Articles in: Energy & Vitality

In this section, you will find numerous articles citing research on herbs, exercise, lifestyle modifications and diet to support optimal energy and vitality. One of the hallmarks of Ayurveda is understanding the flow of energy, or prana (life force), and how it can be altered by stress, poor digestion and activities of excess.

A Yawn A Day Keeps The Heat Away

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 47 seconds A 2010 study published in the journal, Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience, suggests that yawning may not be an attempt to give the brain more oxygen. Rather, the new science suggests that yawning has a cooling effect on the brain. Researchers showed that […]

Love, Sex and Yoga

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 34 seconds According to Ayurveda, there are subtle pathways that carry spiritual energy in the body called nadis. These pathways are so subtle that they are invisible until they are activated or in use. The best analogy for the elusive nature of the nadis is […]

Fill Your Tank with Ayurvedic Super-Fuel

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute, and 38 seconds If we could point the finger at one problem that plagues the western world, I’d say it’s the abundance of food we have created! We spent millions of years trying to figure out how not to starve, and in the last fifty […]

Last Chance To Get Your Vitamin D Tested

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 32 seconds North of Atlanta there are basically no UVB rays from the sun from October through April, which means your body can’t make vitamin D from the sun. Folks north of these latitudes should be eating lots of organ meats and fish liver oils – […]

Top Ten Reasons to Cleanse with Ghee

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes, and 22 seconds An Ayurvedic cleanse would not be an Ayurvedic cleanse if it did not call for the ingestion of melted ghee. Aside from being surprised by this seemingly unlikely protocol, many frown upon the use of ghee in general because it is a dairy […]

Chyawan’s Love Story

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Chyawan was an old man in his nineties when he found the love of his life. Unfortunately, Chyawan was too old to start a family. So he sought counsel with some Ayurvedic experts who specialized in longevity. He told the doctors he finally found the love of his life and […]

Relieve Stress, Release Unwanted Fat

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The stress response is our “save your life” response and we wouldn’t be here without it. If we were being chased by a lion, the adrenals would produce a small amount of cortisol which would give you the instant energy you need to save your life – hopefully! The cortisol […]

Protein Deficiency: The Hidden Signs

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Every winter I find myself treating an inordinate number of patients for protein deficiency. Most of them are quite health-aware and have made conscious decisions as to what they include – and don’t include – in their diets. But somehow, despite their best intentions, they find themselves with this very […]

Tired and Sluggish? Find Out Why

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A new report from the International Journal of Clinical Practice revealed that the Mayo Clinic’s 40-year-old “gold standard thyroid screening test” may be flawed. This could be compromising the adequacy of conventional thyroid treatment. (1) As a result, many thyroid concerns and related symptoms go undiagnosed or untreated. Many patients […]

Increase Fat Burning by 36%!

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Not getting the desired results from your exercise routine? New research has shown that long, slow endurance exercise like going for a long bike ride or run may be making you store more fat and eat more food than you need. Long distance cardiovascular exercise has been shown to decrease […]