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Almond Milk Recipe

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  Almonds are truly a super food. High in vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants, and  mono-unsaturated fatty acids. This queen of nuts protects our tissues and increases the ability of each cell to function optimally. According to Ayurveda, they are one of the most sattvic foods. Increasing our level of sattva assists all of our cells […]

Tips for Releasing Old Patterns and Cellular Memory

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Through Dr. MaryJo Cravatta’s years of practice, she has seen that in order to truly assist her patients in healing their health concerns that it is absolutely necessary to address the deeper underlying energetic imbalances that pull them back in old patterns, old ways of thinking, and old ways of reacting. To do otherwise, is […]

Awaken Your Spine 7 Day Intensive-Ayurveda Yoga

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Awaken Your Spine 7 Day Retreat Blends the wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Chiropractic. The Awaken Your Spine – Pelvic Pattern and Heart Centered Retreat. The information contained in this course is so beneficial, that it is offered as part of our Enhanced Knowledge Program. Dr. Cravatta has developed an amazing style of yoga to […]

Red Lentil Kitchari with Butternut Squash

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Ingredients: 2 cups Water 2/3 cup Red Lentils – washed and drained 1/3 cup White Basmati Rice – washed and drained 1/2 tsp No Chicken Bouillon (optional) 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp Hing  (optional) 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger 1/4 cup Golden Raisins 3/4 cup Butternut Squash – chopped into 1/2 inch cubes 1 1/2 […]

Thyroid – Key to Health

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Our health is intimately connected to the functioning of the thyroid gland.  The far reaching affects of the thyroid hormone influence every cell in our body.  Metabolism, governed by this hormone, sets the pace for vitality and strength. Ahh, yes, metabolism – how does it impact us?  A large part of cellular metabolism concerns how […]

Ginger Quinoa Greens

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Ingredients: 1/2 cup Quinoa, rinsed 1 cup water 1 large Carrot – chunks 1/2 tsp No-Chicken Bouillon Salt – few sprinkles 1 TBSP Olive Oil 1/4 tsp Hing 12 – 15 Walnut halves 1 tsp grated fresh ginger Kale  – 1/2 bunch 1/4 Lemon Directions: We will prepare this dish in two steps – first […]

Creamie Greenie Soup

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Are you so “over” the Green Smoothie fad with raw Kale? Then, this recipe is for you! Green Smoothies with raw vegetables go against basic guidelines of Ayurveda – and are particularly Vata Dosha aggravating. Ingredients: 1 medium Zucchini or Yellow Crooked Neck Squash Medium pile of fresh baby Greens – ie: Chard, Kale, or […]

Chia Seed / Coconut Smoothie

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Ingredients: 4 – 5 oz Coconut Milk (Silk) 4 – 5 oz Soy Milk (Silk) or Almond Milk 2 TBSP Chia Seeds 1 Ripe Banana 2 – 3 Clementines 1 Ripe Pear Optional – Blue Berries or a combination of berries Optional – 2 TBSP Protein Powder Optional – 1 TBSP Pecan Butter Soak the […]

The Healing Benefits of Nasya Oil

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The Ayurvedic healing therapy of applying nasya oil is one of the easiest and quickest ways to receive effective results from herbal products.  Dr. MaryJo Cravatta has shared her years of experience with nasya during an interview with Cate Stillman of  We think that you will find this podcast very interesting and informative. Which […]

Quinoa Kitchari – Pitta Balancing Recipe

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Delicious, high protein, easy to digest Kitchari.  You can easily put this recipe together and be sitting down to enjoy it within the hour!  Traditionally, Kitchari is made with Split Moong Dahl (split mung beans) and white Basmati Rice.  In this modern version, I have substituted the ancient grain, Quinoa for the Rice.   Ingredients: […]