Akil Palanisamy, MD, is a Harvard-trained physician, author, speaker, and holistic medicine expert in integrative and functional medicine. His new book, “The Paleovedic Diet”, integrates the best of conventional and holistic medicine. Dr. Akil seamlessly blends the Paleo diet with Ayurveda and the latest research in nutrition and medicine to present a customized roadmap to perfect health.
Dr. Akil, a holistic doctor, completed his premedical training in biochemistry at Harvard University, received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed his residency in family medicine at Stanford University. He also completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona, and is certified by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine at Georgetown University.
Dr. Akil practices at The Institute for Health and Healing in San Francisco, one of the oldest centers for integrative medicine in the United States. He has worked with thousands of patients to help them heal and recover from chronic diseases using dietary changes and nutritional supplements. He blends his western medical training with holistic approaches including functional medicine and Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India.
Dr. Akil has been doing pioneering work in integrative medicine education and clinical practice for many years. He brings compassion, insight and in-depth knowledge and experience to his work, successfully treating a wide variety of serious health conditions including autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, hormone imbalance, and stress-related illnesses.
This holistic doctor is an avid practitioner of yoga and meditation. He loves spending time with family and helping his four-year-old daughter pet neighborhood dogs and ride her bicycle. He also enjoys reading, salsa dancing, and making home-cooked meals together with his daughter.
Groundbreaking and timely, The Paleovedic Diet addresses topical issues such as gluten sensitivity, unknown superfoods (you’ll be surprised to see what’s included here), the link between gut health and whole body health, how to detoxify, the critically important gut bacteria comprising your microbiome and other holistic medicine topics.
Based on his own experience with thousands of patients, Dr. Akil provides definitive, practical guidance on what to eat, how to move, how to sleep, how to manage stress and even how to breathe. He presents a revolutionary three-week plan that utilizes nourishing foods, powerful healing spices and intensive detoxification to help you lose weight, improve energy and achieve lifelong health.