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the everyday ayurvedic cookbook

Review: The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook

The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook peaked my interest because of the word “ayurveda”. It’s a word I’ve heard fashionistas use in Queen Street boutiques. My yoga teacher may have mentioned the concept in conversation. I definitely heard it once on a Rich Roll podcast. But I never explored further. It sounded too complicated.

squash noodle bowl

Squash Noodle Bowl for the Starving Artist

Welcome to March. That point in the winter when you wonder why you have chosen to relocate to a frozen tundra when you lived in Sydney, Australia not six months ago. While it is true that I miss the fine weather and the white-sand beaches I could never sacrifice the community I current have here in Toronto for a sun-tan.

Garlic for Yeast Infections

Last night before bed I inserted a clove of garlic into my vagina. It’s kind of a long story.

One of the main reasons I started this blog is because I believe food is medicine. Over time, Western culture in particular has lost touch with this fundamental idea. Everyday, we put all kinds of things into our bodies without considering the consequences (positive or negative). One of these things is medication and one of these things is food. I know a lot of people who take pills for various reasons and I want to make it clear that I am not opposed to medication. I am not a doctor or a medical practitioner of any kind. If your doctor prescribes you a medication I believe you should take their professional opinion into consideration. Above all, you should always listen to your body. If you’re currently on medication and it feels right for you then that’s great! However, if you are taking pills for a chronic health issue and you’re not entirely happy with the results then I encourage you to think more about your food.

Plant foods are a wonderful source of healing and have many medicinal properties that can be used in combination with Western medicine or simply on their own. Take garlic, for example, it has been known to ward off the common cold, decrease your risk of colon cancer and treat fungal infections— which brings us back to my vagina.