That one thing about detoxing

You might have heard of panchakarma, the signature detox program of Indian tradition, highly successful in restoring body’s own ability to heal itself, in other words, improving self-regulation. This means improved digestion and nutrient intake, enhanced immunity, and recovery from chronic lifestyle … [Read more...] about That one thing about detoxing

Anxiety: seasonal disorder Now that we’ve transitioned to the new season, we are facing a new set of environmental pressure by the qualities of the climate. These are mainly dry, cold and light. These qualities irritate the nerves. Dryness affects our mucous lining and provokes sneezing fits … [Read more...] about Anxiety: seasonal disorder

Seasonal Cravings and Aversions

It feels like on yesterday are just enjoying our last summer days in Kensal; a heavy damp heat which, for certain, is over now and we’re heading towards the cold, ethereal winds of the autumn. The weather expresses change but, in my ayurvedic opinion, the more interesting side of the seasonal … [Read more...] about Seasonal Cravings and Aversions

Ayurveda happens in the NOW

What is the best way to spend our days?It’s being in the now, of course. But, do you know how to be in the now, all the time? Has anyone told you how to avoid worrying about the future and/or ruminate on the past?The key for being and, most importantly, staying in the now, is to learn how to focus. … [Read more...] about Ayurveda happens in the NOW

Ayurveda – The Smart Way to Live

The smart ones live by expending the least amount of energy in living well and being healthy. That’s how nature works: with the law of least effort. Forget no pain no gain! There is a way to use less amount of effort and gather more strength and energy.This tagline is also based on experience I’ve … [Read more...] about Ayurveda – The Smart Way to Live

Ayurvedic First Aid Kit

Ayurvedic First Aid KitBloating must be the most annoying consequence of eating. Instead of remaining blissfully calm and sharp, you feel heavy and you can’t focus.The result of your food should be energy. If this is not the case, even if you eat plenty and healthily, you need to get the ayurvedic … [Read more...] about Ayurvedic First Aid Kit

Fasting under the Hunger Moon

Let’s talk about fasting since ‘tis the time!Many indigenous cultures described February, the late winter moon cycle, the toughest month of the year in terms of food supply, as Hunger Moon.Very little grows in nature right. Millions of years of foraging life on Earth in cyclic seasonal harvest … [Read more...] about Fasting under the Hunger Moon


Everything is allowed in Ayurveda - Even Mushrooms Truth be told, Ayurveda does not say no to any food items that are in the seasonaL, organic and local list. Nevertheless, I find endless reels, memes and writings about how you should not have mushrooms, peanuts, tomatoes, aubergines, potatoes, … [Read more...] about EVERYTHING IS ALLOWED IN AYURVEDA – EVEN MUSHROOMS

Drink your food, Eat your water

Drink your food, eat your water What kind of advice is that? That does not sound right! But it is and I will explain why and how. I heard this statement for the first time from one of my biggest influencers, Dr Vasant Lad, who’s life work consist of translating and diffusing ayurvedic … [Read more...] about Drink your food, Eat your water


Hunger… is not pain it comes in waves is a sign of increasing digestive power, or agni One of the biggest achievements in my life, as a survivor of bulimia, has been to become comfortable with a feeling of hunger. Having spent my early adulthood surrounded by a media that promotes constant … [Read more...] about HUNGER

Oops! Burp! I’ve had enough!

I’ve just burped up the aftertaste of some most excellent seasonal delights. You may say yuk but wait a moment: this is the best burp in the world, the one that brings back in the mouth the flavour of the most excellent food I've just enjoyed. It extends my dining experience a bit further, tickling … [Read more...] about Oops! Burp! I’ve had enough!

Saffron Season

Safron Season   My daughter brought me a beautiful purple crocus from the park. It had a the sweet and light fragrance of saffron. I remembered the times I’ve dreamt about being a farmer in the Mediterranean and particularly a crocus farmer.... My daughter almost got a bollocking for … [Read more...] about Saffron Season

Warm and Heavy Comforts

Warm and Heavy Comforts   Autumn is the season of withdrawal. It makes you want to put warm slippers on and enjoy a warm cuppa on the couch. After a long period of growth and production in spring and summer, nature is preparing to rest and gather strength for the growth season ahead in … [Read more...] about Warm and Heavy Comforts

Autumnal Cravings and Aversions

Autumnal Cravings and Aversions   Last night it rained heavily. The sun showed his face in the morning but, nevertheless, it was cold and damp. Autumn has broken the summer’s neck. It felt like on Tuesday we enjoyed our last summery day in Kensal; a heavy damp heat which, for certain, is … [Read more...] about Autumnal Cravings and Aversions

Green Magic – The Power of Chlorophyll

Green Magic - The power of chlorophyll The spring has turned into summer. We know this because the leaves in the trees have grown into full size.  Who would have thought we experience three seasons during the lockdown? The start of the lockdown coincided with the start of the annual growth season. … [Read more...] about Green Magic – The Power of Chlorophyll

Small intermittent fasting

There is a growing interest in the world of science on the gut function, considering the latest discoveries of the importance of our diet and lifestyle on health. Microbiology, with the study of gut biology and how bacteria, viruses and even so called parasites interact to create good digestion and … [Read more...] about Small intermittent fasting

Super soup

My sister was very excited about a soup with leeks and asparagus but we never got to make it together. Recently,  when I got home after work, I realised I had the necessary ingredients in the fridge and got to cooking because it sounded like a very quick thing to make. And what a wonderful surprise … [Read more...] about Super soup

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