I am on a total turmeric kick right now. I have always been a fan of the yellow spice since I started studying Ayurveda about 15 years ago. While turmeric has been used medicinally for thousands of years, it is only in the past 2-3 decades that modern science has proven what ancient healers have… Continue reading The Golden Goddess
One of the annoying symptoms of fibromyalgia that your doctor probably didn’t warn you about (that is, if you received any meaningful counseling from him or her) is the effect it has on the sensory receptors on your tongue. For me, it’s not the heightened sense of sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent tastes that… Continue reading Tingling Tongue
The latest edition of U.S. dietary guidelines (version 2015-2020) was recently released and the internet is now flooded with critiques. What appears to be a well-intentioned set of recommendations to improve the health of the nation is actually a politically-charged, policy-driven bureaucratic document. When you try to please everybody (ie. meat industry, processed foods makers, RD’s, MD’s, social workers, etc.), you… Continue reading Dietary Guidelines for Americans
I love soup! I eat it almost every day in the fall and winter. I made a carrot-leek soup the other day that was soooo good, I couldn’t not share. It combines a bunch of yummy ingredients that are really healthy for the body and soothing for the soul. Carrots are sweet and grounding so great for Vata (check… Continue reading Soups On!