It’s easy to get into a routine: eating, working, and exercising in the same ways day after day. But did you know that microbes in the air change from one season to the next? Did you know that microbes in your gut should be changing from one season to the next? Did you know that receptors in your brain for mood hormones also change seasonally?
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Ayurveda refers to spring as the kapha season. Kapha literally means “to stick together.” For many, kapha season is also allergy season. The snow begins to melt and rain becomes more frequent, resulting in the earth holding onto more water. This is nature’s response to a long and dry winter. The body parallels this shift
Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 18 seconds Ayurveda suggests that fruit should be eaten alone, yes, it’s true! That said, this is more of a guideline than a strict rule. Let me explain… If we think in terms of an ancestral diet, where we naturally ate seasonally and geographically, we would all be eating
Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 43 seconds Copenhagen’s famed restaurant, Noma, was voted “The Best Restaurant in the World” by Restaurant Magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Their chefs created a diet called the New Nordic Diet, which is based on seasonal and traditional Nordic cuisine. The diet was rich in seasonal and sustainable
Cheers to 2018! Let’s dive into the new year with the 3-Season Diet Challenge. We will not only be optimizing our digestion, mood and immunity, but also saving money and, ideally, be shopping as locally as possible. The month of January is when the qualities of the vata dosha are stronger: light, dry, airy, and
In nature, the diet of herbivores in the wild changes dramatically from season to season and, as if like a symphony, the microbes needed to digest each seasons harvest thrive with each seasonal shift. Seasonal microbes flourish on cue to digest the woody, branches and barks of winter, the greens of spring and the acorns
Fall Colorado Cleanse: Oct 15-28, 2019 Registration opens Sept 17, 2019 Not ready for a 2-week cleanse? Check out our Short Home Cleanse. Each spring and fall, we host a 2-week Ayurvedic cleanse guided by Dr. John—this is an opportunity to cleanse with a community of hundreds around the world! Dr. John will guide you
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.
Please join Dr. John and Dr. David Frawley as they discuss a topic very close to Dr. John’s heart. There is no greater expert on this subject than Dr. David Frawley, who just released his book with Suhas Kshirsagar, titled The Art and Science of Vedic Counseling. Dr. Frawley is recognized worldwide as the most
Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 9 seconds The controversy as to whether a raw food diet or a cooked food diet may continue to rage on as we attempt to prove them mutually exclusive. The reality, according to the science, is that they both are beneficial and our ancestors enjoyed both. The logic that
You’ve probably heard sugar is bad for you. But, how bad is it, really? Let’s start with the addictive nature of sugar . . . it’s more addictive than cocaine! In one study, animals were offered a choice between two feeding levers: one loaded with sugar or saccharin and the other with cocaine. 94% of
What are biofilms? Biofilms are naturally-occurring bacterial colonies in both humans and the environment. They are basically slimy, glue-like, protective sheaths that bacterial organisms form around themselves. There’s good and bad biofilm. By being proactive with your diet, you can make great strides in ensuring gut and immune health by empowering your natural defenses against