The Prime, Kulreet Chaudary, MD,
with Eve Adamson
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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