• Keto Foods for Spring

    February 26, 2018Butter & Bitters

    Spring embodies the heaviness of increased moisture as the snow and ice melt and the rains come to nourish the earth; thus, according to Ayurveda, Spring corresponds to Kapha dosha (Earth + Water). A diet that invites lightness, sharpness, dryness and some warmth into the body balances the cool, heavy, and wet qualities that are…

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  • Keto Foods for Kapha

    February 4, 2018Butter & Bitters

    If your predominate dosha is Kapha, or you are suffering from a Kapha imbalance, you should eat light, dry, and warm foods. Kapha is easily increased by dairy and sweets, so it is important to keep both of these to a minimum in your diet. Below is a list of Keto foods that are best…

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  • Keto Foods for Pitta

    January 29, 2018Butter & Bitters

    If you have a Pitta Body Type (or Pitta imbalance) you should eat foods that are cool and raw in hot weather. If your food is cooked you should favor foods that are warm, but not too hot in temperature and minimize foods that have too much oil, salt, or hot spices.  Below is a…

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  • Keto Foods for Vata

    January 28, 2018Butter & Bitters

    If you have a Vata Body Type (or Vata imbalance) you should take food that is warm, moderately heavy, moist, soothing, and nourishing. Below is a list of foods that are best if you have a Vata Body Type or are suffering from a  Vata imbalance. FRUITS AND BERRIES Avocados Goji berries Goldenberries Mulberries Raspberries…

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  • Raw vs. Cooked Foods. Which is better?

    January 23, 2018Butter & Bitters

    When I first started eating according to Ayurveda, I was surprised to learn that eating cooked foods or raw foods depended on the digestive strength of my body. This turns out to be true because the measure of good food is not just the vitamins and minerals it contains, but how the food interacts with…

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  • What is Ketogenic Ayurveda?

    December 20, 2017Butter & Bitters

    Ketogenic Ayurveda is eating foods that are appropriate to your Ayurvedic Body Type composition, but within the nutritional ketosis macro parameters (75% Fats, 20% Proteins, 5% Carbohydrates), which calms issues caused by imbalanced Vata dosha in the body. It is estimated that 60-65% or approximately 2 out 3 diseases are the result of a Vata…

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  • What is the Ketogenic Diet?

    December 19, 2017Butter & Bitters

    The Ketogenic Diet (sometimes called Keto, Low-Carb High-Fat, or LCHF) is a very low-carbohydrate, moderate protein, high-fat diet that was originally designed in the early part of twentieth century for patients with epilepsy at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center.  They found that fasting – avoiding consumption of all foods for a brief period of time…

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  • What is Ayurveda?

    May 20, 2017Butter & Bitters

    Ayurveda, pronounced ah-yer-vey-duh, is one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems and literally means the science of life. Originating in India thousands of years ago, the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda uses everyday foods, spices and herbs to bring balance to the body. When the body is out of balance disease forms; therefore Ayurveda can be…

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  • What is Ama and Why Should You Care?

    May 20, 2017Butter & Bitters

    If your digestion is weak, food will sit in your stomach and start rotting due to fermentation by bacteria. This rotten food is a poison to your  body because it contains endotoxins produced by the bacteria.  Ayurveda calls these toxins ‘ama’. Ama irritates the digestive tract and gets absorbed into the bloodstream, where it irritates…

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  • Who should NOT adopt a ketogenic diet?

    May 19, 2017Butter & Bitters

    Lately it seems like everyone is getting into the keto life-style. And why not?  It promises so many wonderful benefits – weight loss, lower blood pressure, improved mental clarity, more energy and all while eating foods high in fat!  But when it comes to adapting a ketogenic diet, its important to be aware it’s not…

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