Very interesting article on Nutritional Yeast. Ayurveda typically advises against eating yeast and fermented foods to avoid vata and pitta upset with gas and “amla” or sour taste. I have to say that I’m curious if a steady diet of nutritional yeast would unbalance the doshas. They are however quite nutritious and frequently used inContinue reading “WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL YEAST?”

Vitamins From Food: You Have to Watch This Video!

A recent interview with nutritionist Kimberly Snyder reminds us about the Ayurvedic Approach to Food & Nutrients.  In this short video, Kimberly presents a 5 Day Vitamin Plan to jumpstart different Bodily organ systems by increasing the Vitamins THROUGH FOOD!   I am in FULL support of this type of approach where we first Revaluate ourContinue reading “Vitamins From Food: You Have to Watch This Video!”

How Much Calcium is Absorbed By Our Bodies From Food?

So, I’m on a Vitamin & Mineral Kick right now! Here’s some great information on Calcium absorption from Livestrong. Vitamin D is a big factor for increasing the Bioavailability of Calcium in our bodies to improve absorption. You frequently see it Highlighted on Milk and Dairy products and in Fortified Foods for this reason. IncreasingContinue reading “How Much Calcium is Absorbed By Our Bodies From Food?”

Foods High in Vitamin E!

SUPER SLIDE SHOW ABOUT WHAT FOODS HAVE HIGH VITAMIN E Vitamin E  Fat Soluble Vitamin Easily absorbed via skin or in gut Good for Immunity, Skin, Metabolism High Vitamin E Foods: Sunflower Seeds, Chili Peppers, Vegetable Oils, Nuts, Seeds, Peanut Butter, Avocados, Herbs- Basil & Oregano (50%), Pickled Green Olives (25%), Taro Root (26%) 

Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin D

Hey Folks! Here’s a short list of Vitamin D Rich Foods. I don’t recommend #7 as they are high in fat, cholesterol and nitrates. Also, it is best to get your vitamins from non-fortified sources if possible to avoid loss of nutrients from processing. Of course, if you live in an area where fortified foodsContinue reading “Top 10 Foods Highest in Vitamin D”

Fantastic Fiber!

The Mayo CLinic Offers Some Insight into the Types of Fiber, Sources & Reasons We should Include it in Our Diets! They agree that whole foods are best but provide some tips and suggestions if you are fiber challenged. Dietary fiber: Essential for a healthy diet http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fiber/NU00033/NSECTIONGROUP=2 Fiber provides many health benefits. Here’s how toContinue reading “Fantastic Fiber!”

Ayurvedic Approach to STRESS!

Hey Folks,  This is a Fantastic summary article about how Ayurveda views STRESS in our lives.   Read some of my other posts on the doshas and Ayurvedic Constitutions and feel free to contact me for a consultation.  Namaste, Julie Mental Stress | Emotional Stress | Physical Stress From Rama Kant Mishra stress management ayurvedic medicine TheseContinue reading “Ayurvedic Approach to STRESS!”

Twitter Tips for Going Vegan!

No one says you have to be Vegan. I’m not Vegan, yet. =) But here’s some great Vegan tips from Tweeters to include in your culinary repertoire. I especially like the one about soaking nuts and making creamy sauces. Super Fun & Easy, Enjoy! FOOD JANUARY 18, 2013, 12:35 PM7 Comments By KAREN BARROW In this week’s WellContinue reading “Twitter Tips for Going Vegan!”

Sprouting Wheat Berries!

Hi Everyone! This is the first of a few posts on Sprouting Grains. I’m so excited to be able to offer you a nutritious way to enjoy your grains that you might not have thought of before. For those of you who sprout regularly, feel free to offer your advice or experiences. =) This BlogContinue reading “Sprouting Wheat Berries!”

Stress-reducing activities can lower your blood pressure!

The MAYO CLINIC adds some good sense to the Stress and Blood Pressure Connection. Here are their tips for managing stress through relaxing, Alternative Health methods. Click Here for the full article. Namaste Stress and long-term high blood pressure may not be linked, but taking steps to reduce your stress can improve your general health,Continue reading “Stress-reducing activities can lower your blood pressure!”

Baking Soda As Deodorant?!

Thanks to one of my loyal readers (thanks Pat!), I wanted to post this interesting article and forum about baking soda as a natural deodorant.  Feel free to comment on what you think and any questions you might have. Namaste!  SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012 No Sweat – About Baking Soda Deodorant  http://www.lisaliseblog.com/2012/03/no-sweat-about-baking-soda-deodorant.html Welcome to theContinue reading “Baking Soda As Deodorant?!”

Body Odor & Bacteria!

This is a great, clear article from the Mayo Clinic that discusses the two kinds of sweat pores, eccrine and apocrine, and how body odor actually comes from bacteria on the skin breaking down the watery fluid with urea waste or fat waste excreted when we sweat. Stay Tuned to Veda Health and Look for myContinue reading “Body Odor & Bacteria!”