What fuels your life force? We all want to be happy and healthy. But our culture, filled with junk food and stress, collides with our biology, too often triggering weight gain and health issues. Join us for an honest exploration of the science and the art of living well in our modern world, with Annie Kay, dietitian/integrative lifestyle educator, yoga therapist, and author.
Yoga really does change you from the inside out. New understanding of the neuroscience of lifestyle and the emotional nervous system, and advances in genomics provide insight into likely mechanisms underlying observed benefits of yoga for nutrition-related chronic disease (including type-2 diabetes).
The full true story of human nutrition is not yet told by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. But it’s a start. The Scientific Report for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is out, and it’s time for all nutritionists and foodie/activitists to dive in and weigh in. You have until early April to submit your comments.
Ashwagandha is a root used in a number of Ayurvedic preparations. It’s a little famous for its aphrodisiac properties, but it is also calming and strengthening (ashwagandha means horse-smell in Sanskrit, after the musky scent of the root itself). Vata-pacifying, it is great for both my husband and I as we enter our hopefully wise Vata years of life.