{"id":8415477643,"title":"Ayurveda \u0026 Autoimmune Diseases - DVD Set","handle":"ayurveda-autoimmune-diseases-dvd-set","description":"\u003ch6 class=\"ios_tab_rem\"\u003eAbout the Course\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"myElement\" class=\"ios_video_rem\"\u003eLoading the player...\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\njwplayer(\"myElement\").setup({ file: \"https:\/\/youtu.be\/4pGWN4eLCYA\", \timage: \"\", skin: \"bekle\", autostart: true, width: \"100%\", aspectratio: \"16:9\" });\n\/\/ ]]\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff9900;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eAyurveda \u0026amp; Autoimmune Diseases\u003c\/em\u003e is a presentation on the Ayurvedic approach to dealing with autoimmune disorders by a Harvard M.D.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWestern medicine tells us there is no cure for autoimmune diseases, that these are life-long conditions which will degenerate over time.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWhy does Western medicine go so wrong in treating autoimmune diseases? \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDr. 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, \u003cstrong\u003ebut the gas pedal is still pressed, meaning that the underlying disease process is still active. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003eWhich means the disease resurfaces when you stop the medicines. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #6aa84f;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Ayurvedic approach, on the other hand, takes the foot off the gas pedal by removing the triggers for autoimmune activity. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis 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:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan\u003e“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.” \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAnd the best bit is that this course is for everyone, including:  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThose grappling with chronic conditions and autoimmune disorders \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThose looking for holistic healing pathways to better their lives and those of their families \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMedical practitioners who want to learn more about integrated treatment approaches \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAnd the rest of us trying to maintain our healthy selves while navigating stress, anxiety and the pressures of modern living \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis 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! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThrough this course, you will learn: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"font-scale-6 line-height-scale-3 lp-list lp-list--numbered text-align-left\" data-guid=\"ec72af98-9151-4f60-9344-37e4c168d062\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAn Ayurvedic understanding of \u003cstrong\u003ehow the body works \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHow to correlate that to allopathy \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhich habits and practices can lead to the development of disease \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHow to \u003cstrong\u003echange your diet and lifestyle\u003c\/strong\u003e to \u003cstrong\u003esupport the management of your current disorders and keep future conditions at bay \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHow to unblock the channels along which energy flows in your body \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHow to get your cells to keep communicating with each other \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHow to\u003cstrong\u003e build a healthy, vibrant gastrointestinal tract\u003c\/strong\u003e – the foundation of wellness \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLiving a life in balance with surrounding energies \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLiving a peaceful, calm life with the mind, body, spirit axis in optimal tandem \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBettering your life along with that of your family, children, and patients \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLastly, In Dr. Akil’s words:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\"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\u003cstrong\u003e increase energy, \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ereduce\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003e \u003c\/em\u003einflammation, \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eburn\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e fat, \u003c\/strong\u003eand\u003cstrong\u003e begin to reverse autoimmune disease.”\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003ePurchase this DVD now and \u003cstrong\u003eget a \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d; text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003efree text companion\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eAND \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003efree digital access\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #38761d;\"\u003eto the entire course (which means that you can watch the course online on your desktop, mobile, or tablet!)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff9900;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFree shipping + 60-day money back guarantee\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch6 class=\"ios_tab_rem\"\u003eAbout the Author\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003ch1\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #b45f06;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan class=\"font-scale-8\"\u003eDr. Akil Palanisamy, M.D. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h1\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0977\/9058\/files\/DrAkil.1_large.png?v=1477651758\" alt=\"\" width=\"113\" height=\"113\" style=\"float: left; margin-right: 10px;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDr. Akil Palanisamy, a \u003cstrong\u003eHarvard\u003c\/strong\u003e-trained physician practicing integrative medicine, \u003cstrong\u003ecombines Ayurveda and Western medicine\u003c\/strong\u003e in his clinical practice with patients in San Francisco. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAfter 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. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBut that’s not it - what makes Dr. Akil unique is his \u003cstrong\u003ein-depth study\u003c\/strong\u003e 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. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHe 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. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAs a Harvard trained MD, Dr. Akil integrates a \u003cstrong\u003estrong scientific background in biochemistry and Western Medicine\u003c\/strong\u003e with\u003cstrong\u003e training in Ayurveda\u003c\/strong\u003e and \u003cstrong\u003estudy of ancestral societies around the globe\u003c\/strong\u003e. 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. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch6 class=\"ios_tab_rem\"\u003eCourse Contents\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"background-color: #cfe2f3;\"\u003ePart 1: Introductory Module: Determining and Analyzing the Root Cause of Ill-Health \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAn interesting case study about the transformative power of Ayurveda \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhy is it the nature of the body to heal itself?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhat even doctors don’t know about your body \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhat is an autoimmune disease?\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLearn about the dhatus – our various tissues or organs \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow do energies interact to create our unique physiology – learn about Vata, Pitta and Kapha \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWhy are\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eautoimmune diseases rising at an alarming rate globally\u003c\/strong\u003e?