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The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss

The Prime, Kulreet Chaudary, MD,
with Eve Adamson

The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss

Dr. Chaudary is an integrative neurologist whose eating programs are based on her expertise, personal journey, and culture. Her book jacket declares “No Diet Required”.


Like other authors reviewed in these pages, Chaudary takes the position that weight is not about food but about the body’s internal state. She believes that in order to lose weight, your body must be “primed”. Prime first, lose weight second!


Priming isn’t about weight loss but about rebalancing your system to reduce inflammation, purge biochemical junk, restore gut bacteria, repair digestion, and restoring biochemical processes that keep your body healthy and disease-free. Because she is a neurologist, she explains the connection between the brain and the gut. She points out how debased foods filled with sugar, salt, and fat have ruined our taste for real food and what we can do about that.


There are four action stages that make up “The Prime”: Activate a Biochemical Shift; Crush Cravings (No Willpower Required!); Ignite Energy and Fat; Biohack Your Lifestyle Habits. In each stage, you add herbs and spices—simple change-ups that fulfill the intent of that stage. Following Chaudary’s suggestions for achieving a newly balanced, healthy system, your body will automatically shed unwanted pounds.


All this takes place in the first 40 pages of the book. In the remaining pages, Chaudary explains the science behind the stages; goes more deeply into each stage and includes tips for “Living Primed”; and finally imparts “Secrets of the Super-Primed”. This last section teaches you to live according Ayurvedic wisdom. Chaudary comments that she has one foot in Western medicine and the other in Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest healing systems.


Siri Says: This is an interesting, simple, and appealing way to detoxify and rebalance your system. I’m smitten and am trying some of Dr. Chaudary’s ancient nostrums.

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Raw Food Eating

There is no doubt that eating raw vegan/vegetarian will improve your mental and physical well being. There’s a long tradition of  shall we say, proof in the pudding.   Let’s review:

‘Let food by Thy Medicine’

Hippocrates Healing Every Mother's SonHippocrates taught this message in 431BC. For thousands of years cultures have been aware that the food we eat can have a profound effect on our mind.

The Greek Historian Herodotus found that cultures with a mainly vegetarian diet were more advanced in art and spiritual development than those who ate a mainly meat based diet.The latter tended to be more war like. It could be said that the diet a whole nation follows will have a profound effect on that country’s mental well being. I guess a good look at ourselves and we can easily see where that’s true.

Yogis have known this for thousands of years have divided food into three categories. According to Ayurveda,  sattvic, rajasic and tamasic represent one way at looking at food combining.  A sattvic state of mind is common in deep  meditative  traditions.

A rajasic state of mind tends to be active restless and aggressive. This would be typical of a warrior or the high flying corporate executive.




A tamasic state of mind is common amongst people who commit crimes. People who resort to criminal activity fall into this category.

Just think “Twinkie Defense”.






sativic soup



For a western person the sattivc diet would be one that is vegetarian and would consist of 80% raw food and 20% cooked. Examples of such food would be greens, grasses, honey and some rice.








garlicRajasic foods stimulate the nervous system and include meat, coffee garlic and peppers butter eggs cheese and sugar. It will leave people with a sense of restlessness and eventual burnout. Such people tend to be adrenalin junkies seeking pleasure in sky diving or white water rafting or other risky sports. That’s Vin Diesel in XXX.




supermarket meat caseTamasic foods tend to be the worst of the lot, what we would call fast foods, heavily processed and full of preservatives additives and colors.

Foods eaten in this category would include flesh that has not been recently killed, basically  everything you see in the  meat case e in the supermarket.

We often hear how are ancestors ate meat and this is used as a justification for a meat based diet. However the meat they ate had only recently been killed so had some life force left in it.

Also our ancestors ate all the animal not just the muscle which is high in protein,hence a more balanced diet. Living on such a diet will make meditation and other calming activities almost impossible. Research has shown that people who have a history of violence display a marked drop in such activity when switching to a diet based on fruit and vegetables.

The bottom line is a switch to raw food eating will boost your well being both mental and physical.  What that feels like is for you to check out and notice.

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