Ayurveda, as one of the oldest systems of medicine (originating in India), recognized what has taken conventional medicine hundreds of years to figure out.
This practice focuses the uniqueness of each individual, using different doshas to describe them and find some similar patterns.
The three doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) are derived from the five elements (Space/Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth).
Each dosha or patient type has certain characteristics, personality traits, health risks and body types. The dosha types are uniquely thought through, with a prescriptive diet, herbs and remedies tailored individually.
Today, as the field of epigenetics emerges, experts are just beginning to understand how certain genetics benefit from individualized recommendations and that "healthy" and "nutritious" varies from one person to the next.
Listen in as Dr. Taz Bhatia joins Dr. Susanne to explain what Ayurveda is and the benefits it can have for health and wellness.