Hello, my friends. Today, it'smy great pleasure to welcome to thisconversation, Dr. Chiti Parikh, and she's writtenthis amazing book, Intentional Health,which includes a 28 day, HealthReset Plan. The book ispublished by Hay House.
And it is about optimizing your circadianrhythms, strengtheningand protecting your microbiome,aligning what you eat withwhat you can digest, and sinkingyour diet with yourconstitution, according to IvyLeague principles.
Dr. Parikh is the executive directorof the Integrative Health and WellbeingProgram at New York PresbyterianHospital and a clinicalprofessor at Weill CornellMedicine. She'sone of a handful.
Of physiciansin the country to have the beenan interdisciplinary physician specializing in both Easternand Western medicine and has a passionto spread this knowledge. I had the pleasure of meetingher recently.
And readingthe book. So thank you verymuch for joining us. My pleasure. Thank you so muchfor having me today. Yeah. So let's start with your own lifejourney. How did.. you know.
You have some of theinteresting photographs here, aboutexotic practices. But you're a regularphysician just like mewith a license to practice medicine in NewYork, I presume. And many, you know, and you'realso a teacher.
At themedical school. So share with me how you ended up, of course,writing the book, but your own journey into this areabecause you're trained asa physician, right? Right. You know,.
I grew up in India and I moved here when I wasa teenager. So I had the fortuneof understanding both culturesfrom very early on. I never planned ongoing into medicine. Ironically,I always said I would neverbecome a doctor, but that all changedone day. What really shapedmy journey.
Into integrative medicine,Intentional health. It's actually a yearbetween college and medical school. I spent a yearbackpacking alone through Asia,and this is before, you know,Google Maps. This wasbefore iPhone. And I really had.
The pleasureof spending time, you know, from meditation,silent meditation retreats to meetingmonks in the most remote part of Asia. And thatreally shaped who I am today. And that has reallyinspired me to bring.
What I learned through my travels, throughmy upbringing, into myclinical practice. So what I've learnedthrough years of medical schooltraining and seeing thousands of patientsis this realization that our body is.
So incrediblyintelligent and everythingwe need to live a healthy lifeis right within us. It's not outsidein a diet or an exerciseroutine or anything. It's all etchedinto us. It's right here. And I had a glimpseof that firsthand in 2020.
What happened was I was on the front lines during COVIDin New York, and I got COVIDwhile I was on thefrontlines in April. And itdid not really have time to recover. I had to goright back, you know,.
Because the needwas so dire. But I ended updeveloping really badlong COVID. So this was beforewe even knew what long COVID was. I was just one of the handful of people who had actuallygotten COVID,.
And I started losingweight very fast. My hair wasfalling out. I was getting short of breath, giving upeven a couple flights of stairs. So I scoured every medical journalI could find and trying to figure outwhat was going on.
And tryto understand and how to healfrom that. And I know this isreally bizarre, but I was on Amazonone day ordering probably papertowels and a book about185-year-old Yogi that was completelyout of print, somehowcame up in my feed.
Out of curiosity,I clicked on it and I grew up in a culture where I read about yogisand I met a Yogi, so it was nothingnew to me, but it wasinteresting. It came upon my feed, out of nowhereand I clicked on it.
I ordered the publicationbook, read it, and that'swhen I learned about the scienceof kaya kalpa. So how does a yogibecome 185 years? And how does a yogilive to be 185? So this ancientknowledge, a technique called kaya kalpa, which.
Is transformationof your body. And yogisuse this technique to rejuvenate their bodyfrom time to time so that they canlive a long life, so they can continuepursuing theirspiritual quest. And within that,there is knowledge about somethingcalled pancha-karma,.
Which is partof Ayurveda, which is very wellknown. It isa detoxification processthat anyone can do. So kaya kalpa for the yogisand pancha-karma is for usmere mortals. So I decidedI'm going to do pancha-karma.
I've heard about it. I'd recommend itto many people, but I'd never really gone throughthe whole process. So for one monthI did an intense pancha-karmapractice and what I sawwas transformative. I always believed.
