Articles in: Emotional Health

According to Ayurveda, the mind is the primary cause of disease in the body. Mentally and emotionally, we create patterns of protective behavior that impact the body’s digestive system. It has been proven that 95% of the body’s serotonin is produced in the gut, while the brain has only 5% of the body’s serotonin at any given time. Supporting mental health encompasses both the mind’s emotions and a thorough evaluation of digestive health.

The Power Of Nurture

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes In a 2004 study, researchers found that early life influences may have a more potent impact on adult behavior than was previously thought. The study compared a neglectful environment to a nurturing environment. As you will discover from this study, nurture took a commanding lead […]

Episode 15: Stop Cravings Before They Start

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Date: Monday, December 8th Time: 5:30pm MT (4:30pm Pacific, 6:30pm Central, 7:30 Eastern) What do you crave: chips, caffeine, chocolate, sweets, carbs, alcohol? If we are going to truly eliminate cravings, we must relate what the body is craving to why it is craving it!  Cravings are your body’s way […]

Nobel Prize Winner Studies Meditation

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 1 second In 2009, Elizabeth Blackburn won the Nobel Prize for her discovery of the protective caps on chromosomes called, “telomeres.” Every time a cell divides, these protective caps wear down, and over time, the telomeres shorten. As the telomeres shorten, the cells start […]

Does Weak Digestion Sabotage Mental Health?

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 49 seconds Article at a Glance Take my quiz below to see if weak digestion is decreasing your body’s ability to handle stress, assimilate nutrients and process toxins. Brahmi is touted as Ayurveda’s #1 Stress/Digestive Herb. It has been used for thousands of years […]

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 […]

How Stress is Carried for Generations

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 35 seconds According to Ayurveda, physical, behavioral, mental and emotional traits can be carried from one generation to the next. If mom or dad carries a specific childhood stress, the associated behavior traits can be passed on for generations. These are called samskaras, which […]

Dangers of Distracted Eating

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 39 seconds According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, secondary eating is defined as “eating while engaged in another activity.” This includes watching TV, opening mail, reading, talking on the phone, texting, and of course driving, standing or eating on the run. By now, […]

Ouch! Why Rejection Hurts

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes In a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers looked at the connection between feelings of rejection and other emotional traumas with the development of physical pain. (1) Interestingly, using a type of brain mapping called fMRI (Functional Magnetic […]