The Calorie Theory One of the most common and accepted theories regarding weight loss is the calorie theory, in which your weight loss/gain is dependent on calorie intake versus expenditure. While this theory does make up a large piece of the weight loss pie, I wish it were that simple. The major flaw in this
The Invincible Liver? The liver is the one organ that can take a lifetime of lickings and keep right on ticking—at least we thought so! Sadly, in recent years, the liver’s reputation for invincibility has been challenged by a growing incidence of liver and gallbladder-related concerns and conditions. In today’s world, gallbladder concerns have become
Is Cholesterol Good or Bad? Is cholesterol good or bad? The medical establishment continues to argue over it. The unresolved issue is whether saturated fat (high in cholesterol) is evil. To answer this, it might help to understand cholesterol’s role in health, and how it can turn bad. Cholesterol is essential for life and is
Where to Find Vitamin C For humans, consuming vitamin C is essential because we cannot make our own, like other mammals do. Therefore, consuming enough vitamin C is a requirement for optimal health. In summer, the abundance of fruits and vegetables makes this pretty easy. But in winter, fresh vitamin C-rich foods are scarce. While
Do You Have Occasional Heartburn? 60% of adults in America will experience symptoms associated with heartburn over the next 12 months. Understanding how this develops along with strategies to resolve it are valuable tools to keep in your health toolbox. Interestingly, feelings of indigestion and occasional heartburn can be caused by either too much or
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
Cellular Rejuvenation + Longevity Cellular rejuvenation and longevity have been a fundamental branch of Ayurvedic study (called rasayana) for thousands of years. Therapeutic rasayanas are plant-, herb-, and spice-based formulations possessing properties to support health, vigor, rejuvenation, and longevity.1 Today, we can think of rasayana as the proliferation or enhancement of stem cells for health,
Did you know there are two time-tested amazing fruits with the ability to maintain digestive health, lymphatic drainage, arterial walls, and your entire cardiovascular system?1,2 Not only are they powerful healers, they’re also delicious! Below I will provide the science of their healing abilities, plus some easy recipes you can try at home. The fruit of
The world may not need another cleanse, but the cleanse I’m introducing to you is not new—in fact, it is thousands of years old: perhaps the oldest Ayurvedic detox of all! There is one catch: this cleanse, the LifeSpa Kaya Kalpa Cleanse, is NOT for everyone. It’s more aggressive than our first two cleanses, the
Chyawanprash is Ayurveda’s premier superfood, containing over forty herbal constituents that have worked synergistically since early in the first millennium BCE, when the formula was first documented in Ayurveda’s major treatise, Caraka Samhita.
Constipation and incomplete bowel movements can be one of the most frustrating experiences imaginable. Luckily, one of Ayurveda’s primary areas of focus is digestion.
Detox Fat Cells: A Natural Process Have you ever wondered how and why our bodies store toxins? Does it seem daunting to detox your fat cells? Actually, we are all designed to continuously and naturally remove toxins from our bodies, but sometimes this natural process is interrupted and needs a reset. Types of Toxins Water-soluble