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Keep healthy with an Ayurveda routine

I’ve put together a simple Ayurveda daily routine after listening to a variety of speakers in the recent international online Ayurveda conference. I wrote this on the plane on the way back from Fusion Ayurveda’s beautiful retreat to Fiji – what a wonderful week, forming new friendships and having nurturing, rejuvenating spa therapies. Pop over to […]

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First Aid from your kitchen cupboard

Today I want to talk about how herbs and spices serve a dual role in our lives, both to provide culinary diversity and as medicinal herbs used for therapeutic purposes. Many people have a wide variety of herbs and spices in their kitchen cupboards which could also be used as medicines. I learnt about all […]

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Heart health

Heart health is our blog topic today. You all know the benefits of eating clean (My two favourite heart health Ayurveda recipes following) and exercise, but here are a few more food specifics to ensure your heart stays healthy. The two leading Ayurveda heart foods are garlic and ginger. Both of these foods naturally kindle […]

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Ayurvedic lunch ideas – great for work

Ayurvedic lunch recipe ideas – great for taking to work! – plus a scrumptious almond bread recipe. We had such a fantastic week retreat at Saffron Cottage the past week with Gaye Buckingham taking courses on Ayurveda wellbeing and cooking. I thought I would pass on our favourite recipe of almond bread which went down […]

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What’s that ringing in my ears?

From an Ayurveda perspective, having a tinnitus disturbance implies Vata Dosha is out of balance.  Vata is governed by air and sound, which makes it a classic area for a vata imbalance to manifest. There are many strategies recommended to bring the body’s vata back into balance and support the peripheral auditory system of otherwise […]

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To snack or not to snack? that is the question

Do you find yourself reaching for crackers, cookies, or even healthier options such as carrots, nuts, muesli bars, lots of fruit – all throughout the day? If so, you could be depriving yourself of the opportunity to fully digest your food and to cleanse “ama” (the residue of improperly digested food) from the body. At […]

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Food and drink for restful sleep

Sleep (or Nidra in Sanskrit) plays a very important role in the mental and physical health of a healthy individual. The dosha which is mainly affected by insomnia is prana vayu, a sub-dosha of Vata which resides in the head, although an imbalance in each dosha can lead to insomnia. A lifestyle consultation can help to find what underlying causes may […]

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Oil Pulling for beautiful gum health

Oil pulling is an age-old remedy rooted in Ayurvedic medicine that uses oils to clean and detoxify teeth and gums. It has the added effect of whitening teeth naturally and evidence even shows that it may be beneficial for gum health and help counteract harmful bacteria in the mouth.( British Dentist Journal). Oil pulling is the act […]

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Stress and your number twos!

There are some great research links with strong evidence to suggest that psychological stress has marked impact on gastrointestinal health and digestion. You may have read about this in mainstream media lately (Dr John Douillard). Stress is processed through the intestinal tract where 95 percent of the body’s serotonin and other neurotransmitters are manufactured and […]

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Robyn’s Top 10 Lifestyle Tips

For this blog I’d like to pass on my top 10 tips that can be used daily that I’ve picked up through my practice with both my Physio and Ayurveda work. The small changes below can make a big difference in overall health if you stick with them in a daily routine. “It is better […]

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