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Mother Earth, Mother Nature, We the Children & Easter

Did you know the first Greek God was actually a Goddess?. he is Gaia, or Mother Earth, who created herself out of primordial chaos. From her fertile womb all life sprang, and unto Mother Earth all living things must return after their allotted span of life is over. Gaia, as Mother Nature, personifies the entire ecosystem of Planet Earth. 
Mother Nature is always working to achieve and maintain harmony, wholeness and balance within the environment. Mother Nature heals, nurtures and supports all life on this planet, and ultimately all life and health depend on Her. In time, Nature heals all ills.
The way of Mother Gaia is the passive, feminine, Yin way of healing. All we need to do to regain our health is to return to the bosom of Mother Nature and live in accordance with Her laws.
The Gaia archetype underlies all notions of the Nature Cure. Mother Nature is a healing goddess for the ancients whose glory was celebrated each spring, long before organized religion came into play.

 Easter,…

Nowruz - Spring Festival of Ancient Persia brings deliciousness....

Nowruz begins at the stroke of the vernal equinox, when the sun crosses the equator. This year it came early in the morning of March 21. When the equinox comes, millions of families of Iranian descent gather around a ceremonial table known as the haftseen.

Tomorrow will be the last day - and each of the 7 foods, bearing names starting with S - would have been consumed in various dishes.... for Love, Luck, Health and Light -- How lovely is that?

Sabzeh: Some kind of sprout or grass that will continue to grow in the weeks leading up to the holiday, for rebirth and renewalSenjed: Dried fruit, ideally a sweet fruit from an abundantly producing tree, for loveSib: Apples, for beauty and healthSeer: Garlic, for medicine and taking care of oneselfSamanu: A sweet pudding, for wealth and fertilitySerkeh: Vinegar, for the patience and wisdom that comes with agingSumac: A Persian spice made from crushed sour red berries, for the sunrise of a new day
And of course Navoz, is never complete with this t…

Brain-Boosting Snacks to Celebrate Pi - Day !

Of all the brain food snacks that will help improve memory and brain power, here are the top ones we recommend based on taste, cost, and ability to be eaten -and they can make you smarter, and help strengthen your brain.                                                                 Avocado, Blueberries, Coffee, Dark Chocolate,  Extra Virgin Coconut oil, Green Tea, Pumpkin Seeds, Red Wine, Spinach,Walnuts,  and of course Veggies... Spinach, kale, broccoli and other leafy green vegetablesare rich in many brain-loving nutrients.                        Adults who ate just 13 grams of walnuts every day performed significantly better on cognitive tests than those who didn't, and so walnuts have been added to the growing list of foods for geniuses.  Fish is a great source of omega-3, the type of fatty acid your body can't produce, and it's good for your brain. At least twice a week, eat five ounces of omega-3-rich fish, such as salmon, cod, haddock, tuna or halibut.   And remember…

Women's Day - eSutras offers FREE Gifts !

A woman is a female human being. The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. Wikipedia
For us:
A Woman is a Human - Being Being Being. Period. (no pun intended)
A Being on this planet - who for the most part better embodies what it takes to be a real Human Being - not simply a Human Doing.

She is like Mother Earth -
Humane, filled with love, strength, perseverance, tolerance, laughter, courage, faith, kookiness, creativity, wit, fairness, intelligence, and above all compassion.
Thank you for being moms, sisters, daughters, mothers in law, sisters in law, cousins, and more than anything for BEING YOU. Just Beautiful You.
We SALUTE ALL you beautiful women out there today!
We offer every woman who follows our blog and likes our page a free gift.
Just send us your address : Send Me The FREE Gift


#Womensday , #beautifulwoman#Women

Partake of the beautiful Lotus to inspire your mind. It sedates and seduces..

