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Is Honey Really Toxic?

Is Honey Really Toxic?

When they first hear the Ayurveda rule “Don’t heat honey”, it comes as quite a shock for most people. Nearly everyone has put honey in their tea or followed recipes using honey as a “healthy” substitute for sugar. But if you’ve hung out around Ayurveda even briefly,...
Is Honey Really Toxic When Cooked?

Is Honey Really Toxic When Cooked?

In a word, yes. But by following 2 simple rules you can avoid most problems with honey. “Honey when used after cooking it kills (tissue)” – this is the statement from Sutrasthana chapter 5 in the Astanga Hrdayam (one of the Ayurvedic medical textbooks). Not...
Fenugreek!

Fenugreek!

ATMA-AYURVEDA Fenugreek! Did you get it right? (If you’re not getting quizzes in the newsletter – sign up here.) This amazing little seed is too often overlooked. Not on my watch! It’s your best friend in spring. When the Kapha starts to melt (and...

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