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Ananda SuperFoods – Ayurveda superfoods and energy bars

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Ayurveda – the science of life

Ayurveda has it’s origins in India. The three qualities of Vata, Pitta and Kapha (known as doshas), are all around and within us: in our minds and bodies, in nature, in the seasons and in the foods we eat.

Vata corresponds to space and air and is found within all forms of Movement.

Pitta corresponds to fire and water and is found within all forms of Transformation.

Kapha corresponds to water and earth and is found within all forms of Structure.

We all have an innate natural balance of these three qualities. Most of us are a combination of two of these types, e.g. Vata/Pitta; which means a person is mostly Vata with Pitta as secondary. To help us all see how these may apply to us, here are some descriptions of each type that you should be able to relate to:

For predominantly Vata types, do you:

• need to eat smaller quantities a little more frequently? • forget things often? • worry? • often have lighter sleep? • sometimes try to do too many things in a day? • find you are naturally thin and have a high metabolic rate? • often find your hands and feet are cold? • like sweet, sour and salty things?

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Weight Management and Healthy Living by Health Zone Clinic of Wimbledon

weightlossWe tend to think weight management is all about losing weight but realistically it’s all about maintaining a healthy body.  We need to be healthy via what we eat, restful sleep, healthy mind, drinking plenty of water, coping with stress, exercise and plenty of fresh air.

Healthy eating of fruit, vegetables, protein, and complex carbohydrates is beneficial for us.  We need to make sure we eat six meals a day to maintain metabolism, if not it can lead to weight gain. 

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Beat those winter blues and don’t let Winter get you down.

Is winter getting you down?  By the time February rolls around, this long, grey winter can seem never-ending.  The winter blues can get even the chirpiest of spirits down from time to time, and these dark winter days can gradually take their toll on our mood and energy levels. 

Hang in there, spring is just around the corner!  But until then, here are a few tips to keep you going strong through the last of the season: Continue reading ‘Beat those winter blues and don’t let Winter get you down.’ »