Archive | February 2012

Beet it!

Good Morning Foodies!

Today’s post is about Beets, beets and more beets!

I must confess that for most of my life, I’ve been afraid of these little jeweled-tone babies. But, after a wonderful Ayurvedic cleanse And the introduction to delicious Golden Beets, I can now say that Beets of all varieties are a much more familiar food in my diet.

Beets are Incredibly DETOXIFYING. They thin bile from the bile duct, liver and gallbladder and are able to aid the elimination of toxins throughout the digestive system. Beets are an excellent laxative and can relieve gastrointestinal discomfort. Beets are  purifying and cooling to the blood. They have alkaline properties which modulate blood pH and reduce inflammation. They also are high in bioflavonoids which are known for anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-cancer activity.

Ayurveda views beets as both Pitta aggravating when Raw and Pitta pacifying when cooked. If you have predominant Kapha constitution, try eating shredded raw beets with lemon juice to rev up your digestive system and thin the bile. If you are Vata or Pitta, try them cooked/sauteed. *Beets are also really super to make with fresh fruit and vegetable juices! *Be sure to add fresh fruit such as apples or veggies such as carrots with your beet juice as drinking beet juice alone may cause an allergic reaction or anaphylaxis.

Here’s an awesome Beet salad recipe from Foodbuzz.com. An extremely palatable way to eat beets using Golden Beets- a much milder beet taste but still packed with all the health goodies. Enjoy!

Fabulous Garlic Confit!

Good Morning Garlic Lovers!

If you’re not already aware of the amazing health benefits of garlic, you are most likely aware of its lovely pungent aroma and flavor. 

Ayurveda views Garlic with the gunas (qualities) of katu (pungent) and tamasic (heavy, grounding, earthy).

In a Yogic path, yogis abstain from tamasic food such as garlic and onions. Ayurveda, however uses garlic sparingly and in specific cases such as with overactive Vata in order to ground mind, body and spirit.

Here’s a fabulous garlic confit recipe from foodbuzz.com that will lessen the katu guna of garlic and make it easier to digest while reaping its healing qualities.

Enjoy!

Introducing The Cookwell Chef!

Greetings Wellness Comunity!

Veda Health is expanding her culinary services and now offering The Cookwell Chef for your convenience. If’ you’re interested in improving your health through diet and wellness but pressed for time, try Veda Health’s new Personal Chef Experience. Visit www.cookwellchef.wordpress.com for full details and begin to Cookwell today!

Ayurveda for Stress!

Good Morning All!

Are you stressed today? Do you feel like your breath is shallow, head is full of thoughts and body is exhausted? Are you juggling work, friends, homelife and finances with difficulty? If so, then you might be suffering from Adrenal Stress depletion. Ayurveda and Yoga are long known to be effective for regulating the nervous system and imparting calm and relaxation. Check out Dr. Sonica Krishnan’s tips for reducing stress with Ayurveda.

Click the Cartoon below for full article. =)

Gorilla Encounter!

Greetings All!

This is a breathtaking video of a wild gorilla encounter with a human camp in Uganda. It is such a beautiful display of our shared love and energy with every creature on this planet. The kindness and acceptance of the gorillas with the man points to the true meaning of a positive connection with others. 

Enjoy!