Sunday, 31 July 2016

Rose, Pistachio, Saffron, Cardamom Ice Cream

Surprise! Homemade ice cream can be Ayurvedic! No need to deprive yourself of one of summer's most special treats. Making ice cream the Ayurvedic way should 1) include spices that break up mucous and aid digestion 2) avoid eggs (a bad food combination when mixed with dairy) and 3) avoid refined sugars. But be warned! No matter how you prepare it, ice cream may provoke congestion, sluggish digestion and heavy thick blood in Kapha individuals, so indulge in moderation. Kapha people might try our cherry sorbet instead.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Banana Smoothie with Lime and Cardamom

Summer time has arrived, and with all the fun comes sweltering heat as well. Fresh, ripe fruit like bananas are the earth's pure nectar that will keep you cool & replenish your fluids on a hot day, refreshing and energizing your entire body. Bananas and coconut water are both electrolyte-rich and can prevent summer dehydration and exhaustion. A perfect afternoon snack or morning treat.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Caring For Your Feet With Herbs

Publication: The Star

In the human body, the feet are the most strained parts, yet the feet are often not considered as important as other parts of the body. And so while many of us care for the health and vitality of our other organs, often our feet tend to be neglected. However, foot problems are myriad, and when neglected, can be troublesome. Foot problems include smelly feet, athlete’s foot, verrucae, corns and infected toenails.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Start the Day off Right!

Porridge is the real power breakfast!

Porridge can be a great source of protein, fiber, and cancer-prevention properties. It has a long slow-release carbohydrate process that would sustain one from breakfast to lunchtime. It is also low in cholesterol, thus, supporting cardiovascular health.

Water - Men's Hard Core Element

There had been quite a number of arguments regarding the standard health rule of drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Some experts say that it is unnecessary to finish 8 glasses or 64 ounces of water daily. Even so, everyone agrees that it is a must to keep your body hydrated all the time. About 75% of your total body weight is water and 90% of your blood is made up of it. This explains why water is the most important nutrient for the body. It can be difficult to know just how much water your body needs. Reasonable enough, water intake should be based on your day to day physical activity, the weather, and even your health condition.

Friday, 13 May 2011

The Domino Effect of Obesity

Do not let it get you in trouble!
According to the American Obesity Association, obesity causes at least 300,000 excess deaths each year in the United States and 100 billion dollars in health costs. Also, developing countries reported increasing rates of obesity due to improper eating patterns and unhealthy lifestyle choices.

Why men and women deal differently with stress?

Did you know that even stress management training has to observe gender compatibility? Male stress is different from a female's. Their coping skills differ, thus, their reactions and tolerance levels also vary.