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What’s the Dill with Home-Made Pickles?

In ancient Mesopotamia (like… 4,000 years-kind-of-ancient), denizens of the land between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea figured out how to pickle cucumbers.  Now,

What’s the Dill with Home-Made Pickles?

In ancient Mesopotamia (like… 4,000 years-kind-of-ancient), denizens of the land between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea figured out how to pickle cucumbers.  Now,

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Designing a Bedroom for Maximum Rest

Humans are the only mammals that willingly delay sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. 

And we all have our reasons — we’re busy, we’re anxious, we’ve got a big day to prepare for tomorrow. 

But delaying sleep, or getting subpar sleep, poisons every other aspect of our functionality. 

Restful sleep is associated with juiced creativity, better academic performance, stronger muscle development, lower risk of depression, steadier blood sugar, stronger heart health, curbing weight gain, faster memory recall, and it gives the brain a chance to flush out toxins.

3 Common Health Issues You Had No Idea Were Gut-Related

When Hippocrates famously said, “All disease begins in the gut,” he likely had no idea how right he was.

For example, could he have known that the gut contains 10 times more bacteria responsible for regulating your health than the rest of the body? 

Or that the bacterial transfer that occurs at birth affects the diversity of your microbiome (collection of gastro-intestinal bacteria in the digestive tract) for life?

Is it possible that he knew the root cause of bacteria destruction in the gut flora also weakens the gut barrier and leads to leaky gut, diverticulitis, and other disorders?

Maybe not. But he was on the right track.

How to Use Free Market Capitalism the Right Way

We hear it all the time – America runs on free market capitalism. 

But what does that mean? Is it the same as garden variety capitalism? While we make an attempt to educate ourselves about the world we live in (because the truth is, most of us don’t understand the basic principles of our economy), it’s critical we make this distinction.

The short answer is “no.”

Dr. Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling author and film maker. Taoist Abbot and Qigong master. Husband and dad. I’m here to help you find your way and be healthy and happy. I don’t want to be your guru…just someone who’ll help point the way. If you’re looking for a real person who’s done the work, I’m your guy. I can light the path and walk along it with you but can’t walk for you.