A healthy immune system isn’t always in high gear: it has the ability to go up and down in intensity in order to properly respond to an immune event. The balanced production of natural immunostimulants and immunosuppressants is called immunomodulation in Western medicine.
In this podcast, Dr. John interviews Patrick McKeown, auther of Oxygen Advantage and founder of the Buteyko Clinic. Learn about the benefits of nasal breathing!
Detox Chemicals + Pesticides Now Do you ever wonder how much chemicals and pesticides you’re exposed to? In 2018, about 76 million tons of pollution were emitted into the US atmosphere, according to the EPA.1 To make matters worse, more than one billion pounds of convention pesticides are used on US crops annually, according to
Detox Physical + Mental Ama Sadly, a recent survey found 74% of Americans experience digestive health concerns.1 Are you one of them? Digestive concerns may be more important that you think. Ayurveda says 85% of health concerns originate as digestive imbalance. Analyze + Treat Physical Ama According to Ayurveda, the result of poor digestion is
February 25, 2020 | 48 minutes, 53 secondsDownload Ayurvedic Detox According to Ayurveda, the lymphatic system should be evaluated first, as it is the largest and arguably most important circulatory system. In an attempt to simplify this complex system, I will say it primarily carries the immune system, delivers fats to every cell for energy
While many detoxification programs seem to make up for lack of research with great packaging, testimonials, and marketing, this does not mean all detoxification programs are bogus, as some experts claim. In fact, the benefits and effectiveness of cleanses are well-documented. In this article, I highlight only a few of the studies suggesting the effectiveness
Beware of the Superbugs! Untreatable superbugs are not science fiction—they are very real. Every year, some two million people get sick and about 23,000 die from a superbug, according to the CDC. A superbug is a bacteria that cannot be killed by multiple antibiotics. Doctors are now calling them multidrug-resistant bacteria.1,2 The number one cause
There is a stark contrast between how little attention is given to lymph in the West and how highly it is revered in Ayurveda. The lymphatic system is considered one of the seven body tissues in Ayurveda, the first to become compromised under stress. The Sanskrit for lymph is rasa, which is also the word
What is Bile Sludge? Gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) is the number one elective abdominal surgery in America today, but problems may begin years before manifestation of biliary sludge, also known as gallbladder sludge or bile sludge.12 Bile sludge is when bile becomes thick and viscous and congests inside the gallbladder. The sludge is a collection
Ayurvedic Anatomy of Psychology According to Ayurveda, we feel emotional impressions in the emotional heart. This is called sadaka pitta—the aspect of pitta that feels everything. These impressions are then transported to the brain through the carrying channels of prana vata—the emotional aspect of vata. Emotional impressions felt by sadaka pitta are carried and written
The Taj Mahal’s Air Pollution Solution We’re all aware that air pollution poses health risks, but few of us realize what a global threat air pollution actually is. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution is now considered the world’s largest environmental health risk.1 In India, air pollution around the Taj Mahal had
End-of-Summer Weight Gain Have you noticed yourself starting to gain a few pounds of winter weight already? At summer’s end, nature dishes out a series of influences best described as a perfect storm for gaining weight. Let’s dissect this storm and look at some strategies to safely navigate unwanted pounds. Nature’s making a concerted effort