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.

10 Ayurvedic Secrets for Pure Energy and Contentment

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 21 seconds Upon feelings of fatigue, it has become our natural response to reach for an energy drink, dark chocolate square or comfort food. The result, however wonderful, is short-lived. Energy boosters will stimulate surges of energy, but deeply exhaust the body in the […]

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 […]

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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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 of saying, “I am not satisfied.” In order to eradicate the cravings, we […]

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 […]