Learn how to free the mind from unwanted emotions and behaviors that are directly impacting your health, happiness and wellbeing. With the science of Ayurvedic Longevity called “rasayana” you will reboot the digestive system and immune strength with individualized foods, herbs, and spices. Dive into the rasayana practices, Ayurvedic circadian medicine, and “kalpas,” the key […]
What is Rasayana Therapy and Why is it So Important? Rasayana is one of the eight branches of Ayurveda and is the study of longevity, anti-aging, and rejuvenation. The word rasa means essence, juice, plasma-like substances, lymph, taste, and emotion. Ayana is a special study, path, or to enter.1-3 A rasayana targets ability to break […]
Whole Herb or Extract? Once again, science tells us the risks of using the turmeric extract curcumin, rather than whole turmeric root. Curcumin is just one of some 300 constituents in turmeric root. It makes sense that when you isolate one of turmeric root’s constituents, it will act more like a drug (aka with side […]
Fish Oil + B12: Better Together In a 2015 study, researchers measured effectiveness of combining fish oils and vitamin B12. They observed overall better health, reduced risk for systemic health issues, and increased longevity.1 B12 Deficiency Both nutrients are common deficiencies in the West. Vitamin B12 is a major deficiency for vegetarians, as there are […]
Cellular Rejuvenation + Longevity Cellular rejuvenation and longevity have been a fundamental branch of Ayurvedic study (called rasayana) for thousands of years. Therapeutic rasayanas are plant-, herb-, and spice-based formulations possessing properties to support health, vigor, rejuvenation, and longevity.1 Today, we can think of rasayana as the proliferation or enhancement of stem cells for health, […]
What are biofilms? Biofilms are naturally-occurring bacterial colonies in both humans and the environment. They are basically slimy, glue-like, protective sheaths that bacterial organisms form around themselves. There’s good and bad biofilm. By being proactive with your diet, you can make great strides in ensuring gut and immune health by empowering your natural defenses against […]
How quickly do you eat your meals? If you don’t think that’s an important question for your health and weight, read on! In my article comparing an Ayurvedic lifestyle with the lifestyles of the longest-lived centenarians around the world, there are some important eating rules now linked to obesity, weight gain, and healthy weight loss.1 […]
According to Ayurveda, the study of lymph, called rasayana, is also the study of longevity and rejuvenation. The word rasa means lymph or juice (among other things) and ayana is a special study. Rasayana is, therefore, the study of our rasa (lymph), or our “longevity juice.” Rasayana is so important that it is one of […]
Science has begun to make profound advances in health and longevity by working on the most subtle levels of the body: chromosomes, threadlike strands of DNA and proteins. Ayurveda acknowledges that the more precise a therapy is on the subtle level, the more powerful the effect on the gross and physical levels. A new study […]
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 May 2.
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.