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We often receive questions from our clients about our services, exercise and/or nutrition. Each month, we will feature frequently asked questions, with the answers on our website.

Please do not hesitate to e-mail us in order to submit a question you may have. Even if your question is not published, we will do our best to answer you directly or recommend relevant resources.














QUESTION
What is one of your favorite meals during times of cleansing or detoxification?

ANSWER
Kitchari! Mung dal (the split ivory-colored insides of the mung beans) is the base ingredient for this popular Asian dish which is used in Ayurveda for its strength-building, balancing, and detoxifying effects on the body. However, you can also use sprouted mung beans. If you practice mise en place (i.e. preparing your ingredients and assembling the required kitchen utensils prior to cooking), you will find that making kitchari is a quick, culinary adventure. Here is a link to a recipe that you might wish to try: 

https://kripalu.org/resources/kripalu-recipe-nourishing-kitchari?fbclid=IwAR2GvzMrHYhVY8XZ-R-Ojd-WBZvtqYCAzzPWfjDfb0CxaFlVNnMHwMxcMKU


QUESTION
What's for breakfast?

ANSWER
​We have establised a new morning ritual. The first ‘meal’ of the day for everyone is a freshly blended juice – thanks to the encouragement of Master Yirser Ra Hotep, a master instructor of yoga and creator of the YogaSkills Method. Our elixir consists of a variety of citrus fruits (i.e. tangelos, lemons, limes, and grapefruit), ginger and turmeric root, and raw honey. In a nutshell . . . all citrus fruits are high in Vitamin C, which benefits the immune system – as well as a compound, called limonene, which has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is used, as a cleansing herb, to stimulate blood flow to the digestive system and to improve nutrient absorption. Turmeric has a plethora of healing properties including antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral actions. Finally, honey acts as a sweetener to curb the natural bitter taste that the juice may otherwise have, thereby making it more palatable. The bonus is that honey contains small amounts of B vitamins and minerals (e.g. calcium, iron, and potassium), and it also has antibacterial properties. So, good morning and drink up!!

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