BIO: Vaidya (Prof.) Kamleshwar Kalia is a Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine, an Academician, Public speaker, Writer on subject of Ayurveda. He completed his five and half year’s graduation course of Ayurveda (B.A.M.S) from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India and three years Post-Graduation course of  Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine (M.D. Ayurveda) from renowned University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India.

Before moving to Canada, he served as an Associate Professor at Delhi Govt’s prestigious Ayurvedic Institute & Hospital, Chaudhary Brahm Prakash Ayurved Charak Sansthan.

He is also visiting Professor at EISRA (European Institute of Scientific Research in Ayurveda, Netherlands), ICAU Belgium and Ayurveda UK, England. He has been practicing Ayurveda over 18 years through Health consultations, Panchakarma-Mind Body cleansing procedures and Educational Programs. He was invited as Subject Expert by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), New Delhi from time to time.

He also contributed as an expert on ‘Dictionary of Ayurveda’ by Commission for Scientific & Technical Terminology (CSTT), Government of India.

He also served as Member Secretary at Regional Pharmacovigilance centre ,New Delhi for Ayurveda,Siddha & Unani (ASU) drugs under  Department of AYUSH,Govt. of India in collaboration with WHO.

He has to his credit many key note & guest lectures at various platforms organized by Department of AYUSH and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of NCT of Delhi.

Vaidya (Prof.) Kamleshwar Kalia has travelled extensively worldwide as a consulting expert in Ayurveda. Presently, he is offering his services as a Chief Ayuveda  Consulatnt at Sevayu, the art of wellness center,Mississauga in Canada.

TOPIC:  Food As Medicine for Skin Disorders

SYNOPSISDiet plays an important role in the skin diseases as skin is the mirror of the metabolic processes occurring in the body. Any nutritional deficiency in the form of improper intake, absorption or utilization may manifest as skin disorders. In some cases, dietary interventions may influence the course of the skin disease, as in acne. In others, dietary change may serve as one aspect of prevention, such as in skin cancer and aging of the skin.

The ancient Ayurvedic scholars considered the incompatible combination of some food items (viruddha aahar) as the prime cause of some diseases. Perceiving the advancement of these disorders, many pharmacological industries are in rivalry to prepare the most efficient drugs for the cure of these disorders. But a prolonged use of these drugs, which mainly contains steroids as their chief component may lead to complications like kidney failure, liver disorders, etc. Conversely, these disorders may not require the need of these drugs if the person follows a proper diet plan from the very beginning. Even the ancient scholars have called the diet as principle medicine.

Knowledge of proper diet is also helpful in avoiding the intake of those diets which may trigger the progress of skin diseases. Presentation in the conference is aimed at putting forth such experiences

Kamleshwar Kalia