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.

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 […]

Master Your Metabolism, Cravings and Weight

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Do you crave a sweet, a chip or a caffeinated beverage at least once a day? Do you have to eat snacks in between meals to prevent your blood sugar from crashing? Do you carry extra weight around your belly, hips or thighs? Are you experiencing more and more “senior […]

Top Ten Reasons to Cleanse with Ghee

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes, and 22 seconds An Ayurvedic cleanse would not be an Ayurvedic cleanse if it did not call for the ingestion of melted ghee. Aside from being surprised by this seemingly unlikely protocol, many frown upon the use of ghee in general because it is a dairy […]

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 […]

The Microbes Weight Loss Connection

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In a recent study published in the journal Nature, Danish researchers measured the intestinal microbes of 169 obese and 123 non-obese adults.  The findings on the microbes weight loss connection may surprise you! According to the newest research in this area, gut microbial diversity (the presence of numerous strains of […]

Relieve Stress, Release Unwanted Fat

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The stress response is our “save your life” response and we wouldn’t be here without it. If we were being chased by a lion, the adrenals would produce a small amount of cortisol which would give you the instant energy you need to save your life – hopefully! The cortisol […]

Live Long, Eat Fat

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I have been a believer for some time now that we do not get enough healthy fats in the typical American diet. In a 2013 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 4,577 men with serious and life threatening prostate health concerns were evaluated for their fat […]