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
The latest in a slurry of no-grain bestsellers is The Plant Paradox by cardiologist Steven Gundry, MD. While I do have some issues with his premise, the book has a lot of merit and his research is clearly taking him in the right direction. For example, his upcoming book will be about the importance of
What should we eat? In my search to answer what should be a very simple question, I have interviewed best-selling diet authors David Perlmutter, MD, author of Grain Brain, John McDougall, MD, author of The Starch Solution, Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones, and this week’s podcast is with fitness and longevity expert Ben
For years, dermatologists pooh-poohed the idea of vegetable oil on skin, claiming that skin was unable to absorb these oils, and therefore unable to derive any real moisturizing benefits. In Ayurveda, certain oils have been emphasized for thousands of years as crucial nourishment for the skin—just one of the many Ayurvedic beauty secrets that result
When shopping for herbal supplements, few people realize the differences from one brand to the next. New evidence provides deep insight into the differences between herbal extracts and naturally dried whole-herb products. In fact, while extracts have been considered a more concentrated, and therefore more potent, bang for your buck, it has now been shown
Most Americans have turned their clocks back every fall and ahead every spring since 1966 with little pushback . . . until recently. Mounting evidence suggests that changing clocks to accommodate daylight savings time is linked to increased accidents and health concerns.
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 the kind of person who eats the same thing day after day, month after month, year after year? According to Ayurveda, there are circadian cycles that we must pay attention to in order to maintain good health. Based on these daily, seasonal, and life cycles, there is mounting evidence that our diet should
We all know that we inherit genes from mom and dad, but did you know that we also collect and incorporate genetic material from the microbes we come into contact with every day? In very exciting new research, as we continue to prove the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with modern science, it turns out that
Do you suffer from occasional constipation, loose stools, mucus in the stool, or heartburn? Or are you interested in rebooting your precious gut microbiome? Read on for a combination of Ayurveda, Western science, and my favorite tea to address all these issues and more. The Gut-Brain Axis The gut-brain axis is the relationship between microbes