Dr. Meenashi Gupta, BAMS, MD-Ayu
She is Founder &Director of AyurRoots wellness center in the DFW area. She is a classically trained Ayurvedic Physician, and teacher of international repute with over 20 years of clinical experience in India and the U.S and has pursued her MD in Ayurveda from the Apex Learning Institute, The National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India She has authored several papers and writes a regular column in several e-magazines, health magazines along with various Radio talks & newspaper articles. She is a member of the Fellowship Board of the Association of Ayurveda Professionals of North America (AAPNA) and NAMA. She is a board member of the Research Method committee for the council for Ayurveda Research. She is Senior Editor of the Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM) and. International Editorial Board member on the International Journal of research in Ayurveda and Medical Sciences
Topic: Seasonal Diet, Sleep, Gut Microbiome, and Epigenetics
Abstract: Diet can impact epigenetic changes linked with disease and may modify gene expression patterns through epigenetic mechanisms Gut microbiota can affect the epigenetic processes of the host, consequently causing diseases such as allergy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease autoimmune disease, metabolic syndrome, colorectal cancer, stress-related disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders This possibly results from dysbiosis, a negative alteration of the gut microbiota, as well as changes in microbial metabolites, which are triggered by environmental factors such as diet, age, stress, and pharmacological factors . All these factors affect the expression of genes through epigenetic mechanisms that turn genes on or off, thereby affecting health. In Ayurveda, diet and sleep is an important key to health. Today we can say that diet and sleep alters our microbiome, and a seasonal, varied diet and quality sleep promotes the very significant diversity and balance of our intestinal flora.