Episode 5

Ayurvedic Practices to Promote a Healthy Brain and Body

With Dr. Akil Palanisamy

With a much lower Alzheimer’s rate in India, have you been curious about the ancient Indian traditions of Ayurvedic Medicine and how these practices impact brain health?

If you are interested in Functional Medicine, today’s Broken Brain Podcast might be fascinating to you, too. Ayurvedic Medicine, like Functional Medicine, focuses on treatment of the individual person taking a whole body approach to a balanced and healthy life.

In our fifth Broken Brain Podcast, our Broken Brain executive producer Dhru Purohit sits down with the author of The Paleovedic Diet, creator of Achieving Life-Long Brain Health with Ayurveda, and Functional Medicine practitioner, Dr. Akil Palanisamy (“Dr. Akil”) to talk about the ways in which Ayurvedic practices can promote a healthy brain and body.

Dr. Akil covers many helpful Ayurvedic topics, like what spices to include in your “Kitchen Pharmacy”, the connection between the gut and brain, if dairy is the right choice for you, social connection, and much more. Dr. Akil also shares his recipe for Saffron and Turmeric Spiced Milk.

I think you will walk away from this podcast with many takeaways that will enhance your life and improve your health.

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. Dr. Akil’s personal health crisis
    (2:05)
  2. Ayurveda and its effect on brain health
    (4:31)
  3. 13 spices in your “Kitchen Pharmacy”
    (6:01)
  4. Alzheimer’s in India
    (7:57)
  5. Ayurvedic practices to help strong digestion
    (11:12)
  6. Dairy – friend or foe?
    (16:11)
  7. Brain inflammation or “leaky brain”
    (18:20)
  8. Improve your health with social connection
    (24:00)
  9. The MIND diet
    (26:30)
  10. Tips to get started to improve your health
    (31:20)
  11. Ayurvedic mind and body practices
    (33:18)
  12. Resources to help you go deeper into Ayurvedic Medicine
    (37:24)

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. Akil Palanisamy

Dr. Akil Palanisamy, MD, is an integrative medicine physician and author of “The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease”. He blends his Western medical training with functional medicine and Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India.

“Dr. Akil” studied biochemistry at Harvard University, received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his residency at Stanford University. He also completed a fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona, and is certified by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine at Georgetown University.

He is passionate about brain health and has created an in-depth online course on combining Ayurveda and functional medicine in a holistic, comprehensive approach to optimal brain health.

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