Podcast 77.  Ayurvedic Approach to Immunity and Immune Health with Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya

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If modern medicine is not working for you, what do you do? Ayurveda, India’s 5,000 year old holistic healing medical system, is a great alternative and can help you alleviate illnesse that are difficult to treat using modern medicine. 

Ayurvedic treatment protocol might seem primitive, but it is amazing how it can resurrect the immune system and eliminate auto-immune diseases. The immune system is responsible not only for infections, auto-immune diseases, and immunodeficiency, but also for cancer and flu pandemic infections. 

The ayurvedic approach focuses on aligning our bodies with the rhythm of nature and balancing our energies to create optimal health. We are biological creatures, and if we align with nature, nature will always find ways to resurrect our bodies. 

In this episode, Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, an ayurvedic and holistic family doctor, talks about practical ways of using Ayurveda to create balance in our bodies for better health. She expounds on many other topics on the ayurvedic approach to immunity and immune health to help you boost your immune system and live a healthier life.

Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:

[01:46] Dr. Bhaswati explains what Ayurveda is and the philosophy behind this system of medicine.  

[05:28] How you can identify your own frequency, know what is happening and measure it to help realign yourself. 

[10:49] Dr. Bhaswati shares how they diagnose people’s dosha baseline, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, and what is going on in their bodies.  

[17:42] What it means if someone has a weak immune system. How do the imbalances happen to Vata, Pitta, and Kapha people?

[20:36] What are the different types of fats in our bodies? What are the different types of refined oils, and how refined oil affects our immune system? What are the types of pure unrefined oils in Ayurveda that you can use in your kitchen for a better immune system?

[29:49] Using different methods of Ayurveda to alleviate diseases that are difficult to treat using modern medicine 

[33:24] Dr. Bhaswati’s advice on using the practical aspect of Ayurveda to boost your immune system and prevent disease.

[40:04] How stress can lead to bowel syndrome and how to clean out the lower gut and re-enable your immune system.

About Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya 

Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya is a physician-scientist working on the frontiers of healing to bring the wisdom and science of authentic traditional medicines such as Ayurveda back to the hands and hearts of the people.

She serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan and on two NIH/NCI committees evaluating integrative treatments for patient care.

She is also a senior Fulbright scholar, awarded educator, author, and published scientist trained in pharmacology (UPenn) & neuroscience (Columbia Univ), public health (Harvard Univ), community medicine (Mount Sinai-NYU), and completed a mid-career Ph.D. in ancient Indian chemistry, Ayurvedic pharmaceutics, and pharmacology (Rasa Shastra & Bhaisajya Kalpana) from Banaras Hindu University, with an award-winning Ph.D. thesis on polyherbal formulations for diabetes.

She is a 2018-2023 Fulbright Specialist in Global Public Health specializing in Integrative Medicine. The documentary film Healers: Journey into Ayurveda on The Discovery Channel features her work. Her book Everyday Ayurveda is a national bestseller published by Penguin Random House.

How to connect with Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya:

Website: http://drbhaswati.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drbhaswati

Instagram Page – https://www.instagram.com/drdrbhaswati/?hl=en

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/dinacharyainstitute

About Risa Morimoto 

Founder and CEO of Modern Aging, Risa is a certified integrative nutrition health coach. She is passionate about ensuring people live the second half of their life feeling strong, fulfilled, and empowered.

Though Risa is the host of the Modern Aging YouTube Channel, she has spent most of her career behind the camera as a producer and director of documentaries (Wings of Defeat, Broken Harmony: China’s Dissidents) and TV (HGTV – House Hunters International, Selling NY, Animal Planet, A&E). 

Through Modern Aging, she deep dives and shares her findings on alternative, global approaches to holistic health and wellness. 


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