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.
We all love chocolate. But is it good for us? Let’s explore. Chocolate, like coffee and tea, is loaded with over 300 powerful chemicals and antioxidants that deliver numerous health benefits (when consumed without milk and sugar).
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 […]
Have you ever wondered how and why our bodies store toxins? 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 toxins are easily flushed out via the blood and kidneys. Fat-soluble toxins (such as heavy […]
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 […]
Have you ever felt your blood sugar crash? You desperately need a nap, crave sweets, or long for a strong cup of coffee? These may be signs of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, which is extremely common and often misdiagnosed. When I ask patients about their blood sugar, they often tell me they have low […]
Sesame seeds and sesame oil have been used as medicine for thousands of years. According to Ayurveda, there is no better or more therapeutic oil than sesame. It has been documented as a food and medicine in ancient Egypt, Babylon, Rome, and India. Almost all Ayurvedic massage oils are a blend of vitamin E-rich sesame […]
When you eat a meal of made up of mostly carbohydrates, you are putting yourself at risk for dangerous blood sugar spikes after the meal. Today, I’ll let you in on a little-known secret about plant-based fats! When blood sugar spikes after carb-heavy meals, insulin repeatedly rises, and the result is a diabetes-provoking and cancer-causing […]
I understand! Wheat and grains bloat you, cause brain fog, heart palpitations, hives, and weight gain. Why would you eat grains when they make you feel terrible? Until you fix your digestion, I don’t think you should be eating wheat or any other food that causes problems. Many Americans take the easy route and turn […]
Gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) is the number one abdominal surgery in America today, but problems may begin years before the manifestation of biliary sludge, also known as gallbladder sludge or bile sludge. (12) Bile sludge is basically when the bile becomes more thick and viscous and congests inside of the gallbladder. The sludge is a […]
The insidious rise of blood sugar levels has become an epidemic that plagues more than 100 million or one in three Americans. (12) According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), 90 percent of the population with rising blood sugars are not aware that they even have an issue. (12) The result of rising (even […]
Our hunter-gatherer ancestors slept mostly in caves that were cool, chilly, and cold as the seasons changed. Caves, which were common sleeping quarters, rarely, if ever, get hot. Is it possible that we have genetically evolved to thrive when we sleep in a cold room versus a warm or hot room? This bit of ancient […]