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Ayurveda’s Approach to Common Disorders: High Cholesterol / Online Program
September 25, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik
Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician
This program was recorded on Monday, September 25. Please click on the link below to watch the video.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, high cholesterol – a disproportionate ratio of HDL (good cholesterol) to LDL (bad cholesterol) – is due to an imbalance in Kapha (the dosha responsible for metabolizing fat in the body). Cholesterol, a fatty acid manufactured in the liver, is critical to the cells of the body, and in and of itself is not bad. But when the body is out of balance, the liver may not function properly. Then, an excess of LDL builds up clogging arteries. These fat deposits eventually lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
Come and discover:
• The role diet and digestion play in balancing the body
• Foods that enhance fat metabolism – including healthy fats
• The importance of fiber and which types are best
• Spices that help cleanse the colon and prevent buildup of LDL
• Herbs and supplements that support the liver
About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 35 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest honor. Dr. Kaushik recently founded the Institute for the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences, a research and teaching institution.
After completing the 6 ½ years of schooling for his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Kurukshetra University, India, in 1983, Dr. Kaushik worked as an Ayurvedic Medical Officer for two years.
Upon moving to the United States in 1985, Dr. Kaushik received his Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Alabama in 1988. He then worked as an Epidemiologist and Director of HIV/AIDS Sero-surveillance Program with the Alabama Department of Public Health in Birmingham while maintaining an Ayurvedic practice.
In 1999 he moved to Connecticut and received his Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) from the University of Bridgeport, CT in 2003. He taught Ayurvedic Medicine and Public Health at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, University of Bridgeport, as well as serving as the Director of Admissions there. He has been a faculty member with the University of Bridgeport, Division of Health Sciences since 2001. Dr. Kaushik co-founded the Institute for Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Therapies in Fairfield, CT in 2006.
Dr. Kaushik lectures on Ayurvedic Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR, as well as at various national and international symposiums and events. He also offers courses, workshops, lectures, and training in Ayurvedic medicine locally. Dr. Kaushik is an approved continuing education provider for Yoga teachers through the YACEP (Yoga Alliance for Continuing Education Providers) and has achieved the highest Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher certificate having completed 500 hours of training (E-RYT 500). He includes therapeutic Yoga in his practice.
Each year, Dr. Kaushik and his family travel to India to set up camps offering free medical care for underserved populations. He’d like to expand this service to other countries as well.
Dr. Kaushik brings his unique background as an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic practitioner with experience in public health and health education to this locality. He welcomes you into his wellness community.
Photograph by Mikita Yo