Author Archives: Karen Callahan

Grapes, Natural Pain Fighters

Grapes, Natural Pain Fighters

It’s high time to let go of the “grapes of wrath” notion. Instead of contributing to heated emotions like anger and irritation, red grapes generally help reduce them. How so? Inflammation Combatants Well, red grapes contain resveratrol, an antioxidant present in many plants. Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol called a phytoalexin, a class of… Continue Reading

The Lowdown on Low Back Pain

The Lowdown on Low Back Pain

Lower back pain. Most people will experience it at least once in their lives. When they do, it often continues for a prolonged period of time, zapping their energy and eventually immobilizing them. What can be done about this life-altering condition? Let’s take a look at what Ayurveda has to say from three unique perspectives—energetic, structural and… Continue Reading

Kichari, the Complete Cleansing Mixture

Kichari, the Complete Cleansing Mixture

Tasty and filling, this traditional Ayurvedic go-to dish is a mainstay in Ayurvedic cooking for so many reasons. First, its two main ingredients are basmati rice and mung dal. Together they create a complete protein that is completely balanced for all of the doshas (tridoshic). Mung is the one legume that all three doshas can… Continue Reading

Spring is Sprouting Up All Over!

Spring is Sprouting Up All Over!

Spring is the Kapha season or the season when we begin to eat lighter, drier foods. After a Winter of heavy, moist foods that could prove imbalancing during the rainy season, it’s time to dry and lighten up our bodies. It’s time to cleanse! One of the things that make sprouts so good for spring… Continue Reading