my yoga classes. I mean, how grateful can you be for making you hold plank pose 3 breaths longer than you really want to… (wink wink). Or when you just can’t get out of your head and you’re in a meditative, slow moving class. Whenever we are […]

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The ayurvedic view on drinking coffee

ayurvedic properties of coffee

What is the ayurvedic view on drinking coffee? Coffee is kind of controversial in health circles. Some sources say it’s good, some say it’s bad. As always the ayurvedic answer is more nuanced: whether coffee is good for you very much depends on a number of factors. (You didn’t think I would write an anti-coffee […]

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