Winter Woes: Dry, Dry, Dry Dry eyes are a common nuisance during winter months, exacerbated by dry heat at night and general dryness that just comes with the territory of winter. According to Ayurveda, winter is vata, air, or dry season, when even water dries out and becomes snow. The antidote to the cold and […]
Where to Find Vitamin C For humans, consuming vitamin C is essential because we cannot make our own, like other mammals do. Therefore, consuming enough vitamin C is a requirement for optimal health. In summer, the abundance of fruits and vegetables makes this pretty easy. But in winter, fresh vitamin C-rich foods are scarce. While […]
Do You Eat Fried Food? For most health-conscious people, fried food has been on the do not eat list for decades. When I ask my patients how they feel after eating a fried or greasy meal, the most common response is, “I don’t know; I never eat that stuff.” When I drill down and ask […]
While researchers and scientists are not known for taking herbal or nutritional supplements, a group of journalists from Inverse queried six scientists to see what supplements, if any, they take on a regular basis.1 Five very important supplements were on top of their lists. TURMERIC The most common supplement taken by scientists is the Ayurvedic […]
It’s easy to get into a routine: eating, working, and exercising in the same ways day after day. But did you know that microbes in the air change from one season to the next? Did you know that microbes in your gut should be changing from one season to the next? Did you know that receptors in your brain for mood hormones also change seasonally?
Do you ever notice that you feel differently in the summer and winter? That you crave different foods, have different sleeping patterns, or experience different moods? Well, we are circadian beings, which means our ability to survive and thrive as a species depends on our connection to the rhythms of nature.
Are you worried about what you’ve done to your brain over the years? For decades, our understanding of brain chemistry was that we are all gifted with a certain number of brain cells at birth and if you kill them with, say, too much alcohol or drugs, you can never grow them back. That understanding […]
The Framingham Heart Study, which launched in 1948, is an ongoing, large-scale study on the residents of Framingham, Massachusetts. Over the past 70 years, the project has provided substantial insight into identifying the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. In February 2018, a report was published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology in which researchers evaluated […]
The benefits of a plant-based diet are hard to ignore. Research shows that vegetarians typically have lower body mass index, lower total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, and lower blood pressure. Compared to non-vegetarians, vegetarians have lower rates of death from ischemic heart disease and decreased incidence of hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain […]
For decades, heart health has been the claim to fame for omega-3 fish oil supplementation, but mounting research is suggesting the effect may extend life as well. The newest research showed that those who consumed the highest amount of omega-3s from fish oils had a 14% reduction in risk of death from any cause. (1) […]
Each winter, our skin is severely challenged to maintain its elasticity, youthfulness and glow. Lucky for us, nature has a plan to deliver inner and outer skin protection during the skin-harsh winter season, with none other than its harvest! #1: Stress Mitigation Oxidation caused by stress, toxins, and excess sunlight triggers the production of free […]
High-fat diets, such as the ketogenic diet, are receiving a great deal of attention in the health and fitness world. Keto has been given the “celeb-favorite” seal and, no doubt, all of the hype certainly peaks one’s curiosity. Before you jump on the high-fat, high-protein ship, I want to share some of the risks associated […]