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Ask a Lactation Consultant - Podcast Episode

Caitlin Larrabee

Tags breastfeeding, lactation, podcast

Ask a Lactation Consultant - Podcast Episode

Our founders, Selvia and Caitlin, met originally in a breastfeeding support group and then became friends. This group is led by a dynamic, amazing, one-of-a-kind lactation consultant who Caitlin interviewed with her podcast co-host Laura at the hospital where she works, New York-Presbyterian Lawrence in Bronxville, NY.  Have a listen as we ask her our questions about breastfeeding, pumping and improving your milk supply:


Holy Basil (Tulsi)

Selvia Tjandra-Stothers

Tags ayurveda, daily, herbs, tea

Holy Basil (Tulsi)

Two months ago, my love affair with coffee had shifted to “queen of herbs” called holy basil. Not only does this leafy plant have a history within Indian medicine as treatments for many conditions including diarrhea, nausea, eczema, and bronchitis, but also when I drink it as tea, it gives me energy. Perfect for when I need a “pick me up” without caffeine intake. So what is this plant? Holy basil or Tulsi comes from a plant in the family of Lamiaceae, which is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is also widely known as a medicinal plant and herbal...


Ayurvedic Cooking Class

Selvia Tjandra-Stothers

Tags ayurveda, class, cooking, kitchari, vegetarian

Ayurvedic Cooking Class

My journey to Ayurveda begins with my gut. I dealt with bloating, gas, and stomach cramps , which made me became suspicious of anything i ate. I was in a mindset of "I'm allergic to everything." Is it seafood, acid, lactose, gluten, grains or am I just getting older? Then I began to avoid food altogether, and just ate chicken soup for a whole month.  I figured,"It is also good for my soul." as they say. Well, chicken soup made my stomach feel better (or at least there was no bloating), but it still didn't answer my question as to why...


Tea Class

Selvia Tjandra-Stothers

Tags class, soho, tea

Tea Class

I recently took a tea class after work at this little place in Soho called Palaisdhetes. It was dark and rainy that night (oh hey, thanks daylight savings time!) but on the brighter side, I got a variety of warm, comforting teas and education about the collection.  Our instructor Aurelie traveled all the way from France, where the company is located. She was very friendly and passionate about tea, and now I know why this common beverage inspires such feelings. Each tea container has a different smell, and most of them are exceptionally aromatic. "If your tea doesn't give you pleasant smell, most likely it won't give...