Dr Oz did a segment called Alternative Health Secrets from Around the World: India to bring us some of India’s Health Secrets and Remedies that keep people in that nation healthy and beautiful well into old age. Doctor Oz took everyone on a life-changing trip around the world to India and, for many of us who have not yet traveled to this part of Asia (me included!), this just made it even more tempting to try and figure out a way to plan a trip to India! Dr Oz said that India is full of timeless beauty, exotic colors, extraordinary sights and sounds, and the oldest traditional Alternative Health Secret called Ayurveda Medicine.
Here are links to all of Dr Oz Show recaps for this segment on India’s Health Secrets:
Dr Oz: Ayurveda Medicine & Dr Kulreet Chaudhary
Dr Oz said that the main principle behind Ayurveda Medicine is that the body, mind, and spirit must all be in harmony. So, a clean and simple diet is a must, along with medicinal spices, oils, meditations and yoga. 80% of Indians still rely on these holistic practices today, which allows them to look and feel younger well into their old age. Dr Kulreet Chaudhary joined Dr Oz for this segment because she is an expert in Ayurvedic Medicine and Integrative Neurology. Dr Chaudhary said that food is medicine and, before you develop a fully blown chronic disease, you can help to prevent it (starting today!) by eating certain foods and using certain ingredients.
Dr Oz: Stress Remedy: Holy Basil Tea & Holy Basil Supplements
Dr Oz was told by Dr Kulreet Chaudhary that India fights off stress with Holy Basil, an Alternative Health Secret. Holy Basil is a very important Ayurveda plant because it helps to reduce Stress Hormones. Dr Oz said that Holy Basil is an Adaptogen, which is a family of supplements or nutrients that allow our cells to cope with stress. Dr Chaudhary said that almost any herb can be turned into a facial, but she highly recommends eating a few sprigs of Holy Basil. Studies have shown that Holy Basil reduces both emotional stress and the physical effects of stress like the hardening of arteries in Atherosclerosis. One of the most common ways to take this herb is through Holy Basil Tea, but you can also take Holy Basil Supplements.