In a recent study published in the Journal of American Medicine, a healthy lifestyle was compared to the standard western medical care for Type 2 Diabetes. (1) The results were astonishing! The study showed that a healthy lifestyle was able to help bring blood sugar levels back into the non-diabetic range, and half of the
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Much like the caps on a shoelace, chromosomes have small protective bits of DNA at their ends, called telomeres. A decrease in the length of these chromosomal telomeres has been linked to increased cellular aging, chronic health risks, premature death, and is considered a metric for biological aging. (1) The shorter your telomeres, the more
Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 19 seconds Researchers are predicting that the rate of cognitive and memory decline in the elderly may skyrocket in the next 50 years. The good news is that there are emerging strategies that have potential to prevent this brain drain explosion. In a large study published in the prestigious
Average Reading Time: 7 minutes and 2 seconds Did you know that 74% of Americans are experiencing some form of digestive distress? With optimal digestion being the driver of a healthy immune system, balanced moods, steady energy, stable blood sugar, and strong vitality, this is a very disturbing statistic! (1) Tip #1: Eat Three (Not
I have long held that being a highly sensitive person a great asset. Learning how to be a sensitive person, however, in an insensitive world, is the key—but once mastered, the rewards are great, especially for women!13 A 2015 study in the journal Psychonueroendocrinology suggests that women experience 2-3x the stress and mood-related concerns that men
A 2004 study found that early life influences may have a more potent impact on adult behavior than previously thought. The study compared a neglectful environment to a nurturing environment. Nurture took a commanding lead in the nature-vs-nurture debate! It turns out life experiences and environment, especially during early years, can turn genes on or
A slew of health concerns can be caused by blood sugar levels. Educating yourself about the ways in which blood sugar affects you is crucial to balancing these levels. Conditions associated with chronically high blood sugar levels include weight gain, cardiovascular and cognitive health, as well as a host of degenerative conditions. Even blood sugars
In the tender formative first six years of life, we receive much of our programming. Childhood patterns become driving forces of adult behaviors, and it’s hard to create the opportunity or awareness to change these old patterns. Most of us think we’re in control of our thoughts, desires, and aspirations, but science begs to differ.
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.
The newest eating imbalance on the block is called orthorexia nervosa, which literally means “proper appetite.” Although not yet officially recognized as a psychiatric disorder, it affects many people. It is considered the eating disorder disguised as a virtue.