What are Circadian Rhythms? Circadian rhythms are light-dark cycles, as old as the first life on Earth.1 All life, so it seems, had to be intimately connected to cycles of the sun to continue to evolve. One of the most important tenets of Ayurveda is living in sync with natural rhythms. Daily eating cycles, sleeping […]
Amalaki > Wheatgrass + Spirulina You’ve probably heard of the antioxidant power of wheatgrass and spirulina, right? But did you know that amalaki beats them both many times over in terms of vitamin C and E, both known antioxidants? A 2009 study compared vitamin C and E content of amalaki (aka Emblica officinalis or Phyllanthus […]
Ayurvedic medicine is rich in time-tested wisdom, backed by good science, which we would now call life hacks. Some of these ancient health-promoting strategies are on the top of my list to helps us live longer, healthier, and happier during our stay here on earth. Here are my top ten! Dr. John’s Top 10 Ayurvedic […]
What’s Keeping You Up at Night? Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? When it comes to a good night’s rest, those of us who have trouble will try anything. However, you should be aware that sedatives, herbal or pharmaceutical, offer short-term symptomatic relief at best. The most common theory relating to sleep issues […]
October 7, 2019 | 61 minutes, 24 seconds Download Every once in a while, you read something so important, you just want to make sure everyone hears about it. Recently, I read the book 28 Days by women’s health journalist Gabrielle Lichterman, who sourced thousands of scientific studies to explain and verify what women feel […]
If you are exhausted at the end of each day, fighting against the current, and using your weekends just to recover from your busy week, this podcast is for you!
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: my eyes were puffy, the ring on my finger was tight, and my […]
A good night’s sleep is one of our circadian rights. Unfortunately, for many reasons, sound sleep on a regular basis is easier said than done, at least for ~30% of Americans. Science links poor sleep to a host of health concerns, such as weight gain and cardiovascular health. But impact on brain, mood, and cognitive […]
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.
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.
While spring is a great time to lose those extra holiday pounds, it is also a time that we can easily gain weight. Let me explain so that we can all become successful springtime fat burners.
Do you ever notice that life is more painful after a rough night’s sleep? This is true both emotionally and physically. According to a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers discovered that poor sleep quality or lack of sleep can change the brain’s circuitry in ways that amplify sensitivity to pain.1 In […]