Why do our thyroids need our support? The thyroid is perhaps the most sensitive organ in the body, especially when it comes to the environment. To make matters worse, in America, we are dumping some four billion environmental pollutants into the environment each year.1 Today, an estimated 20 million Americans suffer from thyroid conditions. A shocking
A healthy immune system isn’t always in high gear: it has the ability to go up and down in intensity in order to properly respond to an immune event. The balanced production of natural immunostimulants and immunosuppressants is called immunomodulation in Western medicine.
What about Masks + Hand Washing? Many studies show use of surgical masks or even N95 respirators are no different in preventing infection than not wearing them.1 Washing hands thoroughly and cleaning surfaces with disinfectant wipes does work. The Guardian reports some studies suggest wearing a mask will offer five-fold protection compared to not wearing
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
When we think of cheese, we may imagine cows roaming freely in the Swiss Alps or Europeans picnicking with wine and baguettes. We probably don’t immediately think of Ayurveda. In fact, in general, Ayurveda frowns on the consumption of hard cheeses. But there’s good news: it approves of soft cheeses!7 Fermenting dairy into yogurt, buttermilk,
On September 22, the sun will shine directly on the equator creating nature’s day of perfect balance. This autumnal equinox is when days and nights are extremely close to being the same length. It is the day of balance between light and dark – 12 hours each of daylight and darkness all over the world.
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 24 seconds Exercise has been getting a lot of press lately in the wake of numerous studies suggesting that regular exercise may be as good for the brain as it is for the body. In fact, studies have found that regular exercise can actually help generate new brain cells,
Vitamin D and magnesium work together to optimize the body’s absorption of vitamin D. Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in our bodies. It supports the function of many systems in the body: muscles and nerves heart rhythm immune system blood sugar blood pressure energy protein synthesis bone health Vitamin D and Magnesium Along