\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe elephant in the room: Western medicine and its healing deficit \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHow does Ayurveda work to close this deficit and heal gracefully\u003c\/strong\u003e?\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhat are the six stages of pathogenesis or the way all disease progresses in the body? \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe correlation of Ayurveda pathogenesis with Allopathy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhy is it already too late by the time allopathic medicine even catches a disease?\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat makes the Ayurvedic perspective on catching and healing a disease so distinct and effective?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWe are energy: the five crucial elements of heat flow in the body \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe paramount importance of Agni or the digestive fire \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhat happens when the Agni grows weak?\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnd what happens when toxins from your gut enter the bloodstream?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe fallout of breakdown in cellular communication\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe role your genes play in disease \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOther factors that contribute to autoimmune disease \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhy stress is the spark to the tinder of nascent disease \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLeaky Gut: the one imbalance common to all pathways of autoimmune disease \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHope begins when we begin to treat Agni imbalance and leaky gut syndrome.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"background-color: #cfe2f3;\"\u003ePart 2: The Root Cause Leads Us Back to the Solution: Healing the Gut and the Immune System\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2.1 Dietary Changes to Heal Your Leaky Gut and Restore Your Immune System\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDetermining which elements dominate your prakruti or unique physiology \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhy the food you eat should be in-sync with your prakruti \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLearn which foods are unnatural for you and why you need to eliminate them NOW \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2.2 Why Cleansing and Detoxification Are Step Two of Healing \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe role of toxins in blocking energy flow \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEliminating the toxins that have accumulated in your body for decades through:\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOil-pulling \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe neti pot and Nasya \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAbhyanga and the infused oils you ought to use \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSweating \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMoving the rasa or lymph \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHydrotherapy \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2.3 How to Boost Your Immune System and Strategies to Keep Disease Away \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSecret and powerful strategies to build a formidable immunity \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhich rasayana or rejuvenating formula can kick-start your sluggish immune system \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSupplements and food habits that harness your Ojas or energy \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLearn the right daily routine to balance your body’s rhythms and cycles \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2.4 Going Ga-ga Over Ghee: the Therapeutic Use of Ghee \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow to make your own ghee \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow to infuse key herbs and supplements into ghee \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHerbs with antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUnique ghee recipes for your unique prakruti \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2.4 The Power of Spices to Heal physiological Imbalances \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eIncorporating spices for multiple health benefits \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe four disease-causing biochemical mechanisms and by-products of metabolism spices have been proven to reverse and neutralize \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAlpha spices you cannot omit from your diet \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhich oxygen product is bad for us and how spices can neutralize it \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow spices calm down chronic inflammation \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow spices fight the by-products of metabolism to lift energy levels and give you better skin \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eReversing the biochemistry of aging \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow excess of any kind is bad and how “sweet” energy must be balanced by spices \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSpice as medicine: the irreplaceable value of spices in healing the gut \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2.5 Breathe Easy: The Right Way to Perform Pranayama and Unblock Energy Flows \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhat is Prana \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhy is its flow such an important element of optimal bodily function? \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe benefits of strengthening Prana through pranayama \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhich pranayama techniques should you adopt and why \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2.6 The Importance of Bringing Mind and Body into Synergy \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe role of stress in precipitating disease \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePurifying nadis or energy channels \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow mental and emotional health mirrors your physical being \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLearning how to calm the parasympathetic nervous system \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhat is Neuroplasticity and why is it such an important concept \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMind-body techniques \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow to practice meditation for better health \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"background-color: #cfe2f3;\"\u003ePart 3: A Detailed, Comprehensive and Intelligent Plan for Treating 5 Common Autoimmune Diseases\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e3.1 Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow Dr. Akil helped normalize one patient’s thyroid levels in six months, restored her energy levels and reversed her stubborn weight gain \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBotanical treatments for balancing Kapha – a key player in thyroid disorders \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eImportant herbal supplements \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTherapies and diet modifications \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e3.2 Rheumatoid arthritis\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eModify your diet according to affected doshas \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eEliminate food causing allergies and sensitivities \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe herbs and spices that heal the digestive tract in Thyroid disorders \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow topical therapies can get the energies moving and are absolutely essential\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e3.3 Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow 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 \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhich dosha absolutely needs to be balanced to heal all digestive disorders and how \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe role of intestinal bacteria in gut health \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e3.4 Celiac Disease\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow gluten affects the digestive tract \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStrategies to strengthen the gut \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHow to achieve remission \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e3.5 Eczema and 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class=\"ios_tab_rem\"\u003eAbout the Course\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003cdiv id=\"myElement\" class=\"ios_video_rem\"\u003eLoading the player...