Pause for a moment and take a few natural breaths. Observe your belly as you breathe. Does it expand with each inhalation or does it contract? If your belly draws toward your spine as you inhale, if it… Read More

If you feel like your belly is still full all too long after eating, if you’re bloated and gassy no matter what you eat, or if you aren’t eliminating daily, it’s time to fire up your digestion. Yoga… Read More

This is my personal skincare motto and I mean it in the most literal sense. If something is toxic for my belly, I’m not about to rub it all over the biggest organ of my body (the skin)…. Read More

A recent study found that a disheartening 45% of women between the ages 21-30 and 26% of women between the ages of 31-40 have clinical acne. Unfortunately, we women are not excluded from this frustrating skin condition just… Read More

In Ayurveda, we believe that the skin reflects what’s happening on the inside. Acne and pimples are the reflection of an physical imbalance; a vitiation of the both the energetic forces called the doshas and the body tissues…. Read More

(This article was also published on The whole body loves routine, belly included. It does its best digestive work when you eat your meals around the same time everyday. Eating lunch at 11 am on some days… Read More

When it comes to quick protein, we vegetarians (and vegans) don’t have many choices. Beans take ages to cook and soy and tempeh aren’t acceptable options. Figuring out what to eat when you’re in a rush but still… Read More

(This article was also published in Popular Lately on I love, love, love to travel. I also love to be healthy, but the two are antagonistic without a little extra attention to self-care. I’ve learned this the… Read More

(This article was also featured in Popular Lately on In order to survive the impending surge of rich, heavy holiday foods, your digestive fire better be burning brightly. It determines whether your food properly transforms into healthy… Read More

Curried Coconut Adzuki Beans and Rice. Adzuki are one of the few beans that don’t seem to aggravate most vata types, so as a vata they’re one of my vegetarian staples. You can find this small red bean… Read More