Imagine walking through a garden and the plants feeling your presence—your state of mind and emotion! Now imagine that you are a plant in that garden that can feel and communicate that with the other plants. Are the plants reaching out to you feeling safe as you walk through (imagine a Disney scene)? Or are
Is Your Brain Shrinking? A handful of factors have been shown to decrease your brain size. Perhaps most noteworthy is the research on vitamin B12 deficiencies, which are linked to poor digestion, low stomach acid, cognitive function, memory concerns, accelerated death of brain cells, and loss of brain volume, aka a shrinking brain. New research
What is Rasayana Therapy and Why is it So Important? Rasayana is one of the eight branches of Ayurveda and is the study of longevity, anti-aging, and rejuvenation. The word rasa means essence, juice, plasma-like substances, lymph, taste, and emotion. Ayana is a special study, path, or to enter.1-3 A rasayana targets ability to break
What Type of Exercise Should I Do? New research once again points to health and longevity benefits of endurance exercise compared to resistance training. Now, no one is suggesting resistance (weight) training is in any way harmful— numerous studies tout its many health benefits, as they do with any type of physical exercise.1,2 Recently, however,
Is fluoride helpful? Is fluoride safe? Let’s dig into the history and science of this mineral to see what we can find. History of Fluoridation In the 1930s, researchers found a low incidence of dental caries in areas where water was naturally high in fluoride.1,2 In 1945, the US started adding fluoride to the public
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
Iron: World’s Most Common Mineral Deficiency Iron deficiency affects 25% of people worldwide! It is considered one of the most prevalent forms of malnutrition in the world1 and the most common mineral deficiency.4 In America, 20% of women and 50% of pregnant women are iron deficient.5 Sadly, adolescent girls are most vulnerable. In a 2017
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!
Turmeric + Stem Cells If you follow LifeSpa, you probably know some of the amazing benefits of turmeric, one of Ayurveda’s favorite herbs. But there is some new research indicating that, alongside its other benefits, turmeric can also increase production of stem cells! Turmeric has been well documented to increase production of a brain and
Pranayama, Nitric Oxide + Stress Reduction As rising levels of stress are linked to ever-rising levels of chronic disease, researchers look to time-tested stress reducing techniques to break this cycle. Recently, more and more studies are published on the science of breathing, also called pranayama. The word prana means life force and ayama means to
Did you know that the number one cause of gallbladder disease is a low-to-no-fat diet? Considering gallbladder removal is the number one abdominal surgery in the US, I think this is worth talking about!