This episode of the Thinking Health Podcast features a friend of mine Emily Ziedman. Emily and I have been working together for years but I just recently learned about her passion for Ayurvedic Medicine and all of the great work she is doing using this ancient medicine to help people heal.
In this episode, we cover the basics of Ayurvedic medicine and how this practice has been used for centuries across numerous civilizations. We talk about the difference between Ayurveda and modern Western medicine and how we could improve our ability to understand the body and the many chronic diseases we are experiencing today if we instilled some of the core foundations of Ayurveda.
We also cover the constitutions of Ayurveda to lay the foundation for the topic I was most excited to get into, the impact of different food flavors on our mind, body, and spiritual health. In today's society, we have a tendency to over-experience flavors like sweet and salty which seems to play a big role in the health complications we are seeing today. Emily talks about the other flavors we are less inclined to expose ourselves to and how these flavors could have a positive impact on our mental and physical health if we could embrace them.
This was a really cool episode where I was able to learn a lot about an area of health science that I had known about but had very little experience in. Emily is a wealth of knowledge and I look forward to having her on the show again for a follow-up episode!