Blog 2017-11-16T20:22:04+00:00

5 Reasons Why Monotony Is Good

Nobody wakes up in the morning excited about the monotony of their lives! Most people hate monotony and are proud to say they don't have a routine. Because routines are boring! One definition of routine is an unvarying, habitual, unimaginative life. Having vegetable soup for dinner rather than pizza? Boring! Going to bed early rather than binge watching our favorite show? Boring! In the field of wellness, healthy routines and strategies can especially feel boring and monotonous. And I believe it's a good thing! Monotony doesn't mean there's something wrong! The reason why we associate it with a negative is [...]

Is Your Hunger Real or Habituated?

Physiological hunger vs habituated hunger In an excellent article on the Biology of Hunger, John Immel, founder of Joyful Belly, talks about the 4 internal mechanisms that control hunger. First mechanism: the physical sensation of either emptiness and fullness. When your stomach is empty, ghrelin, the hunger hormone, is produced to stimulate appetite. You'll feel hungry. Second mechanism: the amount of nutrients in your bloodstream. When you're eating nutrient dense foods like, fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and healthy fats you will feel satiated. However, if you don't have enough of these foods, you'll feel deprived and hungry. Third [...]

To Drink or Not To Drink Coffee?

The pros and cons of drinking coffee If you look for articles about coffee, chances are you'll find as many articles that promote the benefits of drinking coffee as  articles that warn against coffee's harmful effects. Americans are big coffee consumers and when engaging in a healthier lifestyle, the same question always comes up: Is coffee bad for me? Ayurveda has a different approach. It doesn't categorize anything as good or bad, rather any trained Ayurvedic practitioner will say, "it depends..." On what? You may ask. "On you." Or more specifically on your nature. "Nothing is right for everyone [...]

By | June 11th, 2018|Categories: Ayurveda|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Strawberry Fruit Slump with Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream

Fruit slump is a sweet treat that is so easy to make, you'll never get enough of it! You know spring has arrived when strawberries are on sale!  For me, this is the best time of the year!!! I love strawberries! My last recipe was with strawberries. You can check it here. Recently I learned how to make a vegan fruit slump (un clafouti in French). Usually they're done with eggs, but in this recipe we can put aside the cholesterol-laden eggs and use the chemical reaction that happens when baking powder, liquids and heat come together in our [...]

Balance, the Key to Health and Success

We get to understand balance when we experience what it feels like to be out of balance Last Sunday morning, I sat down in front of my computer to write my blog for my weekly newsletter. 30 minutes went by and nothing... I stepped away from my desk, and prepared my breakfast and lunch and then sat back down in front of my computer, still nothing... It felt like I had no more thoughts in my head. My brain went on strike. Monday was a repeat. I spent the whole day feeling anxious and depressed. What was going on [...]

By | May 27th, 2018|Categories: Yoga|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Separating Fads From Facts

When it comes to diet, being able to distinguish fads from facts could be life saving. Coconut oil is a very good example of fad versus fact. Recently again I heard a fitness coach, recommend coconut oil as a healthy fat addition to someone, without asking anything about theirs and their parent's health history. About 11 years or so, news came out that coconut oil was the perfect oil. Its benefits range from skin care, hair care to weight loss, boosting immunity, raising HDL or good cholesterol and treating yeast infections. Its high temperature resistance, made it ideal for [...]

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.