In order to keep your bacterial balance shifted towards probiotic (in support of life) and away from pathogenic (disease fostering), you need to cultivate you inner flora. This means two things: creating an environment (within your body) in which probiotic organisms thrive, and making sure that they find their way in...
by Sheila Patel, MD
The Chopra Center
One of the earliest references to the disease we would recognize today as diabetes appears in the Atharvaveda, one of the four sacred Vedas that originated in approximately 1,500–1,000 B.C. in India. The traditional comprehensive healing system of Ayurveda was developed from material that is found in these ancient texts...
Editor's Note: Diabetes and obesity is a growing global epidemic. Ayurveda offers an understanding of the progression of different types of diabetes according to doshic imbalances. The Chopra Center has recently provided some excellent articles on diabetes, our diet, herbs to treat diabetes and yogic exercises to increase metabolism and aid the rebalancing of our bodies. Please read our three part series on diabetes and see how Ayurveda can shed some light on this difficult, but often manageable disease. Namaste.
by Debby Raable, RHN
Respected holistic health authors Hulda Clark (The Cure for All Diseases) and Sally Fallon (Nourishing Traditions and President of the Weston A. Price Foundation) would have us believe that soy is dangerous and should be avoided. Others claim that the legume is the ultimate health food due to its potent cancer-fighting phytoestrogens. Who should we believe?...
Editor's Note: Debby Raabel’s well-researched article answers many of the questions you may have about soy products.
by Sam Rafoss,
Sam Rafoss gives us 10 easy ways to heighten our nutrition. Let's start with 1.....
1. Water, Water, Water
Drink at least two liters of filtered or spring water each day to keep hydrated and to flush out toxins. Add the juice of half an organic lemon to two glasses of water in the morning to rehydrate your body after a nights sleep and to stimulate your digestive juices. Do not drink with your meals. Water and other liquids dilute your stomach acid (needed to break down food) and your digestive enzymes needed for assimilation of nutrients. Drink half an hour before and one hour after your meals...
“We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.”
~ Alice May Brock
by John Robbins
Now here’s something you wouldn’t expect. Coca-Cola is being sued by a non-profit public interest group, on the grounds that the company’s vitaminwater products make unwarranted health claims. No surprise there. But how do you think the company is defending itself?...
by Kristin Fraser
“Bouch” “Mother” “Mushroom” All interesting nicknames. But lets call it what it is – a fungus. A flat patty of jelly fish-like substance that’s pretty gross looking I must admit. Disgusting really. But when mixed with a combination of (typically) black and green tea as well as some sugar this fungus feeds away producing some significant health benefiting byproducts and a sparkling, champagne-like effervescent beverage that tastes somewhat like apple cider results...
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