In that innerintelligence, but within a fewdays of my hair stopped falling,my weight started coming up. I just feltat ease. I really finallyfelt like myself. And months later,I know this. I'm not being vain, but this is.
SomethingI could see physicallyhappening. My nails startedgrowing. This is so bizarre. My nails startedgrowing. You know, at a pointwe had to cut them every few days. So this is justsomething I could see outside.
But I know that wasjust a in evidence of whattransformation actually had takenplace within me. So I wanted tobring this knowledge is not about curing long-covid oranything like that. I knewit was about time that I broughtthis knowledge that's been aroundthe science,.
This 5000 yearold science, to the people. I have a fullpractice. I'm not lookingfor more patients. I have a thousand patientson the waitlist. That's notthe purpose of that. The purpose and my true.
Passion lies in bringing 5000years of science to everyone so that everyonecan use it to live a healthyand vital life. That's what they're the incentive and inspirationbehind this bookhas been great.
So let me ask you a few questions,because I'm sure many are curiousabout this. Where did you goto medical school? So I wentto medical school at RobertWood Johnson, which is now Rutgers Medical Schoolin New Jersey. And I didmy residency.
Training at Cornell in internalmedicine. And all this while there was no interestin Ayurveda, etc.. Correct. So I alwayspractice, I read in my personal life. But what happened.
Was I afterresidency, I started practicing in the hospital and I realized thatwhat I was doing was practicingsick care, not health care. The reasonwhy I became a doctor was I wanted to keeppeople healthy,.
So I wanted to focuson that 95% of someone's life that happens outsideof the hospital and I wantedto keep them out of the hospital as much as possible. So it'svery fortunate to be able to be that institutionas New York.
Presbyterianand Cornell, that they were opento the idea of actuallybringing this type of integrative model of careto the patients. So I started the IntegrativeMedicine Center at Cornell, NewYork-Presbyterian, almost nineyears ago now.
And every yearwe see over 12,000 patientsand the center has doctors alongsideacupuncturists, nutritionists,meditation instructors,yoga, tai chi, instructors,all working together to really practicehealth care, not just care. Just as.
An aside, you know, I openedan Ayurvedic Center in Massachusetts in the 1970s with pancha-karma andall the elements. And then I didget interested in a Kaya Kulpa. And of course,I read all about it. I had a verydifficult time.
Findingan authentic yogi who had practicedKaya Kulpa in the waythat it has been described, and I couldn't findany documentation of anyoneliving beyond say 122, at least,you know, a lot of online searchesand other places. Were you able.
To actually findsomeone at a veryadvanced age? I mean, recently becauseof the interest in Healthspan and, you know,epigenetics and all that which we can talkabout in a moment. There'sa lot of interest.
In longevityand healthspan. And so I've beenlooking at people both personally online,interviewing people recentlyinterviewed 103 year old physicianactually this who practicesand is somewhere in the Midwest, and she knows a.
Lot aboutparasympathetic stimulationand also a lot about vagalinnovation and a lot about pancha-karma. But I personally have not yetencountered anyone either onlineor personally, that's gonebeyond 120.
Have you? Just outof curiosity. Not that Iyou know, I cannot verify this,but when I was in Myanmar traveling, I did go to a veryremote monastery and there were monksmeditating there that people said were about150 closer to 180.
Again, there is no evidence,is no proof. But they were talking about events that had happened along, long time ago as if they wereliving at that time. So when you see when yougo out there in theseremote parts and when you meetpeople like that,.
You it definitely, you know, piquesyour curiosity, but also makesyou believe that there has to be something about this because these are some of the harshestareas to live in. Right. And peoplehave survived in.
This areashave meditated deep into Himalaya,as in extreme conditionsfor so long. So I think whatwe're seeing in researchstudies is glimpses of how peopleare able to activate their stem cells. That's basicallywhat kaya kalpa is. It's a scienceof activating.
Your stem cells. So you can rejuvenate your bodyinside out. And we're trying to mimicthat in the lab. So I strongly believethat there are yoga traditionsand this knowledge is out there. It's just not inour reach just yet.
But I hope welearn more about it and we approach itfrom both Western and Easternmedicine. So we can understandthe science behind how stem cell activationreally works through these yogictechniques. So it's fascinatingworld, though. Yeah.
So, you know, I alsoin the seventies, there was aphysician called Dr. Alexander Leaf. He was that of MassGeneral and Departmentof Medicine. And he actuallytraveled to some of these places,including Afghanistan, etc..
And he in his book and inhis writings, said a lot of peopleclaimed advantages, but there was no wayhe could document them. And in fact, in these traditions,it was glamorous to look oldor be old.
Because, you know, that was thecultural mindset. So when he askedpeople their age is usually exaggerated and there wasno birth certificate anywayto document that. So leavingthat aside, there's alsosomething, you know, that scientists.
Talk about calledthe hayflick limit. As you know, that cells can only divideso many times accordingto the health limit. It's unlikelythat anyone can live beyond 120. But now we do havedocumented cases of over 120, 122,.
I believe is the most, the longest documented caseso far. But this idea of stem cell stimulationseems very intriguingand does make sense. You know, we have friends herein New York that I shouldintroduce you.
To somebody at,he used to be at Mount Sinai. But now, he'swith the new, Mount Sinai is absorbedinto something else, right? And the. Well, yeah there area few hospitals. Beth Israelbecame Mount Sinai. Yeah.
Well yeah. So Neil Theiseis a friend of mine. He's an M.D., he'sa Ph.D. and in fact, he was one ofthe first people to find stem cellsin circulation, also in the liver. And he alsodescribed a system in the body.
Which basically wasn't describedbefore, you know, to the fascial system,etc.. He's a very innovativeresearcher, so we shouldtalk to him about stemcell activation. As you know, there are many otherpeople.
Who are doinghyperbaric oxygen and then stem cells with embryoniccells. In fact,in New Jersey, you havesomebody doing that. But I've always beenintrigued by the idea of signaling molecules which Ayurveda alsohas, by the way, all these adaptogens like,.
You know,ashwagandha, ashwagandha, yeah, all thesignaling molecules, also knownas adaptogens. And it's quite possible that they alsostimulate stem cells. So this is an area that's definitelyworth looking into.
What is very obviousthough, and that is something that I don't think most of the peoplewho are listening to this conversationwould be aware of is that lessthan 5% of disease is dueto what we call fullypenetrant genes, which guaranteethe disease.
Like BRCA geneor whatever, not only for cancer,but for everything and most of it 95% and can be modulatedto epigenetics. And accordingto epigenetics, any experiencewe have, emotional experience,relationships, social engagements,but also breathing techniquesand detoxification.
And it's like that yoga,particularly prana and you know, thedifferent postures, if you go overthe 35 different, you know, routines with the yogaasanas, you end up stimulating every branchof the vagus nerve.
And maybe that isthe basis of homeostasis is vagalstimulation and we livein these times where everybody's on para-sympatheticoverdrive. And so itall makes sense what you're saying,all make sense. And of course, there's a lot ofanecdotal evidence.
That we can livelonger, healthier, and except those 5% of caseswhich are fully penetrant genes,even for that now CRISPRsare on the horizon and you can soonhave gene editing. So given all that,it looks like chronic disease could be optional.
It could be a choice that we can avoid almost totally,if not 95%, but with all the newtechnologies, maybe even 100%. So your bookis a definite contributionin that area. And I just want to sharewith our audience.
The seven ancient secretsyou talk about, becausethe first one in chapter two,you say you talk aboutcircadian rhythm. Now, of course,in Ayurveda they also talk aboutseasonal rhythmsand gravitational rhythmsand lunar rhythms.
But I guessthe circadian rhythm is once you resetthat all the other rhythms arein a way entangled. So sharewith our audience of what wecan expect to find in this section,Circadian Rhythms. Absolutely! I think a lot of this, seven.
Ancient secretscame about from not just readingall about, you know, Chinese traditionalChinese medicine that I read of, also my personalexperience with my thousandsof patients. A lot of timesI see people who are already following a totallyhealthy diet.
