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Wisdom of the Body

Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and an Ayurvedic Practitioner who is the Director of Clinical research in the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and the Co-Director of the Microbiome Research Initiative at the California State University, Sacramento. An integrative practitioner of both Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, he emphasizes nutrition and achieving beautiful skin through the knowledge of ayurveda. In this episode, we learn about skin on a physiological, psychological and sociological level. Discover how deep skin really goes. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why medical doctors are so attracted to Ayurveda
  • The importance of nutrition in skin conditions
  • How people who have acne often have a deficiency of short chain fatty acids
  • How dead skin actually keeps your skin hydrated
  • The many functions of skin and role in the gut-skin axis
  • Inner skin and outer skin
  • How turmeric, triphala and manjistha are beneficial to the gut microbiome
  • How Dr. Sivamani cured his own gut issues through implementing Ayurveda in his life
  • Why leading your life with whatever brings you the most vitality is the secret to beautiful skin

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