Ayurveda & Autoimmune Diseases - DVD Set

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Ayurveda & Autoimmune Diseases is a presentation on the Ayurvedic approach to dealing with autoimmune disorders by a Harvard M.D.

Western medicine tells us there is no cure for autoimmune diseases, that these are life-long conditions which will degenerate over time.

Why does Western medicine go so wrong in treating autoimmune diseases?

Dr. Akil’s famous gas pedal analogy helps us answer this question. Think of the body as a car, with the immune system controlled by the gas pedal and the brake. Autoimmune disease occurs when the gas pedal is pressed all the way down to the floor and the immune system is out of control. Western medication like steroids, methotrexate, etc. suppress the immune system by slamming on the brakes, but the gas pedal is still pressed, meaning that the underlying disease process is still active. Which means the disease resurfaces when you stop the medicines. 

The Ayurvedic approach, on the other hand, takes the foot off the gas pedal by removing the triggers for autoimmune activity. 

This gives us an entirely new and exciting way of looking at how disease progresses and can be reversed. And Dr. Akil is talking about this with you here because, in his own words:

“One of the most powerful fundamental principles of Ayurveda is its emphasis on self-healing. Your body has the capacity to repair and heal itself, if provided the correct inputs and stimuli, no matter what its current state.” 

 

And the best bit is that this course is for everyone, including:  

  • Those grappling with chronic conditions and autoimmune disorders 
  • Those looking for holistic healing pathways to better their lives and those of their families 
  • Medical practitioners who want to learn more about integrated treatment approaches 
  • And the rest of us trying to maintain our healthy selves while navigating stress, anxiety and the pressures of modern living 

 

This program with 3 hours of powerful content is akin to several medical lectures made relatable and fun in Dr. Akil’s trademark warm and down-to-earth style. It is packed with stories and testimonials of healing, just listening to which will suffuse you with positive energy and strong hope! 

 

Through this course, you will learn: 

  • An Ayurvedic understanding of how the body works 
  • How to correlate that to allopathy 
  • Which habits and practices can lead to the development of disease 
  • How to change your diet and lifestyle to support the management of your current disorders and keep future conditions at bay 
  • How to unblock the channels along which energy flows in your body 
  • How to get your cells to keep communicating with each other 
  • How to build a healthy, vibrant gastrointestinal tract – the foundation of wellness 
  • Living a life in balance with surrounding energies 
  • Living a peaceful, calm life with the mind, body, spirit axis in optimal tandem 
  • Bettering your life along with that of your family, children, and patients 

 

Lastly, In Dr. Akil’s words:

"I have seen first-hand the power of Ayurveda in action in successfully treating autoimmune disease. You can see what a tremendous difference an Ayurvedic therapeutic program can make to your life. The biggest takeaway here is that diagnosing and treating Agni imbalances and leaky gut syndrome is the foundation of treating and reversing autoimmune disease. This program helps you to eliminate commonly problematic foods, increase your intake of nutrient-dense healing foods, and begin the process of detoxification. It helps you increase energy, reduce inflammation, burn fat, and begin to reverse autoimmune disease.”

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    Dr. Akil Palanisamy, M.D.

    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. 

        Part 1: Introductory Module: Determining and Analyzing the Root Cause of Ill-Health 

        • An interesting case study about the transformative power of Ayurveda 
        • Why is it the nature of the body to heal itself?
        • What even doctors don’t know about your body 
        • What is an autoimmune disease?
        • Learn about the dhatus – our various tissues or organs 
        • How do energies interact to create our unique physiology – learn about Vata, Pitta and Kapha 
        • Why are autoimmune diseases rising at an alarming rate globally?
        • The elephant in the room: Western medicine and its healing deficit 
        • How does Ayurveda work to close this deficit and heal gracefully?
        • What are the six stages of pathogenesis or the way all disease progresses in the body? 
        • The correlation of Ayurveda pathogenesis with Allopathy
        • Why is it already too late by the time allopathic medicine even catches a disease?
        • What makes the Ayurvedic perspective on catching and healing a disease so distinct and effective?
        • We are energy: the five crucial elements of heat flow in the body 
        • The paramount importance of Agni or the digestive fire 
        • What happens when the Agni grows weak?
        • And what happens when toxins from your gut enter the bloodstream?
        • The fallout of breakdown in cellular communication
        • The role your genes play in disease 
        • Other factors that contribute to autoimmune disease 
        • Why stress is the spark to the tinder of nascent disease 
        • Leaky Gut: the one imbalance common to all pathways of autoimmune disease 
        • Hope begins when we begin to treat Agni imbalance and leaky gut syndrome.