Lotus - Its God's favorite flower...Its mysticism may also be linked to the mild narcotic or sedative effectsfrom flowers that are eaten, smoked or steeped in wine and drank. Also called the world's most beautiful flower, the lotus is the most sacred, and it seems there never was a time when man did not adore it.....Of all the myriad buds and blooms, the most revered and esteemed--by God and man--is the magnificent lotus in the sub continent and all across China and Japan.
According to Buddhism and Hinduism, within each human inhabiting the earth is the spirit of the sacred lotus. It represents eternity, purity and divinity and is widely used as a symbol of life, fertility, ever-renewing youth and to describe feminine beauty, especially the eyes.
One of the most common metaphysical analogies compares the lotus' perennial rise to faultless beauty from a miry environment to the evolution of man's consciousness--from instinctive impulses to spiritual liberation.
In Yoga,…

Lentils, India style - Red Black or Yellow, an easy CURRY for even sliced bread!

Even though not as famous globally "Tandoori Chicken",  Dal and Roti are staple foods in every Indian household. And  the good news: it is healthy beyond measure!  Ease your soul with foods like dal that comes with all the goodness of protein rich lentils. Humble and comforting recipe to start your day or night!
Dal and Rice or Dal and Roti even, Dal and Buns - eaten everyday to satisfy and satiate more than just hunger pangs, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner the humble lentil has become ubiquitous with Indian cuisine.
Each family has their own recipe for the making of the 'dal -curry' and their own favorite main dish - either hot cooked soft white rice, or a fluffy 'chappati" ( a wheat based flat bread) or a hot baked bun!
Growing up, mine was no different, and I've carried on the tradition with my own family.
I love the ease of  making this simple, rustic dish and eating it  any time, by itself or making it an accompaniment to another dish any way I ch…

Sex, Food & Ayurveda + a recipe for Valentine's Day

Besides saint Vatsayana’s Kamasutra, which is still the most comprehensive documentation in the world on the practice of sex, the ancient Ayurveda texts provided complete guide on sexual health, from food to solutions for sexual problems.
The repertoire of aphrodisiacs of Indian origin, find their roots in the many Ayurvedic therapies.
Eating the right foods - will help  healing, rejuvenating and balancing the endocrine system and hormone production in the body, which is an essential part of sexual health.
According to Ayurveda the human body is made up of 7 types of tissues or dhatus. When we eat, the digestive system transforms our food (and drink) into the most unrefined of these tissues, rasa dhatu (well, first it’s ahara rasa, then it transforms to rasa). Rasa can be seen, in simple terms, as the white part of the blood—blood serum.

Over the course of about one month, the body and its agnis (digestive fire—each tissue has its own agni) transform some portion of this rasa into inc…

6 Flavors loved by 3 body types. Which one is yours?

According to Ayurveda, each meal should contain all                                                                                     six flavors: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent, and pungent. 
The 3 Ayurvedic body types, or Doshas, are Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Each Dosha has a unique set of characteristics. There are several ways to determine your body type. The most accurate is through the detailed history and physical by an Ayurvedic physician. However, even taking a quick note of what you love about the foods you eat - will provide you with tremendous insight into your principal Dosha.

Most people are a combination of two Doshas, but one typically predominates.
The dominance of the flavors or types of foods we love will be based on our predominant Dosha makeup. Being mindful of those cravings is at the heart of maintaining optimal health for body and mind.The Kapha Dosha
Kapha is typically the largest of the body types. Physically, they have wide hips/shoulders; thick wavy h…

5 Reasons why REDUCTION is better...

We are naturally conscious of ourselves, what we are thinking, how we look, and what we are doing. As David Foster Wallace put it, “There is no experience you’ve had that you were not at the absolute center of.”
Having more of what you love makes for a better experience. This is as true for an individual as it is for an organization. Here are 5 reasons to to give away or sell what you do not need any more. 1. IT’S JUST EASIERWhen it comes to getting rid of things, less is truly more. With less to organize, pack, load, haul, and unpack when you move, you will be freeing up your time, energy, and money.
        2. A NEW LEASE ON LIFE It can be difficult to let go of items with sentimental value, but when you give away or sell at auction, you're giving your even heirlooms a chance at a new chapter with a new owner who will appreciate and value them at their full potential.
3. A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENTSometimes tackling even the junk drawer can be intimidating. But once you finally mark t…

Secret of Happiness Project 1- 25 Free Gifts for January!

