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Earth Day Should Be Every Day

As we pay attention to the environment and how to take care of our planet during the celebration of Earth Day, it is my desire that doing so will plant seeds of awareness that will continue to grow and blossom throughout the year.  This is of fundamental importance because we need small acts from a multitude of people to make a change.  It is great that leaders from 175 countries signed the historic Paris climate accord to reduce emissions affecting climate change through policies.  That is a hu…

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So Grateful for My Ayurveda & Yoga Colleagues



Thanks to Spirituality & Health magazine for choosing me as one of the 100 Trailblazers in Yoga & Ayurveda. It is an honor to be recognized with some of the best in the field and I am so grateful to have had many of them as my teachers as well.

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Telomere Health and Nutrition



Telomeres, the protective end-caps on our chromosomes, and telomerase, the enzyme which helps to build up those end-caps, are important to prevent chromosomal damage and degradation and have been proposed as a marker of “biological aging.”  Studies have related shorter telomeres to higher risk of some age-related chronic diseases and higher mortality in general, and since their discovery there has been a flurry of research to understand their function and what factors contribute to their activit…

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7 Steps to a Healthy Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but it is preventable and controllable.  Many lifestyle-related factors are known to have a direct impact on cardiovascular health.   To celebrate American Heart Month this February, take the following steps which are an important foundation to an integrative approach to heart health.

1)      Eat a diet with plenty of fresh vegetables and fruits, lean sources of protein, and healthy fats such as from nuts, seeds, and cold-water f…

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Food and Nutrients for Detoxification

When supporting detoxification, consume warm, freshly cooked whole foods that are light, simple and easy to digest.  Include fresh, organic vegetables (particularly dark leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables), sweet, juicy fruits, whole grains, and easily digested proteins (mung dhal, lentil soup).  Use spices and herbs (ginger, pepper, coriander, turmeric, fennel, fenugreek) to enhance digestion. Make sure to include plenty of water, particularly warm or hot water to encourage the system to f…

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Cautions on Fasting



•Fat loss can trigger release of fat-bound toxins in the bloodstream, so it is important to clean and detox first before a weight loss/fat loss program.

•Detoxification processes require essential nutrients, vitamins and proteins, make sure you are adequately nourished before undergoing a fast.

•Ensure adequate hydration

•Ensure daily bowel movements

•Beware of juice fasts with hidden fruit juices as fructose puts strain on the liver

•Not everyone can do every type of diet.  Listen to your body.

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