Articles in: Heart Health

According to Ayurveda, optimal heart health depends on a balance of the mind, emotions, body and spirit. Learn Ayurvedic techniques including herbs, lifestyle, diet and exercise that support optimal heart health. This may be the hallmark of Ayurveda in that it incorporates health approaches that address the most gross to the most subtle. Let’s get to the heart of the matter!

Risks of Vigorous Exercise: New Findings – Part 2

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 43 seconds As the cultural pendulum keeps swinging further in the direction of extreme activities, it is enlightening to see new research suggesting we may have gone too far! In a new study presented in the cardiovascular medical journal, Heart, researchers found a link […]

Four Reasons to Reconsider Eggplant

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 42 seconds Nightshades are part of the Solanaceae botanical family which include bell peppers, eggplants, goji berries, hot peppers, paprika, potatoes, tomatillos and tomatoes. According to Ayurveda, nightshades are not favored as foods as they are generally too heating to the body and, in […]

Part 4: “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cholesterol!” A Better Way To Read Your Results

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 55 seconds Over sixty years ago, an unproven theory that cholesterol, particularly saturated fats, caused heart disease was introduced into the American psyche. At the time it was called, the “Lipid Hypothesis,” and while based on flawed science, it became the gold standard for […]

Part 2: Saturated Fats and Cholesterol Exonerated

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 19 seconds The “Lipid Hypothesis,” or “Cholesterol Theory,” suggests that saturated fats – which are loaded with cholesterol – are the cause of heart disease. Today, sixty years later, we are learning that this theory was based on flawed science and that saturated fats, […]

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 […]

Be Wrinkle-Free in Your Heart

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes, 20 seconds Imagine a fruit that supports healthy blood sugar levels, healthy cholesterol levels, healthy blood pressure, healthy arteries, healthy heart function, and protects against the ravages of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a degenerative process that can damage cells faster that the body can […]

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 […]

Dr. John’s Favorite Olive Oil

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 34 seconds Not all olive oils are created equal, according to a recent NPR report. It turns out that olive oil is commonly adulterated, mixed and/or diluted to pass off not-so-quality olive oils as the premium first-press extra virgin oil. Luckily, there is a sure-fire way […]

Get to Know the Kitchari Cleansing Bean

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 1 second Mung beans, or what are known in India as Dahl, were first domesticated in India in 1500 BC, and are the main ingredient in kitchari – the primary Ayurvedic super-food used to cleanse the body. It is no wonder that it became a staple […]

How Much Hunger can a Blocker Bean Block if a Blocker Bean can Block Hunger?

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute, 44 seconds Researchers have discovered the “hunger hormone” and it is called ghrelin. The key to losing weight and fighting hunger cravings, say some researchers, is to block ghrelin, as less ghrelin means a smaller appetite and fewer cravings. Studies have linked folks with weight management […]