Part 3: Cholesterol: Size Matters

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 14 seconds It will take some time for doctors and the general public to decompress from sixty years of conditioning that a high cholesterol reading on a blood test means an increased risk for heart disease. While the total cholesterol number means little according […]

Part 2: Saturated Fats and Cholesterol Exonerated

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 19 seconds The “Lipid Hypothesis,” or “Cholesterol Theory,” suggests that saturated fats – which are loaded with cholesterol – are the cause of heart disease. Today, sixty years later, we are learning that this theory was based on flawed science and that saturated fats, […]

Part 1: Writing Love Letters Lowers Cholesterol

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 34 seconds In a recent study, healthy college students were divided up into two control groups. One group was asked to write an affectionate letter to friends, loved ones, family or romantic partners. The second group wrote to the same groups of people, but […]

How Stress is Carried for Generations

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 35 seconds According to Ayurveda, physical, behavioral, mental and emotional traits can be carried from one generation to the next. If mom or dad carries a specific childhood stress, the associated behavior traits can be passed on for generations. These are called samskaras, which […]

Five Spices to Rock your Digestive World

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 4 seconds According to a recent survey as reported by Fox News, a whopping 74% of Americans are living with digestive discomfort. The common symptoms are gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. (1) While these symptoms can be due to minor imbalances, they […]

Episode 16: Freedom from Fatigue

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Date: Monday, January 12th Time: 5:30pm MT (4:30pm Pacific, 6:30pm Central, 7:30 Eastern) Register here to receive reminder emails for the live event! Fatigue is not caused by a deficiency of energy boosters like caffeine, B vitamins or amino acids. You cannot solve this problem with ginseng, ginkgo or green […]

The Scoop on the FODMAP Diet for Stressed Out Digestion

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 21 seconds The FODMAP diet was developed for folks with IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Basically, the FODMAP Foods to Avoid List are foods that are known to, in one way or another, irritate the gut. FODMAP stands for Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And […]

Episode 15: Stop Cravings Before They Start

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Date: Monday, December 8th Time: 5:30pm MT (4:30pm Pacific, 6:30pm Central, 7:30 Eastern) Register here to receive reminder emails for the live event! What do you crave: chips, caffeine, chocolate, sweets, carbs, alcohol? If we are going to truly eliminate cravings, we must relate what the body is craving to […]

The Cellulite Secret of Oranges

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Average reading time: 1 minute and 31 seconds I am fascinated at the origins of many Ayurvedic medicines. One that always intrigued me was the notion that the white part, or the pith, of the orange or pomegranate was a powerful medicine for the heart, lymph and circulation. New research […]

Freedom from Fatigue

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 7 seconds Everyone experiences fatigue – this is a natural response to overexertion or stress. But for many people in our culture, the unabating experience of fatigue affects their life in a negative and pervasive way. For example, according to one study, fatigue affects […]