Articles in: stress

Bacopa: Memory, Mood and Focus Support

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 41 seconds Dealing with bouts of depression, anxiety, “senior moments,” and kids having difficulty staying on task at school has become a way of life for many Americans. While there are many factors that may be at the root of these problems, there is one herb that has recently […]

How Stress is Carried for Generations

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 35 seconds According to Ayurveda, physical, behavioral, mental and emotional traits can be carried from one generation to the next. If mom or dad carries a specific childhood stress, the associated behavior traits can be passed on for generations. These are called samskaras, which are imprints carried to offspring. […]

Be Wrinkle-Free in Your Heart

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes, 20 seconds Imagine a fruit that supports healthy blood sugar levels, healthy cholesterol levels, healthy blood pressure, healthy arteries, healthy heart function, and protects against the ravages of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is a degenerative process that can damage cells faster that the body can repair or detoxify. Now, a […]

Episode 9: Longevity Exercise – Less is More

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What does exercise have to do with longevity? Everything! But wait, not all forms of exercise are created equal in paving the way for a long, healthy life. As an athlete and an Ayurvedic practitioner, I’ve experienced firsthand the life-changing benefits of an exercise theory I call, “less is more.” Enjoy this free 1-hour talk […]

Longevity Exercise: Less is More

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Average Reading Time: 7 minutes and 11 seconds There is no doubt that we have not evolved to thrive on a sedentary lifestyle, but new research is showing us that burning fat with exercise is easier said than done. For example, if you were to jog three miles today, that would knock off only about […]

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 […]

Brain Fog? Don’t Forget this Herb

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Bacopa monnieri is the most potent and effective nerve and brain tonic in the Ayurvedic apothecary. It has been used for centuries to help people of all ages learn and remember new information. It has also been traditionally used to support mood and cognitive function. In the ancient Vedic texts, Bacopa is classified as a […]

Increase Your IQ and Decrease Your Stress

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Recently published research in Alternative Therapies Journal studied the short-term and long-term effects of meditation. Thirty-four male subjects were asked to meditate directly after a stressful event. Immediately afterwards, the participants showed a significant improvement in a standard cognitive flexibility test in which mental focus during stress and distractions was measured. This was an initial […]

Stress Markers Measured with Ashwagandha

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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, also spelled Ashwaganda) is a warm, heavy and sweet root that is harvested in the fall to be eaten throughout the winter. Traditionally, it was added to soups and stews to support immunity, stamina and structural strength during the harsh winter months. It is probably best known as an adaptogen, a class […]