Articles for: Bone, Muscle & Joint Health

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Energy Drinks: A Dangerous Experiment

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In 2011, a 14 year old girl unexpectedly died after drinking two 24-ounce cans of Monster brand energy drink. The coroner’s report listed “caffeine toxicity” as contributing to her death. The FDA subsequently shared that it was investigating five reports of deaths that involved the Monster brand energy drink. Since […]

Got Ojas? Nourish Your Vitality

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What if there was a special substance in the body that governed aging, immunity, radiant skin, vigor, mood, sleep, digestion, spirituality, and physical strength? According to Ayurveda, there is. This substance is called ojas (OH-djas). In Sanskrit, ojas has two prominent meanings. In the context of physical health and vitality, […]