ARE YOU OLEATING ENOUGH?

 How About Internal Oleation?  Drinking increasing amounts of ghee in the mornings is part of a traditional Ayurvedic cleanse. It provides necessary lubrication to bring toxins from the deep tissues to the digestive tract, from which they can be eliminated though herbs such as Triphala. But even if you are not cleansing, make sure you consume enough of the good fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, ghee or butter from grass-fed cows (avoid soy, corn, canola and sunflower oils) to feed your brain, regulate hormones, mood and nerve functions. Saturated fats are crucial for the structure of our cell membranes and do not cause the liver to produce the saturated fats found in your blood.  As you’ve probably all heard by now, it’s not the fat that ends up on your body, but the carbohydrates and sugar that are responsible for weight gain. (Thank you Mark Hyman for illuminating us).  Enjoy the Full Moon on Saturday, get out and gaze at her beauty in wonder and amazement.

How About Internal Oleation?

Drinking increasing amounts of ghee in the mornings is part of a traditional Ayurvedic cleanse. It provides necessary lubrication to bring toxins from the deep tissues to the digestive tract, from which they can be eliminated though herbs such as Triphala.
But even if you are not cleansing, make sure you consume enough of the good fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, ghee or butter from grass-fed cows (avoid soy, corn, canola and sunflower oils) to feed your brain, regulate hormones, mood and nerve functions. Saturated fats are crucial for the structure of our cell membranes and do not cause the liver to produce the saturated fats found in your blood. 
As you’ve probably all heard by now, it’s not the fat that ends up on your body, but the carbohydrates and sugar that are responsible for weight gain. (Thank you Mark Hyman for illuminating us).

Enjoy the Full Moon on Saturday, get out and gaze at her beauty in wonder and amazement.

Are you oleating enough?

The practice of Abyangha (or Ayurvedic self-massage) is a key part of our self-care routine.
Especially now that we’’re in Fall (Vata) season, oil up your body before or after your morning shower with warm sesame oil (maybe with specific herbs cooked into the oil, see Banyan Botanicals). Long strokes on the long bones and circular movements around the joints. This is one way to love-your-self-up and nourish your skin at the same time. Then grab your Vata Balancing Blend and roll it on from inner wrists to inner elbow and breath in deeply. Any time of day.