They're exercising. They're simply doing all the rightthings, yet they do notfeel like they are like themselves, their balance,right. So what'sactually missing, but I realizeis that fundamentals of healthare fundamental.
If they arein place, all the dietexercise, all the effortswe're putting in, you'llget maximum results. The fundamentalsare not there. Then we're sort ofswimming upstream. So the seven ancientsecrets step by step guide youin that direction. How to strengthen.
The fundamentals and actually understandhow your body, how it's unique, how it's different thaneveryone else's, and learningmore about it. So the first stepis circadian rhythm, because we know that our internal.
Computer,our software is very muchsynchronized to everything elsearound us in nature and in the universe. So circadian rhythm optimization is stepnumber one, what time we wake up, what time we eat, whattime we go to the bathroom, what time we sleep.
All of that is extremelyimportant in resetting our circadian rhythmon a daily basis. Majorityof the diseases that we know come aboutbecause of that disruptionin circadian rhythm. Hencethere's a whole new.
Field of Chrono biology, right,that came about years ago. So received a NobelPrize in medicine for that because nowwe're recognizing that all the clocks,even with genes, are turned onand off it directlyrelated to our.
Circadian rhythm. So that isdisrupted. That often becomes that first dominothat falls and leadsto chronic diseases. So I always joke around my patientsand I tell them, you know,as your doctor, I do not careabout your diet.
I do not care about whether you go tothe gym and I definitely don't careabout your weight. So they're always shockedthat as a doctor, how do you not care about my weight,my diet, whether I goto the gym or not?.
I tell themI don't care about your diet,what you eat. I care moreabout when you eat. There'sso much science behindthe meal, timing and I also careabout when you don't eat a.k.a intermittentfasting. So I talk about.
A lot of studies that are validatingthis. The we're physiologicallynot the same person at 9 a.m. versus 9 p.m. Our genes, our hormones,everything is changing hourby hour.
So I superimpose those our circadian clock from westernmedicine with that of the eastern medicineclock that's in Chinese medicineand aggravator, and they are righton top of each other.
And they makecomplete sense. So every hour our body is designedto do a different activity. So the more we synchronize our daily routine to thatcircadian rhythm, the more we canget out of it. So thatsynchronization.
Is step number one alongthat intentional health journey. So that's the reason why that'sthe first chapter. So that's why people are alwaysfascinated when I say don't careabout these things.
Becausethe timing of things is farmore important than just the activity itself daily and seasonalroutines and the dietthat changes with the dailyseasonal routines, what timewe exercise, what time we goto sleep, etc.
Very important. Okay,let's move to the the secondsecret here, the good bacteria. Yes. That's thewhole other universe that we'retalking about. Just like there'sa universe outside, there's a wholeuniverse within us. And scienceis validating.
The importanceof gut microbiome. There's not a daythat goes by that I don't hear about the gut microbiome or a new studycoming out. Right? And I read it. You know, we know inChinese medicine.
Also, they say every diseasestarts in the gut and the root causeof so many diseases is that imbalancein the gut because our digestionis off balance and that leads toan abnormal or dysbiosisor improper gut microbiome where we shiftthe balance.
Between goodand bad bacteria and we havethe opportunity to fix our gutmicrobiome. every single day,right? From our diet,from our exposures. So that's why I want to introducethe audience to the concept ofgut microbiome, not just from the.
Western medicineapproach, but also fromEastern medicine that focuses more on how to nurtureyour gut microbiome by focusingon seasonal foods. But also as we move into the nextchapters, I talk aboutthe digestive fire, right?.
So if you want to nurturea good, healthy gut microbiome,we have to first workon our digestion and understandhow stronger digestion is and match our dietand lifestyle accordingto that digestion. So nowI'm jumping ahead.
But as we pointeddigestive fire, you know,in Western, as you know, we always talkabout, you know,there is this diet, there's keto, there's vegan,there's paleo in Eastern medicine,there are no diets. The perfect dietfor me right now.
