“Dr. Akil has beautifully blended the ancient, timeless wisdom of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic principles of healing with the light of modern medicine, integrated so that anyone can use it for his or her total healing.”
- Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S. Internationally recognised Ayurvedic physician, Author of Ayurveda: Science of Self-Healing and Textbook of Ayurveda
Thyroid disease and other autoimmune diseases have steadily been on the rise, and allopathic treatment is currently limited to drugs and surgery that have potentially serious side effects without addressing the root causes of the disorder.
Did you know?
Autoimmune conditions affecting the thyroid have been on the rise, and can contribute to fatigue, weight gain, aches and pains, low moods, low sex drive, problems with concentration, and many other physical and emotional symptoms.
Symptoms like these can impact your work performance and your relationships. If you’re suffering from any of them now or have experienced them from time to time, you know how they can colour your daily experience of life.
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located in the neck, just below the Adam’s apple. In spite of being the size of a walnut, it is extremely powerful and important for health. It is a part of your endocrine system, a collection of glands that are hormone producing, and include your thyroid, adrenal, pancreas, ovaries, testicles, etc.
Optimal functioning of Thyroid is critical for healthy life. Someone who has had the thyroid gland removed will need a daily dose of thyroid hormone for life.
The Thyroid regulates temperature, metabolism, and cellular function in every part of the body. It affects every single one of your 100 trillion cells. You can think of it like a gas pedal for the body.GET AYURVEDIC WISDOM FOR BETTER HEALTH
"There are a large number of different possible symptoms that can result from low thyroid"
Low basal body temperature. The normal temperature should be at least 98.6, if you are more than one full degree below that consistently, then that is unusual and could be a sign of thyroid issues.
Swelling of the hands or feet, eyelids or bags under the eyes, or the face – the thyroid plays a very important role in fluid balance
Diminished reflexes in the lower legs and/or ankles
Enlargement, asymmetry or nodules in the thyroid gland – these can be palpated during examination of the patient
Extremely dry, rough or coarse skin
Significant muscle weakness, in severe cases
The standard treatment for low thyroid involves daily use of the synthetic thyroid hormone… but there are two significant problems with this approach.
Determining the proper dosage of this drug can take time, and you have to take the drug for LIFE. The drug can have interactions with other drugs, and there are potential side effects, including:
Since drugs can’t address the root causes of low thyroid, they may alleviate symptoms while the underlying pathology continues to progress.
This means that you are likely to experience worsening health issues over time that may become harder to treat.
Obviously, this is UNACCEPTABLE.
To efficiently tackle thyroid disorders, you have to know the 12 potential root causes, and which of them are specifically affecting you:
Root Cause #1:
Genetic Tendency is not DESTINY, and there's a lot that you can do to prevent the manifestation of thyroid disease, even with a genetic predisposition.
Root Cause #2:
Common nutritional deficiency of Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, or Zinc can contribute to thyroid disorders.
Root Cause #3:
LEAKY GUT SYNDROME
Leaky gut syndrome is one of the most common causes of thyroid disorder, and must be addressed as part of an effective treatment.
Root Cause #4:
There is a category of foods that are known as "goitrogens," and these foods can interfere with the production of thyroid hormone.
Root Cause #5:
IODINE AND HALOGENS
Too much or too little iodine in your body can cause thyroid problems. If Halogen levels are too high they can affect the function of your thyroid.
Root Cause #6:
Symptoms of food intolerances or sensitivities build up over time it can affect your thyroid or other organs or glands.
Root Cause #7:
CHRONIC STRESS AND REACTION
The problem is that the stress of modern life leads to people being in a "fight or flight” state most of the time.
Root Cause #8:
ADRENAL HORMONE IMBALANCE
Optimal adrenal function in addition to good thyroid function is a prerequisite to having full energy and vitality
Root Cause #9:
Chronic infections can always contribute to inflammation in the body and revving up your immune system and predisposing it to autoimmune disease.
Root Cause #10:
Many of the root causes that we have just talked about can trigger inflammation in the body. These include food intolerances, infections, and leaky gut syndrome, injuries, dietary indiscretion, and pro- inflammatory diet.
Root Cause #11:
Many toxins have been found specifically, to affect thyroid function: • PCBs may increase Hashimoto's antibodies • Pesticides can accelerate the breakdown of thyroid hormone Fertilizers may inhibit iodine Uptake.
Root Cause #12:
Mercury is a big driver of autoimmune disease, the number one cause of thyroid dysfunction. Your thyroid – which is great at absorbing available iodine in your body - is also quick to absorb and store mercury.
