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How much Vitamin D should you take?

Here's a great piece on Vitamin D that appeared in Natural Solutions Magazine: How Much Vitamin D is Enough? By Craig Gustafson In 2010, the USDA increased its Daily Recommended Intake of vitamin D from 400 IU to 600 IU for people younger than 70 years old, and...

Easy cleanse for September

I've decided that I've procrastinated long enough on my cleanse, so am officially jumping into the detox routine today! I'm doing an easier cleanse than I usually do (I tend to go to extremes) with a lot more "allowed" foods. Items that are a no-no...

Kitcheree recipe

I thought I had posted this recipe a long time ago, but it looks like I haven’t! The Ayurvedic dish “Kitcheree” consists of mung beans and rice primarily, with spices that assist with digestion and overall cleansing. Now that I am on a simple cleanse...

Esalen Kale Salad

here’s my absolute favorite recipe for kale, from one of my favorite spots in the world, Esalen in Big Sur. And, because it is summer, eating it raw is fine for all doshas, especially pitta! Kale is highly nutritious and really good for cleansing the...