Is whatever matchesmy digestion. And that ischanging, right? Today,if I'm feeling well, my digestion is strong so I can get away with eating a lot ofdifferent things. But when mydigestion is weak, I need to.
Adjust my dietto simplify it. So when we match our digestionwith what we're eating,that's health. Because in Ayurveda, there's a saying that foodthat is digested properly becomesnutrition and food that is not digestedproperly, becomes.
Toxin and rootcause of diseases. Food is the same. It's our digestionthat makes the completedifference. And then in the bookyou outlined ways to maximize thedigestive function. Let's go back to the microbiomefor a moment.
Because and you know, this keeps changing as I followthe literature, but we do have25,000 human genes, and I guess we havemillions of bacterial genes,right? There are way more than our humangenes are? In 2012,we did a study.
At the ChopraFoundation, along with Mount Sinai andother institutions, including Harvardand Duke, where in one week of meditationand yoga, we sawall the human genes responsiblefor homeostasis go up.
In their activity some 17-fold overbaseline. All the genes thatwere responsible for inflammation, chronic disease,Alzheimer's, etc. went downsignificantly. The level ofthe enzyme telomerasewent up by 40%. Even though we had.
Elizabeth Blackburn,who got the Nobel for discoveringtelomerase as one of ourco-authors, it took us five yearsto get the study published in a majorjournal. Finally didin Nature TranslationPsychiatry, and then it wasreplicated.
So it's obviousthat, you know, meditation, yoga and everythingyou're talking about can upgradethe activity of the human geneswe have. But if you'relooking at the microbiome,not only do we change the activity,.
We changethe population rate. So in other words, we're changingthe software of the body of thebody's printout of genes and theoretically,you can change 95% of your geneticinformation and the remaining 5%you can upgrade. What do you sayabout that?.
Do you agree? 100%. And then that'swhy I emphasize the importanceof gut microbiome, because that is our opportunityto reset our internal softwareevery single day. So the choices we're making,I always tell people what you're eating,.
The diet you are putting intoyour body, you're not justfeeding yourself. Think about your the fact that you're feeding trillionsof gut bacteria. So be a good host. You know,I was raised in Indian families.
I was trainedto be a good host. If anyone comesto your house, you feed them, you feed them thebest food possible. So I want people tobe a very good host to thatgut microbiome. So when you'reeating, keep in mindthat you're nourishingnot just your body,.
But you're also keeping the gut microbiome healthyand thriving, but years to come. And that stuff happens on a dailybasis. It's not justpopping up probiotic. It is so much morethan that, right? It's tendingto the gut.
Microbiomeon a daily basis. Are you a fan of thingslike kombucha and, you know,all these In India? Of course we use picklesand also use yogurt and all kinds of fibrous introductionsto diet to change.
The microbiomeon a daily basis. So I think we need yeah,so some of the diet recommendationsI make in the book are really focused on not just gettingthe probiotic rich foods,which, you know, we obviouslyencourage.
But again, remember,we have to feed the good bacteria. So prebiotics arejust as important. So takingprobiotics, so inviting the guest, but if you don'tfeed them, they're not goingto stick around. So the prebiotics.
Come from diversityin fiber. So fiber is thatmissing ingredient. So I always tellpeople, you know, we think about carbs in our diet, proteinand fat and diet. The fourth macronutrientI want people to think aboutis fiber.
And diversityand fiber. The diversityin the food that we feed the gutbacteria equals diversity in the type of bacteriathat we have. So all the studies are saying it's not just gettinga few good bacteria, it's the diversity.
Think about the gutmicrobiome as your defense system. So we have the army,we have maybe we have AirForce, right? So the more diversityand different types of bacteria that we have in the gut.
Is really key to protectingour immune system and trainingour immune system. One of the reasonswhy we see a lot of autoimmune conditionsand allergies in more developedcountries is because our exposure.
To different types of bacteriais very limited. So we don't havea diverse defense system. It's not trainedenough to know the difference between food andan actual pathogen. That'swhy immune system is hyper all the time.
