Category Archives: Focus on Food

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

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

Squash Liver Heat

Squash Liver Heat

We hear a lot about detoxing the liver, but not all herbs used for detoxing are cooling. As a general rule, any time we can treat conditions with food, the less stress we place on the liver. Cool foods reduce the heat and de-stress this hard-working organ. And the coolest food for this is Continue Reading