What You Eat Can Make You Cranky – and More!

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Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, MD

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, MD, author of “The Prime” and “Sound Medicine,” ​​says what you eat could be causing your mood disorder, but consulting your dosha could help. Dr. Chaudhary is an internationally recognized experWhether you are feeling anxious, irritable, depressed, restless or empty could have a lot to do with your dosha type and what you are eating. Vegan is not for everyone and neither is raw diets or juicing.

Dr. Chaudhary and Mark explore the following topics:

• How to determine which of the three dosha types is yours:
• vatas: ether & air (ie: Road Runner) / thin, dry skin, “air-head”
• pittas: fire & water (ie: Yosemite Sam) / high achiever, energetic, short-tempered
• kaphas: water & earth (ie: Winnie-the-Pooh) / muscular (large frame), affectionate, stubborn 
• What foods to avoid depending on your dosha that could be causing an unpleasant mood, including:
• vatas: raw veggies/salads, cold foods & beverages
• pittas: spicy, sour, acidic, and fried foods
• kaphas: meat and cheese, salt, oils, sugar, ice cream

• Spices/herbs that can help get you back into balance (for any dosha type), including: 
• triphala
• digestive tea (The Prime Tea) with hot water, add: 
• Whole cumin seeds
• Whole coriander seeds
• Whole fennel seeds
• Foundations of Ayurveda medicine, a very personalized approach that takes the individual into account before making any dietary recommendation. 
• Pronounced “eye-yur-vayda” and translated to “knowledge of life”

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, MD, is a neurologist, neuroscientist and an internationally recognized expert in the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine. She earned her medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine; completed her internship at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and neurology residency at University of California San Diego (UCSD). Chaudhary is the author of “The Prime” (Penguin Random House, 2016) and “Sound Medicine” (Harper Collins, 2020); is a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine and is a highly sought-after speaker, researcher and adviser for Healthy Directions. She is the former director of Wellspring Health in Scripps Memorial Hospital, where she successfully combined conventional treatments with Ayurvedic practices of detoxification, diet and lifestyle management to help patients effectively manage chronic neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and migraine headaches. Her program was so successful that it is now used for a wide range of health concerns, including weight issues and chronic disease. Through her integrative approach, Chaudhary teaches her patients about the connection between mind, body and spirit, which impacts every aspect of health both physically and mentally.

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