holistic medicine doctor Avil Palanisamy MD

Akil Palanisamy, MD, is a Harvard-trained physician, author, and holistic medicine expert in integrative and functional medicine. His new book, “The Tiger Protocol”, integrates the best of conventional and holistic medicine. Dr. Akil presents a comprehensive protocol to help you treat and heal your autoimmune conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and more.

Groundbreaking and timely, The Tiger Protocol teaches you how to eat right, detoxify, resolve infections, optimize your microbiome, and relieve stress to feel better than you’ve ever felt before.

Based on his own experience helping thousands of patients, Dr. Akil provides definitive, practical guidance on diet, lifestyle, and supplements that can heal autoimmunity. He presents a revolutionary plan that utilizes nourishing foods, powerful healing spices and targeted supplements to help you reduce inflammation, improve energy and transform your health.


Experts Say

  • “In The T.I.G.E.R. Protocol, Dr. Palanisamy has created a fantastic, groundbreaking guidebook for treating autoimmune disease that empowers readers with science-backed actionable tools to optimize their health and well-being.”
    Michelle Tam, New York Times bestselling author of Nom Nom Paleo
  • “So often we are led to believe we can rid ourselves of our common ailments with the latest breakthroughs in pharmaceutical science. As so many have experienced, this approach generally disappoints. Dr. Akil provides us with foundational information, empowering the reader with a straightforward action plan to reverse disease and pave the way for optimal health. We need to take his teachings seriously as they are a gift.”
    David Perlmutter, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain
  • “The Tiger Protocol is an invaluable evidence-based guide to the current state of knowledge about autoimmune disease and is designed to empower patients in living well with chronic illness. It is also a state-of-the-art resource for professionals who want the newest perspective on autoimmune disease and wish to effectively improve the quality of life of their patients. I strongly recommend keeping this unique clinical resource close at hand on your bookshelf.”
    Rachel Remen, M.D., New York Times best-selling author of Kitchen Table Wisdom
  • “1 in 6 Americans now suffer from autoimmunity, and conventional treatment is focused on suppressing symptoms with drugs. The T.I.G.E.R. Protocol offers a natural and effective "root cause" approach to healing autoimmune disease based on Dr. Akil's unique blend of functional medicine, ayurveda, and ancestral nutrition. I recommend this book to anyone seeking a more holistic approach to autoimmune disease.”
    Chris Kresser, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure
  • “Autoimmune disease has increased in prevalence over the past 40 years and is now poised to be one of the leading causes of both shortened lifespan and quality of life. Unfortunately, the accepted strategies to manage these conditions are not infrequently as concerning as the disease itself. Fortunately, Dr. Akil has developed an approach to address the many factors contributing to autoimmunity. If you or someone you love suffers from autoimmunity, I highly recommend The Tiger Protocol – this book revolutionizes our understanding of autoimmune diseases.”
    Robb Wolf, New York Times bestselling author of Wired to Eat
  • “Dr. Akil Palanisamy combines his extensive clinical experience with leading-edge research to create a detailed roadmap to health for those with autoimmune or inflammatory conditions. Filled with the most up-to-date, evidence-based information on the microbiome, environmental toxins, and the mind-body connection, The T.I.G.E.R. Protocol is a must-read for anyone serious about optimizing their immune health and vitality.”
    Dr. Andrew Weil, world-renowned integrative medicine physician
  • “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.”  
    Dr. William Li, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Beat Disease

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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