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  • The Gunas and Food: Maximizing a Sattvic Diet

    The Gunas and Food: Maximizing a Sattvic Diet

    Overall, to maintain a healthy internal balance, it is essential to prioritize a Sattvic diet and to minimize the amount of Rajasic and Tamasic foods you consume. A Sattvic diet will bring tranquility to the mind, health to the body and balance to the emotions.
  • How Ayurvedic Self-Care Practices Can Help Relieve Anxiety

    How Ayurvedic Self-Care Practices Can Help Relieve Anxiety

    There are a number of essential changes one can make to their daily habits to make a long-lasting positive impact on anxiety and overall health, including diet changes, regular exercise and meditation. Here, we go over how an Ayurveda-informed approach to anxiety can help you alleviate anxiety holistically—through diet, exercise and transformative self-care rituals. 
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Pitta Dosha & Balancing it

    Everything You Need to Know About the Pitta Dosha & Balancing it

    Composed of the fire and water elements, the pitta dosha has a significant influence on your mind and body. From your metabolism to perception, it governs your day to day well-being. Here’s an introduction to the dosha and how you can balance it with easy-to-do steps.
  • Debunking More Myths About an Ayurvedic Diet

    Debunking More Myths About an Ayurvedic Diet

    Have you been considering following an Ayurvedic diet? Here are some myths that you should know about. From drinking a lot of water to the complexity of an Ayurvedic meal, we are debunking some of the most common myths about an Ayurvedic diet.
  • 4 Must-Have Ingredients to Elevate Your Ayurvedic Diet

    4 Must-Have Ingredients to Elevate Your Ayurvedic Diet

    Getting the ingredients you need to switch to an Ayurvedic diet is one of the most important steps for fueling the transition. Here are 4 ingredients that will elevate the impact of your Ayurvedic wellness plan.
  • Delicious, Indulgent Tridoshic Ayurvedic Pizza

    Delicious, Indulgent Tridoshic Ayurvedic Pizza

    "Just because you’re plant-based Ayurvedic, doesn’t mean the pizza party has to stop," says Sahara Rose. "In fact, it just got upgraded with a root veggie crust, plant-based pesto, almond feta, roasted chickpeas, and assorted veggies."
  • 8 Truths from Ayurveda That We Turn to Day after Day

    8 Truths from Ayurveda That We Turn to Day after Day

    If you find yourself curious about Ayurveda or simply in search of some grounded truth to guide you, these principles from the ancient science can offer a north star. 
  • Dr. Zohreh Sadeghi On Finding Wellness, Liberation, and a New Career Path with Ayurveda

    Dr. Zohreh Sadeghi On Finding Wellness, Liberation, and a New Career Path with Ayurveda

    Dr. Zohreh Sadeghi knew she wanted Ayurveda to be her life's work after her first Panchakarma treatment. "Once I was done with the entire course of the treatment, I felt like a new person; as if I had just hit a reset button on my body and mind."
  • A Delicious—and Incredibly Simple—Ayurvedic Recipe for Glowing Skin

    A Delicious—and Incredibly Simple—Ayurvedic Recipe for Glowing Skin

    This tridoshic dish of broccoli rabe and saffron almonds helps with optimal digestion and to enhance the overall complexion. 
  • An Ayurvedic Chef on Eating for Wellness and Beauty

    An Ayurvedic Chef on Eating for Wellness and Beauty

    Ayurveda "goes so deep into food, on a vibrational level," says Divya Alter, author, Ayurvedic chef, and owner of Divya's Kitchen in New York. 
  • The Ayurvedic Summer Diet

    The Ayurvedic Summer Diet

    The conflict is real. There's beer and barbecues. But also beaches and bare bodies. Plus, keeping your paws off your kid's/ kid brother's ice cream cone when it's 90 degrees out is just so gosh darn hard. We get it. And so does Ayurveda. Fortunately this 5000-year system of medicine had already done the thinking around the perfect summer diet so we didn't have to (especially helpful...
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