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Adapt Recipes with Ayurveda

Cooking, eating, and improvising with ingredients goes back in human history many centuries. Our loved ones-ancestors knew well how to adapt recipes to meet their needs. For ourselves, there’s plenty to adapt to, these days. Perhaps your child or partner is allergic to garlic – or could it be wheat? Or you’re dropping food to…

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Pumfu Stew: A Unique Veggie Entree

Pumfu is a high-protein plant-based food made of ground organic pumpkin seeds and water, that’s it. It’s minimally-processed, pressed into a cube like tofu, and lightly packaged. In our area, we find it sold in the refrigerator section next to the tofu. Unlike tofu, it’s pale green, made by Foodies Vegan, a family-owned company in…

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Pitfalls in Ayurvedic Self-Care

Pitfall: a hidden or unsuspected danger or difficulty. A covered pit used as a trap. Scenario 1: Among the pitfalls in Ayurvedic self-care and self-care in general is this exasperating reality: just when we need self-care the most, we’re too exhausted to able to do much. This is going to be a very short blog because…

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Top 2 New Year’s Health Tips from Amadea

What are my top 2 New Year’s health tips this year? As an Ayurvedic educator, Polarity therapist, and human, here are my votes for this coming year’s most effective re-balancing actions in this moment. First of the top 2 New Year’s health tips Stop sugar. I mean white sugar, for at least 30 days. Less…

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Dynamics of Healing Chai

Dynamics of Healing Chai

It’s worth contemplating the dynamics of healing chai as the season changes on us. This sweet, pungent, and astringent-tasting brew warms us up just when we are needing it. As the season changes, it’s time for our food and beverage choices to change some too. With autumn, we need more warmth and less coolness, more…

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A Tale of Two Broken Blenders Plastic and Climate Change

In this moment so many sentient beings are directly in the path of danger. At a time like this, tending to the mundane or long term feels just that, pretty small and/or remote.  In one of those aching moments, I got an email from our good friend Ramona with a cheery inquiry “Hey! I keep thinking of…

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Golden milk Hot Chocolate

Soothing Creamy Milk – What Kind?

(Stay Warm and Gently Spiced) Facing the dairy section of your closest big grocery store, you may see a bewildering array of soothing creamy milk these days. There’s classic cow’s milk in a variety of fat to no-fat forms. There could be goat’s milk. Now some places there’s also plant-based almond milk, coconut–cashew, oat, rice,…

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Nurturing Healing Connections in the Midst of Chaos

Nurturing healing connections is a challenge as the pandemic keeps on rolling, economies lurch, and current events range from gut-wrenching appalling to potentially hopeful. Ayurveda and Polarity Therapy both offer ways to connect or re-connect with a deeper healing balance inside. In past blogs, I’ve written about the importance of connection for a strong immune…

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Maintaining healthy Kapha

Ayurveda Maintain Healthy Kapha in Early Summer: 6 Explores

How do we maintain healthy Kapha? I’ve been thinking a lot about life in terms of the elements lately. In Ayurveda, the three doshas are the biologically active manifestations of the five elements: Vata (space & air), Pitta (fire & water), and Kapha (earth & water). All three of them need balance with each other…

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