The “Science of Life” that is Ayurveda, provides a holistic understanding of the underlying causes of thyroid disorders, and gives us natural common-sense approaches to create balance and get long-term relief. Combined with the insights of modern integrative and natural medicine, it provides a tremendous amount of support. When you address the underlying causes of these imbalances:
✓ You can restore peace and equanimity in your mind and emotions.
✓ You'll have more energy and be more available for your work and important relationships, creating deeper meaning and fulfilment in your life.
✓ You'll also improve your overall health, strengthen your digestion, balance your weight, support a healthy libido, and reduce the effects of premature aging.
Through the combination of Ayurvedic wisdom and modern integrative medicine that you'll learn in this course, you'll finally have a path to address thyroid disorders through natural modalities of nutrition, herbs, and lifestyle practices.
Meet Dr. Akil
A pioneer in the world of integrative medicine, Dr. Akil Palanisamy is a Harvard-
trained internal medicine specialist and an Ayurvedic practitioner. Dr. Akil
practices at The Institute for Health and Healing in San Francisco - one of the
oldest centres for integrative medicine in the United States.
He has worked with thousands of patients to help them heal and recover from chronic diseases using dietary changes and nutritional supplements. He blends his western medical training with holistic approaches including functional medicine and Ayurveda.
Patients the world over love him for the compassion, insight, holistic approach and in-depth knowledge he brings to his work, successfully treating a wide variety of serious health conditions including anxiety, depression, autoimmune diseases, digestive disorders, hormone imbalance, and stress-related illnesses.
✓ Dr. Akil studied Ayurveda in India at the Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam in Coimbatore
✓ He did his residency training at Stanford University
✓ He has a fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona
✓ He is a speaker and community leader
✓ In cooperation with The Ayurveda Experience, Dr. Akil is the author of the popular courses "Ayurveda & Autoimmune Diseases”, “Ayurveda & The Paleo Diet” and “Ayurveda & Brain Health”
“Dr. Akil provides a sage and easy to follow middle way that blends the best of medical science with the wisdom of ancestral traditions."
Victoria Maizes MD, Executive Director, Arizona Centre for Integrative Medicine
Here’s exactly what Dr. Akil will cover in this 3-hour and 25-minutes long course:
Module 1: Introduction
Dr. Akil welcomes you to the course and gives a brief overview of what he'll cover. He lays down road map of the journey ahead.
Module 2: The Thyroid
Functions of Thyroid, what happens when is your thyroid function disrupted? The common potential symptoms associated with low thyroid and high thyroid.
Module 3: Autoimmune Disease on the Rise
Learn about factors contributing to rise of Thyroid autoimmune disease and read about a case study of successful recovery.
Module 4: Diagnosis of Thyroid Disease
In this module, Dr. Akil gives an in-depth
medical explanation of the key hormones
involved with the thyroid.
If clinical tests aren't feasible for you right now, don't worry, Dr. Akil also shows you a Way to assess your own thyroid function by taking your basal body temperature using a thermometer.
Module 5: Root Causes of Thyroid Disorders
There are many different root causes and factors that contribute to the development of thyroid disease. These factors can cause both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. The primary cause of each is autoimmune - Hashimoto's disease for hypothyroidism and Graves’ disease for hyperthyroidism.
Module 6: The Thyroid Detox Diet
This 21-day cleansing diet helps you to eliminate commonly problematic foods, increase your intake of nutrient-dense healing foods, and begin the process of detoxification and healing of your body. The goal of the Thyroid Detox Diet is to avoid the most allergenic foods and simplify your body's digestive processes to facilitate removal of toxins.
Module 7: Detoxification
Learn why sweating in a sauna or steam room is an effective way for stimulating toxin release through the skin, get to know about the ancient Ayurvedic therapy of oil-pulling. Discover 8 Super Foods and supplements such as Beets, Flaxseeds, Garlic, Turmeric, Bentonite clay, Chlorella and more for daily detoxification; learn why keeping a strong Agni or digestive fire is so important for breaking down and absorbing nutrients.
Module 8: The Thyroid Diet
The Thyroid Diet is the best long-term plan for losing weight, increasing your energy, boosting your metabolism, and achieving optimal thyroid function. This is if you have completed the 21-day Thyroid Detox Diet. You'll learn which foods to avoid, which types of foods to eat every day, which types of foods to eat frequently, and rarely.
Module 9: Botanical Remedies & Subtle Therapies
Herbs and botanical remedies are big part of Ayurveda. Dr. Akil gives initial ideas about his recommendations for certain herbs such as Ashwagandha and Guggulu, beneficial for thyroid issues. Learn about the benefits of Udana Vayu, Mantra Meditation and Yoga Asanas.
