By Noelle In India, rice has for centuries symbolized fertility, wealth and good health. Ancient priests used it as an ingredient in worship, and to this day, rice is thrown at newlyweds to bless them with healthy offspring and prosperity. While research in the West gives high scores to brown rice for its bran and […]

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By Noelle  I would like to wrap up the past few educational pieces with some more food for thought. More than calories, Ayurveda pays attention to the qualities in the food – Hot or cold, heavy or light, moist or dry, etc…because qualities make all the difference.  For example, a glass of water has “0” […]

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By Noelle Ayurveda, based largely on subjective self-observation, and the observation of others, finds that foods can be usefully categorized in terms of their heaviness. Heavy foods (guru) take longer to digest and more easily create a sensation of heaviness compared to lighter (laghu) foods which digest more quickly. The following list gives a rough […]

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By Noelle The amount of food we consume is just as important as the type of food we eat. “The amount of food which, without disturbing the equili­brium (of dhatus and doshas of the body), gets digested as well as metabolized in proper time, is to be regarded as the proper quantity.” [Sutra 4] Charaka […]

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By Noelle According to Charaka Samhita, considered one of the oldest medical texts, a very important factor in human nutrition is the quantity of food we eat at any one meal. This may be stating the obvious but it is my impression that many folk lack a sense of self-understanding when it comes to hunger, […]

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By Noelle  Lets get deeper into Ayurveda shall we? I want to talk more about Ayurveda and Nutrition! Nutrition plays a central role in Ayurvedic living. Ayurveda places special emphasis on diet and food as a means to good life, health and wellness. Healthy and wholesome food nourishes the mind, body and soul. Ayurveda asserts […]

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By Jill Talvé Stress Eating: Do you eat with your eyes? Something that looks good can have ability to override the body’s natural appetite, and you may try to eat more than your stomach can handle. Do you eat with your nose? When something smells good the body begins to trigger the enzymes in the […]

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By Noelle With the start of a new season and new beginnings upon us all, life can feel pretty hectic. It’s sometimes difficult to get away from the noise of the outside world if you have nowhere to go to. Create a sacred space for yourself. I think alone time is one of the most important parts […]

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By Noelle The past few days I’ve been talking about transition and gaining balance through the times of change. I want to share with you another way I help myself get through transitional phases and keep grounded. I shared with you my vision board and how it encourages me to solidify my hopes and dreams […]

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