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Gut Health: The Body’s Second Brain and First Line of Immune Defense – Part of the Ayurvedic Medicine Series

April 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Dr. Somesh Kaushik for this monthly series on Ayurvedic Medicine sponsored by the Libraries of Putnam County New York.
REGISTER HERE to join this fourth session which will focus on GUT HEALTH: THE BODY’S SECOND BRAIN AND FIRST LINE OF IMMUNE DEFENSE.
Our central nervous system (originating in our brain) is connected to our enteric nervous system (in our gut) via the vagus nerve – the longest nerve in our body – which extends through our necks into our abdomen. This pathway allows for constant communication between the nearly 100 billion neurons in each system and accounts for the transmission of messages that influence our physical, mental, and emotional health.
Come and discover:
Why the gut is referred to as our second brain and its role in the immune system
Symptoms of an unhealthy gut and the best ways to keep it healthy
How to determine if you need prebiotics or probiotics
Why fat in the diet is important and which fats are essential
Natural supplements or herbs that can aid in keeping the gut healthy
The role stress plays in gut health and immune health
FUTURE 2021 MONTHLY WORKSHOPS
May 4 – Ayurveda and Autoimmunity: Treating the Root Cause
June 22 – Allergies and Asthma: An Ayurvedic Approach
July 27 – Multi-Organ Inflammatory Disease: A Modern Dilemma
August 24 – Stress and Insomnia: Breaking the Cycle
September 14 – Addictions: Recovering with Ayurveda
October 26 – Anxiety and Depression: Cultivating a Chemistry of Joy
November 16 – Ayurveda and Diabetes: A Whole Body Approach
December 14 – The Healing Power of Gratitude: A Body, Mind, Spirit Elixir
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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April 6, 2021
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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