Entries by Rose Kumar M.D.

#HealingMeToo. The World Knows I’m a #MeToo. Now What?

#MeToo. At this moment in history, this is a symbol of coming out, speaking our truth after being sexually harassed and/or assaulted. The numbers (1) are staggering. After we are violated, sometimes repeatedly, we suffer in silence. We adapt to what was done to us, all the time knowing it was wrong and unjust, and […]

Finding Meaning in the Midst of Chaos

Many feel disheartened and helpless with all the chaos that currently abounds. The world has drastically changed in our lifetime, and not for the better. Sometimes we feel we are in a downward spiral, with no bottom in sight. Sometimes there are glimmers of hope from acts of kindness that surprise and inspire us, but […]

Sautéed Kale

  Print Ingredients 1 bunch kale 2 cloves chopped garlic 1/2 red onion finely chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil or ghee 1/4 tsp asafoetida 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp amchur or dried mango powder available at any Indian grocery store – optional Instructions Let the chopped garlic sit for 10 min to activate its carcinogenic […]

The Best Approach to Help Menopausal Symptoms and Reclaim Your Health

So many of my patients seek help through the treacherous territory of hormonal changes.  Hormonal changes which began around age 40 are now occurring in the third decade of a woman’s life.   What is going on? Researchers have shown that with today’s lifestyle, our cells are aging at warp speed.  The degenerative processes in […]

Pumpkin Halwa

  Print Pumpkin Halwa ©Rose Kumar 2018 Ingredients 1/8 c ghee 1 can (15oz) pumpkin 1/2 c almond or coconut milk 1/3 c jaggery 1 t cardamon seeds crushed 10-12 each almond, cashews, and pistachios chopped Instructions Heat the ghee in a heavy bottom pan. Once the ghee is hot, saute the almonds, cashews and […]

Garbanzo Bean Coconut Curry

  Print Garbanzo Bean Coconut Curry ©Rose Kumar 2018 Author Rose Kumar M.D. Ingredients 1 c dried garbanzo beans (Or two cans ) 3 then 6 c water 1 T cider vinegar 3 T olive or coconut oil 1 t garlic ginger paste can substitute 3 chopped garlic cloves and 1 inch ginger 1 can […]

Eros As Medicine; A Solution For Our Collective Healing

“Eros reflects our capacity to love life, ourselves, and each other, and it values our ability to love. It provides the foundation that allows us to know and understand each other, to care about each other, and to experience compassion. The Jungian concept of Eros denotes personal relatedness, a keen interest in relationships, and a […]

Every Choice Matters

  I am always amazed at how we in the U.S. have normalized wanting everything fast, including healing.  Getting a ‘quick fix’ has become central to our value system, as an expectation and an entitlement. The result of this form of thinking has caused us to lose our connection to the sacred rhythms of life. […]

Where Then Shall We Begin to Reclaim our Health?

  The ego is a persistent contraction of awareness in the form of a collection of self-images that causes suffering through artificial self-limitation ~ Saiva Tantra (1) (Translated by Christopher Wallis) Reflecting on this quote may be a good place to begin to reclaim our health and to recognize the reasons we are limited in […]