What is an Alkaline Diet and why is it Good for us?

alkaline diet

Don’t worry – we aren’t going back to grade 5 science class when we learned way more than we wanted to know about acids, pH, and alkalinity. 😉 We are going to discuss a very important and relevant topic, however, and that is how to incorporate more alkaline foods into our diet and why we should.…

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Treating the Symptoms of Lupus Using Ayurvedic Principles

treating lupus

SLE, which stands for Systemic Lupus Erythramatoses, but we will call it Lupus here, is a debilitating auto-immune disease that affects many organs, but primarily the skin, brain, kidneys, and joints. This is a progressive disease that affects significantly more women than men, and occurs when the body’s immune system can’t decipher between healthy tissue…

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The What, When, Why, and – According to Ayurvedic Principles


As we have learned from our previous conversations, Ayurveda or Ayurvedic is the ancient and revered Hindu practice of health and wellness. There are three mind-body types (called “Doshas”) in Ayurvedic Tradition Vata, Pitta, and Kasha, that are unique to each person and are a balance of physical, emotional, and mental characteristics. In an attempt…

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Tulsi | Everything you Need to Know about this Queen


Tulsi is certainly having “a moment” in our Western culture. But, it’s very interesting to note that Tulsi has been having a moment in India for the last five thousand years! Prized for its numerous health benefits, Tulsi, or Holy Basil, as it is also known, is a key ingredient in Ayurveda. In fact… … the…

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Diet or Lifestyle | Ki’s Kitchen ‘Take’

Healthy Diet

When we hear the word, “diet,” most of us picture calorie counting, endless stalks of celery, and way too much salad. However, the word diet actually has two meanings – one is the action of restricting what one eats in the attempt to lose weight, while the other means the style/kind of foods that a person…

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Practicing An Ayurvedic Lifestyle…Beyond The Food


The word, Ayurveda, (Ayurvedic) is derived from Sanskrit meaning, “the knowledge of life,” and defines an ancient Indian practice of healing wisdom that has been in practice for over 5,000 years. At Ki’s Kitchen, we tend to focus on the food aspect of Ayurveda, simply because that is our specialty and our passion. However, the…

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Insulin Resistance | Causes, Foods + Prevention

insulin resistance

Insulin is a hormone that is made by the pancreas. It allows your cells to use glucose (sugar) for energy. In people with insulin resistance, the body’s cells don’t use the insulin effectively – specifically, the cells have trouble absorbing the glucose, leading to a build up of sugar in the blood. Many people confuse…

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Eczema and Psoriasis


Did you know that skin is our body’s largest organ? It is, and it can take some TLC to keep this organ healthy and functioning to the best of its ability. Unfortunately, conditions such as eczema and psoriasis that I will touch on today, can greatly affect the skin and its condition.  However, diet can…

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Acne | Could your Diet be a Source of the Problem?

adult acne

As a teenager, I had terrible skin problems — acne, for the lack of a better word.  Lots of kids that age say their skin is problematic. But, I truly could not find a way to keep my skin clear of blemishes and bumps. I went through every possible treatment I could find for teen…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and How an Ayurveda Approach Can Help

rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (known as Amavata in Ayurveda) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation in the joints. It can also cause inflammation of the tissue around the joints, and in other organs in the body. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body’s tissues are mistakenly attacked by their own immune system. People…

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