A groundbreaking total-body program that incorporates principles of Paleo nutrition, Ayurvedic medicine, and cutting-edge research.
In The Paleovedic Diet , Dr. Akil Palanisamy, MD, offers a comprehensive roadmap to optimal health combining the most effective aspects of the Paleo diet with Ayurveda, the time-tested traditional medical system of India, and the latest scientific research. Making complex ideas understandable and accessible, Dr. Akil delivers a simple, customized diet and lifestyle program to fit your unique body type.
Drawing upon on his extensive training and clinical experience, Dr. Akil skillfully separates fact from fiction, providing clarity on issues such as gluten sensitivity, misconceptions about carbs, meat-eating versus vegetarianism, good and bad fats, unknown superfoods (you’ll be surprised to see what’s included), nutritional supplements, and the critically important gut bacteria comprising your microbiome.
The Paleovedic Diet provides definitive, practical guidance on what to eat, how to move, how to sleep, how to manage stress, and even how to breathe. Dr. Akil's revolutionary three-week program (with meal plan and recipes) utilizes delicious nourishing foods, powerful healing spices, and intensive detoxification techniques to help you transform your body and mind.
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About the Author
Akil Palanisamy, MD, is a Harvard-trained physician who practices integrative medicine, blending his conventional medical expertise with evidence-based holistic approaches, including functional medicine and Ayurveda. He studied biochemistry at Harvard and completed his medical training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford University. He is widely known as a dynamic speaker and educator and resides in San Francisco, California.
Table of Contents
My Story-When My Body Failed Me 1
Part 1 Fuel Your Body Optimally
1 Hunter-Gatherers and Blue Zones 8
2 Carbs, Grains, and Gluten 15
3 All about Fats and Protein 38
4 The Unknown Superfoods-Maximizing Nutrient Density 58
5 Heal the Gut-Heal the Body 72
6 Your Ayurvedic Body Type-The Key to Customization 89
7 The Kitchen Pharmacy-Twelve Powerful Healing Spices 106
Part 2 Exercises Sleep, and the Mind-Body-Spirit Balance
8 Your Daily Routine-Ayurvedic Tips and Intermittent Fasting 142
9 The Five Secrets of Optimal Exercise 149
10 Improve Your Sleep 156
11 The Mind Controls the Body: Stress-Reduction and Spirituality 162
Part 3 Detoxify to Reach the Next Level of Health
12 Reducing Your Exposure to Toxins 174
13 The Paleovedic Detox 190
14 How to Stay Healthy-Avoiding Common Pitfalls Using Foods and Supplements 198
15 Putting It All Together-Your Customized Food Plan 207
Appendix A Menu Plan for the Paleovedic Detox by Sharon Meyer 218
Appendix B Paleovedic Recipes by Sharon Meyer 220
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great book, but its missing all the quizzes. Makes the book far less useful. Buy the hardcopy instead.
A mind opening book.... Dr. Palinisamy skillfully merges Ayurvedic wisdom with Paleo diet principles in a comprehensive and understandable manner. Disputing the notion that " one size fits all ", a customized diet plan based on one's body type is provides. The book also provides detailed information on lifestyle factors including sleep, exercise, breathing, fasting, detoxification and the mind-body-spirit connection. A valuable book for individuals who wish to tweak their overall life and health approach.