Dosha – Vata

Vata is made up of the two elements space and air and can be identified as the Wind element. Vata is the principle of movement and change. The amount of space affects the ability of the air to gain momentum. If unrestricted, air can gain momentum and become too forceful, such as a hurricane.

People with a predominance of Vata in their nature tend to be thin, light, quick in thoughts and actions and always on-the-go.

The Three Doshas

Dosha is a Sanskrit word that translates as “mind-body constitution” or “mind-body personality.” According to ayurveda – the 5,000-year-old “science of life” – there are five master elements that make up everything within our bodies and everything outside of our bodies: space, air, fire, water, and earth.

About Heavy Metal Toxicity

Heavy metal toxicity is very common and is very serious. Even small amounts of these metals over time can cause many ill- effects. Look below at the most common metals and their sources to start reduce your exposure as much as possible.

What’s in Your Milk

You really need to think about milk.

Why are we the only mammal that drinks milk through adulthood, let alone, another animal’s milk? Naturally, milk is weaned off once a baby can chew and digest foods — same with any other animal. Cow’s milk should only be consumed by calves.

What’s on Your Food

It’s true. Our food contains pesticides. Our asparagus, lettuce, strawberry and melons contain compounds like Carbendazim, Methomyl and Diazinon. I don’t know about you but these don’t sound like stuff I want on my food.

Micronutrient Testing

Are you nutrient deficient? Is your multivitamin working? Test to see if your vitamin levels are the best they can be!

“Although the clinical syndromes of vitamin deficiencies are unusual in Western societies, suboptimal vitamin status is not. Because suboptimal vitamin status is associated with many chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases, cancer and osteoporosis, it is important for physicians to identify patients with poor nutrition or other reasons for increased vitamin needs”

Lipoprotein Particle

When we get our annual blood work, most labs only test 4 numbers: Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL and Triglycerides. It has been reported that up to 50 percent of those who have suffered heart attacks had “normal” cholesterol numbers.

Most of us have been taught about the importance of maintaining a healthy cholesterol level, say under 200. Some of us even understand the difference between LDL (“bad” cholesterol) and HDL (“good” cholesterol).

Natural Products Expo

I just registered for my 6th annual attendance to Expo West held at the Anaheim Convention Center, a mega trade show featuring companies from all over the country releasing new products to the natural products industry.  From vitamins and herbal supplement lines to Fair Trade chocolate companies, organic snack dealers to food preparation equipment, if you are in any way, any how related to the world of natural health, you’ll find that THIS is Christmas for you.

Strength Finders

Is it easier to make a list of your shortcomings or rattle off your top 10 strengths? Most of us focus more time trying to fix our weaknesses than developing our strengths. Are you a great learner or skilled at making friends? Do use your competitive nature to fuel your motivation and get satisfaction from your achievements? Do you make decisions slowly and thoroughly or do you do like getting things done quickly? And how do you use these traits to be the best that you can be in the field of your interest?

Test Your Bone Health

Most physicians don’t recommend checking for bone mass until you reach your 50’s. However, habits in our modern lives such as smoking, eating disorders and lack of exercise can cause early deterioration of our bones. There are two main ways of testing for bone health: DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) and NTx (Cross-linked N-telopeptides of type I collagen).