did not come
me. My father
was very active,
diabetes at the
age of 52. He
had heart disease
and a stroke
at 62, and he
passed away two
years later. That
was a wakeup call for me, just seeing
how completely the illness took over
him. I had just had my second son
and was juggling motherhood, so I
enrolled in the Institute of Integrative
Nutrition in New York City as a
distance learning student. I went
there for conferences where I was
exposed to the wellness industry
giants, and became certified in 2017.
Since then I have done wellness talks
and workshops at my mosque, Muslim
Association of Cleveland East, and
at yoga studios. I also do private
“Ayur” means life, and “veda” is
wisdom, so it’s the wisdom of life.
It’s a way of living which constitutes
healing practices, nutrition, and
everyday wellness. It goes handin
hand with the practice of yoga
for complete mind-body wellness.
Ayurveda dictates that everyone is
born with their own perfect body
composition, or dosha, which over
time becomes imbalanced due to
stress, toxins, unhealthy eating, etc.
When I work with someone as a counselor I first do a
one-hour assessment with a set of questions about lifestyle
factors, eating habits, and stressors. Then I can assess your dosha
and help with what nutrition you need to get back into balance.
For example, you may be having a problem with your digestion
because there is too much acidity in your diet; I can help you
figure out what foods would or would not be good for you.
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