Coffee: The Good, The Bad, and The Ayurvedic Perspective

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Average Reading Time: 8 minutes and 51 seconds In recent years, we have seen an astonishing amount of research being published touting the health benefits of coffee. The question is: do these studies negate the health risks reported in studies past? We know that caffeine consumption is highly prevalent in our culture; studies between 2001 […]

Iodine Doses for Optimal Benefits

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 38 seconds Iodine is an essential trace element, recognized for its cornucopia of important health benefits, including the traditional role it plays in the production of the thyroid hormones T3 and T4. Thyroid hormones regulate metabolism and energy production throughout the body and, in turn, affect core body temperature, […]

Your Untapped Source Of Oxytocin


Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 43 seconds Recently, I was watching a lecture of a sadhu (a holy person) in the Himalayas who lived in Gangotri, at the mouth of the Ganges River. While he was talking, he was giving himself an oil massage. This, of course, is a daily practice in India, called […]

Episode 21: The Chocolate Effect


Everyone seems to have a love affair with chocolate. Some maybe more than others. In one study, women preferred chocolate to sex! There are over 300 chemicals in chocolate that have charmed us and made us almost fanatical to its blissful uplift! Join me for the latest research on chocolate, the sources of the very […]

Dr. John’s Chocolate Recommendation

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 53 seconds In a recent study published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found an interestingly high correlation between countries who ate the most chocolate and the highest amounts of Nobel Prize winning laureates. This study suggests that the consumption of dark chocolate could improve cognitive […]

June Superfoods

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 28 seconds A transitional month in Ayurveda, June is an exciting month as spring finally starts rounding the bend towards summer. Depending on where you live, June can feel like the middle of summer or like the April showers of spring. While we suggest to eat off the Spring […]