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Know Your Spices!

Choose spices that work for each family member!

It’s hard to cook a meal for a family that everyone likes or that is ‘beneficial’ for everyone!
Well, there’s a solution to this if you understand spices!

For example; you might have a child who is putting on weight eating the same amount of food as another child in the family. Perhaps one child is predominantly Kapha and the other Pitta or Vata. Of course, there could be various reasons, like not exercising or other underlying causes, BUT with spices you can help this child’s digestive system manage the food better.

I make different pots of spice blends for each family member according to their constitution (Kapha, Pitta, Vata). At meals they are able to use their personal spice to create a more compatibly healthy meal.

Try it and see! Make one for you and your spouse, too.

For more details and help choosing which spices, book a session with me here![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Hydration and the perfect salt

The vast majority of Californians, arid desert dwellers and crispy, crunchy, salty food eaters run dry. Super dry!

Re-hydrating your body is essential to manage healthy organ and tissue function.

What to do? Start by deleting table salt from your diet and your cupboard. It has no healthy place in your kitchen. Swap ‘bad’ table salt with ‘good’ grey or pink salts or other mineral rich sea salts that can be found in most stores that sell a variety of spices.

Next, use ‘good’ salt dissolved in water to create an electrolyte drink that you use once or twice a day. In Ayurveda there are two ways to make this electrolyte rich water. You can either stir a quarter teaspoon of ‘good’ salt into a full glass of room temperature water and drink it, or you can make a ‘Sole’ (described below) and drink it daily.

Sole is best prepared in a glass mason jar with a plastic lid or a metal lid that has parchment paper or a napkin between it and the glass. (metal and good salt do not go together!)  Fill quarter of the mason jar with your choice of ‘good’ salt and fill the rest of the jar with spring water. Let the salt and water sit overnight. This is ‘Sole’. Do not stir the salt and water. In the morning drink one tablespoonful of water from the ‘sole’ in a glass of regular water and again in the afternoon if you feel tired and need a ‘pick me up’.

Note: Use wooden or plastic spoons, NOT a metal spoon, as metal de-ionizes the salt. It’s also a good idea to put ‘good’ salt on your food AFTER you cook it to avoid de-ionizing the salt during the cooking process.