Primitive cells figured out that if they joined forces and became communities, they had a better chance of survival. Survival depended on the ability to be aware of and adjust to an ever-changing world. Awareness of the outside world came from the cell membrane: the skin of the cell that is constantly interacting with the […]
With spring upon us, lilacs, violets, pansies, chrysanthemums, daisies, and other blooms explode onto the scene, taking over gardens, fields, and mountainsides as if they were here for a reason, perhaps screaming, “Eat me!” or at least, “Look at me!” We all know that certain flowers are edible, but little is known about their medicinal […]
According to Ayurveda, spring (March-June) is kapha season. Kapha literally means “to stick together.” It’s a muddy, wet, rainy time of year, where the earth is holding onto more water—nature’s response to a long dry winter.
Could you be prediabetic? According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of America is prediabetic and 90% of them, some 100 million Americans, do not know it.6-8 When researches compared blood sugar of 249 healthy adults in their 60s, there was a significant increase in brain atrophy and shrinkage […]
When things aren’t going your way, don’t you love it when someone tells you it’s your karma? You should know that when anyone says that to you, they really don’t get the whole karma thing. I don’t believe we should live our lives in the wake of good or bad karma from past actions. When […]
In 1986, when I was in India studying Ayurveda, there was always a buzz circulating around the healers that you just “had to go see”: palm readers, palm leaf and akashic record readers, psychic astrologers, Ayurvedic pulse readers, distance healers, and more.
Join us May 6 @ 5:30 pm MT for a very special LifeSpa Podcast with Dr. Timothy McCall! Dr. McCall used both ancient wisdom + modern science to treat his cancer. Dr. McCall’s new book, Saving My Neck: A Doctor’s East/West Journey Through Cancer, is available on Kindle + will be available in print on May 2.
Most Americans have turned their clocks back every fall and ahead every spring since 1966 with little pushback . . . until recently. Mounting evidence suggests that changing clocks to accommodate daylight savings time is linked to increased accidents and health concerns.
Have you spent any time wondering what your lymphatic system does, or if it is healthy? According to Ayurveda, the lymph, or rasa, is always the first body system evaluated and treated. It is hugely important to our health and wellbeing, but is often overlooked in our culture. It is one factor that may play into many so-called “mystery illnesses.”
You may have heard extreme claims about iodine—that we’re all deficient, causing us to be flooded with fluoride, or that it will poison you and destroy your thyroid gland. I’m here to bring some sober statistics to the table about this important trace element and a plan to moderately and safely introduce it into your routine.
Interestingly, there is a wealth of clinical evidence that edible flowers bring more than vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to our palate—they may change, lift, and support our emotions.1-4 Perhaps in the same way the sight of spring flowers brought joy to our ancestors, they can support our emotions in modern times as well.
Have you ever wondered why so many religions have fasting holidays in the spring? While Lent, Ramadan, and Passover encourage fasting or calorie restriction, Mother Nature is encouraging the same. When we look outside and see what’s being harvested, the choices are austere.