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
In a recent study published in the journal Nature, Danish researchers measured the intestinal microbes of 169 obese and 123 non-obese adults. The findings on the microbes weight loss connection may surprise you! According to the newest research in this area, gut microbial diversity (the presence of numerous strains of good bugs in the gut)
In western medicine, the word lymph immediately conjures up images of scary visits to an oncologist. Ayurveda, on the other hand, is friendly with the lymph. The lymph is the very first system evaluated to support optimal health. The lymphatic system is the largest circulatory system of the body with many roles, and yet it
There are many factors that are blamed for the recent rise of gluten intolerance and celiac disease in America. Among the most common cited is increased gluten content in wheat as a result of wheat breeding. To sort this out, the Department of Agriculture commissioned to investigate this issue. (1) Here is what they came
Colon cleansing, or colonic irrigation, is a practice that many swear by. Others attest that there is no evidence to its efficacy, and that it’s based on a Draconian understanding of the body and health. Colon cleansing dates as far back as we have documented medical history – but does it work? Is it safe?