From cutting out solids to following a liquid diet, from a fruit diet to going on to cutting out all fat, all kinds of fads came in and went out - but one trend took over our Western World like an epidemic - Yes, it is the very popular ‘Paleo’ or the Caveman diet. Now when it comes to Paleo, many questions have been raised against its contemporary application, its 'not being healthy and sustainable', its side effects and more. And you can find several thousand answers online from nutritionists to people who have tried the Paleo Diet, to others who just have an opinion.
But what we’re bringing out to you today is something else
Whether you’re a meat lover or a vegetarian, this health system is going to:
The premise is simple. Our human genetic code was basically shaped by the 2.5 million years our ancestors lived as hunter-gatherers, before the advent of agriculture approximately ten thousand years ago. This period of time is known as the Paleolithic era, and comprises the vast majority of human history. It’s estimated that human beings have lived approximately one hundred thousand generations as hunter-gatherers, compared to about six hundred subsequent generations as farmers. Therefore, for the vast majority of human history, our genes were shaped by the lives our ancestors lived as hunters and gatherers. The agricultural era has had limited effects on our genetic makeup.
An interesting fact is that scientists have performed sophisticated analyses (using isotope signatures from fossilized bones) and determined that our ancestors also ate roots, tubers, rhizomes, and other underground plant storage organs; it is likely that the consumption of starchy plants goes back at least two hundred and fifty thousand years, well before the advent of agriculture.
Therefore, the perception that Paleo is a low-carb, all-meat diet fails to appreciate the fundamental role that healthy starches played in the dietary patterns of our ancestors.
So many people think of Paleo as just meat. However, it can be seen as ultimately a plant-based diet based on a foundation of vegetables and fruits, with meat and fish as optional but not required.
This means it is possible to be vegetarian and still follow a paleo approach too.
Dr. Akil Palanisamy, a Harvard-trained physician practicing integrative medicine, where he 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 my 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 Paleo and 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.
Dr. Akil says, “the traditional Paleo diet is too restrictive, cutting out all legumes and gluten-free grains, which I think could work well for some people if they are properly soaked and prepared. This is why I’m trying to really reframe the concept of Paleo as not just meat, but rather a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet that is thoughtfully customized – a diet that may incorporate dairy, legumes, and even gluten-free grains if they work for you.”
Scientists have performed sophisticated analyses (using isotope signatures from fossilized bones) and determined that our ancestors also ate roots, tubers, rhizomes, and other underground plant storage organs; it is likely that the consumption of starchy plants goes back at least two hundred and fifty thousand years, well before the advent of agriculture. Therefore, the perception that Paleo is a low-carb, all-meat diet fails to appreciate the fundamental role that healthy starches played in the dietary patterns of our ancestors.
Traditionally, the Paleo diet involves eliminating all grains, all legumes, and dairy products, whereas Ayurveda often recommends these foods and considers them highly nutritious.
There’s a phobia about eating carbohydrates of any type in people today, because they have heard many negative ideas about carbs from both mainstream and alternative health sources. There is simply no need for this, because there is nothing intrinsically harmful about carbohydrates. Again, the most important thing is the type and quality of the carbohydrate.
Carbohydrates have an important role in providing energy, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber; they can help raise levels of the beneficial neurotransmitter serotonin, but can also raise levels of insulin if consumed in excess.
Dr. Akil clarifies which carbohydrates are best, how much you need, and how to consume carbohydrates while avoiding harmful effects on insulin and other hormones and thus follow a complete, holistic diet which will help you meet your health goals without compromising on your long term health and vitality.
It is to answer such questions, clarify confusions and to enable you with a more informed choice of diet that Dr. Akil brought together these 2 disciplines in the form of a hybrid health system called the Paleo Vedic Diet.
