Ayurvedic Tips and Reminders- Not a “one size fits all” model

Dear friends,

In my recent class this week on Ayurveda and Weight Loss some of the highlights were:

  1.  Ayurveda is not a “one size fits all’ model. Its unique mind/body approach begins with learning your unique constitution and how to apply  daily and seasonal awareness to achieve balance. One’s current state of health, lifestyle, relationships, environment all affect the different doshas and it takes a skilled practitioner to assess the right steps toward attaining good health. A tongue and pulse evaluation will determine your unique path.
  2. The ” six tastes”- sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent and astringent are incorporated into food as opposed to counting calories. Specific tastes will create balance or excess in a person depending upon their state of health. Seasonal eating creates harmony with your environment within and without.
  3. Optimal digestion is key to overall health and mental well being. Ayurveda approaches this with gentle steps using herbs, oils, foods and marma points that  kindle digestive fire.

Lastly, and key is that Ayurveda is not a “diet”; it’s a means of aligning ourselves with our true nature and honoring our unique physical build. In this way , over time , our weight becomes natural to our unique physiology.

Reminders; Best Spring foods to include in your diet:

Leek onions illustrationLeeks are an excellent source of vitamin K. They are very good source of manganese, vitamin B6, copper, iron, folate, and vitamin C. Leeks are also a good source of vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids, dietary fiber, magnesium, vitamin E, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Amazing!

Bitter greens such as arugula and spinach. They help to cleanse the liver which got congested from the heavy winter foods.

Sunflower sprouts– an amazing weight loss and spring food.. here’s how:Sunflower Sprouts stock photo

  • 1. Sunflower greens offer one of the most balanced forms of a complete plant protein around. They provide all the essential amino acids and help to repair muscle tissue while supporting the enzymes of the body to do their jobs as well.
  • 2. Sprouted sunflower greens, known as microgreens, also contain up to 100 times the enzymes of regular, full-grown greens. This means your body can more easily assimilate important phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals.
  • 3. Sunflower greens are full of folate (folic acid), and B complex, vital nutrients for pregnant women and a developing baby.
  • 4. High levels of antioxidants in sunflower greens can aid in heart health, slow aging, and support cellular recovery. High levels of vitamins C, E, and selenium can even reduce high blood pressure and improve arterial health.
  • 5. Sunflower greens are packed with nutrition and have very low calories, so they are a perfect food for those who want to lose weight.

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Just made dinner with brown rice pasta, sauteed leeks ( three of them) in about 8 cloves of garlic in olive oil with arugula, spinach and broccoli, a squirt of lemon.  A half glass of red wine topped off the meal!

(Resveratrol which is found in the skins of red grapes are heart healthy)!!

Ripe lemons. Isolated on white background stock photo The Spring season goes quickly ,especially here in the south, so take the opportunity to cleanse on a daily basis by adding lemon to your water as well. (Warm in Ayurveda.)


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Mini Workshop-  A Holistic Approach to Grief and Loss through Sound and Color- ( better alternative to prozac)

From loss of a loved one, to a child going off to college, loss of a pet, or motherinlaw moving to assisted living, grief and loss can affect our health.

In this workshop you will learn how grief and loss affects the chakras and how to use sound and color to “tune up” your body, mind and spirit and have the stength to move forward and be present in your life.

Brief Marma demo.

namaste’ and hope to hear from you soon,

Gedalia Genin

” transforming women’s health using natural modalities”