Category Archives for "Ayurveda"

Chocolate: the ayurvedic perspective

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Chocolate + ayurveda Easter is coming! And so is my birthday… so I figured it’s time to get the lowdown on chocolate + ayurveda :) Coincidentally I am also going to Belgium… (Oops. Talk about putting the cat with the milk). Ahem. First of all when talking about chocolate I exclude anything with less than […]

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How to balance Kapha in winter

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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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The ayurvedic view on drinking 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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Try these autumn Vata balancing foods now!

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Autumn. It’s here already! The days are getting shorter and it’s getting colder on this side of that big orb that we live on. In ayurveda autumn is Vata season. Vata is one of the three doshas – or constitutions – that describe the human body. Related: What is ayurveda? The Vata dosha is ruled […]

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