Probiotic Food Sources

Probiotic Food Sources

Probiotics are the good bacteria that occupy your gut, creating a balanced flora in your microbiome, thus ensuring a strong immune system. While there are times when supplements are needed to rebuild this bacterial community, it’s a good idea to regularly consume fermented foods, particularly if you are a Vata.

Eating fermented foods is one of the best ways to increase the amount and variety of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Check out some of the best dietary probiotic options here. Continue Reading

How to Select the Right Probiotic For You

How to Select the Right Probiotic For You

You’ve probably heard about probiotics, but do you really know what they are? And how do you know whether you should be taking them, and if so, which ones to take?

I’ve been prescribing probiotics for years to my patients, but recently I’ve gained a great deal of respect for the complexity and specialization of this important industry segment. So today I wanted to share a sprinkling of what I have learned with my readers.

Let’s take a look at some good reasons to take probiotics, several reasons to be concerned about them, and 3 steps to follow to make sure you choose the right probiotic for you. Continue Reading

Cooling & Calming Foods to Help Prevent Inflammation

Cooling & Calming Foods to Help Prevent Inflammation

In the battle against inflammation, a full arsenal is often required, including eating foods that naturally soothe and cool the body. Summertime is one of those times when we need to do more to stay cool and calm, particularly if we tend to have more fire in our bodies and minds or are currently fighting an infection or inflammation. Here are some of the best foods to stock your pantry with when you need some cooling support. Continue Reading

Foods That Inflame

Foods That Inflame

Ayurveda teaches that inflammation is caused by too much intensity in life and heating foods and herbs. It is typically the result of too much of the fire element in the body. What are some of the foods most likely to inflame your body, sending you to the ice box for a quick cool down? Continue Reading

Cooling Summer Herb Special!

Cooling Summer Herb Special!

Get 2 oz. of customized cooling herb formula (a $15 value) when you book a body treatment or consultation with Positively Ayurvedic during the months of June and July! Cooling herbs help soothe and support the liver, so it can do its job more effectively. The result? Less inflammation and angst in your body…and your mind. That’s right! Some cooling herbs direct their ‘chill’ to the brain, helping to calm us and make us more compassionate and loving toward others despite temperamental temperatures. Find out more! Continue Reading