Articles in: Aging & Longevity

Promoting longevity starts long before the first signs of aging. Understanding how to live in harmony with the natural cycles, eating balanced meals of whole and unprocessed foods, along with managing stress, provides a platform for healthy aging. According to Ayurveda, being healthy at 100 starts with healthy digestion. Having a youthful and strong digestion is not dependent on age, but it takes a little work. A weak digestion puts you at risk for toxicity issues because the digestive pathways are the same as the body’s natural detox pathways. Live long and digest well!

Top 10 Health Perks of Optimism

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 12 seconds Throughout history, folklore has always suggested a strong link between joyfulness and health and longevity. The bible said, “…the joyfulness of man prolongeth his days” (Ecclesiasticus 30:22). Shakespeare seemed to agree when he said, “Mirth and merriment bars a thousand harms and lengthens life.” Today, the evidence […]

Bliss Out While You Workout – Part 3

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 45 seconds Idea 1. Decipher between Good Exercise and Harmful Exercise According to Ayurveda, exercise is important, but in the right amounts. If exercise is excessive, it can deplete the body. If there is too little of it, the body can become congested. The right amount is essential for […]

Turn On Your Anti-Aging Switch

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 15 seconds Scientists have discovered a protein that they are calling the “Aging Switch.” The protein called, HMGB1 (High Mobility Group Box 1) triggers the release of toxic and degenerative cytokines in the body. (1) The discovery of the HMGB1 protein as a switch that turns on accelerated aging […]

Risks of Vigorous Exercise: New Findings – Part 2

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 43 seconds As the cultural pendulum keeps swinging further in the direction of extreme activities, it is enlightening to see new research suggesting we may have gone too far! In a new study presented in the cardiovascular medical journal, Heart, researchers found a link between intense exercise and an […]

Finally, The Research For Nose Breathing Exercise – Part 1

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 59 seconds If you are a nose breathing geek like me, or obsessed with the “runner’s high,” “the zone,” or “the flow” state, this newsletter will be a gold mine for you! It will offer some very compelling evidence that we can achieve “the zone,” actually enjoy exercise, and […]

Nobel Prize Winner Studies Meditation

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 1 second In 2009, Elizabeth Blackburn won the Nobel Prize for her discovery of the protective caps on chromosomes called, “telomeres.” Every time a cell divides, these protective caps wear down, and over time, the telomeres shorten. As the telomeres shorten, the cells start to malfunction and lose their […]

Top Ten Causes of Sleepless Nights

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 58 seconds With 30% of Americans suffering from sleep deficit issues, many have turned to medications such as Ambien, (3) despite highly publicized reports of its risks, such as “severe allergic reaction, swelling and “complex sleep-related behaviors” which may include sleep driving.” Sleep driving is defined as, “driving while […]

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 are imprints carried to offspring. […]

Funding Longevity

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 46 seconds A new study by scientists from Harvard, USC, Columbia and the University of Illinois found that researching longevity rather than disease would save 7.1 trillion dollars over the next 50 years. (1) The study suggested that researching health rather than disease would increase the number of healthy […]

The Link Between Blood Sugar and Memory

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 14 seconds Almost half of adults over age 85 are diagnosed with cognitive issues (1), adding up to 5.2 million Americans that are currently suffering. In 2006, Swedish researchers found that borderline blood sugar levels are associated with an almost 70% increased risk of developing cognitive concerns later in […]

Vedic Feng Shui for Sleep and Home

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 10 seconds Almost all traditional cultures lived their lives with great respect for the four cardinal directions: north, south, east and west. In Ayurveda, the study of the four directions and how they influence one’s health and environment was called Vastu Shastra. The basics are simple. North (a northern […]