What Should We Eat? Diet wars keep raging as we humans try to solve one of our most controversial issues: what should we eat? In a recent study, a diet strikingly similar to what is suggested in Ayurveda has been found to dramatically lower risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, the second leading cause of
Apparently, heart disease is on the rise! The Wall Street Journal analyzed rising rates of heart disease among middle-aged Americans (between 45 and 64), finding some of the healthiest places, like Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Greeley, Colorado, saw some of the highest death rates from heart disease, with a rise of nearly 25% in 2015-2016, compared to 2010-11.1
What do you know about calcium? Most of us know we need calcium for healthy bones, teeth, as a buffer for acidity, muscular contractions, heart rhythm, and possibly more. What many of us don’t know is that if not delivered and utilized properly, calcium can dangerously attempt to make bone in the wrong places—like your
New research reveals vitamin B12 deficiency causes the brain to shrink! Loss of brain size has been linked to decreased brain function, less energy, cognitive decline, and mood-related issues.1 Researchers find a combination of B12 and folate to provide significant support for heart health, brain function, and longevity,2 as well as support for healthy and
What is Bile Sludge? Gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) is the number one elective abdominal surgery in America today, but problems may begin years before manifestation of biliary sludge, also known as gallbladder sludge or bile sludge.12 Bile sludge is when bile becomes thick and viscous and congests inside the gallbladder. The sludge is a collection
Iron: World’s Most Common Mineral Deficiency Iron deficiency affects 25% of people worldwide! It is considered one of the most prevalent forms of malnutrition in the world1 and the most common mineral deficiency.4 In America, 20% of women and 50% of pregnant women are iron deficient.5 Sadly, adolescent girls are most vulnerable. In a 2017
Have you been hearing the dire predictions about the future of our world? I know many people who feel helpless in the face of it. But there is at least one thing you can control: your diet. Switching to the Planetary Health Diet is a choice we can all make for ourselves and each other.
Ayurveda to Improve Digestion According to Ayurveda, the health and integrity of the digestive process is truly the fulcrum of one’s health. Did you know that 74% of Americans are experiencing some form of digestive distress? With optimal digestion being the driver of a healthy immune system, balanced moods, steady energy, stable blood sugar, and