A Doctor’s Visit and Diabetes

Olivia was sitting in her Doctor’s waiting room, thumbing through a fashion magazine, however, her mind was not on the book. She was frustrated and worried about the physical symptoms she’d been having for a while, and trying to remember all of them so she could tell the Doctor. So instead of reading the magazine, she decided to write down what was bothering her so she could remember what to…    Read More

Categories: Ayurveda, Diabetes, Lifestyle, Nutrition

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January 20th, 2016

Why Dr. Jay Created VedaFoods for People with Diabetes or Sugar Concerns

“Are there any good prepackaged meals out there for people that are sugar conscious, pre-diabetic or diabetic?” That’s the question asked by many of the now 100+ million people who are either sugar conscious, diabetic or pre-diabetic. If you can’t cook to save your life—literally—or you are too tired after getting off from work to do much of anything, here’s a story that may whet your appetite. Dr. Jay Apte,…    Read More

Categories: Lifestyle, VedaFoods Mission

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January 10th, 2016

Fitness from the Ayurvedic Perspective

It’s common knowledge that people should should be exercising most days, ideally at least 30 minutes per day.  Our bodies were not designed for a sedentary lifestyle, but technology has allowed us to move less and sit more. A lack of exercise can cause many health issues such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and more. In Ayurveda, the key to good health is balance. Choosing your exercise according to your Ayurvedic Prakriti (Dosha) can…    Read More

Categories: Ayurveda, Lifestyle

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October 28th, 2015

What is the Ayurvedic Lifestyle?

Our world can be pretty stressful, can’t it? Instant communication and multiple distractions can lead to disrupted sleep, anxiety and poor eating habits as we grab food “on the go”. Ayurveda, the wisdom (Veda) of healthy living (Ayu) reveals Mother Nature’s secrets of a daily regimen that offers improved quality of life, increased productivity and a less stressful life. The foundation of Ayurveda is three natural energies called the “Tri Doshas”. They…    Read More

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October 23rd, 2015

Good Fats and Bad Fats

All fats are not created equal, but fat is necessary in our diet. Although fats have generally the same number of calories, we now know that eating too much of some types of fat can cause health problems, while others have health benefits when eaten in moderation. Dr. Jay Apte, creator of VedaFoods and an accomplished Ayurveda practitioner, and Carly Alyssa Thorne discuss the different types of fats and which ones…    Read More

Categories: Nutrition

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October 23rd, 2015

VedaFoods: so easy a non-cook can eat healthy every day!

About 3 years ago, Dr. Jay Apte, creator of VedaFoods, saw 3 patients in one day who were different ages and from different backgrounds but had one thing in common: diabetes. All 3 patients asked her the same two questions: What can I eat everyday to help control my blood-sugar levels and avoid spikes?, and Do you know of any packaged foods that you can recommend? During her market research to answer the…    Read More

Categories: Diabetes, Lifestyle, Nutrition, VedaFoods Mission

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October 18th, 2015

The Benefits of Ghee or Clarified Butter

Have you tried ghee, a form of clarified butter? Ayurvedic health practitioners have said for thousands of years that ghee is a healthy fat with many benefits. Modern science is confirming this assertion. Ghee is made by cooking unsalted butter slowly over a low flame. The resulting liquid is then strained so that all of the milk solids and impurities are removed. Ghee has a number of benefits for health…    Read More

Categories: Nutrition

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October 12th, 2015

Why It’s So Important to Eat Whole Grains Everyday

We hear a lot these days about the difference between heavily processed grains and whole grains and the importance of choosing whole grains over processed grains. For people who are pre-diabetic or diabetic, the choice becomes even more crucial since it’s so important to avoid big spikes in blood sugar levels. Dr. Jay Apte, creator of VedaFoods, talks about why whole grains are so important for blood sugar regulation, weight…    Read More

Categories: Diabetes, Nutrition

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October 2nd, 2015

5 “Ahas” on Eating & Living the Ayurvedic Lifestyle from VedaFoods

In the new book titled, “Ahas from VedaFoods: Eating the Ayurvedic Lifestyle”, Dr. Jay Apte and Carly Alyssa Thorne provide tips and resources on how to live a healthier lifestyle using Ayurvedic principles as the core practice. Regardless if you are a new or experienced person with Ayurveda, this Aha book will help you learn and apply various principles of Ayurveda to improve your overall health and lifestyle. Below are 5 of…    Read More

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August 30th, 2015
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