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An Introduction to Ayurvedic Cuisine

How many times have you heard the cliche “You are what you eat?” I think that when it comes to staying healthy, most cliches originated from Ayurveda. According to this ancient healing science, everything that you eat, and the way you eat it, has a strong effect on your mind and body. So not only the food and herbs that you eat, but the amount you eat, the timing of your meals and snacks, and the combinations of flavors all influence your well being. Ayurvedically speaking, food and cuisine can have a medicinal effect. When you eat well, you maximize your vitality or ojas. Ayurveda recommends whole, nutritious foods and eating patterns that are tailored to balance your mind-body constitution or prakruti (primary dosha).

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The Skinny on Your Skin

Moisturizing your skin is essential for providing nourishment. Natural Ayurvedic moisturizers do wonders to replenish your skin, they alleviate the dryness of the Vata dosha and enhance skin elasticity without exposing the body to chemical pollutants. You can moisturize in the morning or in the evening, but it’s a must for your everyday routine. Vata types with drier skin would do well to moisturize their face and neck twice a day after cleansing. Pitta and Kapha types can get away with moisturizing just once.

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