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.

Travel Tips: Stay Healthy, Calm & Energized This Summer

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 32 seconds While we all look forward to a summer vacation, many folks dread the travel. From an Ayurvedic perspective, the vata dosha (or air energy) can easily become disturbed from flying or while traveling. A new branch of medicine called Circadian Medicine has measured the negative effect of […]

Researchers Rediscover Longevity Herb

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 11 seconds New research has revealed powerful rejuvenative properties of a nutrient- and mineral-rich biomass that, for thousands of years, Ayurvedic texts have held sacred for its astounding list of beneficial properties. Shilajit has been touted for millennia as the best herbal carrier of energy and nutrition into the […]

10 Ayurvedic Secrets for Pure Energy and Contentment

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 21 seconds Upon feelings of fatigue, it has become our natural response to reach for an energy drink, dark chocolate square or comfort food. The result, however wonderful, is short-lived. Energy boosters will stimulate surges of energy, but deeply exhaust the body in the process. Sadly, each time the […]

Do You Crave Stimulants For Energy?

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Average Reading Time: 2 minute and 23 seconds According to the CDC, more than one million Americans are suffering from severe bouts of fatigue, (1) and many more suffer from general tiredness. While there are many factors linked to tiredness and fatigue, perhaps the most common explanation has been labeled “adrenal fatigue.” Many natural products […]

Episode 16: Freedom from Fatigue

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Fatigue is not caused by a deficiency of energy boosters like caffeine, B vitamins or amino acids. You cannot solve this problem with ginseng, ginkgo or green tea alone. While fatigue is a very complex issue, there are effective Ayurvedic strategies that can help even the most stubborn cases. First, you must identify the cause […]

Freedom from Fatigue

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 7 seconds Everyone experiences fatigue – this is a natural response to overexertion or stress. But for many people in our culture, the unabating experience of fatigue affects their life in a negative and pervasive way. For example, according to one study, fatigue affects more than one-third of people […]

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 yawning was triggered when the […]

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 to think of them as […]

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 years, we have finally accomplished […]

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 – or if they can’t go […]

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 product. New research may prove […]