Mind-Body Health

If you want an inexpensive and delicious way to improve your heart health, add more beans to your diet. Beans are a low-fat, high-fiber protein source, and they provide multiple phytochemicals that help reduce your risk of many health conditions, including heart disease. Beans belong to a family of... Read More
If you feel that stress is affecting your physical health and emotional well-being, you’re not alone. An estimated 75 to 90 percent of all doctor visits are for stress-related issues and ailments, and this is certainly what I see in my medical practice. But don’t let this information increase your... Read More
According to Ayurveda, good health is dependent upon our capability to fully metabolize the nutritional, emotional, and sensory information that we ingest. When the digestive energies, known as Agni (fire), are robust, we create healthy tissue, eliminate waste products efficiently, and produce a... Read More
Agni, or digestive fire, processes more than just food in your body—it helps you assimilate all aspects of your daily life including your experiences. If your Agni is strong, your body is better able to absorb nutrients and process events. If Agni is weak, however, toxins, or Ama, can start to... Read More
When the weather turns chilly, you spend more time indoors where the air is recycled and you’re in closer quarters with other people who might be harboring cold-causing viruses. Yet even if you share an office, plane ride, or home with someone who is sneezing, sniffling, and coughing, you can stop... Read More
The main thing standing in the way of optimal health is most likely you. There are two main categories of health problems: those that are linked to genes, injuries, or the environment and those that are a result of self-abuse. A lot of modern health concerns today are linked to the latter, and most... Read More
 “For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” ~Sanskrit proverb Breath is essential to life. It is the first thing we do when we are born and the last thing we do when we leave. In between that time, we take about half a billion breaths. What we may not realize is that... Read More
Triphala is an herbal concoction that’s been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda. Traditionally used as a bowel tonic, it’s often prescribed as a mild laxative. But while its laxative qualities are most widely known, the other benefits of this herb are perhaps even more noteworthy. To... Read More