How do you know when it is time to cleanse?
Do you notice that your tongue has a white coating in the morning when you wake up? Or maybe you yawn after a main meal and just want to curl up and snooze. Perhaps you experience abdominal bloating and gas, especially after a main meal, or you feel "spaced out" and your mind is cloudy.
Though most people experience this at some point in their life, these are all common symptoms of what is known as ama in Ayurveda, and it's simply a sign that our bodies needs balancing.
Eating Seasonally for Wellness
By consuming food that’s in season, it becomes healing for Mother Earth and for our bodies. In-season produce can often be sourced locally, thus helping to reduce our carbon footprint. Since it is available in abundance during its peak season, it is rich in nutrients and natural occurring flavours. Another advantage is, that it’s often less expensive or on sale :-)
Seasonal foods also help provide the right type of fuel for our bodies to maintain balance, like grounding warming foods in the winter and lighter cooling foods in the summer. So what do our bodies need in the spring during the in-between time from the transition of cold to warm?
Bring Joy and Peace Into the World this Holiday Season
Sugars are essential to life. We need glucose from whole food sources like fruit, whole grains, and starchy vegetables for vital body functions like fueling our brain cells. However, sugar in its refined and processed form, can cause us to feel down, gain weight and is harmful to the planet. During the holiday season, when we celebrate peace and joy - there is no better time than now to enjoy delicious alternatives to sugar that are good for you and the planet.
Above: Julie's Healthy Raw Vegan Cheezecake with Chocolate Hemp Sauce