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Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Food nourishes the body and gives us energy to get through each day. Healthy eating is fundamental to good health and is a key element in healthy human development, from the prenatal and early childhood years to later life stages. Healthy eating is equally important in reducing the risk of many chronic diseases. 

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Nutrition can be confusing, what do the labels mean? How do I eat for my blood type, anti aging, healthy skin and weight loss? 


Join us for an intimate evening with Angela Zwambag as she prepares and enlightens you with nutritional deliciousness. Check out the calendar and sign up for the classes that interest you. 


For more information: nutrition@pinkumbrellarc.ca

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Angela creates a delicious meal while you sip on wine and learn about the  healthy benefits of the ingredients and foods being prepared. 


Enjoy the meal at our beautiful live edge table, followed with dessert. Get the recipes to go!

Ayurveda

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Living in tune with nature

Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine, which is based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing.


In Sanskrit: Āyus =  Life and Veda = Science 

Āyus+Veda =Ayurveda


Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life. It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential

Ayurvedic Yoga

Yoga is important for dissolving physical stress and calming the mind before meditation, and is central to dinacharya, the ayurvedic routine. It is the ideal ayurvedic exercise, because it rejuvenates the body, improves digestion, and removes stress.


Yoga balances all three doshas, and different poses have different effects. Twisting postures benefit the Pitta dosha by releasing the heat and therefore cooling the body. Backbends are most beneficial for Kapha because they help to invigorate and stimulate movement in the body, as  if  they are a mountain waking up. Forward bends are calming to  the nervous system and help to balance Vata types. 


Yoga postures tone every area of the body, and cleanse the internal organs of toxins, which is one of the goals of Ayurveda.

Digestion and Ayurveda

As Ayurveda teaches, good health is dependent upon our capability to fully metabolize the nutritional, emotional, and sensory information that we ingest. When our digestive energy, known as agni (fire), is robust, we create healthy tissues, eliminate waste products efficiently and produce a subtle essence.


Here are a few Ayurvedic practices to strengthen your digestive fire:

  • Always sit down to eat (don’t eat in front of your computer or TV or while you’re driving).
  • Eat in a settled atmosphere and not when you’re upset.
  • Don’t eat until you’re definitely hungry.
  • Dine at a moderate pace. Don’t gulp down your food or eat too slowly.
  • Minimize raw foods, which are much harder to digest than cooked ones.
  • Include all six tastes at each meal.
  • Drink hot water with ginger throughout the day.
  • Practice some form of moderate exercise on a regular basis.
  • Perform a daily oil massage with herbalized oil that balances your mind-body type. Find instructions for a self-massage here.
  • Spend time in the quiet of meditation every day.
  • Use detoxifying herbs such as triphala, ashwagandha, guggulu, brahmi, ginger, turmeric and neem.

Ayurvedic Services Offered

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