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Food as Medicine: Cardiovascular and Heart Health / Online Program
February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
The Art of Using Foods to Heal
Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik
Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician
Tuesday, February 13
This program was recorded on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Please click on the link below to watch the video.
This series discusses the mechanism of action of food on the body and its healing abilities. In this lecture the focus is on the cardiovascular system and specifically heart health. The heart is the central hub of the body. It is connected to every cell and tissue and so, the functioning of all organs is dependent upon the health of the heart. Respiration, circulation, and transportation of nourishment are all integrated through the channels of the heart – as well as its subtle influence on the mind and emotions. In addition, it houses all three doshas and so maintaining their balance is also imperative.
Come and discover:
- Two foods that are important for heart health
- What foods blood and blood vessels need to stay healthy
- Why stimulants, refined sugar, and processed foods are harmful
- Types and amounts of fats to include in your diet
- Herbs and supplements that are beneficial
- Tips to reduce stress and balance your doshas
- The importance of having a consistent eating schedule
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.