Rice, one of the oldest cultivated plants, plays a central role in the diet of many cultures, especially in Asia. Indian lore cherishes several legends about the origin of rice. One of them is about Shiva, one of the main deities in Hinduism.
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Fasting the gentle way
The winter has been long and uncomfortable, with lots of gray, cold weather, making us long to cozy up at home with a hot cup of tea and a good book. From the Ayurvedic viewpoint, in particular the second half of winter is characterized by an increase of Kapha Dosha in the physiology. If unbalanced, this can manifest itself in various ways, like sluggishness, weight gain and an increased susceptibility to respiratory problems.
Would you like to give your intestines a treat? Then try our recipe for a detox infusion.
Our intestines and our state of mind
Most people are aware of the fact that intestinal bacteria play a key role in our health. What is less well-known, however, is the connection between the intestines and the brain, which is called the gut-brain axis. Like a busy highway, it carries a constant, lively exchange of information.
Losing weight without stress
Now that the new year is a few weeks old already, we hope that the resolutions for 2023 have not yet been thrown overboard. With growing health awareness, losing excess pounds is high on the wish list for many people, along with adopting better eating habits, getting more exercise and spending more time with friends and family.
Congratulations to our doctor Aurel Christ!
Our doctor Aurel Christ has completed the Ayurveda course, the Master’s examination and his Master’s thesis at Middlesex University, London with Distinction and the grade 1. He now holds the title “Master of Science in Ayurvedic Medicine”.
Three refreshing drinks for hot days
1. Watermelon juice with mint and lime
The watermelon originally comes from Africa. Today, it is grown in warm regions worldwide, including southern Europe. Watermelon is a nutrient-rich fruit full of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamin C, A, lycopene and potassium. It contains 92% water and 6% sugar, perfect for pacifying Pitta Dosha during hot summer days. Read more
Rakta Mokshana – therapeutically reducing Pitta Dosha
Detox, Dieting and the Doshas
In the wellness sector, a huge profit-generating branch has grown around dieting and detoxification, with new trends promising rapid weight loss appearing every year. In Germany alone, around 20 million people were interested in dieting and diet products last year; 60% of Germans have already tried at least one method for losing weight. Nevertheless, the percentage of overweight people is around 60% and rising. Read more
Summery vegetable risotto
For this recipe, we decided to use Arborio rice, because it absorbs many times its own weight in water and is famous for its creamy texture when cooked.
The rice is served mixed with green, red, yellow and white varieties of different vegetables.