Lisa is joined by Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, MD, is a neurologist, neuroscientist and an internationally recognized expert in the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine to talk about how to apply Ayurveda to the Modern Lifestyle.
Dr. Chaudhary earned her medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine; completed her internship at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and neurology residency at University of California San Diego (UCSD). Chaudhary is the author of “The Prime” (Penguin Random House, 2016) and “Sound Medicine” (Harper Collins, 2020); is a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine and is a highly sought-after speaker, researcher and adviser for Healthy Directions. She is the former director of Wellspring Health in Scripps Memorial Hospital, where she successfully combined conventional treatments with Ayurvedic practices of detoxification, diet and lifestyle management to help patients effectively manage chronic neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and migraine headaches. Her program was so successful that it is now used for a wide range of health concerns, including weight issues and chronic disease. Through her integrative approach, Chaudhary teaches her patients about the connection between mind, body and spirit, which impacts every aspect of health both physically and mentally. Chaudhary also has extensive media experience including being a regular medical contributor for “The Dr. Oz Show.”
Notes on DOSHAS. MUCH MORE INFO IN INTERVIEW
Vata: space & air
Vata is a combination of space and air and represents movement. People with a predominant data dosha are small-framed, thin and light. Their skin tends to be dry and rough and they’re physically active.
Imbalanced vata’s tend to be irregular in every way, especially in the gut. They can experience insomnia, constipation and anxiety.
Balancing vata: avoid cold, raw foods, including salads and vegetables. Avoid foods like popcorn and chips that have space and air qualities.
Pitta: fire & water:
People who have dominant pitta doshas tend to run hot, both literally and metaphorically. Physically, people with this dosha are of average build with a medium, ambitious, driven and passionate, and tend to have extremely strong mental concentration.
Imbalanced pitta: Too much pitta energy can cause anger, jealousy, impatience and irritability.
Balancing pitta: avoid spicy and acidic foods because pitta is naturally hot and made up of fire.
Kapha: water & earth
Kapha is a combination of water and earth and represents structure and lubrication. People who have dominant kapha types are typically big-boned and sturdy and tend to have the most difficulty with keeping weight off. Kapha’s have smooth, luminous skin, glossy dark hair, lovely singing voices, good long-term memory and very strong immunity.
Imbalanced kapha: Out of balance, kapha individuals can lack motivation and feel lazy.
Balancing kapha: avoid cold, raw foods and cold drinks. Avoid dairy and sugar, especially during late winter and early spring. Meat is difficult to digest for kaphas and oily foods should be avoided. They also need to watch their salt intake.
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