Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 48 seconds In recent years, one of the best bio-markers that has begun to be studied to measure the aging process is the length of the chromosomal caps, called telomeres. (1) Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn won the Nobel Prize for her research linking accelerated aging to shortened telomeres. Since Dr.
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The Indian Gooseberry, also known as amla or amalaki, belongs to a group of herbs that, according to Ayurvedic texts, promote longevity, induce nourishment, and prevent the effects of aging. Today, modern science has been equally fascinated by what one study calls “the Ayurvedic wonder,” which supports everything from digestion to elimination, immunity, and inner
Vitamin K, along with A, D, and E, is one of the four fat-soluble vitamins. While it is best-known for its role in clotting the blood, vitamin K has a host of other important roles including the protection of the heart and keeping bones strong. Sometimes called “the forgotten vitamin” for its oft-overlooked significance, vitamin
B12 is a key water-soluble vitamin that is necessary for the protection of the heart, brain, and nervous system. According to a study at Tufts University in Boston, almost 40% of Americans are B12 deficient. For strict vegetarians and vegans, the risk is significantly higher – B12 deficiency is almost ubiquitous among this group. Even
Back in 1936, the Department of Agriculture wrote the first report on mineral deficiencies stating that virtually all soils in the US are mineral deficient and that 99% of all Americans are mineral deficient. Since then it hasn’t gotten any better. With the start of pesticides and fertilizers in the 1940’s, a 2001 report in
A 2010 report published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed a decreased risk for depression when greater amounts of B6 and B12 were consumed (1). Over 3500 participants were evaluated over 12 years as part of the Chicago Health and Aging Project. Higher intakes of Vitamins B6 and B12, from both food and
While researchers and scientists are not known for taking herbal or nutritional supplements, a group of journalists from Inverse queried six scientists to see what supplements, if any, they take on a regular basis.1 Five very important supplements were on top of their lists. TURMERIC The most common supplement taken by scientists is the Ayurvedic
Ayurveda + Modern Science for Healthy Pregnancy According to Ayurveda, preparing for pregnancy is as important as getting pregnant, being pregnant, staying pregnant, and delivering a healthy child. Today, understanding these ancient principles is more important than ever. But it is important to understand modern pregnancy risks as well. In this article, I discuss some
If you’re not familiar with John McDougall, MD, he is perhaps the most well-known leader in the vegan community. He is the author of 13 best-selling books (including The Starch Solution and The Healthiest Diet on the Planet) and has been preaching a high-starch no-oil vegan diet for 40 years.
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
While raising our six children, I experimented with every type of immune-boosting concoction you could imagine to keep our kids healthy. One report suggested that kids get sick 6-8 times a year on average.13 With six kids and each cold lasting a couple of weeks, I did the math: six kids x six colds per
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,