To celebrate Clean Eating Week here at mindbodygreen we're sharing the many ways that wellness experts fuel and care for their bodies with food.
Today, doctor and Ayurvedic expert Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary shares her simple tips for cleaning up your diet. Check out her course, How to Use Ayurveda to Heal Your Gut and Achieve Long-Lasting Weight Loss to learn more. And for even more info on all things nutrition, check out our awesome video courses.
One of the biggest scientific surprises of the 21st century has been the role that the gut—particularly the gut flora, or microbiome—plays in optimizing total health. This was an eye-opener for me, too, as a Western-trained physician. Had it not been for the fact that I developed debilitating migraine headaches in my early adulthood (which I couldn’t control even as a neurologist) I would have not believed the value of gut health on overall health.
The answer to my migraines was simple but required immersion into an ancient system of healing called Ayurveda. The founding principles of Ayurveda are that food is medicine, and your health starts first in your GI tract. After a few months of reversing my gut health, I was able to rid myself of migraine headaches completely.
To begin your journey to a healthier gut you can start with some simple tips for cleaner eating. Here are three of my favorite tips to clean up your eating habits without adding any significant cost or time: