NEW DELHI —“Your body is a complex microbiome, adapted by the food you eat, and the environment you’re in,” said Mitali Mukerji, Senior Principal Scientist at the CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology.
Mukerji, who is best known for coining the term ayurgenomics—blending Ayurveda with modern genomics—explained that the food we eat every day can have a significant impact on our bodies and our minds, beyond the principles of nutrition.
“The health effects of different types of foods are well known and well studied, but what’s less understood, in many cases, is why this is so,” Mukerji said.
Ayurvedic texts might suggest eating foods like turmeric to bolster the immune system, and this is something that has now caught on around the world, but Mukerji is applying the scientific method to break down how exactly this works so that people can make informed decisions about their health. By bringing together Ayurveda and scientific rigour, the hope is to develop cures that can be tailored for an individual, while avoiding negative effects or ineffective dosages.
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