Average Reading Time: 7 minutes and 55 seconds This article is geared to those of you who once digested well, but over time started struggling with health, weight, mood, digestive and other health concerns. Perhaps you are eliminating foods, taking digestive agents or exercising like crazy to recapture your health, but with limited success. Learning
Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 27 seconds It is really no surprise that we are seeing more and more research linking beneficial microbes to health benefits outside the digestive system. Most of this research tracks the many health benefits delivered by different strains of probiotic supplementation. The most fascinating and user-friendly findings from this
According to a recent study in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, it is estimated that 2 million Americans complain of celiac disease (CD), which is a gluten sensitivity condition. Gluten is a hard-to-digest protein that can trigger an overzealous immune response in the small intestine. Folks diagnosed with this condition experience relief when they stop
Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 26 seconds Eating less food (within limits) is perhaps the most well-researched strategy for living a longer and healthier life. Why? Excess food intake puts undue stress on all the organs associated with digestion, not least the liver, which is responsible for a myriad of functions in the body.
Mayo Clinic researcher Purna Kashyap estimates that it is quite normal to have about 18 healthy flatulences per day. In fact, not having gas might be a sign that something is actually wrong with the 90% of you – your microbiology. Intestinal microbes basically feed on what our human cells (the 10%) won’t eat. Primarily,
Average Reading Time: 7 minutes and 5 seconds The more I prescribe this technique and observe the results, the more convinced I am that everyone hoshould be doing it, as the causes of upward-moving vata are so ubiquitous in our culture today. In Ayurveda, there is a condition called upward-moving vata or udvarta. There are
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 8 seconds During the summer of 2014, LifeSpa.com is sponsoring a small trial to measure the changes in the gut microbiology of an average American after 3+ weeks eating a European diet. Ten people who were already planning on traveling to Europe have volunteered to participate in the trial.
Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 59 seconds In past articles, I have mentioned that ancient humans gobbled down up to five times as much fiber as the average American eats today. Fiber has many benefits, one of which is to feed the microbes in the colon that are critical for our immune and cognitive
Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 26 seconds India has some of the strongest rates of prostate, breast, bone, and lung health in the world. (9) Some researchers attribute the low numbers to the regular consumption of turmeric, which has been shown to offer superb support for mental clarity, digestion, inner and outer skin health,
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 34 seconds The effect that our moods, thoughts, feelings and emotions have on digestion and its 100 trillion residents is the new science. (1,2,3) Notably, the effect that our digestion has on the mind and its feelings, thoughts and emotions is just as profound! We live in a new world
Lately, I have been fascinated by the eating habits of the relatively disease-free ancient humans compared to the diet of today’s modern humans. And while the subject of how many proteins versus carbohydrates we should eat is highly debated, many experts believe that we eat about the same amounts of most food groups today as
Average Reading Time: 6 minutes Understanding the lymphatic system provides insights into the body’s profound ability to care for itself. In Ayurveda it is the first system we treat, but in the West, it is simply not addressed until a frightening diagnosis is made. Perhaps the most forgotten, under-studied, and least understood system in the