Vata in Winter

Let’s talk about what happens to Vata in Winter and how it relates to the qualities of the elements Air and Space, or Wind and Ether (as in etheric)  that the Vata dosha is a manifestion of.   Ayurveda describes the ways in which different kinds of foods,...

How Disease Forms in Ayurveda: Dosha Elevation, Weakened Agni/Digestive Fire, and Increased Ama/Digestive Toxins

Ayuveda looks at the formation of disease in the body as the function of two primary factors: One is elevated or vitiated (in Indian English)  Dosha (Vatta, Pitta, and Kapha), and the other, is the formation of Ama, which can loosely be translated as Toxic Material....

Springtime Tea from Somalia with Cardamom and Mint

Food and drink like language and music spreads between cultures without rules. But within any given tradition, within any given culture, its as if there are unspoken rules that govern change; creativity is allowed, but to a point. In the world of food or music, for...

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