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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paleo Diet – Bugs Gone Wild

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Eating a diet of hunted animals and gathered veggies as the cavemen did may not be as heart healthy as is being touted by the Paleo Diet gurus. New research has found that people who got heart disease had higher levels of a seemingly healthy nutrient in the body called […]