Monthly Archives: July 2011

Five diet tips for a step towards optimal health from a casual yogi

1 – The average American diet is killing us by making our livers fat and messing up our endocrine systems.  The number one ingredient doing this is high fructose corn syrup.  Make a game of finding out where this is … Continue reading

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Which foods are tamasic, and why do I care?

Tamasic means having tama guna.  It is one of the three gunas (tendencies) discussed in the last post.  Something tamasic makes the body and mind sluggish and slow, leading to torpor. The tamasic foods include meat, fish, onions,  garlic, mushrooms, alcohol.  In addition fermented foods, including  … Continue reading

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Satvic Foods – can an ancient approach help our health today?

The yogic approach to food is to consider eating and health as influenced by the gunas or tendencies.  There are three gunas: satva, raja, and tama.  Satva is quiet and blissful and promotes enlightenment.  Raja is energetic.  Tama is lethargic.  The yogic … Continue reading

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High Fructose Corn Syrup – okay or toxin – at the prison yoga practice

I’ll cover this one briefly.  Glucose is a kind of sugar that every cell in your body can directly use.  Fructose must be processed by your liver.  Table sugar is sucrose which is a combination of the two.  Fructose in … Continue reading

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America is Fat – they’re killing us through our food – what can yoga do?

Another news article today about which is the “most overweight” state in the US. Mississippi most obese state, Colorado least No one is very surprised about this but it is interesting that the problem keeps getting worse.  Someone is trying … Continue reading

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Speaking of Women’s Health – Raleigh Convention Center 7/28/11 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Speaking of Women’s Health is committed to helping women take better care of their health, well-being and personal safety. The event will include Exhibitors, Dance Classes, Activities, Book Shop Experience featuring Local Authors (featuring me – Shiva Steve Ordog and … Continue reading

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