In this week’s podcast episode, I chat with Dr. Siri Chand Khalsa, a board-certified Doctor of Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine, and an Ayurvedic practitioner. We talked about how she was able to find and undergo a deeply spiritual experience while traveling to India. Through her journey, she has discovered the link between plant-based diet and health.
We talk about how her journey to India has transformed her spiritually, and how she overcame her desire for meat despite being a bacon-lover. In our conversation, we also talk about how to incorporate vegetables into your diet in a more effective way.
If you are someone who wants to make better food choices but is finding it difficult to make the shift, then this episode is just for you. Unlock the secret to contentment in life through food and listen to this podcast now!
What’s Discussed in This Episode:
- Dr. Siri Chand Khalsa’s childhood and spiritual transformation [6:22]
- Taking a break from pre-med school [10:38]
- Studying Ayurveda and undergoing a deeply spiritual experience [12:44]
- The value of re-examining and acting on your beliefs [13:20]
- From western garb to turban: Finding contentment and happiness [16:44]
- Missing bacon and overcoming the nostalgia [21:08]
- The link between corporate farm takeover and obesity rates [22:57]
- The magic of biodynamic farming and urban gardening [24:51]
- Number 1: Solidify your kitchen process [29:55]
- Number 2: Ensure that the meal prep is amazing [30:21]
- Choosing glass jars over plastic containers [31:32]
- Listen to your body [34:35]
- Ayurveda and Agni: The science of life [39:24]
- We need that resilience when things don’t feel good [42:27]
- What you are is what you eat [43:19]
- The marriage of ancient beliefs and modern science [47:28]
- Spiritual awakening can be challenging [51:10]
- All life has vibrations [52:27]
- Everyone has a journey and a relationship with their own divine nature [55:58]
- When we make the best version of ourselves, problems are solved easily [57:20]
About the Guest:
Dr. Siri Chand Khalsa is a board-certified Doctor of Internal Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Palliative Medicine. She is also an Ayurveda practitioner who now helps fellow doctors build resilience and vitality. She firmly believes that health is linked to proper nutrition and lifestyle.
Applying the things that she has learned throughout her journey, she now focuses on epigenetic mechanisms to prevent and treat diseases.
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