Category Archives: Focus on Food

Is Tea for Me?

Is Tea for Me?

Coffee is still the number one beverage after water, but tea drinkers are uniting as tea consumption grows in popularity, particularly among the young. The growing tea trend brings with it a world of new flavors to explore, as well as medicinal benefits. Yet, like everything in Ayurveda, not every new trend is good for… Continue Reading

When Bitter is Better

When Bitter is Better

We have six basic tastes in Ayurveda. They are sweet, sour, salty, astringent, bitter and pungent. As a general rule, it is good to have a little of each taste in your diet to help ensure a variety of enzymes and balanced energies. However, each dosha and therefore each individual, benefits from different proportions of… Continue Reading

The Many Shades of Food

The Many Shades of Food

Can the color of the food you eat make a difference in your health? In Ayurveda, we understand that each color emits electromagnetic radiation in a distinct wavelength. As I discuss in my article, Good Vibrations: Coloring Your World, different colors make us feel differently emotionally and physically. Some may stimulate us and make us… Continue Reading

Ginger – Packs a Mean Punch…

Ginger – Packs a Mean Punch…

…that is, if you want to get rid of your cold, flu and/or nausea quick! Long-used in Indian and Asian cooking, the medicinal benefits of ginger far outweigh its delightful flavor. The phenolic compounds in ginger are known to help relieve gastrointestinal (GI) irritation, stimulate saliva and bile production, and suppress gastric contractions as food… Continue Reading