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Dr. Akil Palanisamy, a Harvard-trained physician practicing integrative medicine, combines Ayurveda and Western medicine in his clinical practice with patients in San Francisco.
After completing his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Harvard, he performed clinical research at Harvard Medical School where he wrote his senior thesis. This was followed by medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, residency training at Stanford University, and fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona.
But that’s not it - what makes Dr. Akil unique is his in-depth study of the ancient Indian Science of Ayurveda which helps him take a holistic approach with his patients and show exceptional results of recovery and healing.
He studied Ayurveda in India at the Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam in Coimbatore and completed clinical training with his guru Dr. L. Mahadevan in Derisanamcope, Tamil Nadu at the Sri Sarada Ayurvedic hospital.
As a Harvard trained MD, Dr. Akil integrates a strong scientific background in biochemistry and Western Medicine with training in Ayurveda and study of ancestral societies around the globe. This unique background enables him to seamlessly blend Ayurvedic principles with the latest research in nutrition, food science, and medicine. Dr. Akil is known to provide definitive, practical health information based on cutting-edge research and clinical experience.
Module 1: Introduction
In this module, Dr. Akil introduces the ancient secrets from Ayurveda that are helpfulinimproving and reversing diabetes.He puts ample light on the major types and root causeswhich contribute to the development of diabetes disease in the modern world.Further, heshares the importance of reducing stress, changing lifestyle & diet,andfocusing on physical exercise measuresto combat this disorder.
Module 2: Diabetes according to Ayurveda
Diabetes is known as ‘Madhumeha’ in Ayurveda.Know such neverheardfactswith Dr. Akil in this module.Understand how health is maintained when the three doshas—Vata,Pitta andKapha are working in sync together.Further,be cognizant ofhow the concept of seven dhatus,agni andamaare important in keeping diabetes disease at bay.
Module 3: Diabetes a historic perspective
Curious to know how diabetes came into limelight? Then,letDr. Akil take you through the historical pages of the diabetes story in this module. Understand the findings & recommendations of different nutritionists, physicians and scientistsof that period.Know why consuming dairy products, green vegetables and meat was highly advocated while carbohydrate rich foods were avoided.
Module 4: Quantifying food
Consuming the right quality and quantity of carbohydrates are a big part of Ayurveda. Dr. Akil distinguishes between simple and complexcarbohydratesin the light of ancient and modern diets.Learn about the benefits of consuming complex carbohydrates thatare found in nutrient dense foods,offer long lasting energy, help in fat loss and have a positive effect on insulin.
Module 5: Research on Diabetes
A highly detailedmodule, Dr. Akil takes you through a few popular studiesand research workon diabetes here.Comprehend the goalsof differentauthors and how their findings have a direct impact in the modern times.Adopt a disease-free and natural lifestyle byunderstanding the dos and don’ts explained here in detail.
Module 6: Diabetes and Gut health
In this module, Dr. AkilintroducesLeakyGutSyndromeand Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO)asmajor root causes of diabetes.The goal here is to pacify your symptoms like food sensitivities,nausea,bloating and constipation.Decipher how natural Ayurveda herbs like neem, berberine,andginger can help treat diabetes without any side effects.
Module 7: Paleovedic diet for diabetes
Crackthe do's and don'ts of aPaleovedic diet for diabetes disease with Dr. Akil in this module.Understand theimportance ofincluding fruits, root vegetables, healthy fats andproteinsin your daily regimen.Experience the ancient, powerful and natural ways that support detoxification and can take your health to the next level.
Module 8: Superfoods for Diabetes
Ayurveda recommendsBilberry, Okra and Bitter Melonto be super foods for diabetes. Yes! In this module, Dr. Akilexplains the anti-diabetic properties of these three natural plants that are easily available to consume.Learn howtostrengthen your blood circulation, prevent inner cell damage and lowerblood glucose levelsin a risk-free manner.
Module 9: Herbs for Diabetes
Botanical remedies and natural herbsform an important chunk in Ayurveda. Dr. Akilsharesthe benefits ofconsumingneem, berberine and gymnema sylvestrefor diabetic individuals. Know the reasons of including grapefruit juice,cruciferous vegetables, beet greens and turmeric in youreveryday dietfor a complete detoxification of the body.
Module 10: Exercise, Sleep and Stress Reduction
In this module, Dr. Akil stresses on the importance of adopting a strict physical routine, especially High-Intensity Interval Training(HIIT)for diabetes. Understand how soaking in some sunshine, eating a light dinner, avoidingnight-time snacks,incorporating stress reduction techniques andgetting enough sleep are a must in your everyday life.