Sunday , 20 October 2019

Category Archives: Pregnancy & Post Natal

Ayurveda and Confinement Food – Choice of Vegetable and Cooking Method

Vegetables

Recommended Choice of Vegetable for Confinement Kai lan, sweet potato leaf, sawi, red and normal Bayam, pumpkin, beetroot, long beans, French beans, zucchini, chili, coriander leaf, Bok Choy. Avoid: Cabbage, white cabbage, radish, cauliflower, broccoli, capsicum, cucumber (these vegetables are Vata aggravating that cause wind and gas, thus during this confinement time we should avoid. However if you crave for ... Read More »

Ayurveda and Confinement Food (Chinese Recipe) – Free Range Chicken Cooked with Glutinous Rice Wine, Ginger Slice, Black Fungus and Kacama Herb

Glutinous Rice Wine Chicken

Ingredients: Free range chicken – ½ chicken cut into small edible prices Organic Cold Pressed White Sesame Oil – 3 tablespoons Glutinous rice wine – 2 rice bowl Fresh sliced Bentong ginger – 1 rice bowl (or less depend on requirement) with skin removed before slicing Dried black fungus – 1 small piece, soaked, wash and then cut into small ... Read More »

Ayurveda and Confinement Food (Chinese Recipe) – Nyonya Style Grilled Fish with Turmeric Ginger Lemon Sauce

Nyonya Style Grilled Fish

Ingredients: Cod fish fillet, or Kurau fish fillet or Garoupa fish fillet or White/Red snapper fish fillet – your choice of 1 big fillet piece. Marinade Ingredients Organic Black Pepper Powder – ¼ teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt – ½ teaspoon Organic Cold Pressed White Sesame Oil – 1 teaspoon Organic Asafoetida Powder – a small pinch Turmeric Lemon Sauce Ingredients ... Read More »

Ayurveda and Confinement Food (Chinese Recipe) – Baked Chicken Served with Turmeric and Ginger Sauce

Baked Chicken With Turmeric and Ginger Sauce

Ingredients: 2 pieces of free range chicken maryland – wash and pat dry with kitchen towel Organic turmeric powder – 1 teaspoon Organic ginger powder – 1 teaspoon Fresh lemongrass juice (serai) – 2-3 teaspoons Himalayan Black Salt – ½ teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt – ½ teaspoon Organic cold pressed white sesame oil – 2 teaspoons Organic black pepper powder ... Read More »

Ayurveda and Female Reproductive Issues

Earth and Life

With today’s modern world that we lived in, most women have almost or some of us have totally forgotten about personal caring of ourselves after our monthly menses. Blood discharge is a form of blood let by our women reproductive organ monthly and we tend to assume that each female would go through this process monthly and there is nothing ... Read More »

General Guidelines During Pregnancy – Diet & Exercise

Guidelines for Pregnancy

Diet Intake of raw fruit and vegetable juices was done 3-4 times a week to regulate the availability of vitamins and minerals to support the pregnancy. As often as possible, try to eat 5 or 6 more servings of fruits and vegetables daily. A rule of thumb to get the best nutrition is to vary the colours of the fruits ... Read More »

General Guidelines for Preparation to Conceive

Preparing to Conceive

Ayurveda describes that for a good crop cultivation- proper season to grow, fertile ground, water, good quality seed and sunshine are essential preparation. Similarly, a healthy female reproductive system, proper maternal nutrition, normal menstruation cycle, healthy sperm and ovum are prerequisite for a healthy conception and a healthy child. Thus to have a safe and healthy pregnancy – pregnancy should ... Read More »

Ayurvedic Baby Massage

Baby Massage

Baby massage has been a long tradition practise in India. From the day my grandson was born, he was given an oil massage before his bath daily. As a newborn a cleansing massage is done with a soft wheat dough ball (size of a table tennis ball). For the wheat dough – I have used buckwheat flour.(atta flour that I ... Read More »

Ayurveda for Baby Solids

milk

Sam was also on rejuvenative ayurvedic herbs while still breastfeeding my grandson. These ayurvedic herbs are prescribed for the mother to have continuous good quality flow of breastmilk for baby, building the mother’s calcium level to maintain healthy bones, and regulate her hormone levels to normal. Grandson was introduced to solids at his 5th month and our way to introduce ... Read More »