Eat a Rainbow

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”    -Ayurvedic saying


Food as Medicine

Food represents so many things to us – nourishment, connection, comfort. And to me, it is the foundation of health. Food not only provides us with energy in the form of calories from macronutrients (proteins, fats, and carbs), but also information that communicates different messages in the body and mind.

That information can be complex, and I’m going to break it…

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How to Do A Sinus Rinse with A Neti Pot

In Ayurveda, performing a sinus rinse with a neti pot has been a practice for thousands of years. The nasal passages are a first line of defense from allergens and other airborne particles and regular cleansing can help reduce irritation and nasal congestion. My daughters were both able to do this by themselves at age 6!

A traditional neti pot is usually made of ceramic and looks like a little teapot.  There are also squeezable plastic sinus rinse kits that some find to be very convenient, althou…

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Sindhi Baji - Multi-Colored Vegetable and Lentil Dish


Sindhi Baji - from Amrita Sondhi's "The Tastes of Ayurveda"

  • 1/4 cup channa dal (chickpea split lentils) or yellow split peas (I used red lentils), soaked overnight (soak overnight!)
  • 2 Tbsp oil (I used avocado oil)
  • 3/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp green chili, minced (or to taste) (I omitted to reduce Pitta)
  • 1-1/2 cups tomatoes, diced (or 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric, ground
  • 1/2 tsp cumin, ground
  • to taste salt
  • 3/4 cup carrots, sliced
  • 4-5 cups o…

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So Grateful for My Ayurveda & Yoga Colleagues

Thanks to Spirituality & Health magazine for choosing me as one of the 100 Trailblazers in Yoga & Ayurveda. It is an honor to be recognized with some of the best in the field and I am so grateful to have had many of them as my teachers as well.

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