According to the new blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, more than half of the American population are now considered to have high blood pressure. (1) The new guidelines lower the stage one high blood pressure guidelines from 140/90 to 130/80. The latest medical evidence has shown
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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 36 seconds Licorice root, harvested from the roots and underground stems of the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant, has been used worldwide for thousands of years as an herbal medicine and added sweet flavor to food and beverages. In traditional Ayurveda, as well as in Chinese medicine, the whole root was
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 1 second The Pre-Diabetes Epidemic A recent CDC report stated that nearly 1/3 of the American public (79 million) are pre-diabetic and over 90% of them (73 million) are not aware that they are pre-diabetic. (1, 2) New research is suggesting that fasting blood sugar levels still within the
As I wrap up this series on blood sugar and pre-diabetes, it seems only fitting to end by discussing the good and the not-so-good of chocolate. The research is compelling – there are so many studies touting the health benefits of cacao. A species of theobroma, or “food of the gods,” others have called it
Ayurveda starts with circadian medicine for good reason. Fixing your daily routine (dinacharya) and seasonal routine (ritchucharya) is step one to healthy energy levels, blood pressure, balanced weight, and more.
Science has begun to make profound advances in health and longevity by working on the most subtle levels of the body: chromosomes, threadlike strands of DNA and proteins. Ayurveda acknowledges that the more precise a therapy is on the subtle level, the more powerful the effect on the gross and physical levels. A new study
It makes sense that love, happiness, and good health are all related. In one report, studies found that even when all of our basic needs are met, humans fail to flourish without loving relationships.1 Strong, loving social bonds are some of the most fundamental building blocks of evolution. Without love and social interaction, humans might
If you’re not familiar with John McDougall, MD, he is perhaps the most well-known leader in the vegan community. He is the author of 13 best-selling books (including The Starch Solution and The Healthiest Diet on the Planet) and has been preaching a high-starch no-oil vegan diet for 40 years.
We all love chocolate. But is it good for us? Let’s explore. Chocolate, like coffee and tea, is loaded with over 300 powerful chemicals and antioxidants that deliver numerous health benefits (when consumed without milk and sugar).
When we think of vitamin C, we think of citrus fruits that are generally not available during the northern winter months. Nuts and seeds are the main fare for most northern winter-philic mammals. This means many of us are getting a lot of vitamin E with very little vitamin C during the winter—which may be
Science now supports a fun and easy way to boost cognitive function, connect mind and heart, and break up old traumas held in the body, while supporting your blood, digestion, and immunity. It’s an ancient practice called brahmari pranayama that releases nitric oxide lying dormant in our nasal passages. I’ll unpack each of these fascinating