Presented by Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik
NOTE: Dr. Kaushik’s informative health lecture was recorded on October 18.. If you were unable to attend this program, or would just like to review the information, click on the link below to watch the presentation.
The excretory system is made up of numerous organs that work in unison to ensure that waste is effectively removed from your body. The primary organs are the kidneys, skin, and lungs; the accessory organs are the liver, gall bladder, organs of the urinary system, and large intestine.
The skin is the largest organ of the body and it eliminates body waste through sweat. The lungs expel carbon dioxide from the blood, so respiration is a function of the excretory system. The kidneys, bladder, and urethra are part of the urinary system and in combination they rid the blood of excess nitrogen, urea, salts and water in the form of urine. The liver performs two functions for the excretory system. First, it breaks down toxins and transforms them, such as turning ammonia into urea, which are then excreted through the kidneys as urine. The liver also makes bile, which breaks down fat. Bile is then stored within the gallbladder, and it is released in the small intestine where it breaks down fat and ethanol. The large intestine removes any excess water from waste as it travels through the intestine. The remaining solid waste is then excreted.
Disorders include: gall stones, diseases of the urinary system, diseases of the liver and large intestine, skin disorders. Ayurveda’s protocols ensure the proper elimination of toxins so that all systems function at their peak and the body can be kept in balance.
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.