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Candida – cause & treatment from an ayurvedic perspektive
Ginger appetizer for better digestion
  Having a slow or even poor digestion? Feeling heavy after a meal? Not feeling hungry at all? Besides chewing thoroughly, at least 20 times per bite, a good routine before your meal is a ginger appetizer. Fresh ginger has pungeant and heating qualities and in moderation is balancing for all doshas and initiates the digestive process. You can prepare and consume the appetizer 10 - 15 minutes before the main meals, meaning lunch and dinner. It will increase saliva production in your mouth and prepares your digestion system for what follows. The stomach increases acid production and the pancreas [...]
How to make ghee at home
  Ayurvedic cooking is unthinkable without ghee. What is ghee and why is it so healthy? Ghee is clarified butter, meaning that you seperate the oil from the milky part by heating up butter. Preferably you should use unsalted butter and if possible from grass-feeding and happy cows. I have not found organic and unsalted butter in the grocery store here in Sweden, but maybe you can ask yor nearby farmer. Due to the fact that the milk protein is filtered and thrown away, it can be used for lactose intolerant people. What are the health effects? Ghee is used [...]
Tongue scraping – a simple ayurveda morning routine
  Today’s blog is about tongue scraping, one of ayurveda's best morning routines to do. In general I recommend 3 easy-to-do morning routines for a healthy and fresh start into your day! Tongue scraping Neti cleansing Oil pulling First thing in the morning you rinse your mouth with warm water. Look at your tongue in the mirror. It actually says a lot about your digestion and your imbalances what you can find on your tongue and how it looks like. Scrape your tongue gently 7 times from back to front to get rid of debris, bacteria and dead cells. Make [...]
4 simple ways to alleviate vata dosha imbalances
  Autumn is the season characterized by change, and cold and dry weather and it is the time of year where the light qualities of the ether and air element gets vata dosha out of balance. If you suffer from cold hands and feet, dry skin, general fatigue or even depression then you might have a vata dosha imbalance. From an ayurvedic perspective, the doshas help us to understand how internal and external factors influence us on a physical and mental level. Each one of us possesses all three doshas, meaning qualities of vata, pitta and kapha, but just in [...]