Traditionally, yoga and ayurvedic medicine go hand in hand. Both originate in India. Ayurveda is the science of life and healing, and practitioners believe that health is a state of dynamic equilibrium.Just as ‘Yoga Prescribed’ is a modern take on yogis story-telling to share information, so this blog is a modern take on recognising that ‘food is medicine’. We each need to find the diet which is rich and colourful, and which brings us in to a state of dynamic balance.
Beetroot is offered as a tribute to Apollo in the temple at Delphi. It’s a blood-builder and is most helpful fo those recovering from illness.It stimulates the liver and has been valued for centuries as a digestive aid.Certain carcinogens are bound to the red colouring matter, and in Central Europe beetroot has long been used to combat cancer. Apparently, it increases the cellular uptake of oxygen. Put beetroot on your shopping list this week! (And always buy organic when you can.)