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Travel Tips: Stay Healthy, Calm & Energized This Summer

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 32 seconds While we all look forward to a summer vacation, many folks dread the travel. From an Ayurvedic perspective, the vata dosha (or air energy) can easily become disturbed from flying or while traveling. A new branch of medicine called Circadian Medicine has measured the negative effect of […]

10 Dietary Tips to Transition into Spring

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 10 seconds In nature, the shift from winter (the end of the annual cycle) to spring (the beginning of the annual cycle) is perhaps the most important transition of the year. At this time, the weather, harvests, and microbes are making dramatic changes. For example, winter microbes that are […]

Solutions to Night Work and Jet Lag Stress

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 37 seconds In a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, more than 3200 workers were evaluated over a 10-year period to measure the effects of shift work (working nights) on cognitive function, productivity and safety. (1) The study suggested that shift work and chronic jet […]

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 process. Sadly, each time the […]

Superfoods For Your Body Type: Winter Edition

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Average Reading Time: 7 minutes and 41 seconds Choosing the right foods to eat has become extremely complex, controversial and confusing for most people. With promises coming from every angle of the food pyramid, from paleo to vegetarian to vegan to being gluten and dairy-free, making healthy food choices has become more confusing than ever! […]

Dr. John’s Winter Immune-Boosting Plan

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 56 seconds While raising our six children, I experimented with every type of immune-boosting concoction you could imagine. From pretending to be a daddy bird squirting castor oil into their mouths with an eyedropper the way a momma bird feeds their young (BTW, I think my kids would publicly […]

Freedom from Fatigue

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 7 seconds Everyone experiences fatigue – this is a natural response to overexertion or stress. But for many people in our culture, the unabating experience of fatigue affects their life in a negative and pervasive way. For example, according to one study, fatigue affects more than one-third of people […]

Arrive Healthy! Reduce Airplane Stress

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Average Reading Time: 8 minutes and 16 seconds When I worked for the New Jersey Nets, I traveled 17 days out of each month for the 2000 NBA season. The job was great, but I felt the travel took years off my life. I remember waking up in hotel rooms swollen. My eyes were puffy, […]

3 Ayurvedic Pillars of Effortless Exercise

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 33 seconds As some of you know, I have been tweeting my Ayurvedic Exercise training schedule for a triathlon I competed in this past weekend. I have been asked to share more details about these techniques, which comprise the content of this article.  The Personal Scoop Originally, my 24-year-old […]

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 also does a few other […]

Best Herbs for Stress

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If adaptogenic herbs are botanical substances that help the body adapt to physiological and psychological stress, then Ayurveda is truly a system of adaptogenic medicine. Translated, Ayurveda means the science of life. The science of Ayurveda studies in depth how to live stress-free, which goes hand in hand with living in harmony with the natural […]

Night Shift Survival

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In a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, more than 2,200 women were evaluated for the risks of night work. At the time of the evaluation, 1,134 of the women evaluated had breast cancer and 1,179 did not. Interestingly, the women that worked night shifts for zero […]