Dr. Akil Palanisamy, MD

About the Author Dr. Akil Palanisamy, MD

Akil Palanisamy, MD is a Harvard-trained physician who practices Integrative Medicine, incorporating the best of conventional medicine and alternative therapies. He completed his premedical training in biochemistry at Harvard University, received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed his residency in family medicine at Stanford University. He also completed a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona, and is certified by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine at Georgetown University. Dr. Akil practices at The Institute for Health and Healing in San Francisco, one of the oldest centers 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, the traditional medicine of India. Dr. Akil is the author of "The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease".

The Top 5 Healing Spices, Ayurvedic Superfoods
Diet and Lifestyle

The Top 5 Healing Spices, Ayurvedic Superfoods

Spices are considered medicine within Ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India. You may associate them with meat rubs for barbecue or the occasional curry but you may not realize what a profoundly positive effect they could have on your health. Spices are the most nutrient-dense and antioxidant-rich foods on the planet. As a Harvard-trained M.D., I integrate…

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