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5 Tips On How To 'DETOX' During The Holidays

Every year, December rolls around, and it's go, go, go. Our calendars fill up with back-to-back parties, canapés become diet staples, we sleep less and drink more. It's no secret: the holiday festivities can be rough on your gut and skin.   So how to counter all the indulgences?  Ayurveda has natural remedies that help detoxify your body and keep your gut 'somewhat' healthy during the holidays! These are five of my best tips. Sip On Beat The Bloat Ayurvedic Tea We dress up, look great and go out to enjoy a meal. But, within an hour, we feel gassy and bloated. We wish we were back at home, cosy in bed in grandma style pyjamas. I'm sure this has happened to...

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How To Get Glowing Skin & Sparkle At Your Next Party!

With the holiday season and parties on the agenda comes a natural beauty query: how to get glowing and luminous skin.- It's a combination of habits like diet, sleep, exercise and stress management. For example, cortisol, the primary stress hormone, has been shown to break down collagen in the skin.)Below are my favourite tips that can help brighten, illuminate and hydrate even the dullest skin to surface a radiant luminous glow. Breathing ExercisesPerform breathing exercises to balance the doshas and increase oxygenation throughout the body, resulting in a radiant, healthy, and youthful complexion. In Ayurveda, this method is referred to as "breathing from head to toe" because this practice is very effective for connecting the body, skin, and mind to balance...

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  Refresh after a gruelling workout or exhausting day with this electrolyte-packed water, with a natural boost of energy, vitamins, and minerals.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Electrolytes are minerals in the blood, such as sodium and potassium, that help your body regulate fluid levels.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Drinks with more electrolytes will help you stay hydrated longer than plain water. Citrus fruits, such as lemons and limes, have a lot of electrolytes. So does the coconut water in this recipe from @epicurious ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀INGREDIENTS⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- 1 (4") piece ginger, peeled⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- 2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀- 2 3/4 cups water or coconut water⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀PREPARATION⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀1) Finely grate ginger and, using a flexible spatula, press solids into a fine-mesh sieve set...

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My Morning On A Plate

How do you start your day? Hitting snooze on your alarm, or leaping energetically out of bed? Journaling or gulping a cold smoothie on the way out of the door? Modern living and digital distractions can leave us feeling depleted each morning. Creating a self-care routine can be pretty transformative.  My morning routine helps me stay grounded, energized and also helps my skin look fresh.7 am - MEDITATION & HOT WATER I wake up at around; I have 250 ml of hot water to help jumpstart the digestion. I then do a 30-45 minute cosmic meditation, in which I envision light entering my chakras and recite a sacred mantra, which was given to me by my guru. The sounds from the mantras...

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”We aren’t necessarily what we eat but what we digest and absorb”.⠀

”We aren’t necessarily what we eat but what we digest and absorb”.⠀⠀Ayurveda generally does not encourage too many raw or cold foods. Raw foods are harder to digest for the body in comparison to cooked food. Sure, we might lose some vitamins, minerals and enzymes whilst cooking, but if we can't digest what we are eating, it won't nourish us. ⠀⠀Can't do without your smoothie or salad? Have it between 11 am-2 pm when your digestion is the strongest. Avoid having it more than twice a week, early morning or in the evening when your digestion is the weakest.

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