And overreactingto things. So one of the waysto address it is really bringing that diversity in our food by incorporatingdifferent sources of fiber. The Prebiotics, just as importantas the probiotics,.
Is thatthat's maximum diversity of plantbased fibrous foods. You know, in Indiawhen I was growing up, we had a favorite foodcalled Lotus Root, and I had a lot ofdifficulty finding it. Finally, I found a Chinese.
Restaurant here close to my houseand this of Lotus Root, which isvery tasty and full of fiber. And so is that your tactic? Maximum diversity of plant based,fibrous diversity is so key.
Becausea lot of times peopleget in the habit, you know, they'reeating kimchi and they just eatkimchi every single dayor kombucha, right? So I reallyencourage people, even people already eatinga healthy diet.
To think aboutdiversity. So I always share them a listof seasonal foods. So if you're eatingseasonally, you will naturally add that diversityinto your diet on an annual basis. And also, researchstudies show that eating seasonallyalso ensures.
That the foodthat are in season tend to havethe highest amount, highest amountof antioxidants. Right? So eating them freshwhile in season can actuallyprovide you with an extra boostof antioxidants on top of giving you all thatprebiotic fiber.
That's good forthe gut microbiome in your practices. You test people'smicrobiome because these daysthere are so many commercial… Absolutely! Yeah, that's a big part of my practiceis addressing gut health.
So and this is a perfectexample of how I love to combinethe best of Eastern and Westernmedicine. I'm someone whocomes to my practice with autoimmuneconditions or neurologicalconditions or just gutimbalance,.
Like thingslike irritable bowel syndrome. I'll often do a gutmicrobiome test and based on the results,will customize their diet,their lifestyle, and they might also walk awaywith recommendations for different herbs.
You know,one of the big herbs I often useis something like Triphalaor Haritaki, and there arestudies that showthat Triphala actually helps, you know, shiftyour gut microbiome because it increasesproduction of often the postbiotics.
Things, somethingcalled butyrate, I really check inpeople's gut microbiome,there's a lot of research on postbiotics, thingslike Butyrate. There have been fascinating studieson that recently. So really encourage people to actually.
Look at your gutmicrobiome and adjustyour diet, lifestyle,supplement herbs accordingly rather than justtaking everything that's out therethat you can find in thehealth food stores. And these tests are easily availablethese days.
Easilyavailable, yeah. And they're doneat home. They're either 1to 3 days to all tasks. You do it at home and you ship itout to the lab. And these labshave been around for quite some time. They have excellentdatabases.
They publish severalresearch studies. So we know whatnormal looks like, what abnormallooks like. And I thinkthe next few years will all be learningmore about this. And we're not so farfrom the day where you go to the doctor's officeand sort of just your blood test.
Will also be takingyour stool tests and hopefully eventuallywe'll be doing a swab, oral swab, and you can justput that on a slide and get an interim report of your oralmicrobiome. So in the book, I talk a lot aboutthe oral microbiome,.
And I read thatthere is a whole practice of,you know, whether it's oilpooling or really, you know, there'sa lot of emphasis on oral health because that'ssomething I find a direct correlationbetween people.
With poor oralhealth often have more gutdysbiosis or imbalancein the gut bacteria. So I talk abouta lot of diabetic practices to emphasizeon oral health on a regular basis so that we're notmissing a big piece of gut microbiome,which.
Is righthere in our mouth. You talk aboutthe root cause. So what is the rootcause? So in the RootCause chapter, I talk a lot aboutChinese medicine. Concept of differentconstitutions in Chinese medicine include root cause of diseasescan be.
Their internalor external. Externaltend to be related to the environment. So before we hadbetter conditions and heaters,you know, people had to be outin the elements and they were very susceptibleto getting sick. Nowadays we have airconditioners.
And heaters, but we also havepollution, we have globalwarming. So now the externalcauses of diseases, the root causes of diseases tend to bemore environmental. And I honestly thinkwe are missing a big piece of that.
In academicmedicine. There's just notenough resources catching upto the fact that the environmental toxinsare really causing a big disease burdenon our population. So I talka little bit about how external factorsfrom global warming to pollutionin the air.
