Join us May 6 @ 5:30 pm MT for a very special LifeSpa Podcast with Dr. Timothy McCall! Dr. McCall used both ancient wisdom + modern science to treat his cancer. Dr. McCall’s new book, Saving My Neck: A Doctor’s East/West Journey Through Cancer, is available on Kindle + will be available in print on […]
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.
If you’re not familiar with John McDougall, MD, he is perhaps the most well-known leader in the vegan community. He is the author of 13 best-selling books (including The Starch Solution and The Healthiest Diet on the Planet) and has been preaching a high-starch no-oil vegan diet for 40 years.
If you’re not familiar with John McDougall, MD, he is perhaps the most well-known leader in the vegan community. He is the author of 13 best-selling books (including The Starch Solution and The Healthiest Diet on the Planet) and has been preaching a high-starch, no-oil, vegan diet for 40 years.
According to Ayurveda, there is a special substance in the body that governs aging, immunity, radiant skin, vigor, mood, sleep, digestion, spirituality, and physical strength. This substance is called ojas (OH-jas). In Sanskrit, ojas has two prominent meanings. In the context of physical health and vitality, it means “vigor, virility, and vitality.” In the context […]
In the early 1980s, when I was beginning my studies in Ayurveda, I read a book called Maharaj: A Biography of Shriman Tapasviji Maharaj, a Mahatma Who Lived for 185 Years.1 This book strongly influenced my desire to study Ayurveda in India with a special desire to learn about Kya Kalpa, the south Indian Siddha […]
According to Ayurveda, amalaki, also known as Indian Gooseberry or amla, belongs to a group of herbs that promote longevity, induce nourishment, and prevent the deleterious effects of aging. The amalaki fruit is a small fall-harvested berry that is among only a handful of herbs that are labeled “rasayana” or rejuvenation- and longevity-promoting agents. The […]
Eating out of season and being disconnected with nature’s cycles may be behind unwanted bacterial biofilms building up in the intestines. (4,6) Biofilms are naturally-occurring bacterial colonies that form in both humans and the environment. They are basically slimy, glue-like, protective sheaths that bacterial organisms form around themselves. By being proactive with your diet, you […]
Ashwagandha is Ayurveda’s premier adaptogenic herb for stress and longevity. It has a special classification as a rasayana herb. Rasayana herbs are believed to promote longevity, induce nourishment, and prevent the effects of aging. New studies have found that ashwagandha can mimic the bio-chemical effect of calorie restriction—a dietary regimen at the forefront of emerging […]
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 2016 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Japan’s Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of the underlying mechanisms of a physiological process called autophagy. Autophagy is a natural process by which the body degrades and recycles damaged cells, proteins and toxins. Autophagy comes from two Greek words, auto meaning “self” and […]
Is it time to surrender to the science that suggests innumerable benefits from drinking coffee? According to the largest study on coffee to date, funded by what appears to be a reliable source without conflicts of interest, the cup is tipping in the direction of suggested coffee consumption benefits! The ongoing, multinational European Prospective Investigation […]