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. Read more...
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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.
- ISBN-13: 9781634502320
- ISBN-10: 1634502329
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
- Publish Date: January 2016
- Page Count: 304
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.75 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-11-02
- Reviewer: Staff
Palanisamy, a Harvard-trained physician who uses holistic methods, bases this fitness guide on the tenets of the popular paleo diet (fruits, vegetables, lean meats, healthy fats, etc.) but also incorporates the ancient Indian system of ayurveda. Presenting ayurveda as a framework for customizing the paleo diet to individual body types, he includes a quiz to help readers determine whether they need vata (movement energy), pitta (metabolic energy), or kapha (strength-providing force). The author shares his own struggles as a former vegetarian who experienced dramatic improvements with his numerous health issues when he began consuming broth, meats, and eggs. Palanisamy covers familiar topics such as carbs, gluten, fats, and protein, but takes his text into less traveled territory with a chapter on 12 spices he identifies as having particularly powerful healing qualities. Noting that paleo doesnt emphasize medicinal spices, Palanisamy offers cooking tips about using spices to enhance health (e.g. adding turmeric to rice and soups), as well as a thorough discussion of gut health (according to ayurveda, all disease originates in the gut), a detox program, and recipes. Palanisamy, a personable and knowledgeable writer, clarifies paleo, demystifies ayurveda, and provides readers with practical methods for customizing the diet to create a compatible body-type fit. Agent: Jud Laghi, Jud Laghi Agency. (Jan.)