Is Meat Really Back on the Menu? We’ve all heard we should stop eating meat, and also that we should eat more meat! What are we to believe? A controversial study suggesting new dietary guidelines around meat was recently published in Annals of Internal Medicine, suggesting there was low evidence that red meat or processed
Apparently, heart disease is on the rise! The Wall Street Journal analyzed rising rates of heart disease among middle-aged Americans (between 45 and 64), finding some of the healthiest places, like Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Greeley, Colorado, saw some of the highest death rates from heart disease, with a rise of nearly 25% in 2015-2016, compared to 2010-11.1
What about Masks + Hand Washing? Many studies show use of surgical masks or even N95 respirators are no different in preventing infection than not wearing them.1 Washing hands thoroughly and cleaning surfaces with disinfectant wipes does work. The Guardian reports some studies suggest wearing a mask will offer five-fold protection compared to not wearing
How Much Screen Time Do You Get? Today in America, adults check their cell phones an average of 52 times a day and spend a whopping 9 hours in front of a blue light-emitting cell phone, tablet, or computer screen!1 LED blue light-emitting bulbs are on pace to replaced orange-hued incandescent bulbs worldwide, resulting in
Sleepy? According to Ayurveda, when your lifestyle is in sync with natural circadian rhythms, life can be but a dream, gently down the stream! When your lifestyle is out of sync with biological clocks, life can feel like a struggle—as if you are paddling upstream all day! When I teach at Ayurvedic colleges, I always
What are Circadian Rhythms? Circadian rhythms are light-dark cycles, as old as the first life on Earth.1 All life, so it seems, had to be intimately connected to cycles of the sun to continue to evolve. One of the most important tenets of Ayurveda is living in sync with natural rhythms. Daily eating cycles, sleeping
Ayurvedic medicine is rich in time-tested wisdom, backed by good science, which we would now call life hacks. Some of these ancient health-promoting strategies are on the top of my list to helps us live longer, healthier, and happier during our stay here on earth. Here are my top ten! Dr. John’s Top 10 Ayurvedic
What’s Keeping You Up at Night? Do you have trouble falling or staying asleep? When it comes to a good night’s rest, those of us who have trouble will try anything. However, you should be aware that sedatives, herbal or pharmaceutical, offer short-term symptomatic relief at best. The most common theory relating to sleep issues
If you are exhausted at the end of each day, fighting against the current, and using your weekends just to recover from your busy week, this podcast is for you!
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
A good night’s sleep is one of our circadian rights. Unfortunately, for many reasons, sound sleep on a regular basis is easier said than done, at least for ~30% of Americans. Science links poor sleep to a host of health concerns, such as weight gain and cardiovascular health. But impact on brain, mood, and cognitive
While spring is a great time to lose those extra holiday pounds, it is also a time that we can easily gain weight. Let me explain so that we can all become successful springtime fat burners.