On ordering now, you also get a PDF Text Companion with the essentials of Dr. Akil’s teachings — free of cost!
This 88-page e-book accompanies the video course to help you get a concrete overview of what Dr. Akil will be teaching you. You can continue your progress in the video even if you don't have a device handy to watch the course, or you can watch the programme and meanwhile follow along in the book.
You can use the e-book for a quick reference or to jot down your own notes and thoughts while you're following the programme so you can create your very own personal summary with the concepts you found most important!
The Thyroid Detox and General Thyroid Diets
Because of the crucial importance of a healthy thyroid, Dr. Akil developed a 2-part Thyroid diet programme specifically to support his clients.
This is a “reset” diet that enables your body to detoxify, helps reduce inflammation, and begin the process of healing your thyroid.
This is an ongoing meal programme that will help you to lose weight, stimulate the function of your thyroid, and impact all the factors impairing and affecting the optimal performance of your thyroid.
In each of these diets, you'll learn exactly which foods to eat and which foods to temporarily avoid.
You'll also learn how to determine exactly which foods you have an intolerance for, and should avoid on an ongoing basis to reverse chronic systemic inflammation.
You're not going to find such a comprehensive coverage of these topics by a world-renowned medical expert anywhere else. This programme is complete, well-organised, and comes to you in a simple and easy-to-watch format.
This course is for you if:
This programme with >3 hours of powerful content is akin to several medical lectures made relatable and fun in Dr. Akil's trademark warm and down-to-earth style. It’s filled with practical explanations and tools for supporting your gut and your mind.
“Being on Dr. Akil’s program, | learnt to solve the root of disease and think from a preventive point of view ...... The best part about Dr. Akil is that he is interested in your spiritual and emotional health as well. He is interested in treating not just the disease but the whole person and that makes all the difference!”.
- Jeannie Hahne, Nurse
“Long before Evolution via Natural Selection became the dominant paradigm of biology, traditional cultures developed sophisticated systems for understanding nature and human} health. In India this system is called Ayurveda, which means “knowledge of life.” Dr. Akil has integrated our original human diet (Paleo) with the insights of Ayurveda to offer a framework! whereby we may optimize our nutrition and lifestyle.”
by Robb Wolf, New York Times-bestselling author of The Paleo Solution
How Does Dr. Akil's Programme Equip You to Prevent or Address the
Underlying Causes of Thyroid Diseases.
Through this course, you will learn:
The format for this course is high definition video that you can either access through DVDs that we'll send to your doorstep or instantly stream digitally in The Ayurveda Experience member portal.
WHY SHOULD YOU ORDER THIS PROGRAMME NOW?
There is not one, but many reasons for you to begin with this course, not just today, but right away.
Of course, the cost advantage with the introductory discount is huge and why would you not want to study such an interesting, in-depth and useful programme and also get to save so much off your investment? The cost of consulting with Dr. Akil directly would obviously far exceed the investment in this course, and yet, when you watch these videos Dr. Akil will give you his best in an organised step-by-step structure.
If you have a busy schedule or other practical limitations, other classes might be too far away, too expensive or impractical due to time constraints. With this course, you face none of these issues - you learn where you want to, when you want to and at a price which is really affordable. (Doubt that? Check out the prices of courses around and calculate the investment you need to make in terms of money and time, and of course, the ambiguity of the quality of content that you’ll get. The cost of making all the effort of going to a class only to find little to learn or implement, well… is huge.)
Get instant HD access to the course on The Ayurveda Experience platform. Simply log in and access all your courses anytime. Watch them on any device: desktop, smartphone and tablet. You can easily download the videos to your device so you can watch them without internet connection. Watch your course in the comfort of your home or while you're on the go!
Also, most importantly, finding a real, authentic practitioner with years of clinical experience is challenging. Not only does Dr. Akil offer you this, but he is coming from the Ayurvedic perspective. So instead of cobbling together bits and pieces of research to create a quick order “detox system,” he rests in the thousands year old science of Ayurveda verified with modern science and integrative medicine.
Yes, this course is for everyone — it will not interfere with your treatment. Dr. Akil is not just an Ayurvedic practitioner but also an M.D. from Harvard, which means that he knows how to seamlessly combine the best of both worlds without interfering with one or the other, or causing side effects. Please note that you should discuss taking any herbal supplements with your practitioner since you could possibly have an allergy for a certain herb.
The course is also informative for those who don't have thyroid disorders, but very supportive for those who are going through this condition.