Book Review: The Prime by Kulreet Chaudhary, MD with Eve Adamson

Kulreet Chaudhardy, MD is an integrative neurologist. I was not familiar with her before seeing The Prime, but I found it fascinating. It was both fascinating to me to read her story and to relate her plan to my own life.

Dr. Chaudhardy shares how she came to the United States from India. In India, her grandfather was an Ayurvedic doctor and her family was treated through his methods. Then, after moving to the States as young girl with her family, Dr. Chaudhardy grew up and became a medical doctor.

The Prime was written so I could easily understand as a layman and it was quite readable. As I have entered Midlife, I have found a few digestive issues and brain fog crop up in my own life that are troublesome. While I have not done so yet, I think her program looks doable and could help with those issues so they don't further develop into bigger issues down the road. I would recommend this book to everyone I meet. I think we are just beginning to realize how important our gut health is to our health in general. Certainly, Dr Chaudhardy didn't even realize how important it was in her own health until she started following these principle safter suffering some health issues of her own. It was after she had her own health issues that Western Medicine couldn't entirely heal, that she turned back to her native Ayurveda. I didn't know what Ayurveda was until reading this book and she explains it quite well. In my opinion, these kind of books, written by someone who has been there and gone through it are the best.

The Prime isn't a diet book per se. Instead, Dr. Chaudhardy explains that weight loss will come about naturally after you make you body more healthy. I like that idea. I want to be healthy more than I want to be skinny so I resonate with the message of this book. After explaining how she developed the program and the science behind it, Dr. Chaudhardy explains the four stages to take back your health. First she offers a quiz to see how your body would best move through the stages and offers some advice for following the program. It doesn't seem that difficult to me and I like that it is somewhat flexible. She shares that we are all different individuals and that in taking the test, we are customizing the programs as the best fit for our body (without her seeing us as a patient). I am excited to give it a try.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

About the Author

DR. KULREET CHAUDHARY is an integrative neurologist, neuroscientist, and the former Director of Wellspring Health at Scripps Memorial Hospital; she is a pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine. She received her Internship in Internal Medicine at UCLA and her Neurology Fellowship from UCSD. She has participated in over twenty clinical research studies in the areas of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Dr. Chaudhary is committed to bringing national awareness to the need for a paradigm shift in medicine that focuses on patient empowerment and a health-based medical system and as such is the co-founder of Habit Change, and now serves as the Chief Medical Officer for New Practices, Inc.  With this work, she is transforming allopathic medical practices into healing centers that use compassion-based health coaching, meditation, and integrative medicine to combat chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, obesity, coronary heart disease, depression, and more. She also oversees ongoing research in the management and reversal of chronic disease through lifestyle intervention.


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