Most Americans have turned their clocks back every fall and ahead every spring since 1966 with little pushback . . . until recently. Mounting evidence suggests that changing clocks to accommodate daylight savings time is linked to increased accidents and health concerns.
Have you spent any time wondering what your lymphatic system does, or if it is healthy? According to Ayurveda, the lymph, or rasa, is always the first body system evaluated and treated. It is hugely important to our health and wellbeing, but is often overlooked in our culture. It is one factor that may play into many so-called “mystery illnesses.”
You may have heard extreme claims about iodine—that we’re all deficient, causing us to be flooded with fluoride, or that it will poison you and destroy your thyroid gland. I’m here to bring some sober statistics to the table about this important trace element and a plan to moderately and safely introduce it into your routine.
Interestingly, there is a wealth of clinical evidence that edible flowers bring more than vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to our palate—they may change, lift, and support our emotions.1-4 Perhaps in the same way the sight of spring flowers brought joy to our ancestors, they can support our emotions in modern times as well.
Have you ever wondered why so many religions have fasting holidays in the spring? While Lent, Ramadan, and Passover encourage fasting or calorie restriction, Mother Nature is encouraging the same. When we look outside and see what’s being harvested, the choices are austere.
Thousands of years ago, Ayurveda recommended scraping the tongue with copper. Just in the past 10-20 years, Western medicine is recognizing the power of copper.
Chyawanprash is Ayurveda’s premier superfood, containing over forty herbal constituents that have worked synergistically since early in the first millennium BCE, when the formula was first documented in Ayurveda’s major treatise, Caraka Samhita.
While spring is a great time to lose those extra holiday pounds, it is also a time that we can easily gain weight. Let me explain so that we can all become successful springtime fat burners.
If matter is derived from consciousness (as scientists Max Planck and Eugene Wigner describe), then let’s look how Vedic science describes this process using the concept of knower, known, and process of knowing.
The newest eating imbalance on the block is called orthorexia nervosa, which literally means “proper appetite.” Although not yet officially recognized as a psychiatric disorder, it affects many people. It is considered the eating disorder disguised as a virtue.
Interestingly, some of the unifying theories of the universe resemble principles from ancient Vedic writings. While most pressing questions regarding the universe still remain unanswered and many of the theories unproven, much progress has been made. One theory that suggests the quantum field is in fact consciousness was believed to be true by two Nobel prize winning scientists. One was Max Planck—the father of quantum theory.
Constipation and incomplete bowel movements can be one of the most frustrating experiences imaginable. Luckily, one of Ayurveda’s primary areas of focus is digestion.