turmeric Tag

2 Shots Espresso + 1 Gallon Green Juice + 1 Posse

Transparency and Confessions. People always ask me how I ease into detox mode. I have gone into this in the past, but I haven’t always been ready to give you all the nitty-gritty details.Now I am.I’m ready to get real with you. Instead of just telling you what YOU should do, I’m going to tell you how things actually go down for me.After 15 years of leading this posse, I find my bio-rhythms shift into detox mode organically a week or two before the live detox begins. My kitchen starts...

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The Truth about Turmeric with Dr. Shivani Gupta

Dr. Shivani Gupta and I have a wonderful podcast for you today on herbs, spices, and their healing properties. We get deep into the benefits of Turmeric and its’ active ingredient, Curcumin. Did you know that Turmeric not only helps fight inflammation in the body, but is also an antioxidant, supports the immune system, helps decrease stress and diabetes, strengthens the ligaments, and reduces pain when taken in larger doses?Dr. Gupta talks about her childhood and being raised by traditional Indian parents with a lot of knowledge in the world...

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Boutique, Hand-Crafted, Designer Fermented Foods

Truth be told, I messed up my intestinal flora. I know it happens. But it really doesn’t “happen.” I caused a series of events that allowed dysbiosis “to happen.” This series of events knocked out my good intestinal flora. But since this blog post is a recipe, I’ll spare you the details.Here’s the keyword version of it: eating homegrown greens and veggies for five months > Yogidetox > juicing > enemas > eating fermented foods > travel/hotels > relocate to Mexican condo > stop eating fermented foods > get...

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A Super Healthy School Year: Ayurvedic Tips for Kids + Parents with Dr. John Douillard

Dr. John Douillard is an Ayurvedic wellness pro and father of six kids. On this special back to school episode he shares the inside scoop on how he parents in the fall and winter. You'll get tips for babies through college kids in this episode. Not to mention everything he says is applicable to adults. I rap with Dr. John Douillard about a Super Healthy School YearPreventing colds + flus Buffing out immune systems Ayurvedic herbal remedies for fall + winter What vaccines to get your child and when is...

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Golden Milk

MY PREFERRED NIGHTCAP!Golden milk has officially become my favorite nightcap as the weather gets colder and the nights get longer here in DC. It’s one of those delicious treats that taste almost sinful, yet so good for you. I like to end my day with a warm cup of golden milk made with my homemade almond milk (you can find the almond milk recipe in the blog section) for several reasons – turmeric is the ultimate spice, it’s anti-cancerous, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, relieves heartburn, improves cardiovascular function, helps with brain function,...

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Chocolate + Ayurveda: the inside scoop

In this interview I talk to Justin Polgar of Yes Cacao! about:How chocolate become his educational art project. Why chocolate is well suited as an herb delivery mechanism (anupana) The difference between what you're eating and his chocolate What WILD chocolate is all aboutWhat we mention in this EpisodeWhy Justin is more curious about the future of chocolate - and what we want from it. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="666"]CHOCOLATE AND AYURVEDA[/caption] * What chocolate can do for us. * What we can do for chocolateLinks from...

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How to Prevent a Cold

Did you know getting colds is optional? Most parents I know assume that getting colds is part of normal childhood terrain. And it is normal, in terms of common, but it’s not normal in terms of healthy. Colds occur with an unhealthy lymph system or an depleted immune system. Your child’s body is communicating through signs and symptoms exactly what is going on inside. If you know how to read the signs, you know how to prevent a cold. If you don’t...

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