What is seed cycling?
It’s the health practice of adding certain seeds and essential fatty acids to your diet with the aim to help your endocrine (hormone) system to find more balance.
Lignans in seeds have gentle phytohormone activity, which can help to mediate proper estrogen production and detoxification. Seeds are also an excellent source of essential fats, vitamins and minerals--like zinc and selenium, which your body utilizes to produce healthy hormones.
As the leaves dry, crackle, and fall to the ground, our bodies in turn react to the change in environment. According to Ayurveda, an ancient form of medicine approximated to be 2000 to 5000 years old, when our bodies move into colder, milder weather this correlates to the 'Vata' dosha.
What is a 'dosha' you ask?
A dosha is one of three energies derived from the five elements that are accepted by Ayurvedic practitioners and doctors to circulate and govern the physiological activity of the body. The three doshas are Vata, Pitta or Kapha. While each person can have a predominant dosha to be in healthy alignment, a person will be at equilibrium where the three doshas are synergistic.
Re-Blog by Verena Eckstein
It’s November already and we’re all back to school, to work, and to our hectic daily schedules. The pace has picked up and our faces start to show it. Recently, while practicing yoga, I looked up at the mirror and saw a total stranger staring back at me! Who was this woman with a scowl on her face, a deep wrinkle in her forehead? I was shocked to see what I looked like when I was focused and concentrated. This was yoga after all!
It is often said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and couldn't agree more. I remember when I used to experience the mid-afternoon crash a few hours after lunch, with my brain so foggy that all I wanted to do was take a nap. I would have a chocolate stash in my desk just so I could keep myself going. I thought this was normal, or at least it seemed pretty common.
When it comes to nutrition there is a LOT of information out there, and not all of it is accurate or health promoting. In the spirit (pun intended) of Halloween, we're going to debunk some common nutrition myths that "trick" people, and I'll share one of my favorite treat recipes.