Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, MD
Author of The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss
Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, MD, author of “The Prime” says depression isn’t just a mind game, but very much a gut game too and new research is validating what ancient medicine has been focused on for centuries. Two new studies published in the journal Nature Communications found a link between several types of bacteria in the gut and depressive symptoms. Scientists are exploring whether some gut bacteria produce or consume mood-regulating chemicals, such as serotonin, or chemicals that cause inflammation in the body, which research has linked to depressive symptoms.
Dr. Chaudhary is an internationally recognized expert in the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine (pronounced eye-yur-vayda and translated to “knowledge of life”). She says, in Ayurveda medicine, the gut and brain are one functional unit andthe fastest way to shift mood is by changing diet, improving gut health and shifting your microbiome. When the gut-brain connection is disrupted—no matter what else you may add to boost your mood—you’re fighting an uphill battle. Dr. Chaudhary sayswithout addressing gut health, you can spend years searching for mental health solutions with limited or unproductive results.
Ghee is one of the best fats to cook with and eat for brain health
Ghee on the bottom of ones feet at night facilitates restful sleep.
Dr. Chaudhary recommends these herbs for most everyone everyday:
Ashwaganda, Triphala, and a tea of cumin, corriander and fennel.
The herbal pharmacopeia of Ayurveda is hundreds times larger than Western’s
There are hospitals in India that cure all sorts of “Disease” using only herbs and detox
The proper gut bacteria/biome affects the brain and outlook on life
Sugar is not the demon may believe it to be
Triphala can be used daily for gut health for most everyone
The more spiritual work we do the more grounded we have to be in the body.
Meat is used as medicine in Ayurveda and is grounding
Raw milk is quite beneficial and should be heated well 160 and above for better digestion
Spices to add for milk: Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Ginger, cardamon, cinnamon
Our state of consciousness determines what foods we do best on can changes regulary
Nuts, seeds and berries are good morning foods.