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Calorie Counting an Obsolete Theory?

No matter how small or big the group of women I talk to, inevitably I get the question about calorie counting. When it comes to weight loss, the number one strategy for the majority of people is calorie counting. Personally I've never counted calories. I've tried many different dietary strategies but never calorie counting. So I had to investigate it. What is a calorie? A calorie is the energy you get from what you eat and drink. A little over 100 years ago, an American scientist named Wilbur Atwater created a machine, called the respiration caloriemeter "to measure precisely [...]

Food Choices Matter…

Yes, food choices matter. However, our obsession with certain types of foods that we call "super" or "clean" completely disregards the fact that some foods just don't agree with us. So while we focus in on "super" or "clean" foods, we suffer through gas, bloating, indigestion or sluggish digestion. In Ayurvedic nutrition, food choices is NOT about how super or clean the food is, but how well we can digest them. "Nothing is right for everyone and everything is right for someone." Dr. Marc Halpern How well we can digest different types of foods depends on our constitutional nature. [...]

5 Food Combining Rules

for Optimum Digestion and Effortless Weight Loss According to Ayurveda, the root cause of weight gain is a build-up of waste due to faulty digestion. Therefore, Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle focuses on 1) improving digestion and 2) eliminating waste for effortless weight loss. Ayurveda starts with the principle that our bodies are intelligent and follow "natural" or biological laws so to speak that maintain balance, harmony and health. In Sanskrit, the language of Ayurveda as well as Yoga, this is called Mahat. Interestingly enough, it's very close to the Egyptian word: Maat, that has a very similar meaning. Therefore, [...]

7 Reasons Why You Should Eat Less Meat

Meat consumption is a matter of serious health concern "Here in the west, many still eat meat 2-3 times a day, which is both unsustainable for the planet and an amount of animal protein that was never consumed by our ancestors," Dr. John Douillard. Here are 7 reasons why you should eat less meat. #1: The world's biggest meat and dairy producers emit more combined greenhouse gases than Exxon Mobil, Shell or BP, the 3 top oil production companies, according to a new report by GRAIN (Genetic Resources Action International) and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. #2: [...]

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Ayurveda and the Dawn of a Global Holistic Medicine

"We are in the midst of a global paradigm shift in health care. At the center of this change is Ayurvedic Medicine."Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old or older healing science. It seems like it's new because we're only hearing about it now in the West. But it's not. It's older than Greek medicine, and Islamic medicine which were the basis for western medicine with eminent doctors like Hippocrates, Galen and Avicena (Ibn Sinna).As a matter of fact, both Greek medicine and Unani (Islamic medicine) have borrowed  from Ayurveda. Ayurveda has the oldest and longest medical text in the worldThe Charaka Samhita [...]

5 Reasons Why Monotony Is Good

Nobody wakes up in the morning excited about the monotony of their lives! Most people hate monotony and are proud to say they don't have a routine. Because routines are boring! One definition of routine is an unvarying, habitual, unimaginative life. Having vegetable soup for dinner rather than pizza? Boring! Going to bed early rather than binge watching our favorite show? Boring! In the field of wellness, healthy routines and strategies can especially feel boring and monotonous. And I believe it's a good thing! Monotony doesn't mean there's something wrong! The reason why we associate it with a negative is [...]

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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.