The Paleo Experience


Akil Palanisamy, Michelle Tam

October 6-8, 2017
Friday-Sunday, 2 nights

$350 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

ihh_clear_2016_official-1-copyOne of the biggest health challenges today is that we have forgotten how to nourish ourselves. Many of us are unsure how to give our body what it needs for vitality, disconnected from the joy of preparing meals, and so rushed that we barely taste the flavors of our food. And all of this has an impact on our health and overall well-being.

Harvard-trained physician Akil Palanisamy, MD, author of The Paleovedic Diet, and Michelle Tam, New York Times best-selling author of Nom Nom Paleo, are joining forces to change that.

This weekend, these two experts combine the holistic principles of Ayurveda—one of the oldest systems of health on the planet—with the theory and practice of the paleo diet. Their goal is to inspire you to return to the kitchen and savor the pleasures of cooking and eating, positively contributing to your well-being.

Through lecture, question and answer sessions, and cooking demonstrations, you will learn:

  • The key concepts behind the paleo diet
  • How to personalize the paleo diet using principles of Ayurvedic medicine through the Paleovedic approach
  • Basic supplements to add while following the paleo guidelines
  • Creative recipes that delight the taste buds and are family friendly.

Come get educated, inspired, and nourished and return home with newfound excitement and a roadmap for self-care for using food as medicine.

Faculty Bio

Akil Palanisamy

Akil Palanisamy, author of The Paleovedic Diet, is an integrative medicine physician, board-certified in family medicine, who blends his Western medical training with effective holistic approaches, including functional medicine and Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India.

His thirst for knowledge and longstanding yoga practice influenced his decision to become a physician. Dr. Palanisamy completed his premedical training at Harvard University, received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his residency at Stanford University. He also completed a fellowship in integrative medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona, and is certified by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine at Georgetown University.

Dr. Palanisamy studied Ayurveda at Arya Vaidya Ayurvedic Institute in Southern India, and held a clinical internship with the renowned Ayurvedic doctor L. Mahadevan, MD, at Sarada Ayurvedic Hospital in Kanyakumari, India.

He is dedicated to serving the needs of patients and the community as well as advancing the practice of medicine.


Michelle Tam

Michelle Tam is a Saveur Award-winning blogger, food writer, and best-selling author whose humor, creativity, and passion about the paleo diet and lifestyle reach millions each month through her Nom Nom Paleo blog.

She is author of the New York Times bestselling cookbook Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans, which was nominated for a James Beard Award, and her app has been voted “Best New App” and received a webby award.

With a degree in nutrition and food science—and a doctorate in pharmacy—Michelle understands the science behind the paleo lifestyle, and her inspirational recipes highlight the variety of flavors and foods available to paleo-style eaters—and anyone who loves food.

Called the “Martha Stewart of Paleo” by the New York Times, Michelle posts stunning photographs to accompany her evolving list of alluring recipes. Her work is featured throughout the media, including in the Huffington Post, Experience Life, and Bon Appétit.

Why Attend

  • Bring pleasure back into cooking and eating to improve your physical health, uplift your mood, and deeply nourish yourself, your family, and friends.

  • Combine the model of the paleo diet with the principles of Ayurveda to customize meals that will revitalize your body, mind, and spirit.

  • Overcome your insecurities in the kitchen and learn to cook healthy meals while juggling the demands of a busy lifestyle.


Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.

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