         

        Part 2: The Root Cause Leads Us Back to the Solution: Healing the Gut and the Immune System

        2.1 Dietary Changes to Heal Your Leaky Gut and Restore Your Immune System 

        • Determining which elements dominate your prakruti or unique physiology 
        • Why the food you eat should be in-sync with your prakruti 
        • Learn which foods are unnatural for you and why you need to eliminate them NOW 

        2.2 Why Cleansing and Detoxification Are Step Two of Healing 

        • The role of toxins in blocking energy flow 
        • Eliminating the toxins that have accumulated in your body for decades through:
          • Oil-pulling 
          • The neti pot and Nasya 
          • Abhyanga and the infused oils you ought to use 
          • Sweating 
          • Moving the rasa or lymph 
          • Hydrotherapy 

        2.3 How to Boost Your Immune System and Strategies to Keep Disease Away 

        • Secret and powerful strategies to build a formidable immunity 
        • Which rasayana or rejuvenating formula can kick-start your sluggish immune system 
        • Supplements and food habits that harness your Ojas or energy 
        • Learn the right daily routine to balance your body’s rhythms and cycles 

        2.4 Going Ga-ga Over Ghee: the Therapeutic Use of Ghee 

        • How to make your own ghee 
        • How to infuse key herbs and supplements into ghee 
        • Herbs with antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties 
        • Unique ghee recipes for your unique prakruti 

        2.4 The Power of Spices to Heal physiological Imbalances 

        • Incorporating spices for multiple health benefits 
        • The four disease-causing biochemical mechanisms and by-products of metabolism spices have been proven to reverse and neutralize 
        • Alpha spices you cannot omit from your diet 
        • Which oxygen product is bad for us and how spices can neutralize it 
        • How spices calm down chronic inflammation 
        • How spices fight the by-products of metabolism to lift energy levels and give you better skin 
        • Reversing the biochemistry of aging 
        • How excess of any kind is bad and how “sweet” energy must be balanced by spices 
        • Spice as medicine: the irreplaceable value of spices in healing the gut 

        2.5 Breathe Easy: The Right Way to Perform Pranayama and Unblock Energy Flows 

        • What is Prana 
        • Why is its flow such an important element of optimal bodily function? 
        • The benefits of strengthening Prana through pranayama 
        • Which pranayama techniques should you adopt and why 

        2.6 The Importance of Bringing Mind and Body into Synergy 

        • The role of stress in precipitating disease 
        • Purifying nadis or energy channels 
        • How mental and emotional health mirrors your physical being 
        • Learning how to calm the parasympathetic nervous system 
        • What is Neuroplasticity and why is it such an important concept 
        • Mind-body techniques 
        • How to practice meditation for better health 

         

        Part 3: A Detailed, Comprehensive and Intelligent Plan for Treating 5 Common Autoimmune Diseases

        3.1 Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease 

        • How Dr. Akil helped normalize one patient’s thyroid levels in six months, restored her energy levels and reversed her stubborn weight gain 
        • Botanical treatments for balancing Kapha – a key player in thyroid disorders 
        • Important herbal supplements 
        • Therapies and diet modifications 

        3.2 Rheumatoid arthritis 

        • Modify your diet according to affected doshas 
        • Eliminate food causing allergies and sensitivities 
        • The herbs and spices that heal the digestive tract in Thyroid disorders 
        • How topical therapies can get the energies moving and are absolutely essential

        3.3 Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) 

        • How a patient with painful irritable bowel syndrome was healed, reporting an 80% relief in symptoms in three months of being on Dr. Akil’s treatment 
        • Which dosha absolutely needs to be balanced to heal all digestive disorders and how 
        • The role of intestinal bacteria in gut health 

        3.4 Celiac Disease 

        • How gluten affects the digestive tract 
        • Strategies to strengthen the gut 
        • How to achieve remission 

        3.5 Eczema and Psoriasis 

        • How food itself is medicine 
        • Powerful herbs that heal the skin 
        • Learn about the important concept of gut-skin axis 
        • Why healing your skin begins in the digestive tract 

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