When it comes to our health, we’re used to focusing on ‘what’ we’re doing — what we’re eating, what exercise we’re doing, and what supplements we’re taking. But today’s podcast guest — world-renowned Ayurvedic physician Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar — says that if we want to lose weight, limit inflammation, sleep deeper, exercise better, reduce stress, and boost our wellbeing, then ‘what’ isn't the only thing we should focus on… we should also be asking WHEN.
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar is a leading Ayurvedic physician, the director of the Ayurvedic Healing and Integrative Wellness Clinic in Northern California, and the author of two of my favourite books on Ayurveda — The Hot Belly Diet and Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life. He’s also a consultant at the Chopra Center, an educator at several Ayurvedic institutions, and a motivational speaker who’s shared the stage with people like Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins and Wayne Dyer… so it’s safe to say, he knows his stuff!
In this episode, we dive deep on Ayurvedic chronobiology — that is, how to schedule your life for optimum health and effortless energy, based on your body type.
I had so many ‘aha’ moments during this conversation (especially when he revealed how much control our “clock genes” have over our biological processes — it’s amazing!) and I’ve already made some significant shifts in our family schedule to better suit our body clocks.
So if you’d like to know how your calendar is affecting your genes, why timing is *everything* when it comes to weight loss and stress reduction, and how to finally get a good night’s sleep, this conversation is for you.
In this episode we chat about:
- Why you need to understand Ayurveda and your specific body type (08:12)
- How we get imbalances and how to prevent common lifestyle diseases (10:29)
- Why disease is a detour (11:26)
- How understanding your body type affects your schedule and routine and how it can change your life (12:42)
- The ideal schedule for your body type (22:53)
- Why lack of sleep makes you dumb (seriously!) (38:28)
- What is ‘social jetlag’ and why it’s ruining your health and life (42:43)
- Why you must avoid blue light and screens at night (46:48)
- What exercise is best for your body type and the ideal time to workout (51:24)
- How to build your ideal day according to your body type (01:00:18)
- What he attributes his success to (01:02:31)
- Plus so much more!
Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life by Dr Suhas Kshirsagar
The Hot Belly Diet by Dr Suhas Kshirsagar
How To Live An Extraordinary Life With Mike Sherbakov
Using The Stars And Planets To Guide Your Life With Laura Plumb
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
Why Sleep Deprivation Makes You Stupid, Slow and Dangerous by Heather Davis, EdD
Open Wide by Melissa Ambrosini
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