Spring into Action with a Liver Cleanse!

Do you feel a bit sluggish? Are you more irritable then usual? Maybe you sometimes feel nauseous, or suffer from allergies like hayfever. These could be symptoms of a “sluggish” liver. Traditional practices such as Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine often give special attention to the liver, with detoxification being

14 foods that support your liver!

Spring is a good time of year to give your liver a helping hand. There are many foods that can help cleanse the liver naturally by stimulating its natural ability to clean toxic waste from the body. Here are some tips: Garlic: Just a small amount of this pungent

Probiotics & Fermented Foods – Are Lifesavers!

Probiotics are live bacteria that are vital for our bowels to function properly. Pro means“for” and biotic means “living”, and as their name tells us, probiotics are all about nurturing life. These good bacteria occur naturally in our guts. But we have to replenish them all the time in

The Do’s and Don’ts of Fasting

I first tried fasting back in 1991, while I was living in Germany. I was young and exploring everything new and healthy on the market. There was a lot of talk about the benefits of fasting and more and more books coming out on the subject. I bought a book

Top 10 tips to Spring Clean Your Body!

Do you also get that urge of spring cleaning your house and garden? Spring can be such an exciting time of year when everything in nature starts blooming and growing. It is the time for a new start! It is also an important opportunity to give our bodies a

Triphala – an ancient herbal combination

Triphala is the most amazing Ayurvedic herbal combination there is. It means literally translated “three fruits”. It is one of the most used and famous herbal compounds in Ayurvedic medicine. The three fruits contained in Triphala are Haritaki, Amalaki and Bibhitaki. Together combined these three fruits make up an

Top 10 Tips on Improving Agni

Agni is our digestive fire (metabolism) which is responsible for processing and absorbing the foods we eat. Here are 10 Tips to improve your Agni and therefor your digestion naturally. 1. Drink Agni tea (see recipe below)  2. Avoid overeating, eating too fast or on the run and not paying attention

Do You Have Ama (Toxins)?

Ayurveda talks a lot about Ama — toxins that build up in the body due to an improper diet or lifestyle or pollution and provide a fertile breeding ground for disease. We can eat the best food but if we can’t digest it properly, we will be on the path to

Why Agni is the Key to Health!

Agni is our digestive fire (metabolism) which is responsible for processing and absorbing the foods we eat. It is similar in its function to Pitta. Pitta contains heat-energy, which helps digestion. This heat-energy is Agni. Pitta and Agni are essentially the same with this subtle difference: Pitta is the