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Jun 16, 2016

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When we think of physicians we typically think of doctors in white coats and when we think of medicine, we typically think of prescription pharmaceuticals. 

But this particular form of healthcare, one which predominates in contemporary Western culture, is actually a relatively new phenomenon which only took shape in the past 100 or so years. So before the white coats and before the drugs what did people do when they got sick?

Using the plants, animals, and minerals around them, ancient peoples were remarkably adept at maintaining health and often incorporated physical, mental, and spiritual practices into a holistic way of life. One example of a traditional healthcare system, and one which predates our western medical model by thousands of years, is ayurveda.

Developed by vedic culture of ancient India, Ayurveda, translates literally as "the wisdom of life".  In Ayurveda, health is a vital, energetic, and balanced state of being, rather than just the absence of disease, and ayurvedic practitioners use a variety of diagnostic methods to customize health prescriptions for each patient's individual needs.

Ayurvedic teachings were originally passed from one practitioner to another by apprenticeships and oral traditions, but they were eventually codified around 300 BC in a sacred text known as the Rig Veda.Since then, knowledge of Ayurveda has spawned thousands of books, health retreats, blogs, and beyond. Thanks in large part to it's effectiveness, this ancient health practice has found a home in the modern age.

On today's show, we're joined by Ayurveda expert, Dr. Akil Palanisamy, who is also a Harvard trained physician. His new book, "The Paleovedic Diet", combines the best of Western medicine, ayurveda, and paleo into a complete program that will help readers to burn fat, increase energy, and reverse disease.

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On today's show we discuss:

  • The three primary body types or doshas of Ayurvedic medicine.
  • How knowing your specific dosha and it's tendencies can help you optimize your diet and exercise routine.
  • Why he thinks that functional medicine is shifting the balance of healthcare back to prevention.
  • The cutting edge benefits of traditional herbs and spices like turmeric, ginger, clove, and black pepper.
  • Actual case studies where his clients have healed chronic health conditions by incorporating Paleovedic principles.

Links & Resources: 

Check out Dr. Akil's website, DoctorAkil.com
Connect with him on, Facebook | Twitter
Grab a copy of his book, The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease

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