Here’s a look into the contents of this course & what you’ll learn
Dr. Akil deftly weaves the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda together with the principles of a nutrient-dense, Paleolithic diet to create a practical, individualized approach to wellness. If you’ve been looking for a way of eating and living that is tailored especially for your body and mind, this book is for you.
LAc, New York Times–bestselling author of The Paleo Cure
Dr. Akil has beautifully blended the ancient, timeless wisdom of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic principles of healing with the light of modern medicine, integrated so that anyone can use it for his or her total healing.
B.A.M.S., internationally recognized Ayurvedic physician, author of Ayurveda: Science of Self-Healing
Here's a list of some of the Unique Benefits you will accrue from this course:
The Paleovedic diet can be described as a practice that "cherry picks" the best and scientifically supported therapies of both systems, Paleo and Ayurveda.
Isn't it interesting how you can access the fruits of both ancient wisdom and modern science irrespective of whether you’re a Vegan or Meat Lover?!
Long before Evolution via Natural Selection became the dominant paradigm of biology, traditional cultures developed sophisticated systems for understanding nature and human health. In India this system is called Ayurveda, which means 'knowledge of life.' In The Paleovedic Diet, Dr. Akil has integrated our original human diet (Paleo) with the insights of Ayurveda to offer a framework whereby we may optimize our nutrition and lifestyle.
New York Times–bestselling author of The Paleo Solution
Is Ayurveda and The Paleo Diet Suitable For Me?
The course contains much of interest to a broad spectrum of people, ranging from Paleo aficionados to serious biohackers to innocent newbies - indeed to anyone who is really serious about optimizing his or her health. This course can help you to lose weight, boost your energy and vitality, and begin to reverse any health challenges you might be facing.
How Do I Know This Is Not A Fad Diet?
What this course does is exactly the opposite- it busts 'fad concepts that come and go, not necesarily benefitting you and often harming you with their focus on short term results. Instead, Ayurveda and the Paleo Diet shows you the most sustainable, long-term solution to a healthy life, which not only does not harm you but also gives you effective results that you can easily maintain.
Dr. Akil does the heavy lifting for you by reviewing and summarizing scientific literature from both modern medical science as well as Ayurveda. Dr. Akil is one of the rare few, uniquely qualified Medical Practitioners who can give you accurate and reliable health information, based on his diverse and top-notch education, extensive experience treating thousands of complex patients and his own healing experience through a painful journey of diet-related illness.
What Can I Expect To Learn During This Program?
What Makes Dr. Akil’s Approach To This Diet So Special?
As a Harvard-trained M.D., Dr. Akil integrates 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 Paleo and Ayurvedic principles with the latest research in nutrition, food science, and medicine. He provides definitive practical health information based on cutting-edge research and clinical experience. In his practice, he incorporates an integrative medicine modality known as functional medicine, which uses specialized lab testing to diagnose and treat imbalances in the function of different organ systems. His approach has benefited thousands of patients who have utilized this approach to improve energy, lose weight, and reverse disease.
The Paleo Diet was the most searched diet on Google worldwide in 2013 – it was featured on the The Dr. Oz Show and has become the diet of choice for people who participate in the massively popular Crossfit program. But the level of interest in these diets is matched only by the number of myths and misconceptions about them. And with the explosion of books and websites on Paleo, it’s hard to sort through the overwhelming amount of information to discern what is true and accurate. This course will help you get access to verified, accurate and authentic information by a highly qualified and experienced medical practitioner who is also an Ayurvedic practitioner.
You might be following a Paleo diet but actually doing yourself some harm inadvertently. You may consume fewer carbohydrates than you need, not adapt your diet to changing medical conditions or life circumstances, or follow a diet that is not ideal for your body type.
It may shock you to find out that the way you have been following Paleo could actually be detrimental to your health in some way. For example, eating too much raw food or eating foods that are considered “energetically heating” may be harmful depending on your Ayurvedic body type.
This course will enable you to make intelligent modifications to customize your diet to your Ayurvedic Body type.