We are what we eat, as the old saying goes. We all know the choices we make affect our physical body, but what effect do they have on our mind and spirit? Many ancient practices, including Ayurveda are of the belief that what you eat ultimately determines the level of consiousness you can achieve. Generally … More Exploring Ayurveda: subtle energy and sattvic food.
The idea of practicing Ahimsa is a rather attractive one. Generally speaking it means “Non harm”, though it might be more accurate to think of it as trying to avoid causing unnecessary suffering. Most people interpret Ahimsa to mean giving up meat, or in more extreme cases: eggs and dairy as well. In fact, there … More Exploring Auyrveda: The Vegetarian Myth
Everywhere you look, someone is promoting their personal version of a detox diet. If we’d just follow this plan, we’ll finally be able to be perfectly healthy. Yet nobody seems to agree on how to go about doing this? Some people suggest drinking nothing but water, or to start juicing and gulping down green smoothies … More What’s the best way to Detox?
At the minute, Avoiding anti nutrients is all the rage. It’s true that plants would prefer not be eaten, but should that stop us? Some People upon learning this start making drastic changes to their diet. I did it once. I cut out almost everything from my diet- nuts, seeds, dairy, grains- Beans Too! I … More Should we worry about antinutrients?
I once met a lady who refused to eat anything that wasn’t organic. You see, She was terrified of toxins. As a result of she refused to eat out, and brought lunch to work every single day. Following this restricted her to little more than brown rice, potatoes, spelt bread, eggs, along with a few … More Looking past the labels
Lately, the practices of culturing fermenting have exploded in popularity. It’s good for the gut, experts say. Yet in the end, was it ever anything more than a method of preservation? After all, without the convenience of freezers or refridgeration, what other options did people have? I bring this up because I’ve always reacted … More Culturing- A Necessary evil?
Ketogenic diets can have many benifits, including weight loss, increased energy, improved insulin levels, and can assist in the healing of various autoimmune diseases.Still, It’s a rather drastic change from our standard way of living, and quite difficult to follow. Ketosis involves giving up grains, starchy vegetables, most fruit, sugar, and even excess amounts of … More Is Ketosis sustainable long term?
Coconut oil has become the go to oil of late. It has those magical medium chain tryglicerides, along with a high smoke point, and no trans or hydrogenated fats. Sounds pretty good, right? I suppose it won’t kill you, but have you ever noticed it’s the fat equivalent of white sugar? It has no nutritional … More Coconut Oil: not the superfood it’s made out to be?
Sugar has become public enemy number one in recent years. It’s the cause of diabeties, obesity, and a whole slew of other diseases. And it’s true. White sugar, corn syrup, agave nectar, and even brown sugar are all extremely bad for your health! So many people, myself included, started to completely eliminate sugar from our … More Sugarcane: totally different to sugar?
If you’ve ever tried yoga, chances are you remember holding downward dog. It’s not exactly the most comfortable of poses, to say the least. 5 breaths of agony. My Hamstrings… Ouch! While I I’ve never felt that way moving through the graceful, flowing forms of tai chi. To be honest, I’ve found yoga poses to … More Have you Tried Tai Chi?