Alex Charmoz is an Emergency Medicine Doctor in Southern California. Finding yoga as a way to heal from an injury sustained while rock climbing, he has found guidance through the 8 limb path of Ashtanga Yoga. While not a certified yoga teacher, he finds space to introduce yoga into his daily life and work. The ability to connect with other human beings in a vulnerable state and work towards bettering their quality of life is a direct manifestation of Yogic philosophy. Approaching 3 years of eating a vegan diet, which he attributes to his lovely and compassionate wife Liliana, he has seen direct results in his physical and mental abilities, and the link between diet and disease. As he took a vow to "First do no harm" he has realized that this extends to all sentient beings as well as the environment. A vegan lifestyle is the key to bringing these concepts together and is the future of attaining a sustainable and healthy planet.
In this episode, Dr. Alex Charmoz returns for a second time to discuss with Yoga Is Vegan's Holly Skodis what we can all do to improve our immune system and make ourselves as healthy and strong as possible to get through this pandemic.
The following topics are discussed:
Alex Charmoz- The Vegan Yogi Doctor Episode 37 How to Survive a Pandemic by Michael Gregor, M.D. FACLM Nutritionfacts.org 2009 Swine Flu Dotsie Bausch's non-profit Switch4Good's commercial on NBC Newsweek article Eating Foods like Bread and Pasta Linked to Lower Risk of Death Strengthening our immune system with a whole food vegan diet Probiotics. Dr. Alex Charmoz recommends Seed, Absorb Biotics, and Blue Biology antioxidants mushrooms Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee Healing Mushrooms: A Practical and Culinary Guide to Using Mushrooms for Whole Body Health by Tero Isokauppila Barukas Nuts Sacha Inchi Protein Powder Sprouting- great supplies and seeds can be found at sproutman.com
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