After several decades of working with thousands of patients, writing and researching articles, and deepening my understanding of Ayurveda, it has become clear to me that the pith of optimal health and longevity lies in restoring the digestive strength and healthy microbiology. I believe everyone should have a working knowledge of how to troubleshoot different
If you do take a digestive enzyme formula, please check the ingredients and make sure it doesn’t contain enzymes for digestion commonly listed as Amylases. The bad news is that most of them do. In fact, they play a leading role in most digestive enzyme formulas. Amylases are enzymes produced in the pancreas that are
The following is an article by Shannon Burgert featured in the Fall 2012 issue of Boulder Weekly Magazine.
You know you should be eating your vegetables, but do you know why? Did you know, for instance, that eating more vegetables can help you reduce stress, increase attentiveness, reduce cravings, and lose weight? The truth is, while most of us know we should be eating plenty of vegetables, few of us actually eat enough.
During the summer, most of us experience an accumulation of heat in the body that will turn to dryness in the fall. In the winter, that dryness irritates the sinuses. When the sinuses dry out the mucus membranes react and produce reactive mucus, which acts as a breeding ground for an opportunistic bacterial or viral
*Revised and updated to show the EWG 2017 Lists* Pesticides and preservatives have infiltrated their way into almost all the food consumed in America and can store in the body’s fat, including the brain, for years. Industrial wastes have permeated our ground water and can enter our body simply by washing our organic veggies with
What are the keys to facilitating a good detox? Most cleanses do not go far enough. To get the most out of a cleanse be sure all these components are included in the cleanse you choose: address the blood sugar nourish the intestinal villa and restore proper eliminative function destagnate the lymph cleanse the liver
ARTICLE -AT-A-GLANCE: At the end of summer, especially if you are a hot (Pitta) body type, your body will potentially overheat or dry out. Take this quiz to find out your Body Type. Summer Superfoods are cooling seasonal antidotes to stop the heat in its tracks. Watermelons are naturally cooling and hydrating. Apples support blood
Surprisingly, we all have a slower and weaker digestive system during the summer months. I know this sounds hard to believe, but have you noticed yourself: Gaining weight? Having sluggish bowel movements? Carrying extra weight or bloat around your tummy? All this even though you didn’t really eat bad or pig out. You may be
Panchakarma (formerly offered at LifeSpa) is the ancient Ayurvedic prescription for purifying the body. It is credited with curing everything from chronic fatigue to osteoarthritis. What can it do for you? By Pamela Miles Originally published in Yoga Journal Magazine Despite years of right living”regular spiritual practice, frequent yoga sessions, a vegetarian diet with rare
When seeking healthy cholesterol levels, we often overlook factors like stress, poor digestion, and sluggish lymphatic drainage. Instead, we focus only on removing the cholesterol from the blood, or eating foods with less cholesterol. Using a drug or herb to remove cholesterol from the blood may decrease cardiovascular risk, but doesn’t address how the cholesterol