“Let food be thy medicine.”



As I re-read my personal story on the Vestibular Disorders Association website, I read the words “recently… I’ve had more frequent experiences of vertigo.” In addition to noticing more frequent episodes of imbalance, vertigo and nausea recently, I have also been experiencing more frequent and severe migraine episodes.

I am so skillful and relaxed at handling severe migraines now that I had barely noticed the ferociousness of this most recent exacerbation.

Without even thinking twice, I have already slowed down and almost completely stopped making social plans with friends. If I have made any commitments in the last six months, I have been using my favorite disclaimer: “The migraines have been really bad again lately. If I make plans with you, I may have to cancel at the last minute. I won’t know for sure until that morning.”

I started to wonder “What is so different than last year at this time when I almost forgot I even had migraines?” I was living so freely and making social plans without stating my last minute cancellation policy.

dizziness, balance, vertigo, yoga, healing, physical therapy, sound healing, vibration, Flossie Park, Kim Bell PT, Kimberly Bell, Kimberley Bell, diet, the primeIt was sheer coincidence that I happened to receive an email from my most recent physician, Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary M.D., announcing her first book “The Prime.”

In reading her book reviews, I realized that all of the uncomfortable symptoms I am feeling again are due to deviating from the carefully created Ayurvedic lifestyle and healing diet that Dr. Chaudhary had designed for me a few years ago.

For years while I was working with Dr. Chaudhary most intensely to learn how to heal myself, I had been single and now I am in a fairly new relationship. For the last year, making time for my new relationship has included eating out more often and staying up late on random evenings.

So my focus has been distracted from preparing my own food at home, honoring a regular bedtime and following an Ayurvedic lifestyle. I have to remember that when I revert back to a traditional American diet and lifestyle, I get sick.

Some of the symptoms I have noticed that made me decide to get Re-Primed, or to refocus on my Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle include: imbalance, vertigo, dizziness, nausea, more frequent migraines, difficulty concentrating, foggy brain, weight gain and exacerbated symptoms of anxiety and depression, even though things are going better in my life than ever before.

While I was remembering how good it feels to feel good, I ordered four copies of “The Prime” – one for myself and one copy for each health coach on my team. I made the announcement to my team that we will refer all of our patients to “The Prime” for dietary recommendations.

I also talked my Beloved into ordering himself a copy so that we can walk together down the path of well-being. I would like to invite you to walk with us as we all learn to heal ourselves with food.

And let’s enjoy a delicious cup of Prime Tea together, shall we?

Gratitude to my Former Physician and Teacher:


Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary’s combined expertise in both modern neurology and the ancient science of health known as Ayurveda has uniquely positioned her as an expert able to pull from the broadest possible base to treat her clients. She is passionate about raising awareness for the need of a paradigm shift in contemporary medicine that focuses on patient empowerment and a health-based (rather than disease-based) medical system. Dr. Chaudhary is a regular guest on the Dr. Oz show, where her teachings about Ayurvedic medicine have been applauded by a national audience.

She is also the author of The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss as well as the founder of The Prime Club.

Dr. Chaudhary was the Director of Wellspring Health in Scripps Memorial Hospital for ten years, and remains a pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Chaudhary has successfully developed a powerful system to manage chronic neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and migraine headaches, by incorporating fundamental changes in diet, behavior, and stress, in addition to the standard allopathic approach to these issues. This program has been so successful that many patients now use it not just for neurological issues but also for a wider range of health concerns, including weight issues and chronic disease.

Dr. Chaudhary now serves as the Chief Medical Officer for New Practices, Inc. where she is changing allopathic medical practices into healing centers using compassion-based health coaching, meditation, and integrative medicine to combat chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, obesity, coronary heart disease, addictions, and more. She also oversees ongoing research in management and reversal of chronic disease through lifestyle intervention.  Dr. Chaudhary is creating a new model for healthcare that is based on teaching patients the principles of health and personal transformation in an environment of compassion, empowering them to live in a way that promotes maximum healing and vitality.

Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary is also a neuroscientist. 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. Her research includes groundbreaking work in stem cell therapies for diabetic peripheral neuropathy and drug development for the treatment of ALS.

This blog is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The details of the case mentioned in this post represent a typical patient that I might see and do not describe the circumstances of a specific individual.

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