We all love chocolate. But is it good for us? Let’s explore. Chocolate, like coffee and tea, is loaded with over 300 powerful chemicals and antioxidants that deliver numerous health benefits (when consumed without milk and sugar).
It’s easy to get into a routine: eating, working, and exercising in the same ways day after day. But did you know that microbes in the air change from one season to the next? Did you know that microbes in your gut should be changing from one season to the next? Did you know that receptors in your brain for mood hormones also change seasonally?
Above all other Indian meals, kitchari is considered beneficial for spiritual growth, intestinal repair, and rejuvenation. It’s an Ayurvedic detox food, but in my house, as in many around the world, it’s consumed regularly as a staple throughout the year. Kitchari, pronounced kich-ah-ree and sometimes spelled khichadi or khichdi, has long been used to nourish […]
March 4, 2019 | 58 minutes, 24 seconds Download Reset Your Digestive + Detox Clock This Spring At LifeSpa, we have three Ayurvedic cleanses available this spring: Short Home Cleanse is an easy 4-day ghee and kitchari cleanse and digestive reset. Download the free eBook here. Guided Colorado Cleanse is a 14-day Ayurvedic ghee and […]
All year long, and especially each winter, I find myself treating an inordinate number of patients with a subclinical protein deficiency. Most of them are quite health-aware and have made conscious decisions as to what to include—and not include—in their diets. But somehow, despite the best intentions, they find themselves crashing due to a significant […]
In the late 1980s, I was teaching a pulse reading course to a group of lay people in Los Angeles. About halfway through the all-day seminar, one student fainted and fell to the floor. We supported him, and after a few moments, he said he was fine and wanted to continue with the course. I […]
Have you ever wondered how and why our bodies store toxins? Actually, we are all designed to continuously and naturally remove toxins from our bodies, but sometimes this natural process is interrupted and needs a reset. Types of Toxins Water-soluble toxins are easily flushed out via the blood and kidneys. Fat-soluble toxins (such as heavy […]
Every spring, nature makes some dramatic shifts as part of its New Year strategy for optimal health. After a long winter of heavy, hard-to-digest proteins and fats, we have likely packed on some needed winter insulation. Come spring, the insulation has got to go! If kept on too long, this extra fat can congest lymphatics […]
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 […]
Did you know that your brain has its own lymphatic system (called glymphatics) and that there are easy ways to keep it running smoothly? I have written numerous articles on the newly discovered lymphatic vessels that drain toxins from the brain while you sleep (three pounds per year!). But this is just the tip of […]
You’ve probably heard that grass-fed is better than grain-fed when it comes to meat and dairy products. Well, the differences might amaze you! Cows grazing in grass pastures with no supplemental feed had a whopping 500% more conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in their milk fat than cows fed typical dairy diets.4 When ghee is organic […]
When we think of vitamin C, we think of citrus fruits that are generally not available during the northern winter months. Nuts and seeds are the main fare for most northern winter-philic mammals. This means many of us are getting a lot of vitamin E with very little vitamin C during the winter—which may be […]