Articles in: ashwagandha

College Survival Kit – Help Your Student Thrive

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Average Reading Time: 7 minutes and 2 seconds College can be one of the most challenging times to stay healthy. Suddenly, things like basic nutrition and sleep are taken for granted, resulting in compromised immunity and making students susceptible to colds, acne, hormonal issues, and more. With six kids, two in college and three college […]

Modern Ayurveda: Discover Your Highest Potential

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 8 seconds With modern science supporting the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, the phrase “going back to the future” has never been more accurate. This is reflected in every article I write here at LifeSpa. With the ancient teachings of Ayurveda, I get to predict where the new science is […]

How Your Circadian Rhythms Impact Your Microbes

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 39 seconds Circadian rhythms are the light and dark cycles that are as old as the very first life forms on Earth, according to a new study. (1) All life, so it seems, had to be intimately connected to the cycles of the sun to continue to evolve. One […]

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 […]