What should we eat? In my search to answer what should be a very simple question, I have interviewed numerous best-selling diet authors and this week’s podcast is with fitness and longevity expert Ben Greenfield, author of the bestselling book Beyond Training.
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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
Have you ever wondered why so many religions have fasting holidays in the spring? While Lent, Ramadan, and Passover encourage fasting or calorie restriction, Mother Nature is encouraging the same. When we look outside and see what’s being harvested, the choices are austere.
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 you feel differently in the summer and winter? That you crave different foods, have different sleeping patterns, or experience different moods? Well, we are circadian beings, which means our ability to survive and thrive as a species depends on our connection to the rhythms of nature.
Above all other Indian meals, kitchari is considered beneficial for spiritual growth, intestinal repair, and rejuvenation. It’s an Ayurvedic detox food, but in my house, as in many around the world, it’s consumed regularly as a staple throughout the year. Kitchari, pronounced kich-ah-ree and sometimes spelled khichadi or khichdi, has long been used to nourish
All year long, and especially each winter, I find myself treating an inordinate number of patients with a subclinical protein deficiency. Most of them are quite health-aware and have made conscious decisions as to what to include—and not include—in their diets. But somehow, despite the best intentions, they find themselves crashing due to a significant
You’ve probably heard that grass-fed is better than grain-fed when it comes to meat and dairy products. Well, the differences might amaze you! Cows grazing in grass pastures with no supplemental feed had a whopping 500% more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in their milk fat than cows fed typical dairy diets.4 When ghee is organic
According to Ayurveda, there is a special substance in the body that governs aging, immunity, radiant skin, vigor, mood, sleep, digestion, spirituality, and physical strength. This substance is called ojas (OH-jas). In Sanskrit, ojas has two prominent meanings. In the context of physical health and vitality, it means “vigor, virility, and vitality.” In the context
What did you cook your dinner in last night? Olive oil? Butter? Canola oil? Lard? There is a lot of confusion around which oils are best for cooking. But with the help of some surprising new research, I can help you get on the right track. Saturated, Polyunsaturated + Monounsaturated First, let me explain the
In my recent interview with University of Washington Professor Gerald Pollack, an award-winning water scientist, we got to talking about how little the scientific community actually knows about the human body. We both agreed that for those who are searching for the truth, the more you learn, the less you seem to know. This could
When we think of cheese, we may imagine cows roaming freely in the Swiss Alps or Europeans picnicking with wine and baguettes. We probably don’t immediately think of Ayurveda. In fact, in general, Ayurveda frowns on the consumption of hard cheeses. But there’s good news: it approves of soft cheeses!7 Fermenting dairy into yogurt, buttermilk,