The Amazing Healing Power of Kitchari

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Whether you are trying to control your weight, recovering from an illness, or simply looking for a way to feel better overall, this is the book for you! Kitchari is a medicinal cleansing soup from India which is used both for healing the sick and optimizing health for yogis in their path toward enlightenment. Kitchari is at the core of Ayurvedic nutritional healing—an anti-inflammatory, slow-burning, complex carbohydrate and plant-based protein porridge that’s easy to make and easy to digest. And with fragrant herbs and rich ghee, kitchari is an appealing and delicious dish. With Natural Healing With Kitchari; for Weight Loss, Detox and Rejuvenation, you’ll be able to identify your particular body type (dosha) and customize your kitchari for your own specific health needs. It doesn’t matter if you begin the process as a pizza-eating, cigar-smoking, wine-drinking toxin collector—kitchari will set things right, and you’ll be left with a new awareness of your health, a deeper connection with your body, and the knowledge that you can look and feel terrific…all the time! “I’ve done a lot of kitchari cleanses and believe deeply in their power to heal the body while nourishing it completely. But Shasta Tierra takes it to the next level and shows how they likewise can heal and nourish the mind and soul. Her take is not only deeply wise and heartfelt but surprisingly diverse. Yes, there’s a standard recipe here. But there are many others here to delight the taste buds. Who knew there were kitchari shrimp tacos, Italian minestrone kitchari, kitchari crock-pot chili, and even a chocolate-berry kitchari? Dare I say it? Yummy. Though her basis in Ayurvedic science remains solid, Shasta shows us cleansing need not be all trudge and drudge and one-size-fits-all—it can be a diverse, beautiful, and deeply human experience. She makes it easy to find yourself within these pages and find your own delicious healing path forward. Highly recommended.

—Hillari Dowdle, former Managing Editor of Cooking Light magazine, Editor in Chief of both Yoga Journal and Natural Health magazines, and author of The Detox Prescription.

A second-generation Western-trained doctor of AOM, Shasta Tierra received her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from Five Branches University. She is also a certified wellness and yoga instructor, having over 20 years of clinical experience. Dr. Shasta Tierra is the creator of Qiyogas, and she has done extensive research in complementary and alternative medical approaches for weight loss, fertility, autoimmune disorders and pain management.

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