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Mood Wellness

Take Two Aspens

Many research studies discuss how inflammation can impair your health. High levels of inflammatory chemicals in our bodies have been linked to conditions like osteoporosis, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, periodontal disease, type II diabetes and certain cancers to name a few. Research studies…

Nutrition Wellness


Who pays the bills? The food industry has become big business. Much like the pharmaceutical industry, it’s another type of big Farma. There are so many recommendations regarding food choices, it’s become difficult to distinguish facts from fads. In fact, for every $1 spent on…

Nutrition Wellness

Ayurvedic View of Digestion

While preparing for teaching my class on the yoga of digestion and reviewing the classic medical literature, I was reminded of Ayurveda’s viewpoint on digestion and diet. Ayurveda is at least a 5000 year-old system of medicine that originated in India. Ayurveda is a…

Mood Wellness

Foundations in Meditation

A 2007 study by the U.S. government found that nearly 9.4% of U.S. adults (over 20 million) had practiced meditation within the past 12 months, up from 7.6% (more than 15 million people) in 2002. The interest and appeal of meditation is growing, but…