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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Probiotics and Prebiotics

Probiotics and Prebiotics – I’ve had quite a few questions come up in clinical practice this past week or two about this subject, so here’s my version of what they are and how they can help you restore and keep healthy gut bacteria and microbiome. It is a complex...

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Summer Oaty Berry Brekkie

Oaty Berry Brekkie Ingredients 1 cup organic oats 2 cups of milk of your choice (or water if you don’t enjoy milk) 1 tbs pumpkin seeds 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cardamom Pinch of pink Himalayan rock salt Sliced berries that suit your dosha Soak your...

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What are the right Summer berries for you?

Summer berries are coming out in the fruit shops and they look so good! Prices are still high with punnets of strawberries and blueberries up close to the $10 mark but prices should start reducing soon. It’s really important to eat seasonally as plants grow when your body needs...

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Skin beauty and Ayurveda

Your skin shows what is happening below the surface – no ammount of expensive creams and makeup can really make you look healthy. Health glows through from the inside. Ayurvedic body type (dosha) determines how we recommend skin care to our clients. Generally you are vata type if you...

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Kitchari

KITCHARI INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup basmati rice 1 cup mung dal (split yellow) 6 cups (approx.) water 1/2 to 1 inch ginger root, chopped or grated A bit of mineral salt (1/4 tsp. or so) 1 tbsp. ghee 1/2 tsp. coriander powder 1/2 tsp. cumin powder 1/2 tsp. whole cumin...

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