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 life is more painful after a rough night’s sleep? This is true both emotionally and physically. According to a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers discovered that poor sleep quality or lack of sleep can change the brain’s circuitry in ways that amplify sensitivity to pain.1 In
Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) + Brain Lymphatics (Glymphatics) The brain and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are crucial to our health and happiness. Read on to learn more about how they work and how to keep them healthy. Did you know that your brain has its own lymphatic system (called glymphatics) and that there are easy ways to
Do you wake up with a dry mouth, bad breath, or a scratchy throat? Do you suffer from snoring or sleep apnea? Curious about an unorthodox technique based on ancient wisdom to stop snoring and protect your teeth and gums, while boosting your parasympathetic nervous system and putting fight-or-flight responses at ease? Read on for
How often do you resist the impulse to pass gas, burp, yawn, or sleep? Or suppress the desire to pee, poo, or shed a tear? Habitually and often unconsciously, we commonly find ourselves suppressing natural urges such as these, thinking nothing of it. According to Vāgbhata (one of the most influential classical writers of Ayurveda),
In a recent Scientific American article, researchers discovered that the expression of up to 82% of our genes turn on or off at specific times of day—that is 16,400 of our 20,000 human genes (and counting).1 The science of circadian medicine may soon determine when you should take a medication or why you get sick
According to a report in the Alternative Medicine Review, an estimated 75-90 percent of primary care visits may be related to stress. (1) Stress has been linked to a host of health concerns involving immunity, cardiovascular system, sleep, mood, bone, brain and cognitive function, breathing, muscle tension, circulation, fatigue, metabolic concerns such as blood sugar
Have you ever wondered what the healthiest way to sleep is? According to Ayurveda, the best sleep position is on the left side! The left side of the body is completely different than the right side. While I know it may sound strange, there is both time-tested wisdom and exciting new science that emphasizes the
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.
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 10 seconds Almost all traditional cultures lived their lives with great respect for the four cardinal directions: north, south, east and west. In Ayurveda, the study of the four directions and how they influence one’s health and environment was called Vastu Shastra. The basics are simple: North (a northern
How Does Ayurveda Treat the Nervous System? According to Ayurveda, soothing the nervous system is a requirement for maintenance and balancing of one’s health. There are numerous time-tested strategies to calm the nervous system. Stress of all kinds, whether it is mental, emotional, physical, or even spiritual can have a negative impact on one’s health.
That hot cup of milk your grandmother gave you before bed may have been a powerful sleep medicine after all. While a staggering 30% of Americans suffer from chronic insomnia, (1) few realize that chronic insomnia can increase the risk of most degenerative diseases. (2) Experts link rising stress levels and elevated cortisol (a hormone