Dr. Virender Sodhi became an Ayurvedic doctor in 1980 and worked as an Ayurvedic Medical professor until 1986 before becoming the first Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physician in the United States in 1988. He is credited with founding Ayush Herbs and pioneering bringing Ayurvedic botanicals and knowledge to the United States.
His experience with Ayurvedic and Naturopathic medicines has resulted in extensive lecturing worldwide on these subjects and he is the author of Ayurvedic Herbs: The Comprehensive Resource for Ayurvedic Healing Solutions. He currently practices at the Ayurvedic & Naturopathic Medical Clinic in Bellevue, Washington with a focus in Oncology.
Ayurvedic philosophy offers valuable insights that can significantly contribute to the field of epigenetic medicine. Ayurveda has considered nutrition as an essential causative factor in both human health, and human illness through its effects on the various Dosha of the body. Today, epigenetics continues to elucidate some of the same concepts discussed millennia ago in Ayurveda. Moreover, this philosophy aligns well with the essence of epigenetic medicine, which recognizes the influence of environmental factors, including diet, stress, and lifestyle, on genetic expression. By understanding Ayurveda and modern epigenetic theory, techniques to prevent negative epigenetic changes and treat current conditions that stem from environmental and epigenetic factors are possible. This lecture will review the crossroads of environmental medicine, genetics, and Ayurvedic nutrition to enrich participants’ understanding of unique approaches to treating the whole person and harmonizing health down to the cellular level.