holistic medicine doctor Avil Palanisamy MD

Akil Palanisamy, MD, is a Harvard-trained physician, author, speaker, and holistic medicine expert in integrative and functional medicine. His new book, “The Paleovedic Diet”, integrates the best of conventional and holistic medicine. Dr. Akil seamlessly blends the Paleo diet with Ayurveda and the latest research in nutrition and medicine to present a customized roadmap to perfect health.

Groundbreaking and timely, The Paleovedic Diet addresses topical issues such as gluten sensitivity, unknown superfoods (you’ll be surprised to see what’s included here), the link between gut health and whole body health, how to detoxify, the critically important gut bacteria comprising your microbiome and other holistic medicine topics.

Based on his own experience with thousands of patients, Dr. Akil provides definitive, practical guidance on what to eat, how to move, how to sleep, how to manage stress and even how to breathe. He presents a revolutionary three-week plan that utilizes nourishing foods, powerful healing spices and intensive detoxification to help you lose weight, improve energy and achieve lifelong health.


Experts Say

  • “The Paleovedic Diet represents the best of integrative medicine, combining ancient wisdom with modern science and functional medicine to create a definitive roadmap to health. In an engaging and easy to read style, Dr. Akil presents the most up-to-date, evidence-based health information available today. He sheds light on topics such as optimal nutrition, the 100 trillion bacteria that make up your microbiome, the best way to exercise, and powerful detox practices.  He reveals the hidden healing powers of spices and shows you how to use Ayurveda to customize a diet that’s best for you. The Paleovedic Diet can help you lose weight, increase energy, and reverse disease.”
    Mark Hyman, MD, eight time #1 New York Times best-selling author and functional medicine expert
  • “Dr. Akil deftly weaves the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda together with the principles of a nutrient-dense, Paleolithic diet to create a practical, individualized approach to wellness. If you’ve been looking for a way of eating and living that is tailored especially for your body and mind, this book is for you.”
    Chris Kresser, LAc, New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Cure
  • “An impressively powerful intersection between East, West, and Ancestral Health. The Paleovedic Diet gives you a comprehensive guide to optimal health that integrates time-tested recommendations from ancient cultures along with the hard modern science that backs up their efficacy. Every page is chock full of invaluable, evidence-based guidelines on how to individualize your health plan for success. It’s a truly impressive collection of information.”
    Mark Sisson, New York Times best-selling author of The Primal Blueprint
  • “In The Paleovedic Diet, Dr. Akil integrates his extensive clinical experience, the latest scientific research, and the most effective aspects of the Paleo diet with Ayurveda, the time-tested traditional medical system of India. He has created an enlightening, customizable, and easily actionable roadmap to optimal health that will open your eyes. The Paleovedic Diet has changed my approach to healthy living—and it’ll change yours, too.”
    Michelle Tam, New York Times best-selling author of Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans
  • “The Paleovedic Diet is a powerful synthesis of the healing wisdom of a thousand years of ancient medicine and the precision and clear thinking of the best of the scientific method. In elegant and easily accessible language, Dr. Akil makes available to us a wealth of previously unknown information about ourselves and the resolution of our most common problems. It is impossible to read this book without finding something in it that will heal you. A brilliant  contribution to the health of every one of us.”
    Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, New York Times best-selling author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings
  • “If you have been increasingly confused about what to eat, this is the book for you!  Dr. Akil provides a sage and easy to follow middle way that blends the best of medical science with the wisdom of ancestral traditions.”
    Victoria Maizes, MD, Executive Director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • “Long before Evolution via Natural Selection became the dominant paradigm of biology, traditional cultures developed sophisticated systems for understanding nature and human health. In India this system is called Ayurveda, which means “knowledge of life.” In The Paleovedic Diet, Dr. Akil has integrated our original human diet (Paleo) with the insights of Ayurveda to offer a framework whereby we may optimize our nutrition and lifestyle.”  
    Robb Wolf, New York Times-best-selling author of The Paleo Solution
  • “Dr. Akil has beautifully blended the ancient, timeless wisdom of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic principles of healing with the light of modern medicine, integrated so that anyone can use it for his or her total healing.”  
    Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., internationally recognized Ayurvedic physician, Author of Ayurveda: Science of Self-Healing and Textbook of Ayurveda.
  • “Integrative medicine expert Dr. Akil Palanisamy makes both timeless knowledge and leading-edge research accessible in this groundbreaking and timely book. The Paleovedic Diet is rich with useful information on such diverse issues as gluten sensitivity, the human microbiome, detoxification in modern times and the rise of autoimmune disease.  The Paleovedic Diet is a must-read for anyone serious about achieving optimal health and vitality.”
    Andrew Weil, MD, world-renowned physician and New York Times best-selling author

Readers Say

  • “Dr. Akil provides a complete roadmap to health. He offers sensible advice on exercise, sleep needs, toxins in our food and water, and the need to detoxify from time to time. There’s a great section on stress reduction with some practical, easy tools to use. I even discovered what types of cooking pans and water filters I should be using! As much as I want to be healthy, I sometimes feel confused and uncertain about how to take care of myself. I trust the roadmap that this book offers and as a result, I feel healthier, more confident and strong.”
  • “A clear and easy to follow plan that includes tasty food and doesn’t make me feel like I’m depriving myself. As a woman struggling to lose some extra pounds, I had tried every diet out there until finally finding success with The Paleovedic Diet.”
  • “Dr. Akil has helped me to feel better than I ever felt before. I had forgotten that it was even possible to feel this good.”
  • “Eye-opening and insightful. It has really changed much of my daily life including the foods I eat, the way I exercise, and how I’m trying to manage stress.”

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