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COVID-19: Boosting Immunity & Fighting Viruses with Ayurveda

By juleharle | March 20, 2020

Due to experiencing heightened stress and concern in response to our global pandemic, I’ve been personally “upping my game” and going back to traditional medicine and Ayurvedic teachings.  Ayurveda offers numerous ways to support healthy immune responses; dietary, herbal and lifestyle considerations play big roles in how our immune system responds to stress and pathogens.…

Ayurvedic Cleanse Instructions

By juleharle | March 8, 2020

Why Cleansing is Important The body is remarkably intelligent and hard working. Day after day, it processes all kinds of inputs from our environment, distinguishing what’s good from what’s not, while working to eliminate harmful substances and routine metabolic waste.  These days, our bodies are often overwhelmed with an overload of stressors: processed & genetically…

Dinacharya: Daily Self-Care as Potent Medicine

By juleharle | February 26, 2020

Dinacharya refers to Ayurvedic daily routine recommendations that help enhance health, vitality, life quality and prevent disease. How you live your day to day life is the key factor in the quality of health and overall life experience.  What you do every day either builds vitality, health & disease resistance OR weakens ojas, wears you…

What’s Ghee & Why Use It?

By juleharle | January 29, 2020

 “Out of all the oils fit for human consumption, ghee is the best to eat.” – Charaka Samhita, sutra 27, verse 232 Ghee, a type of clarified butter, is a source of dietary fat traditionally used in Indian cooking.  Ghee is prepared by melting butter until the milk solids separate, froth and then settle to…

Sankalpa: More than a New Years Resolution

By juleharle | December 31, 2019

“Wherever Attention Goes, Energy Flows” In Ayurveda, there’s a natural wisdom in moving inward during winter and reflecting back upon your journey & growth in the previous year. Taking things slower, creating time for rest, relaxation & contemplation during the dark days of winter is a big part of seasonal attunement. Then when the light…

Healthy Digestion this Thanksgiving with Ayurveda

By juleharle | November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving is a great time to share Ayurvedic health tips with others.  Studies continue to suggest that healthy digestion (Ayurveda refers to digestion as “agni,” literally meaning “fire”) is the bodies natural defense against disease, as it burns away and cleanses the body of accumulated toxins.  By incorporating simple Ayurvedic foods & cooking techniques this…

More Energy & Easy Breathing with Neti & Nasya

By juleharle | May 15, 2019

Every day we breath air in and out of the nasal passageways; this is the most vital source of prana, life force energy, that we get from our environment.  Notice how tired you feel when you are congested with a head cold or unable to breath fully- we are not able to access prana/energy from…

Healthy Backpacking Meals

By juleharle | March 24, 2019

Just because you’re going out on a backcountry trip doesn’t mean you must resort to freeze-dried, prepackaged, overly processed dehydrated foods.  It’s ironic actually, that we are physically exerting ourselves & relying on “low prana” foods to sustain us. Prana means “life force” or “vital life energy.” It’s a yogic concept that refers to the…

Spring Cleansing the Ayurveda Way

By juleharle | March 24, 2019

Spring is upon us.  Snow melts, days get longer, flowers begin budding, leaves unfurling… it’s hard to deny it- we are deeply affected by this awakening around us. Spring is a season of new beginnings, growth and renewal.  Ayurveda observes that what is happening outside in nature, is also happening within us as well.  Just like…

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Treat Giardia Naturally: Using Ayurveda to Cleanse Parasites

By juleharle | March 21, 2019

What is Giardia? Giardia Lamblia is the most common intestinal parasite worldwide; in the USA, there’s almost 45,000 cases per year- about 2% of the population has been infected at one time or another.  It can cause a variety of digestive symptoms like diarrhea & greasy stool, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, excessive burping, loss of…