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3 Protein Myths

Are you concerned about having enough protein? Many of the women I talk too, always ask me, "But Laure what about protein?" Or "Will I get enough protein if I eat less meat?"It's a legitimate question! Especially since we've been told that we need protein to have strong muscles, energy, etc.But as you're guessing right now, this is not entirely true!Yes, our body needs protein, protein builds tissue. But it also needs carbohydrates, and healthy fats, all that which it's designed to digest.AND, it uses all 3 to yield the necessary chemical energy our cells need to function. Myth [...]

By |December 9th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Ayurveda|Tags: , , |0 Comments

3 Reasons Why Detoxing Is NOT a Good Idea

We go on a detox like we go for a pedicure! Wherever I go, I hear someone tell me they're doing a detox or I meet a holistic health practitioner who does detox with their clients. I get it! Because of the toxins in our foods, the junk we eat, the polluted air we breathe, chemicals in our skin care and cleaning products, detoxing seems like a really good idea! But it's not. And here's why: Listen to Dr. Neal Malik read today's blog on Optimal Health Daily Reason # 1: Where do the toxins go? Many people when [...]

By |November 24th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Ayurveda|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Not All Sugars Are Created Equal

The sweet taste I'm not going to tell you not to eat sugar, because the sweet taste is one of the most important taste for us!Did you know that mothers' milk is sweet? I didn't know that until my sister had my nephew Yullan. In 1 cup of mother's milk there's 17 g of sugar. So we're conditioned to love the sweet taste since we're infants. And we naturally associate the taste to feelings of comfort, safety and love.Furthermore, our brain needs glucose to maintain a healthy functioning, around 100-150 g daily. However, the quantity and quality of the [...]

Food Choices Matter…

Yes, food choices matter. However, our obsession with certain types of foods that we call "super" or "clean" completely disregards the fact that some foods just don't agree with us. So while we focus in on "super" or "clean" foods, we suffer through gas, bloating, indigestion or sluggish digestion. In Ayurvedic nutrition, food choices is NOT about how super or clean the food is, but how well we can digest them. "Nothing is right for everyone and everything is right for someone." Dr. Marc Halpern How well we can digest different types of foods depends on our constitutional nature. [...]

5 Food Combining Rules

for Optimum Digestion and Effortless Weight Loss According to Ayurveda, the root cause of weight gain is a build-up of waste due to faulty digestion. Therefore, Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle focuses on 1) improving digestion and 2) eliminating waste for effortless weight loss. Ayurveda starts with the principle that our bodies are intelligent and follow "natural" or biological laws so to speak that maintain balance, harmony and health. In Sanskrit, the language of Ayurveda as well as Yoga, this is called Mahat. Interestingly enough, it's very close to the Egyptian word: Maat, that has a very similar meaning. Therefore, [...]

What is the best diet? The verdict is in!

Heart disease is the number 1 killer in America.  So in 1998, the CHIP program was created based on the work and research of Drs. Pritikin and Ornish to decrease and prevent heart disease. CHIP which stands for Coronary Health Improvement Project is a community-based lifestyle program that helps communities transition towards the Optimal Diet, a whole food plant-based diet. 20 years later the verdict is in! The program has demonstrated that a whole food plant-based diet has been shown to work even better the longer you do it! (Watch these 2 videos to learn more about the project and its results.) In [...]

By |August 28th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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