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Ayurveda and Diabetes: A Whole Body Approach

November 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Dr. Somesh Kaushik for this monthly series on Ayurvedic Medicine. This series is sponsored by the Libraries of Putnam County New York and the Field Library of Westchester.

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. and is a major cause of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, lower limb amputation, and blindness. The current medical understanding is that diabetes is a group of related diseases in which the body is unable to regulate the amount of sugar, specifically glucose, in the blood.
The Ayurvedic approach is to discover the “root cause” of this multi-faceted condition specific to an individual’s unique constitution, assist the body in regulating its blood sugar levels, and ensure that the entire body remains in balance so that no complications arise.

Come and discover:
•Risk factors associated with different types of diabetes
•The Ayurvedic approach to understanding the different types of diabetes
•Methods of regulating blood sugar – the fiber connection
•Dietary and lifestyle changes for the different types of diabetes
•Herbs, supplements, spices, and teas that help blood sugar regulation

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ABOUT SOMESH N. KAUSHIK, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500 is an Ayurvedic specialist/consultant. After completing B.A.M.S., 6½ years of  Ayurvedic training in 1983  from Kurukshetra University, India. He worked as an Ayurvedic Medical Officer before moving to the U.S. He earned M.P.H. and M.P.A. from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and N.D. from the University of Bridgeport, where he taught Ayurvedic medicine and Public Health courses and worked as the Director of Admissions for the College of Naturopathic Medicine. Before moving to Connecticut, he worked as an Epidemiologist and Director of HIV/AIDS sero-surveillance with the Alabama Department of Public Health while maintaining an Ayurvedic practice. He has been a faculty member with the University of  Bridgeport, Division of Health Sciences since 2001 He has over 36 years of experience as an Ayurvedic physician.

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November 16, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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