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The Six Tastes: Applying Ayurveda to Create a Life of Radiant Health and Profound Joy

Broadcast on June 29, 2021
With Sheila Patel
Hosted by Nick Mattos

Ayurveda can profoundly improve your physical and mental health — without needing to be complex, esoteric, or unscientific. Join Dr. Sheila Patel, board-licensed physician and chief medical officer for Chopra Global, as she joyously lays out a practical framework for integrating ayurvedic concepts of nutrition, biorhythm, and consciousness seamlessly and transformatively into your diet, giving you tools you can immediately use to unlock healing in your body, mind, and spirit.

In This Session:

  • Discover the Six Tastes and how they provide a clear framework for eating to support your health.
  • Understand how ayurvedic wisdom intersects with, and is separate from, the culture of the Indian subcontinent.
  • Explore how a glass of warm water with lemon can change your entire day
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Sheila Patel

Chief Medical Officer for Chopra Global and Board-certified Family Physician

Sheila Patel, MD, is the chief medical officer for Chopra Global and a board-certified family physician who is passionate about bringing holistic healing practices into the Western medical system. She earned her MD at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, and completed her residency in family medicine at the Ventura County Medical Center in Southern California. For more than a decade, she practiced full-spectrum family medicine, from prenatal care and deliveries, to ER coverage and primary care for all ages.

As an integrative medical provider, Sheila currently offers medical consultations that combine the best in conventional medicine with the wisdom of Ayurveda. Her special interests include preventive medicine and mind-body medicine, with an emphasis on Ayurveda. Her experience in treating a full range of medical conditions gives her the ability to effectively incorporate lifestyle practices into a patient’s treatment plan.

Sheila also teaches at The Chopra Center’s Perfect Health programs, and is certified as an instructor of Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation. In addition, she serves as the clinical director for Chopra Global’s research team and is an advisory board member for Chopra certifications. She enjoys the opportunity to bring light to the mechanisms of action of mind-body practices, giving them scientific validation, and sharing this knowledge with others. Her hope is that by confirming the benefits of the practices, more patients will gain access to these life-enhancing techniques.

Sheila Patel