The Prime – Book Review and Giveaway
It’s the start of a brand new year and what does that mean? Lots of resolutions being made to lose weight or go on diets, rights? What if I told you there was a way to lose weight without going on a diet? What’s more interesting is that it was a book written without the initial intention of focusing on weight loss! The Prime was written by Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D. and I had the chance to interview her along with other bloggers on December 17th.
Blogger Interview with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary, M.D.
In the call, we had the chance to learn more about Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary and her book, as well as ask questions we had about the book. We learned that Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary is an integrative neurologist who has been working in San Diego for over a decade. The Prime was never intended to be a weight loss book, but was actually a program used to reverse neurological conditions. When she first approached writing the book, she was mainly talking about multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. It was when she mentioned that, because it’s getting rid of the toxic inflammation, most of her patients would also lose weight pretty significantly, that she embraced the idea of writing the book. She saw in her practice that when her patients were recovering from the devastating disease and started noticing their clothes were fitting better, they became more motivated do it. Rather than going against the grain, she accepted that weight loss is important to people, and if they’re willing to come to this program because it helps them to lose weight spontaneously, so be it. It also helps to completely change the way that people’s brains are functioning, the way their digestion is functioning, and it helps them to live a much fuller life. So, that’s the brief backup of the book.
Blogger: I’m very interested in what you have to say about repairing your body, but for my readers, I think at the time that at the beginning of the year, many of them are going to be on Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, and all kinds of different plans. This seems to be the pre-plan, so what would you say to them about incorporating this book into what they’re already doing?
Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary: I love that you are asking this question. We couldn’t have started off with a better question because this is what I’ve been saying. It’s not that I have an opposition to what these plans are trying to do. I think it’s fantastic that people are trying to teach people who want to lose weight how to change the way that they’re eating.
But there’s this really important biochemical step missing. It’s a little bit like sending somebody out in the world to climb a mountain, then saying, I’m sorry, I forgot to give you the rope, and the shoes that you need to be wearing, and all the other tools that you expect them to use when they’re climbing that mountain. So I’m not against the climb, but give them the appropriate tools, so they’re like, “Hey, I’m actually scaling this thing, and I’m succeeding.”
What I would say is that there’s a step before you take that next step. Because I was trying to reverse neurological conditions, it was so obvious that I had to take that step in order to stop the brain from degenerating, but it’s the same step that you have to take to change the way that you’re eating.
I agree that you have to change the way that you’re eating, but we’re making people do it in the absolute hardest possible way.
That was actually one of my favorite questions during the conversation and really gave me greater insight as to why she was writing the book.
ABOUT THE PRIME: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss
LOSE WEIGHT, GET SHARPER… NO DIET REQUIRED.
Integrative neurologist Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary discovered a beautiful side effect to the eating and lifestyle tools she gave her brain patients–shedding excess pounds. In this, her first book, she shows readers that weight gain is a result of the body being in a toxic, inflammatory state. If your body is not prepared or ‘primed’ for weight loss, you will fight an uphill biochemical battle, and the odds of succeeding are slim. So she’s reverse engineered our way of eating, so we can stop dieting backward and start succeeding instead.
Using a blend of cutting-edge science and ancient wisdom, Dr. Chaudhary has crafted a plan like no other. In it, she shares:
- The importance of neuroadaptation, food addiction, and the brain (or, why it’s not your fault that dieting has been so hard in the past!)
- Why it’s not what you eat, but what you digest
- How to determine if you have a Leaky Brain—and what The Prime can do about it (hint: everything)
- The 4 Stages of the Prime
- Activate a Biochemical Shift
- Crush Cravings (No Willpower Required)
- Ignite Energy and Fat
- Biohack Your Lifestyle Habits
… and how they’ll help you spontaneously shed pounds, by adding (not subtracting) simple teas and supplements and without giving up any foods you love.
Lastly, you’ll learn how to live fully Primed, the secrets of the Super-Primed, and, when you’re ready to explore new foods, how to eat according to your unique constitution.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary is a neurologist, and the director of Wellspring Health at Scripps Memorial Hospital and a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. She received her internship in internal medicine at UCLA and her neurology fellowship from UCSD. Her research includes groundbreaking work in stem cell therapies for diabetic peripheral neuropathy and drug development for the treatment of ALS. She is the co-founder of Habit Change, and she 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.
PRAISE FOR THE PRIME
“The Prime is a wonderfully crafted amalgamation of ancient wisdom with leading-edge science.”
– David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, New York Times bestselling author of Grain Brain and Brain Maker
“Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary is a rock star doctor who truly bridges the gap between Ayurveda and western medicine. The Prime will leave you feeling and looking great!”
– Jason Wachob, Founder of mindbodygreen and author of Wellth
“A truly integrated behavioral approach to health and healing. For anyone who wants to understand the future of wellbeing and medicine this book is a must read.”
– Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP
One (1) winner on The Mommy-Files will receive a copy of The Prime.
Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Harmony Books.