Ayurveda + Modern Science for Healthy Pregnancy According to Ayurveda, preparing for pregnancy is as important as getting pregnant, being pregnant, staying pregnant, and delivering a healthy child. Today, understanding these ancient principles is more important than ever. But it is important to understand modern pregnancy risks as well. In this article, I discuss some
Did you know that high levels of arsenic have been found in rice and apple juice? Arsenic, a silent killer, has become a heavy metal concern as of late. While arsenic contamination of soil and water is largely due to volcanic eruptions and soil erosion, arsenic is also used in many insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides,
With spring upon us, lilacs, violets, pansies, chrysanthemums, daisies, and other blooms explode onto the scene, taking over gardens, fields, and mountainsides as if they were here for a reason, perhaps screaming, “Eat me!” or at least, “Look at me!” We all know that certain flowers are edible, but little is known about their medicinal
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.
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.
It would be quite a skill to avoid fluoride these days. Most water supplies have it, as do most toothpastes, non-stick pans, and many medications such as Prozac (flouxetine). It is estimated that the average American gets somewhere between 1.6 and 6.6mg of fluoride each day. The World Health Organization considers safe levels of fluoride
Bloodletting, in one form or another, has been around for thousands of years, and until 2004 when the FDA approved Medical Leech Therapy, it was frowned upon in the west. The thought of leeches sucking your blood may send shivers up your spine, but before you cast judgment on a thousand-year-old therapy backed by plenty
Iodine deficiency is one of the most important and prevalent global deficiencies of the late 20th and early 21st century. While great strides have been made in fighting this epidemic, there is still ample work to be done. Here are some statistics: From 1971-1994, iodine intake levels in the United States decreased by 50%, according
Americans have been taking multivitamins since the 1940s, when American chemist Carl Rehnborg developed a multivitamin supplement called Nutrilite, which eventually was bought out by Amway. Years ago, I was fortunate enough to visit the original Nutrilite farm as a consultant and became aware of Carl’s original entrepreneurial vision. With the growing number of nutritional
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 1 second Mung beans, or what are known in India as dahl, were first domesticated in India in 1500 BC, and are the main ingredient in kitchari – the primary Ayurvedic superfood used to cleanse the body. It is no wonder that it became a staple in the Indian diet, being
Perhaps the most prolific dietary heart health mantra that has been preached and practiced for the past 30 years is to reduce your intake of salt. In this article, I want to share the science behind a modern myth: that salt is one of the causes of blood pressure and heart-related issues. (3,4,5,6,7,8) In fact,