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#85 Ayurvedic Healthy Eating Guidelines

#85 Ayurvedic Healthy Eating Guidelines

Body Wisdom With Dr. Michele

Welcome to Season 3 of the Body Wisdom Podcast with Dr. Michele.

This season the podcast will be focusing on healthy habits. As your host, I’ll be recording solo episodes which will answer some of the most common questions I’m asked as a physician such as “how do I build a new habit?” "which habits are essential to get healthy again?" "what can I do to lose weight?" "how can I look and feel younger again?" "how can I start exercising again if I haven't done it in years?" and more. I will also be coaching patients and clients live on-air, and conducting interviews with other health & wellness experts. Of course, I am always open to new topic ideas, so if there is a topic you would like me to address or if there is a question you would like answered, please reach out. Email me directly at

Today Dr. Michele discusses "Ayurvedic Guidelines for Healthy Eating."

I hope you enjoy the show!

About Dr. Michele:

As a physician & surgeon, certified Ayurvedic and Autoimmune health coach, yoga/anatomy teacher, and overall health & wellness expert, Dr. Michele Summers Colon is an Advocate for Women's Health. Her passion is helping women help themselves to heal their body. She is the author of Body Wisdom: 10 Weeks to Transformation, the creator and host of the Body Wisdom with Dr. Michele Podcast, and the leader of the Body Wisdom Membership Program.

She has been interviewed and quoted in many prominent publications including USA Today, US News & World Reports, Health Magazine, Yahoo! Makers, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. One of Dr. Michele’s greatest strengths is her ability to help women create balanced, healthy lives by looking at the whole picture. She combines the best of Eastern and Western medicine to create individualized health & wellness plans for her patients and clients. For over 24 years, Dr. Michele has dedicated herself to maintaining a private medical practice and providing exceptional care to her patients while at the same time studying holisitic and integrative medicine. Dr. Michele believes that food is medicine and that yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation are the keys to perfect health.

Dr. Michele has a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology from UCBerkeley, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and a Doctorate degree in Podiatry from Barry University, and graduated from a Foot & Ankle Surgical Residency in Los Angeles. Dr. Michele is also certified in Ayurvedic as well as Autoimmune Health Coaching, Yoga, Reiki, Reflexology, and Laser Therapy. Dr. Michele specializes in Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Therapeutic Yoga to provide the most healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation to her patients and clients. Dr. Michele has studied Ayurvedic Medicine extensively and has worked with some of the best practitioners throughout the United States to bring Ayurveda to the forefront of medicine.

Combining yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation is one of Dr. Michele’s passions so that she can spread the word to as many people as possible that this is the path to perfect health.

Show Notes:

There are a lot of ideas of how we should eat: eat 6 small meals a day, eat 3 meals a day, intermittent fasting, and the Ayurvedic theory of eating according to your dosha.

Ayurvedic Theory: It’s based on the GI tract and how your digestive system works.

We create a backlog in the digestive tract if we meal stack, so we shouldn't eat one meal before the previous one is digested. It could look something like this: we have food in the large intestine that we ate 6 hours ago and food in the small intestine that we ate 4 hours ago and now we have food in the stomach that we just ate. This is causing a backup of food. If we eat something, it goes into the GI tract and is now sitting in the stomach being digested. If we then eat a snack a little while later, we have food in different phases of digestion, adding undigested food to partially digested food, which will then cause digestion to slow down and work harder to digest all of the food that are in these different stages of digestion.

The problem with this is it doesn’t deal with the law of pulsation, between empty and full. When we have a lot of little frequent pulsations by eating several small meals in a day, we don’t get to experience true emptiness and true fullness. It also has to do with deep peace. There is a stillness that comes from emptiness, and there is a stillness that comes from fullness too. And we can really tell what we want when we’re really hungry. When you don’t know what you want to eat, like when you open the fridge or the pantry door and just stand there looking at the food choices and you can’t decide what to choose, you’re not really hungry; you are eating because of something emotional that’s going on. When you’re truly hungry, you will know what you want to eat and you will eat something. You are in tune with your desire....

12/10/19 • 26 min

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