Articles in: Digestive Health Issues

Possibly the most prevalent health concerns that people experience are digestion-related. In Ayurveda, it is said that 80% of all disease can be attributed to digestive imbalance. An accurate understanding of digestion requires an evaluation of each aspect of the digestive process. Poor lymphatic circulation and stress can also directly impact digestive strength, and must be evaluated to restore optimal digestive health. While most folks just remove the hard-to-digest foods from their diet, we aim to reset the digestive strength that you deserve.

Learn Stomach Pulling for Superior Digestion in 4 Minutes a Day

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Average Reading Time: 7 minutes and 5 seconds The more I prescribe this technique and observe the results, the more convinced I am that everyone should be doing it, as the causes of upward-moving vata are so ubiquitous in our culture today. In Ayurveda, there is a condition called upward-moving […]

The Perfect Whale Poop

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute, 36 seconds In a recent NPR report, Marine Biologist Victor Smetacek made an interesting discovery regarding whale poop. Our oceans contain up to 6 billion tons of krill that play a huge role in the life of the oceans, and therefore the planet. Krill, which […]

Are you an Emotional Eater?

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 37 seconds The senses of taste and smell are hard-wired to the emotional center of the brain, called the amygdala. We have all had the experience of smelling a fragrance and recalling a childhood memory. Staggering new research has brought new light to this connection […]

Lymph: The Elixir of Life

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Average Reading Time: 7 minutes, 45 seconds According to Ayurveda, the study of lymph, called rasayana, is also the study of longevity and rejuvenation. The word rasa means “lymph” or “juice,” and ayana is a “special study.” Rasayana is, therefore, the study of our rasa (our lymph), or our “longevity […]

Perfecting Digestion: The Gateway to Emotional Freedom

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 34 seconds The effect that our moods, thoughts, feelings and emotions have on digestion and its 100 trillion residents is the new science. (1,2,3) Notably, the effect that our digestion has on the mind and its feelings, thoughts and emotions is just as profound! We […]

How Sweets Accelerate Aging

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes A new study published this month in JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association) looked at the average sugar intake of over 31,000 people over a five year period. The findings showed that between the years 2005 and 2010, 71% percent of Americans ate more than […]

Fan Your Digestive Fire: Just Add Water

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute, and 38 seconds One of the no-no’s of Ayurveda is drinking water with meals. Sipping room temperature water with a meal is helpful, but drinking water in quantity during meals is not allowed. Sadly, this mandate has obscured a very important practice linking drinking water […]

Top 10 Weight Loss Tips

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Average Reading Time: 7 minutes, and 24 seconds With spring upon us, this is the time to reset our ability to burn fat. Each season and its harvest has an important role in maintaining good health. Winter stores fat, proteins, vitamins and minerals to rebuild and insulate. Spring, as illustrated […]