Emissary Veins + Hair Products Do you know that what you put on your scalp can easily seep into your brain? Read on to learn how it works! The 13 emissary veins, which literally drain your brain through your skull, are often overlooked by Western medicine, but are well understood in Ayurveda. In most people,
The Mystery of the Diaphragm Did you know the diaphragm is arguably the most important muscle of the body? Sadly, few understand its function; most simply think of it as the breathing muscle. Read on to uncover the mysteries of the diaphragm! The diaphragm divides the body in half: above the diaphragm, the thoracic cavity
Listen Your Way to a Healthy Brain In a study published by the Journal of American Medicine (JAMA), researchers studied nearly 2,000 seniors in an attempt to link age-related hearing loss to cognitive decline.1 Until now, there was no known link between hearing and cognitive function. After following these seniors for 11 years, the folks with hearing loss had accelerated brain atrophy and a 24% decrease
Are You at Risk? Are you deficient in vitamin K2? In a recent study evaluating 452 healthy adults, 438 out of 452 (or a whopping 97%) were found to be vitamin K2 deficient or insufficient. Inadequate vitamin K2 can weaken bones and result in calcium (plaque) accumulation in the arteries, rendering them stiff and eventually
What makes a dish Ayurvedic? Ayurveda has been preserved and practiced for thousands of years in India: does this mean all Ayurvedic meals are Indian food? These are the questions I had when I started my journey with Ayurveda. First of all, I was relieved that, no, I don’t have to eat exclusively Indian food
Does manjistha cause cancer? Recently, I have been getting many emails telling me it does. This is a case of mistaken identity, as plenty of science suggests the real manjistha does nothing of the sort; rather, it may actually help support healthy cell proliferation. The confusion has to do with web searches for manjistha
Gut, Lung, Skin + Blood Brain Barriers How does our body protect us? There are four main defense systems—read on to learn what they are and how to use them to your advantage! Early studies from the University of San Diego, published in the prestigious journal Nature, evaluated over 18,000 microbial samples of 33 types
Are You Breathing Wrong? You enter the world with a gasp of air, and take an estimated 500 million breaths in your lifetime.1 Breathing is the first and most fundamental motor pattern,2 a primary autonomic function, and absolutely vital to life. You don’t even really think about your breathing—it just carries on day and night,
In this podcast, Dr. John interviews Patrick McKeown, auther of Oxygen Advantage and founder of the Buteyko Clinic. Learn about the benefits of nasal breathing!
Strengthen Your Lungs Now with this Amazing Breathing Exercise With the world fighting a respiratory pandemic that will dramatically challenge the lungs and the ability to breathe, learning how to strengthen your breathing muscles may be a powerful preventative tool not to be overlooked. If 50% of elite athletes have diaphragmatic fatigue, then it is likely that all us us do.
Apparently, heart disease is on the rise! The Wall Street Journal analyzed rising rates of heart disease among middle-aged Americans (between 45 and 64), finding some of the healthiest places, like Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Greeley, Colorado, saw some of the highest death rates from heart disease, with a rise of nearly 25% in 2015-2016, compared to 2010-11.1
In Ayurveda, cooking with copper, drinking overnight first morning water out of copper cups, and scraping the tongue with copper tongue scrapers are daily practices that date back thousands of years. Copper for Infection Risk: Ancient Wisdom with Profound Science A recent study in the Journal of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology followed 650