\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\njwplayer(\"myElement\").setup({ file: \"https:\/\/youtu.be\/4pGWN4eLCYA\", \timage: \"\", skin: \"bekle\", autostart: true, width: \"100%\", aspectratio: \"16:9\" });\n\/\/ ]]\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch3 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff9900;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cem\u003eAyurveda \u0026amp; Autoimmune Diseases\u003c\/em\u003e is a presentation on the Ayurvedic approach to dealing with autoimmune disorders by a Harvard M.D.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWestern medicine tells us there is no cure for autoimmune diseases, that these are life-long conditions which will degenerate over time.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWhy does Western medicine go so wrong in treating autoimmune diseases? \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eDr. 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, \u003cstrong\u003ebut the gas pedal is still pressed, meaning that the underlying disease process is still active. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003eWhich means the disease resurfaces when you stop the medicines. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #6aa84f;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe Ayurvedic approach, on the other hand, takes the foot off the gas pedal by removing the triggers for autoimmune activity. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis 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:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cspan\u003e“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.” \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAnd the best bit is that this course is for everyone, including:  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThose grappling with chronic conditions and autoimmune disorders \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThose looking for holistic healing pathways to better their lives and those of their families \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMedical practitioners who want to learn more about integrated treatment approaches \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAnd the rest of us trying to maintain our healthy selves while navigating stress, anxiety and the pressures of modern living \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis 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! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThrough this course, you will learn: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"font-scale-6 line-height-scale-3 lp-list lp-list--numbered text-align-left\" data-guid=\"ec72af98-9151-4f60-9344-37e4c168d062\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAn Ayurvedic understanding of \u003cstrong\u003ehow the body works \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHow to correlate that to allopathy \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhich habits and practices can lead to the development of disease \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHow to \u003cstrong\u003echange your diet and lifestyle\u003c\/strong\u003e to \u003cstrong\u003esupport the management of your current disorders and keep future conditions at bay \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHow to unblock the channels along which energy flows in your body \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHow to get your cells to keep communicating with each other \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHow to\u003cstrong\u003e build a healthy, vibrant gastrointestinal tract\u003c\/strong\u003e – the foundation of wellness \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLiving a life in balance with surrounding energies \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLiving a peaceful, calm life with the mind, body, spirit axis in optimal tandem \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBettering your life along with that of your family, children, and patients \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLastly, In Dr. Akil’s words:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\"I have seen first-hand the power of Ayurveda in action in successfully treating autoimmune disease. 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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. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eBut that’s not it - what makes Dr. Akil unique is his \u003cstrong\u003ein-depth study\u003c\/strong\u003e 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. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHe 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. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAs a Harvard trained MD, Dr. Akil integrates a \u003cstrong\u003estrong scientific background in biochemistry and Western Medicine\u003c\/strong\u003e with\u003cstrong\u003e training in Ayurveda\u003c\/strong\u003e and \u003cstrong\u003estudy of ancestral societies around the globe\u003c\/strong\u003e. This unique background enables him to seamlessly blend Ayurvedic principles with the latest research in nutrition, food science, and medicine. 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Kapha \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eWhy are\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cstrong\u003eautoimmune diseases rising at an alarming rate globally\u003c\/strong\u003e?\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe elephant in the room: Western medicine and its healing deficit \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHow does Ayurveda work to close this deficit and heal gracefully\u003c\/strong\u003e?\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhat are the six stages of pathogenesis or the way all disease progresses in the body? \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe correlation of Ayurveda pathogenesis with Allopathy\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhy is it already too late by the time allopathic medicine even catches a disease?\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWhat makes the Ayurvedic perspective on catching and healing a disease so distinct and effective?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWe are energy: the five crucial elements of heat flow in the body \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe paramount importance of Agni or the digestive fire \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhat happens when the Agni grows weak?\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAnd what happens when toxins from your gut enter the bloodstream?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe fallout of breakdown in cellular communication\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eThe role your genes play in disease \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOther factors that contribute to autoimmune disease \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWhy stress is the spark to the tinder of nascent disease \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLeaky Gut: the one imbalance common to all pathways of autoimmune disease \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHope begins when we begin to treat Agni imbalance and leaky gut syndrome.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong style=\"background-color: 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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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