Dr. Siri Chand Kaur Khalsa maintains a private medical practice in Phoenix, Arizona, and has a vegetarian food blog, www.luminousfoods.com where she posts on utilizing food as our first daily medicine for creating a vibrant healthy body. From the organic farms where we get our vegetables to sustainably preparing healthy food, to the ancient science of Ayurveda, her writings are created to offer ongoing critique of the often conflicting information available on these topics. After completing her allopathic education, Dr. Khalsa has been blessed to travel internationally learning ancient, subtle healing techniques and is now certified as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master with additional ongoing studies in aromatherapy, Ayurveda, and nutrition. She teaches the fundamental idea that food is in fact medicine that can sustain our physical, mental, and spiritual bodies as we move through our time on Earth. Embracing the Sikh concepts of seva (service) and langar (kitchen where food is served to all for free) she prays that someday all will be able join in the global table to receive adequate servings of healthy vegetarian food.

Root Vegetable Curry Soup

Studies have found that one of the active ingredients in turmeric, curcumin, has far-reaching health benefits. Incorporating it daily through curries has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Mineral-Balancing Cilantro, Celery, and Tahini Dressing

Maintaining an optimal intake of essential minerals is imperative to helping the body stay vital. This tasty dressing combines micronutrient-dense tahini, celery, and cilantro to balance the body's minerals and provide the essential resources it needs for healthy bones.

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Spaghetti Squash with Turmeric

Spaghetti squash (Cucurbita pepo) is one of my favorite “gluten free” pasta substitutes. Adding turmeric to your favorite dishes is a great practice as research is showing that turmeric has many health benefits including improving digestion, fighting infection, improving blood sugar in diabetes and preserving cognitive function.

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Vegetarian Vitality: Maintaining Minerals

Having recently watched the documentary, Forks over Knives, I was reminded of the common belief that consuming dairy products is the only way to maintain adequate calcium levels and therefore preserve bone health.

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