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Stress & Digestion

Let’s talk stress and digestion. Tune into the podcast for the Ayurvedic perspective and to learn about doshic imbalances in the GI tract.   What you’ll get out of tuning in: Why stress causes GI problems. How to identify dosha imbalances in your gut.   Links Mentioned in Episode: Order Cate Stillman's new book "Master of You" Have a conversation Show Highlights: Cate asks listeners to squeeze their anus. Cate explains the three phases of digestion. Cate gets to the root cause of stress.   Timestamps:  6:04 The art of the sigh. 11:32 Parts of the G.I...

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Unlock the Truth in Your Natural Elements

Unlock the Truth in Your Natural Elements

Can you picture parts of your anatomy as water or fire or earth? Feel the fluidity of water and vitality of breath? It is an interesting thing to picture the elements of the earth as part of your being, and it gives a rich and juicy metaphor to play with. Ayurveda and Yoga see the body the same way they see nature, comprised of the same elemental qualities: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether. These natural elements work in a dynamic relationship with each other for our optimal health and vitality. The...

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How to Create Recipes and Routines to Thrive this Winter with Kate O’Donnell

How to Create Recipes and Routines to Thrive this Winter with Kate O’Donnell

Smoothies, soups and sweet treats, Oh my!! Listen in on the Cate and Kate show today and learn how to create new and exciting meals and desserts with Kate O’Donnell, author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook and Everyday Ayurvedic Cooking for a Calm, Clear Mind. We chat about delicious, nutritious Ayurvedic recipes that are easy to make this winter season for yourself or to give as gifts for the holidays! It is so important in today’s society to spend some quality time preparing your food or to get your hands a little...

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Ayurvedic Gut Shots Recipes

Ayurvedic Gut Shots Recipes

Gut shots are a liquid fire starter for your digestion. Once you have your homemade gut shots stored in fancy glass jars in your fridge, you’ll want to pour an ounce into a shot glass. This elixir you custom design to your tastes, to the season, and to your constitution. Fermented foods breed themselves. Once you start making your own gut shots, you’ll notice that you naturally use one batch to start the next. Experiment with these super nutritive fermented agni boosters. Play with colors and flavors. Gut shots are a...

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Fire up Your Digestion with a Proven Breakfast Hash

Fire up Your Digestion with a Proven Breakfast Hash

At this time of year, warm, grounding meals are wonderful support as we navigate the changes in weather. As vata season flows in, we counteract the cold with warmth and spices. This fall I was honored to hold my very first seasonal retreat as a Yoga Health Coach. I led 10 women through ancient practices for self-care. We gathered and shared stories and peeled back the layers of what’s holding us back in this one and only life. We set intentions, spent time in nature, and created art. And we ate the most nourishing food. Now...

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Getting Better Sleep With Ayurveda

Getting Better Sleep with Ayurveda

When it comes to getting better sleep, Ayurveda has a lot to teach us. With more than 20 years of experience learning and teaching Ayurveda, Mary Thompson has a wealth of information to share about how we can utilize Ayurveda to address the rampant sleep issues we are seeing in our society. Sleeplessness and sleep issues are now not only an issue in adults, but also in kids. How can we address this detrimental and widespread issue? Cate and Mary chat about the culmination of our various lifestyle habits that lead...

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Chinese Medicine Formulas for Better Sleep

When we are looking to feel better or to improve chronic health issues, we may turn to a range of remedies, including drugs or lifestyle changes. However, it is easy to lose hope when these remedies or changes do not work, which is oftentimes the case. Drugs are likely to target only symptoms of disease, and not the actual root cause. People following Ayurvedic habits may find they feel better, but that they can’t completely achieve the health transformation they seek in order to thrive. Eric Karchmer has 20 years of...

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