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!

Top 10 Health Perks of Optimism

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 12 seconds Throughout history, folklore has always suggested a strong link between joyfulness and health and longevity. The bible said, “…the joyfulness of man prolongeth his days” (Ecclesiasticus 30:22). Shakespeare seemed to agree when he said, “Mirth and merriment bars a thousand harms and […]

A Curious Study On Heart Health

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 38 seconds In 2004, the British Medical Journal designed most heart-healthy meal imaginable, and called it the “polymeal.” (1) Based on the results of the Framingham Heart Study, which surveyed more than 5000 subjects and followed them for 46 years, the polymeal was shown […]

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

10 Tips for Weight Loss

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 […]