Articles in: Detox & Lymphatic Health

The lymphatic system is always the first body system evaluated in Ayurveda. These are the drains of the body and comprise the body’s largest circulatory system. The body’s ability to detox well starts in the lymphatic system. Interestingly, the lymph starts in the digestive system, making optimal detoxification a result of optimal digestion. In this section, learn how to reset digestive strength and the body’s natural detox pathways.

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 3: Cholesterol: Size Matters

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 14 seconds It will take some time for doctors and the general public to decompress from sixty years of conditioning that a high cholesterol reading on a blood test means an increased risk for heart disease. While the total cholesterol number means little according […]

Part 1: Writing Love Letters Lowers Cholesterol

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 34 seconds In a recent study, healthy college students were divided up into two control groups. One group was asked to write an affectionate letter to friends, loved ones, family or romantic partners. The second group wrote to the same groups of people, but […]

The Cellulite Secret of Oranges

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Average reading time: 1 minute and 31 seconds I am fascinated at the origins of many Ayurvedic medicines. One that always intrigued me was the notion that the white part, or the pith, of the orange or pomegranate was a powerful medicine for the heart, lymph and circulation. New research […]

Why Colorado Cleanse?

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 17 seconds After years of struggling with my own digestion as a result of over-cleansing, I committed most of my career to learning about the digestive system. It was Ayurveda that gave me the insights to link the digestive wisdom of Ayurveda with the […]

Eat Red: Lymph Cleansing Foods

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 18 seconds Plants that were historically used as dyes, such as berries, cherries, beets and turmeric, were commonly used as lymph movers, or what we now know as antioxidants. Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are all traditional dyes and well-documented antioxidants. Pomegranates are the lymph movers […]

The Secret Link: Radiant Skin and Immunity

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes, 29 seconds One’s immunity for next winter starts many months prior, in the spring and summer. According to Ayurveda, this is accomplished quite effortlessly by eating in line with each seasonal harvest. In short, nature’s prescription for optimal health, longevity and immunity starts right now, […]

These Cherries Pack a Medicinal Punch

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute, 38 seconds Early spring is a time when the animals dig up bitter roots that help scrub the liver and the villi of the intestinal tract. Next come the fluorescent green sprouts, rich in chlorophyll, to color the landscape and fertilize the good microbes that […]