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The Paleo Experience

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

ihh_clear_2016_official-1-copyOne of the biggest health challenges today is that we have forgotten how to nourish ourselves. Many of us are unsure how to give our body what it needs for vitality, disconnected from the joy of preparing meals, and so rushed that we barely taste the flavors of our food. And all of this has an impact on our health and overall well-being.

Harvard-trained physician Akil Palanisamy, MD, author of The Paleovedic Diet, and Michelle Tam, New York Times best-selling author of Nom Nom Paleo, are joining forces to change that.

This weekend, these two experts combine the holistic principles of Ayurveda—one of the oldest systems of health on the planet—with the theory and practice of the paleo diet. Their goal is to inspire you to return to the kitchen and savor the pleasures of cooking and eating, positively contributing to your well-being.

Through lecture, question and answer sessions, and cooking demonstrations, you will learn:

  • The key concepts behind the paleo diet
  • How to personalize the paleo diet using principles of Ayurvedic medicine through the Paleovedic approach
  • Basic supplements to add while following the paleo guidelines
  • Creative recipes that delight the taste buds and are family friendly.

Come get educated, inspired, and nourished and return home with newfound excitement and a roadmap for self-care for using food as medicine.

Akil Palanisamy, MD | Michelle Tam, PharmD

October 6 - 8, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$350 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Registration Closed

Program Description

ihh_clear_2016_official-1-copyOne of the biggest health challenges today is that we have forgotten how to nourish ourselves. Many of us are unsure how to give our body what it needs for vitality, disconnected from the joy of preparing meals, and so rushed that we barely taste the flavors of our food. And all of this has an impact on our health and overall well-being.

Harvard-trained physician Akil Palanisamy, MD, author of The Paleovedic Diet, and Michelle Tam, New York Times best-selling author of Nom Nom Paleo, are joining forces to change that.

This weekend, these two experts combine the holistic principles of Ayurveda—one of the oldest systems of health on the planet—with the theory and practice of the paleo diet. Their goal is to inspire you to return to the kitchen and savor the pleasures of cooking and eating, positively contributing to your well-being.

Through lecture, question and answer sessions, and cooking demonstrations, you will learn:

  • The key concepts behind the paleo diet
  • How to personalize the paleo diet using principles of Ayurvedic medicine through the Paleovedic approach
  • Basic supplements to add while following the paleo guidelines
  • Creative recipes that delight the taste buds and are family friendly.

Come get educated, inspired, and nourished and return home with newfound excitement and a roadmap for self-care for using food as medicine.

Faculty Bio

Akil Palanisamy, MD
Akil Palanisamy is an integrative medicine physician and author of “The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease”.  He is board-certified in family medicine, and blends his Western medical training with effective holistic approaches, including functional medicine and Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India.
“Dr. Akil” studied biochemistry at Harvard University, received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his residency at Stanford University. He also completed a fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona, and is certified by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine at Georgetown University.
Dr. Akil learned Ayurveda in Southern India, and found a powerful synergy in combining Ayurveda with the paleo diet in his clinical practice.  This led him to coin the term “Paleovedic Diet”, which refers to a nutrient-dense customized Paleo diet that incorporates spices, specific fruits and vegetables, intermittent fasting, and an Ayurvedic lifestyle.
Dr. Akil has been a consultant with The Medical Board of California for many years.  He sees patients at the Sutter Health Institute for Health and Healing, where he also serves as Physician Director for Community Education.
Michelle Tam, PharmD

Michelle Tam is a Saveur Award-winning blogger, food writer, and best-selling author whose humor, creativity, and passion about the paleo diet and lifestyle reach millions each month through her Nom Nom Paleo blog.

She is author of the New York Times bestselling cookbook Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans, which was nominated for a James Beard Award, and her app has been voted “Best New App” and received a webby award.

With a degree in nutrition and food science—and a doctorate in pharmacy—Michelle understands the science behind the paleo lifestyle, and her inspirational recipes highlight the variety of flavors and foods available to paleo-style eaters—and anyone who loves food.

Called the “Martha Stewart of Paleo” by the New York Times, Michelle posts stunning photographs to accompany her evolving list of alluring recipes. Her work is featured throughout the media, including in the Huffington Post, Experience Life, and Bon Appétit.

Why Attend

  • Bring pleasure back into cooking and eating to improve your physical health, uplift your mood, and deeply nourish yourself, your family, and friends.

  • Combine the model of the paleo diet with the principles of Ayurveda to customize meals that will revitalize your body, mind, and spirit.

  • Overcome your insecurities in the kitchen and learn to cook healthy meals while juggling the demands of a busy lifestyle.

     

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Recommended Reading

    The Paleovedic Diet: A Complete Program to Burn Fat, Increase Energy, and Reverse Disease by Akil Palanisamy M.D.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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