by Deepak Chopra
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
In Maharishi Ayurveda (Sanskrit–Ayus “life,” and Veda “knowledge” or “science,” hence “the science of life” or “the knowledge of life span”), a balanced diet does not revolve around fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. Nor are calories, vitamins, and minerals given direct attention. These nutrients are known to us intellectually, not through direct experience. You cannot detect vitamin C in your orange juice, much less the difference between it and vitamin A...
Editor´s Note: According to Deepak Chopra, M.D., a balanced diet delivers much more than fats, carbs and protein. The Ayurvedic diet consists of 6 different tastes, called rashas, and enriches one's diet in a natural form. Chopra states that one can be fulfilled and satisfied daily, relying on simple flavors such as pungent, sweet, salty and astringent bites.
by John Phillip
Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have published the result of a study showing that a diet rich in slowly digested carbohydrates, such as leafy green vegetables, legumes and other high-fiber foods, significantly reduces markers of inflammation associated with the onset of chronic disease...
Editor's Note: Everyone is concerned with carbohydrates these days. There are many different diets on the market that cut them out all together. But fiber, which reduces inflammation in the body, is essential in optimal health and certain carbs provide just that. John Phillips discusses how not to “spike the glucose level” with certain carbohydrates obtaining valuable fiber sources. Lowering inflammation markers in the body helps reduce chronic diseases.
by Lorna Vanderhaeghe
When we take our nutritional supplements everyday the last thing we think about is whether or not they are "GREEN". For decades now I have faithfully taken my fish oil supplement that is molecularly-distilled and pharmaceutical grade from small fishes. But a few years back I started asking was fish oil part of a bigger environmental problem?
Editor's Note from Sonica Krishan: Another beautiful video by Lissa Coffey wherein the Ayurveda expert talks about how to best manage weight when there is a Vata imbalance. It also portrays effective and doable tips for diet, exercise and lifestyle so as to relieve over-weight due to Vata imbalance. Namaste
by Mark Force, DC
Long-lived peoples characteristically eat in moderation and fast periodically. These forms of caloric restriction have been studied extensively in lab animals and the results are very convincing: lab animals on caloric-restricted diets or those on regimens of fasting or intermittent fasting (IF) lived longer and exhibited fewer degenerative diseases as they aged...
Editor's Note: Periodically fasting can provide dramatic health benefits to your nervous system, blood sugar levels, brain function, and slow the aging process.
by Neda Smith, FDN, CMTA, CHHC
ATH Co-Editor of Holistic Nutrition
Thanksgiving has come and gone and that was just the beginning of the eating frenzy. It keeps on going till after the New Year when we all resolve to go on yet another "diet" to only be frustrated on "how did I get myself in this position yet once again."...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: The holidays bring forth lots of joy, fun and laughter as well as lots of holiday parties and eating. Here is a great guide to help you navigate the holidays without gaining weight, feeling tired and sluggish. Lets start the New Year with a different resolution.
by Sarah Harding
Serotonin is a chemical found naturally in the brain and body. Eating certain foods can increase serotonin levels resulting in positive mood changes...
Editor's Note: If you find yourself in the those Winter Holiday blahs, here are several great ideas for boosting your spirit and elevating your mood.
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