Tag Archives: immunity
Posted on November 21st, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Vegan Sweet Squash Soup

This Kripalu Recipe is not only hearty and warming, it might also help you ward off seasonal colds and viruses. Butternut squash is “golden” when it comes to its carotenoid content—plant compounds that are converted to vitamin A in the body, an essential component in boosting the immune system. Serves 4 2 tablespoons Earth Balance […]

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Posted on May 30th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Caramelized Fennel with Goat Cheese

Underrated in this country, fennel is relished by the Italian and has some great nutritional benefits, including aiding digestion and providing necessary vitamins and nutrients. It’s a good source of fiber and the antioxidant vitamin C, which contributes to immune function. What better way to acknowledge this gastro-wonderful country than by spreading the word about […]

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Posted on May 2nd, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Squash-a-Roni

Butternut squash is “golden” when it comes to its carotenoid content—plant compounds that are converted to vitamin A in the body, essential for our immune systems to ward off colds, viruses, and bacterial infections. The tahini adds to the creamy texture of this recipe and increases the calcium content, important for happy bones. Enjoy this […]

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Posted on April 10th, 2014 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

10 Ways to Make Turmeric Part of Your Daily Diet

by Sarajean Rudman The bright yellow, herbaceous perennial known as turmeric, originally from South India, has America enamored with its oft-trumpeted health benefits. Lately, it’s been hailed for its ability to prevent anything from the common cold to cancer. Harvested mainly for its rhizomes, or roots, turmeric is closely related to ginger, another herbal powerhouse […]

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Posted on February 28th, 2014 by in Kripalu Kitchen

Kripalu Recipe: Carrot Ginger Soup

This week’s Kripalu Recipe is an antioxidant-packed carrot-ginger soup. Make extra and invite the neighbors! Serves 4 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or vegan spread 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, minced 1 large Spanish onion, chopped 4 cups sliced carrots 6 cups water or stock 1 teaspoon […]

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Posted on October 7th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Tips for Cold and Flu Season

How is the colder weather affecting you? According to the 5,000-year-old Ayurvedic tradition, what we need most at this time of year is warmth and nourishment; regularity and routine; rest and relaxation. Ayurveda’s holistic philosophy draws from an understanding of our inherent relationship with nature’s laws and rhythms. The self-care remedies and preventive measures of […]

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Posted on August 31st, 2013 by in Ayurveda, Healthy Living

Five Tips for Boosting Your Immune System

Though we all love the inspiration that comes with working in a group during retreats, there are many wonderful practices you can do on your own to boost immunity—techniques that are simple, safe, and free. Here are a few techniques recommended by Larissa Hall Carlson, Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. Gargling Try gargling […]

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Posted on August 15th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

Five Ayurvedic Tips for Vegans

Thinking about going vegan? Or already committed? Whether you’re ditching dairy for health reasons, or because you want to practice the yama ahimsa (nonviolence), you may want to consider applying Ayurvedic principles to your diet to stay healthy and balanced. “I love Ayurveda because it looks at each individual and says, what does this person […]

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