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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 […]

Perfecting Digestion with Herbs


Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 23 seconds I have had many requests lately asking if I would write a summary of how best to troubleshoot the digestive system, and which herbs can be used to help restore digestive balance. With 74% of the American population experiencing digestive distress, (1) I write this with a […]

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, […]

Ancient Skin Care Secret Revealed

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, and 35 seconds Perhaps the most important requirement in a facial mask is that there are no chemicals or preservatives. Think about it: the last thing you want in your mask are chemicals that are going to sit on your skin for a long time, right? Secondly, you want to […]

The Great Soap Debate Part II: How to Restore your Skin’s Function

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes, 36 seconds In my last article I reported on the benefits of cleansing your skin using oil rather than soap. To remind you, they are: Moisturization of the deeper layers of the skin, while soaps can dry the skin out. Feeding the good microbes on the skin. Creating a saponification […]

Ayurvedic Home Skin Care Recipes: Cleanser and Mask

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We all want younger, healthier, more radiant looking skin. In the past, I have written extensively on how to restore the function of the inner skin, by which I mean the epithelium that lines the heart, gut, lungs, and arteries. Today I want to discuss how to care for the outer skin, the skin that […]

The Scoop on Laxatives

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A study conducted by The American Cancer Society surveyed 1,064,004 men and women and found that 26% of them reported occasional constipation. (1) Few people realize that, beyond discomfort, occasional constipation significantly increases the risk for colon concerns, (2) poor immunity, fatigue and nutritional deficiencies (see other symptoms in the list below). Symptoms Associated with […]

5 Back-to-School Tips Every Parent Must Know

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As we prepare our kids for going back to school, many moms and dads are concerned about keeping their kids healthy this winter. More and more parents are asking, “what can I do preventatively now to keep my kids healthy this year?” On average, school-age kids in America experience eight to ten colds a year, […]

Take Our Digestive Health Quiz

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After several decades of working with thousands of patients, writing and researching articles, and deepening my understanding of Ayurveda, it has become clear to me that the pith of optimal health and longevity lies in restoring the digestive strength and healthy microbiology. I believe everyone should have a working knowledge of how to troubleshoot different […]

Turbo-Charge Weight Loss with This Herb

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About ten years ago, a patient I hadn’t seen in about four or five years came in for an office visit. When I asked her how she has been, she said, “Great! I did exactly what you said and I lost fifty pounds.” I asked her curiously, “What exactly did I tell you to do?” […]

Healthy Weight with a Daily Digestive Cleanser


A few years ago I saw a patient that I hadn’t seen in about ten years. She told me that she had lost 50 pounds by doing exactly what I had told her to do 10 years ago. Gingerly I asked her, “What exactly did I tell you to do?” She told me I had […]