Are you in control of your senses, or are they in control of you? For most of us, our senses are in control in an attempt to ward off any rejection or disappointment while boosting joy, happiness, and stimulation when good things happen. (1) A study published in the Journal of Neurophysiology studied the brains
Which is harder on the human body? Junk food? Or stress and anxiety? Researchers at Brigham Young University conducted a study to compare these two health hazards. The study was published in Nature Scientific Reports. While the study was performed on mice, the researchers believe that the impacts from stress and junk food are comparable
The most recent Circadian Medicine research suggests that human genes have lost the ability to perceive and stay in tune with the circadian rhythms of nature. (1-3) In our high-tech, fast-paced world with endless distraction and entertainment, more and more of us are becoming disconnected. Circadian disruptors like jet-lag, artificial and blue light, shift/night work
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
Average Reading Time: 8 minutes and 51 seconds In recent years, we have seen an astonishing amount of research being published touting the health benefits of coffee. The question is, do these studies negate the health risks reported in studies past? We know that caffeine consumption is highly prevalent in our culture; studies between 2001
While weight loss strategies dress the covers of magazines and best-selling books, little is written in an effort to help people gain weight. According to Ayurveda, it all starts with being aware of two things: Your body type or constitution (prakruti) Whether your body type is in or out of balance (vikruti) Vata body types
(November-February) Why Eat Seasonally? When we adjust our diet and lifestyle to match the season, health promoting digestive microbes dramatically change. Winter microbes support balanced immunity, digestion, mood, energy, blood sugar, weight, sleep – and much more. Winter is associated with the qualities of ‘Vata,’ which are cold, air, dry and light. To stay balanced,
According to the new blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, more than half of the American population are now considered to have high blood pressure. (1) The new guidelines lower the stage one high blood pressure guidelines from 140/90 to 130/80. The latest medical evidence has shown
The Veda’s are considered to be the oldest written recordings that describe, often in metaphors, ancient principles, practices and spirituality. The word “Veda” means knowledge or truth. There are 4 major texts in the Vedic literature: Rig Veda – “The Book of Mantra” Sama Veda – “The Book of Song” Yajur Veda – “The Book
Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 10 seconds As part of a series on perfecting digestion, I have shared important lifestyle and herbal tips to get your digestion in tip-top shape. In this article and video, I would like to shed light on the most potent foods I know of that can perfect your digestion.
While we all look forward to a summer vacation, many folks dread the travel. From an Ayurvedic perspective, the vata dosha (or air energy) can easily become disturbed from flying or while traveling. A new branch of medicine called Circadian Medicine has measured the negative effect of travel stress (vata imbalance) on the nervous system.