Articles in: Optimal Weight

Many factors can lead to weight management issues. This section is dedicated entirely to articles on the subject. A wealth of well-referenced articles explore herbs, exercise, lifestyle and behavior changes that may help balance weight naturally, as well as the impact of chronic mental and emotional stress on the body’s ability to maintain optimal weight. Please download our Free Weight Balancing eBook to get your Ayurvedic guide to optimal weight.

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 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, […]

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 […]

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) Register here to receive reminder emails for the live event! 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Top 10 Weight Loss Tips

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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 […]