Debunk The Myths Behind ‘Paleo’, Decrypt The Vedic Wisdom Of Diet And Experience A Powerful, Ancient Hybrid Health System To Improve Energy, Lose Weight And Reverse Disease
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
Not only are we going to clarify the truth of Paleo, but we will also introduce you to a hybrid health system that incorporates ancient health philosophy and works effectively in the contemporary times of low physical activity and poor standards of foods available to us.
Whether you’re a meat lover or a vegetarian, this health system is going to:
Solve your diet problems
Make the decision making process of 'what to eat' way easier
And most importantly, bring out the strength of your body and optimize it to the brink of its health potential
Far from hunters and gatherers, the truth of our existence today is that we order food to our doorstep through our mobile phones, managing to complete a certain number of steps in a day is a great accomplishment for us… we are NOT hunters and gatherers, we’re not facing the same kind of dangers, nor are we getting the same quality of food, air and water. We have no idea about the truth behind the grains of the Paleolithic era and the grains of today (while we will shed some light on this aspect in a few minutes) and the gap between our diet and the utilization of that food through our lifestyle is huge.
But, there must be some reason why this diet works or seems to work for so many?
What really is the premise of the ‘Paleo Diet’ and what is its greatest disadvantage?
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.”
Healthy Starches Were Part of the Paleolithic Diet
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.
So how much do you need? What types of carbs are best, and in what proportion at each meal?
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.
So, what is the Paleovedic Diet?
It’s a tacit cross fertilization of the most potent aspects of the Paleo Diet, personalized with a dose of Ayurveda.
It’s not simply a diet. It’s a Complete Lifestyle Guide, which utilizes delicious nourishing foods, powerful healing spices and intensive detox techniques, that will metamorphose you into the person you always wished to be.
In this course, Dr. Akil will tell you how to bring together these 2 subjects to take your health to the next level and really deepen your understanding of optimal diet and lifestyle. In fact, he believes in this approach so much that he came up with the term “paleovedic” combining the words paleo and ‘vedic’ from ‘Ayurveda’.
Why did Dr. Akil create this course?
In his words:
“My purpose in doing this course is to expand the idea of the Paleo diet and also to reframe it as not just meat but actually a plant-based diet. Therefore, what I am putting forward as the true Paleo diet is very different from the traditional Paleo diet you might have heard about in the media.
Another reason I am integrating Paleo and Ayurvedic approaches is that over the past 10 years in my clinical practice I have found that there is an amazing synergy and power that results when you bring together these 2 approaches. The one commonality between these 2 approaches is the reliance on ancient wisdom – in Ayurveda, the ancient knowledge of the rishis and vaidyas and in the paleo diet, the wisdom of our ancestors and traditional societies.”
Here’s a look into the contents of this course & what you’ll learn
Paleo Is a Starting Point
Paleo Must Be Individualized
What the Caveman Really Ate
Healthy Starches Were Part of the Paleolithic Diet
Lessons from Weston Price
The Blue Zones—Lessons for Living Longer
Eat Anything You Want—Except a Western Diet
The Power of Social Connection
How Many Carbs Should You Eat?
Removing Refined Carbs Helps Everyone
Addiction to Wheat Is Biochemical
Changes in the Microbiome Predispose to Gluten Sensitivity
Not Your Grandmother’s Wheat
Genetically Engineered Wheat
Certain People Can Eat Wheat and Be Healthy
Healthy Starches – what you should be eating
Good Fats vs. Bad Fats
Is Saturated Fat Harmful?
Polyunsaturated Fats: Omega-3 vs. Omega-6
How to Make Your Own Ghee
The Importance of Protein
How Much Protein Should I Eat?
Full-Fat Dairy Protects against Diabetes
Low-Fat Dairy Can Be Harmful to Health
Let’s talk about Meat
Can I Be a Healthy Vegetarian?
Choosing the Best Quality Meats—How to Read Labels
NUTRIENT DENSITY. (This is another area where the Paleo diet has a lot to offer because it is a very nutrient-dense diet. Here you’ll learn about maximizing the amount of nutrients you get out of your fruits and vegetables.)
3 Paleo Secrets to optimal physical activity and exercise.
High-intensity interval training (HIIT)
Increasing Resistance to Reduce Injuries
Customize Your Exercise According to Ayurveda
Putting it all together
My Philosophy on Food
The Doctor’s Diet
Foods to Avoid in the Paleovedic Diet:
Foods to Eat Every Day
Foods to Eat Frequently, Four to Five Days per Week
Foods to Eat Frequently for Some People, up to Four to Five Days per Week
(These are gray-area foods that some people do not tolerate but others thrive on. You can consume these foods frequently if you tolerate them well.)
Foods to Eat Rarely, Once a Week or Less Frequently
How Much to Eat
Portion Size for Meals
Last Words on Diet
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 our promise to you:
This Course on the Paleovedic Experience is your roadmap to optimal health:
Because unlike most Paleo dietary courses that merely offer weight loss tips, this one focuses on overall health;
Because it does not follow a 'One-Size-Fits-All' approach since Dr. Akil recognizes, much like the Dosha theory, that the same foods affect different people in different ways;
Because the Paleovedic diet is not restrictive! It incorporates dairy, legumes and even gluten-free grains if you want! This means it's possible to be a Healthy Vegetarian and still follow it;
Because it's for meat lovers as well! This course enables you to access the fruits of ancient wisdom and modern science, no matter you love veggies or meat!
Because it's a groundbreakingTotal-Body Course that incorporates principles of Paleo nutrition, Ayurvedic medicine and cutting-edge research.
Here's a list of some of the Unique Benefits you will accrue from this course:
Know how you can follow a dietary plan that is not opposed to carbs... In fact, the Paleovedic Diet integrates 'healthy starches' as an intricate chip of its bigger plan;
Know why we must avoid refined carbohydrates, and also how addiction to wheat may be disastrous for you;
Find out how fatty acids and saturated fats can help find you that nutritional balance that is lacking in your life;
Know why & how the Paleovedic diet is beneficial for those suffering from diabetes;
Know how it's similarly beneficial for people suffering from digestive and autoimmune disorders;
In this course, Dr. Akil shares his cutting-edge research on which veggies to eat so to maximize your nutritional intake;
And most interestingly, Dr. Akil also provides some top notch advice on which meat labels to go for… pastured or grass-fed or grain-finished or organic...!
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
Answers to some questions you might want to ask:
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?
The Paleovedic Diet spotlights health-promoting secrets of long-lived societies, addresses every major question you might have about nutrition and dispels myths about grains and gluten, protein, good and bad fats, and exactly which fruits and vegetables to eat.
It includes an impressive evidence-based review of spices, which are an incredible source of nutrients, phytochemicals and other healing compounds that those in the Paleo world should take advantage of.
Additionally, it discusses the importance of a daily routine, intermittent fasting physical activity, optimal sleep, stress reduction, and balance of your mind-body connection.
The Paleovedic Diet empowers you with the information and tools to take charge of your health and thrive. This user-friendly program has the potential to change many lives for the better, especially yours. The invitation is open - start feeling better today!
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.
Busting The Myths
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.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All – Personalization Is Key
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.