Or the waterthe soil is actually affecting us. And then the internal causesof imbalance or root cause of diseasetends to come from one of the fourthings, you know, eitherdiet, sleep, stress or lack of exercise. So I go into detailabout that,.
And I also educate the readersabout understanding their own uniqueconstitution. So I introduce the concept ofhow a constitution can be hot,cold, damp or dry. I know this is a very new wayof thinking about.
Your body weather. You tend to runhot, dry, damp. So I break it down and make itvery easy for youto understand. There's alsoa little quiz that you can taketo understand your uniqueconstitution from the perspective.
Of Chinese medicine. So I teach the readershow to understand your Constitution and how to adjustyour diet and lifestyleaccordingly. So I am a cold anda dry constitution, in Ayurvedait's “Vata” and in Chinese.
Medicine,cold and dry. So in a seasonlike today, you know, in New YorkCity, it's a cold winter day. So this is when the cold and dryness are reallypalpable outside.
So I don't like thisweather. I'm much happier inFlorida or Hawaii. Right. So I can necessarilygo to Hawaii right now, but I can mimicthat by eating warm soups,you know, broths and things like that that tend to warm mefrom inside out. So I talk a lot.
About how to adjustyour diet and your lifestyle,how to cook your food,how to eat your food in a way that complements your uniqueconstitution. So that's howwe address the root causes of diseases, addressingthose internal.
And external factors that bring aboutdisease in general. Very similar,as you just said, to theAyurvedic concept. So Vata, is a propensity to say degenerativedisorders, Pitta, inflammatorydisorders, kava, to retentivedisorders, metabolicsyndrome, etc.
And I was thinking actuallyI was talking to Dabur, which isone of the biggest Ayurvedic product companiesin India about maybe evenclassifying these. But the Chinese andthe Indian systems with epigenetic measurements, you know, I'm sure.
The genes activitywould be different in these bodytypes 100%. And you knowwhat's fascinating in this chapter, when I talk aboutChinese medicine, I read aboutthe hot and cold. It seems likean esoteric, abstract concept, but there's actually.
A fascinating study that came outthree years ago where researcherslooked at the macro and micro nutrientand nutrient constitutionof the food itself. So let's sayif I pick a food, let's sayI'm digging bananas, then I look athow much magnesium, potassium,protein, carbs,.
And they came up with different breakdownof the products and they came upwith a mathematical formula that you can plug infor any food. What the vitaminor micronutrient constitution is,plug it in and it will tell youwhether.
The food is hot,cold, damp or dry. And there was aperfect correlation between the two. So it's fascinating. We could use AI right to actually find it. Justimagine now if you can use any model and youput in these foods and you canand it will tell you.
If it's hot or cold,damp or dry. And if you putin your Constitution that I can come up with a dietfor you for the season, right, then that's exactly where we're headednow. So I'm speakingwith Dr. Chiti Parikh.
The book is calledIntentional Health – Detoxify and Nourishand Rejuvenate Your Bodyinto Balance. And the remainingchapters include theAnti-Aging Detox. We don't want to give away everythingin the book, the mind-bodyconnection, the breath of life.
And then there'spart three, which talks aboutthe 28 Day reset and the 20 minute daily ritual. And the book haslots of very useful and notesand references. So I find itvery useful to the congratulationsof this book and I hope people.
Will pick it upand benefit from it. You're a busy doctor, so no pointasking them to go make an appointmentwith you. I don't thinkthey can start off by reading the bookand get more and more information. So I'm not going to readthe rest of.
The chapter titles. I want peopleto pick up the book and benefit from itdirectly. Anything moreyou'd like to say? One lastthing I would say is that in the message of the mainmessage of the book is that healthis about balance. It's not aboutperfection.
So think about held as strikingthat balance between the yinand the yang. And it's not about pursuinga perfect picture of health. So use this book,use the knowledge. It's been aroundfor 5000 years to bring your bodyback to balance.
Any timeyou need it. So thank you so muchfor having me, for joining me.