Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Is Your Diet Getting on Your Nerves?

Has your last meal got you feelin' blue or mellow yellow? New research on common food additives, including the popular sweetener aspartame and certain blue and yellow food dyes, suggests they may interfere with the development of the nervous system.

Researchers at the University of Liverpool examined the toxic effects on nerve cells caused by various combinations of four common food additives - aspartame, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and the artificial brilliant blue and quinoline yellow colorings. To read the findings of their two-year study as published in the journal Toxicological Sciences, click on the link above.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Check Your Chakras

The chakra system provides a theoretical base for fine-tuning our yoga practice to suit our unique personality and circumstances. Traditionally, Indians saw the body as containing seven main chakras, arranged vertically from the base of the spine to the top of the head. For a "crown" to "root" guide, click on the link above.