The Link Between Stomach Acid And Optimal Health

The focus of my clinical practice and work is on cardio-metabolic disorders (obesity, diabetes, cholesterol disorders, heart disease, insulin resistance, etc.), so why am I talking about acidity and digestion in this post? As I started seeing patients with...

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Ginger and Turmeric Super Roots to the Rescue!

I still can’t believe that the first time I bought fresh ginger and turmeric was well into my 50’s. My mother was Polish and well, ginger and turmeric weren’t high on her list of ingredients. In fact, I can’t ever remember seeing either of them in our kitchen. Ditto...

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How I Learned to Manage Pain with the Help of Ayurveda

I was 48 years old when I woke up one spring morning with a strange pain coursing through my body. The day before, I had thought I was coming down with the flu, but on this day, I felt fine except for the odd, inexplicable pain. When it didn’t go away after a week or...

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Wisdom From An Afternoon Car Wash

I did something yesterday I haven’t done in at least 3 years, but which I used to routinely do when I was a teenager. I washed our cars. Just like we’ve outsourced so many other parts of our life, my wife and I typically go to the local car wash to get our cars...

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Mindful Eating During the Festival Season

How do we enjoy ourselves during festivities and parties, while being mindful of healthy choices? Here are a few things that have worked for me, and those that I have gleaned from speaking with others. Employ some or all of these tactics of mindful eating to allow yourself to enjoy the treats of the season without going overboard. 

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Honey- Sweet, Sweet Healer!

It's time. Add a modern scientific affirmation to the long held healing uses of honey. Honey is considered a medicine in Ayurveda wisdom, not a food. The bees have had our back for a long time. Now...modern science concurs. Scientists have found that the "pollen in...

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Puzzled No More! All You Need To Know About Probiotics

Where the heck did "probiotics" come from? All of a sudden, the term is showing up everywhere in natural health circles. And thank goodness - because probiotics are essential for our well-being. I mean really essential! But because we are just learning about...

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Dil Se- a story of Indian hearts!

When it comes to matters of the heart, millions of Indians around the globe immediately think of the hundreds of Bollywood movies and unforgettable songs! However, when it comes to matters of the heart as cardiologists see them, it is a different story and an alarming...

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Why Are Organic Onions So Much Better?

You don’t have to be a cook to know how delicious onions are. If you’re looking for mouthwatering, savory flavor to enhance other foods, cooked or raw, onions are your go-to veggie. Or, when you cut them into slices and bake or sauté them whole, all by themselves,...

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The Savvy Shopper

If you are like my family that likes to eat fresh vegetables, fruits, good quality fats, and humanely raised animal products….things can get expensive. And since these are not processed foods, the usual store coupons are not an option. Healthy eating can mean spending...

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