Welcome to i-Ayurveda

 
 

What I can do for you

 

Menopause:

I have helped many women with menopausal symptoms and concerns. As a matter of fact, I have my own history of menopausal issues. Like the majority of women with menopausal symptoms, I went to see my Dr., I followed everything I was told to do, but I was not feeling better.

Then I followed what Ayurveda suggests, and my problems and suffering went away. What I found was Ayurveda looks at menopause through a different lens. And this alternate take on menopause works!
If you suffer from any of menopausal symptoms, contact me and we’ll discuss what symptoms are bothering you and how I can be most helpful from my personal experience. You will be surprised by the results you will get when you follow some of my simple recommendations.

It worked for me, it’s working for many of my clients, and it will work for you as well.



Insomnia:

Sleep - we all need it! But we don’t all get it.

Almost every one of my clients come to me with questions about how to sleep better. Whatever the cause of your insomnia, getting insufficient amounts of sleep has been linked with many health concerns.

I will show you simple to incorporate behavioral and lifestyle approaches to deeper, sounder sleep that work wonders. I’ll share with you step-by-step modifications from my personal experience on how to get your best sleep night after night. By incorporating a few relaxing routines at a time that you enjoy, you will start to notice a difference. I also highly recommend herbal remedies that I find are very effective.

Get enough sleep and you’re treating your body to the greatest body and brain-boosting anti-aging treatment there is!

Digestive Concerns:

I would go so far as to say that 90% of my clientele suffer from digestive problems such as gas, bloating, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, fatigue and sleepiness after eating to name a few.

Ayurveda teaches that health and wellbeing depends upon our ability to digest what we take in. I am here to help you to address the underlying root cause of your digestion discomfort.

I’ll help you to understand:
• how to create good digestion
• how to enhance your daily digestive process
• how to focus on simple lifestyle shifts that support digestion
• how to work with constitutionally correct foods, spices and herbs
• how to eat with the season and times of the day
• and much more…

I consider eating to be our first medicine and the act of eating life-giving. Good digestion leads us towards the development our optimal physical health supporting and developing every cell of our body and every aspect of our being.

Holistic Nutritional Counseling

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Learn how to:


• Determine what is the best way depending on your lifestyle to
integrate healthy, nutritional eating habits
• Follow seasonal changes
• Follow a consistent daily routines
• Understand what are the best food choices for you and why
• Uncover what might be getting in the way of your efforts
• Work with the power of simple nutritional suggestions
• Try simple but profound Ayurvedic cleanses to remove toxins and
excess
• Create self support with a food plan that works with your needs
for dramatic shifts in your health with recipes selected for you

What ever your reasons for seeking nutritional and dietary counseling, whether weight management, diabetes, food sensitivity and addictions or just advice on cooking and guidance on the principles of healthy eating, I can help you get on track.

Healthy diet is one of Ayurveda’s most basic and ancient tools. Perhaps you’ve heard the quote from Hippocrates “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” 460-370 BC. Proper diet is the oldest holistic medicine known to man.

Stress

If you find yourself living a high-stress life in this technological age, you are not alone.

Many clients come to me stressed out and distracted by their busy and demanding schedule and have lost touch with what truly makes them happy. Stress directly affect your moods, emotional health and even your digestion. When we find ourselves free from stress, many other health symptoms often disappear.

I’m here to help you recognize your response to stress. I’ll introduce you to new ideas using what I know has helped many of my clients as well as myself. In no time you will feel better.



Ayurveda Herbalist

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AYURVEDA AND HERBS

As an Ayurveda herbalist, I create herbal formulas for my clients based on their individuals needs. I’ll design a program that enables you to heal from the inside out, working with the cause of what ails you rather than effects. With the support of herbal remedies, you will learn to strengthen from within and heal the deeper and root causes. I use only the freshest available organic herbs for my formulas providing the most natural healing support. How resilient is your immune system? Core to the practice of Ayurveda is a strong immune system and key to the support of the immune system are herbal remedies.

How about your ability to sleep soundly? Herbs are also central to calming the nerves so we can destress and sleep, I also use herbs to encourage digestive strength, dependable elimination, supporting detoxification, cognitive health and clarity, emotional support and many other natural formulas to support and maintain overall health and wellbeing.

Ayurveda and food

How you eat your food is even more important than what you eat. In fact, Ayurveda understands that eating is one of the most sacred experiences we have. After all, when we eat our food, we are taking in the atoms and molecules that have been around in different forms since the beginning of time and asking them to become a part of us. If we eat our food properly, with awareness and respect, the food joins well with our bodies. If we do not, the food has difficulty joining with our bodies and causes gas and other digestive disturbances. The end result of poor digestion is ama (toxins formed from poor digestion) and this leads to disease. Hence, in Ayurveda, we try our best to make eating a form of meditation (to eat in peacefulness and with awareness) and sadhana (taking ordinary activity and approaching it with spiritual awareness).

The Five Major Rules

  • Begin meals with grace or by simply taking 3-5 slow breaths with eyes closed. This prepares the body to receive the food.

  • Eat in a calm environment where there is little distraction. It is best to avoid having the television or the radio on. Avoid excessive conversation and all conversation about emotionally intense issues. Avoid reading.

  • Chew your food until it is an even consistency. This requires your attention to be on the food in your mouth. There is no magic number of times to chew food. Chewing properly improves digestion and absorption of the food. 

  • Eat at a moderate pace and until you are 75% full. Overeating is one of the major causes of disease in our society. When we eat too much, digestion becomes difficult. When we finish eating, we should not feel heavy and we should not feel hungry. We want to feel satisfied. This is what is meant by 75% full.

  • Following your meal let your food digest some before going on to the next activity. It is best to wait 15-20 minutes for food to digest. During this time engage in light conversation or read a light book. You can also go for a slow walk. If you are rushed, take at least 3-5 slow breaths to close the door on this sacred experience.

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