The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss

Digestion is the cornerstone of our health, according to Ayurveda. This is recognized by integrative neurologist Dr Kulreet Chaudhary, Chief Medical Officer for New Practices and former Director of Wellspring Health at Scripps Memorial Hospital. Dr Chaudhary’s exploration of Ayurveda began when she was a neurologist seeking a remedy for her own recurring migraines. Her mother suggested she see an Ayurvedic physician who began by treating her digestion.

This introduction led to her changing her medical practice to integrate Ayurvedic principles. She’s a regular guest on the Dr. Oz Show and her approach is distilled into easy-to-follow steps in The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss. The Prime is a user-friendly introduction to Ayurveda and a powerful reminder of the importance of simple yet regular practices.

The Prime includes a Gut IQ Quiz so readers can evaluate the current state of their digestion. Dr Chaudhary guides people through a four-stage process to prime and then repair the body. Stage One begins with cumin, coriander, and fennel tea as well as daily triphala, dry brushing, and a combination of flax and psyllium. The other stages build on this to repair the body to encourage both weight loss and greater overall health and well-being. She also includes Ayurvedic wisdom for the rest of your life. When I finished reading, I began brewing a daily pot of cumin, coriander, and fennel tea—and recommending this book to friends.

Purchase The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss here

(Harmony Books)

Felicia M. Tomasko
Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.