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Get Into Hot Water

Get Into Hot Water

If you follow my posts, you know what an advocate I am for warm and room temperature water. This is because cold water (or God forbid, ice water) plays havoc with your body’s ability to properly metabolize the water that you drink. Warm water (or room temperature water in the hot summer) relaxes the body’s digestive system so the water is more easily absorbed into the blood stream and later into the body’s cells.

Hot water is best for Kapha types in the late Fall and Winter time, increasing the overall heat in the digestive system, which heightens the slow Kapha metabolism. Warm water is best for Vatas and Pittas in late Fall and Winter, although individuals with severe Pitta imbalances may do just fine with room temp water all year ’round.

The nice thing about making this simple change in your lifestyle is that hot water  is readily available. Almost any restaurant can provide it when asked. If you’re on the run dropping kids off at school and/or heading to the office, you can boil water before leaving the house and take it with you in a stainless steel coffee mug. Hot water refills are easy enough to come by in most office kitchens, or anywhere else you visit for that matter. If the only option is warming your water in a microwave, however, it’s better to fill your container with cold water and let it sit unopened for awhile until the liquid adjusts to room temp.

If you are in one of the rare places where hot water is not accessible, try this Capresso water kettle. It plugs in anywhere and boils water FAST. I use it in my office at the yoga studio because that is one of the places I spend a lot of time without access to a stove or water dispenser.

 

 

Taking Water Back to School

Taking Water Back to School

It’s back to school season and that means stocking up on all of the supplies your kids will need to help them learn and grow. Amidst the pencils and notebooks, be sure to include personalized water bottles. Water bottles are great options for school for so many reasons. First, they cut down on waste and… Continue Reading

Rx for Your Back

Rx for Your Back

Well, I think that the title of the book says it all! When I was having lower back pain several years ago, I purchased this book to help myself heal. Along with a fabulous non-manipulative chiropractor, I used this book to get rid of the tension and inflammation that had robbed my mobility and quality… Continue Reading

Scrape  Your Way to Good Digestion

Scrape Your Way to Good Digestion

The ancient Ayurvedic healing philosophy of India has recommended tongue scraping for centuries as an aid to digestion and for the health of the teeth and the sinuses. Since digestion begins in the mouth, cleaning the salivary glands activates them and enhances overall digestion. In addition, removing the ama (toxic residue) or coating from the… Continue Reading

To Be or Not To Be Gluten-Free

To Be or Not To Be Gluten-Free

Dr. John Douillard, a globally recognized leader in the fields of natural health, Ayurveda, and sports medicine, has tackled the gluten-free craze. In his latest book, “Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back Into Your Diet,” he provides scientific evidence challenging the necessity of removing wheat from your dietary… Continue Reading