The 6 Stages of Digestion

The 6 Stages of Digestion

In Ayurveda there are six stages of digestion from initial food consumption to cellular nourishment. The five elements (ether, air, earth, water, fire) and the six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, astringent) work together to activate enzymes and the...
The 3 Nyāyas (Laws of Nutrition)

The 3 Nyāyas (Laws of Nutrition)

In Ayurveda there are three laws that govern nutrition and they are called the nyāyas. Everything we consume must be digested, broken down, assimilated and absorbed at a cellular level in order for proper nourishment to take place. Different tissues need different...
Transitioning to Winter

Transitioning to Winter

            During winter, the cold and the wind begins to dry out the land. This is often reflected in our bodies, throats, and sinuses. This can lead to colds and flus as excess mucus is produced by the body to defend dryness, To combat the drying effects of winter...
Transition to Summer: Diet and Lifestyle Tips

Transition to Summer: Diet and Lifestyle Tips

            With many places opening back up after the pandemic, there is going to be much more opportunity for travel, hanging out with friends and family and enjoying life again, just in time for the longer days and warmer weather! With this transition, there are...
Misconceptions About Ayurveda

Misconceptions About Ayurveda

            If you have studied Ayurveda at all, you may have found yourself thinking “how am I going to be able to do all of this?” This is a common thought for many people who are just trying to find more time in the day to be healthier. The beautiful thing about...
How to Eat a Balanced Diet

How to Eat a Balanced Diet

            Diets do not work. The world is full of misinformation regarding fad diets that simply are not kind to the human body. They all are based in some kind of evidence or theory, but the fact of the matter is that every person is biologically made different;...