The secret of happiness is helping others to find happiness.
Whether it is momentary or for a lifetime - happiness brings peace and in peace we find true growth.
We need to be generous. We have realized, it's time to embrace free. To start giving away our best stuff. 
And this we are going to do - 1 step at a time, by offering 25 gifts per month.
For January we have our Herbal Bath Companion Set.

eSutras Organics is a Chicago-based food company offering the finest certified organic, privately-farmed herbs, spices, essential oils and vegetable oils. We make herbal, medicinal teas, spicy chais, curry powders, masalas, elixirs & tinctures - all traditionally crafted using 100% pure ingredients

E-mail info@esutras.com for more information and to redeem your January gift!

Eating Your Thoughts For Your Body's Health

If your every thought about food over a year manifested into calories will you be thin or fat, healthy or unhealthy, happy or sad?  Most of us, cannot answer the question honestly. This is because for the most part we have become, thoughtless mindless eaters.

Slaves to our tongues and the gimmicks of clever advertising,often we find ourselves with little control over our relationship to our food and our health. And yet this does not need to be the case.
A small dose of thought injected into our eating experience can bring astonishing rewards.

Mindfulness is no longer a mystical concept. Numerous books, websites and dedicated apps promote the practice as a potential antidote to many modern-day ailments.

Mindful eating is not a diet, or about giving up anything at all. It's about experiencing food more intensely — especially the pleasure of it.

You can eat a  carrot, a cheeseburger or a cookie mindfully, if you wish. You might enjoy it a lot more. Or you might decide, halfway throug…

30-Day TEA -a Detox Plan that works! Tried & Tested.

Herbscontainedin thisteacleanse the bodyof toxins(fighting with preservativesand additives) If you are looking for an amazing detox tea that you can incorporate into your daily routine, this is the one for you! 
Boost your metabolismStart burning stored fatCalms muscle spasms and muscle tightnessNaturally raise energy levelsDetox your internal organsReduce bloatingImprove skin complexionFlush out harsh toxinsFix digestive issues
How does it taste?: The tea encompasses five tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent (or warmly spicy) Benefits? Loaded with anti–oxidants, immune boosting herbs and naturally sweetened with whole stevia.

Are you ready to ditch those bad habits, make positive changes and live a happier, healthier lifestyle? GOOD. We are here to help you do it. ( And you know what? It's not going to be that hard! ) Please note that you will receive the tea tin (MAKES 35 CUPS OF TEA)  and cup not the bag.

Coconut Oil Is Good For You, Says New Study

Coconut oil may help lower the risk of heart disease and the chances of a stroke, according to a study by researchers from the University of Cambridge. There has been much debate on whether coconut oil provides advantages or disadvantages to a person's well-being. However, the latest study shows that the substance, which comes with more saturated fat compared to lard and butter, has a significant health benefit. Food For The Heart The study provides evidence that coconut oil is good for a person's heart. However, there are other kinds of food that provide the same health benefits. The World Health Organization recommended an increase in potassium intake for reduced blood pressure, which would lower the odds of heart disease and stroke. Examples of such food include bananas, avocados, raisins, sweet potatoes, spinach, and coconut water. Researchers also recently made the surprising discovery that consuming small amounts of cheesedaily decreases the risk of coronary heart disea…

Sweet- sweeter - sweetest!

A guide to sweeteners By Patterson Clark and Lazaro Gamio, Published: March 2, 2015 Too much sugar can be detrimental to health, rotting teeth, building fat, damaging blood vessels and stressing out the system that regulates blood sugar. Some people turn to artificial sweeteners, but those are under increasing suspicion of creating metabolic problems, such as diabetes and obesity. Natural alternative sweeteners exist, but even they have pitfalls if consumed in excess. Read related article.

Sweeteners: a periodic table This table charts the wide variety of sweeteners available in the United States, either in bulk amounts or as additives in food. Not listed are super-sweet- tasting, zero-calorie proteins from several African fruits (monellin, brazzein and thaumatin), which have not been approved for use by the FDA. Also not included: banned or poisonous sweeteners, such as lead acetate, which ancient Romans made by cooking sour wine in lead pots. COOKED 1 Ms Maple syrup Mostly sucrose; …