Articles in: Digestion & Elimination

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.

Perfecting Digestion with Herbs

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 23 seconds I have had many requests lately asking if I would write a summary of how best to troubleshoot the digestive system, and which herbs can be used to help restore digestive balance. With 74% of the American population experiencing digestive distress, (1) […]

10 Lifestyle Tips for Perfect Digestion

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Average Reading Time: 7 minutes and 2 seconds Did you know that 74% of Americans are experiencing some form of digestive distress? With optimal digestion being the driver of a healthy immune system, balanced moods, steady energy, stable blood sugar, and strong vitality, this is a very disturbing statistic! (1) […]

The Science Behind Slow Eating

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes, 30 seconds Years ago, I co-directed an Ayurvedic in-residence wellness center with Dr. Deepak Chopra. There, we prescribed specific Ayurvedic treatments and guided patients through 1-3 week long detoxification and rejuvenation programs. The organization we worked for had a handful of centers around the country, […]

Did You Break Up With Bread? Make Up Now

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 49 seconds New research has discovered that certain strains of gut microbes are able to break down gluten in the gut. (1) So if you are otherwise healthy and are not a Celiac sufferer, researchers suggest you should be able to digest some gluten […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ten Ayurvedic Pillars for Weight Balancing

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 28 seconds 1. Relax and Eat The first and most surprising weight loss strategy is “How You Eat.” Westerners are famous for inhaling their food, eating on the run or while watching TV. While all this may seem benign, new research may make you […]