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.
Go Outside for Melatonin + Circadian Rhythms In a study at the University of Colorado in Boulder, researchers evaluated circadian rhythms of a group of healthy Boulder residents. What they found was surprising. Instead of melatonin levels rising only during nighttime hours, about two hours after waking, melatonin levels would surge, causing significant daytime drowsiness.
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.
Breathing, called Pranayama in Sanskrit, can be a balancing way to start and end each day. Follow this breathing technique for 5-10 minutes at least once per day, and ideally twice per day. You can do the breathing practices anytime of the day that works best for you. Use the following breathing meditation techniques to
Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 23 seconds The human microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria, but are largely made up of two basic bacterial phyla, Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes. Many of you may have had your microbiome evaluated and were told you are doomed to weight gain because you have too many Firmicutes.