Michelle Tam|Akil Palanisamy: The Paleo Experience at 1440 Multiversity

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The Paleo Experience

October 6 - 8, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$350 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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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.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Michelle Tam, PharmD

    Food writer and best-selling author

    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 best-selling 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.

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    Akil Palanisamy, MD

    Integrative medicine physician

    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.

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  • 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.<br /> <br />  

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    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.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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