In this episode of the “Beauty Inside Out Podcast”— I share my experience of traveling to Sri Lanka, eating much more rice than I normally do and LOSING weight, and some possible research to explain why this happened.

In the second segment, I interview renowned Ayurvedic professor and physician, Parla Jayagopal, B.A.M.S—or Dr. Jay as many know himand dive into the amazing, 6,000-year-old tradition of Ayurvedic Medicine and how it can help restore your sleep, digestion, weight and beauty.


  • Why carbs may not be the enemy we’ve been told they are…
  • How I ate much more carbs than normal, including white rice, and lost weight on my trip—while maintaining the same activity levels…
  • Another blow to the Calorie Myth: Why eating wheat produces more weight gain and heart issues than the exact same amount of rice…
  • What makes Ayurveda different from Western Medicine and why it works so well…
  • The first step ANYONE must take in attempting to transform their health and beauty…
  • How much sleep do you personally need?
  • Ayurvedic beauty tips for clear skin… thicker, fuller hair and much more!


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 About Parla Jayagopal, B.A.M.S.

 Dr. Parla S Jayagopal BAMS, MD (Ayurveda), MAOM (C)—or Doctor Jay as we affectionately call him—received his Bachelors degree in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery (BAMS) after completing five and a half years of training from Bangalore University. He also pursued three years of education to receive Masters degree in Ayurvedic herbology from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. Bangalore. Dr. Jayagopal completed Yoga teacher’s training course from Atma Darshan, Bihar school of Yoga. In addition to his twelve years of clinical experience, Dr. Jayagopal has traveled to Europe and Japan to propagate the science of Ayurveda. Currently he is teaching as chair and associate Prof. dept. of Ayurveda at American University of Complementary Medicine.

Beauty Inside Out Ep.1: White Rice & Weight Loss, Interview with a Top Ayurvedic Doctor


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 Check This Out:

  1. This is Dr. Jay’s website and it’s an amazing source of information, products and more. As you see from this podcast, he’s a wealth of knowledge. Highly recommended!
  2. For a delicious recipe Kimberly learned while in Sri Lanka, check out her creamy pumpkin curry! It can be eaten with or without rice, and is incredibly savory and delicious.
  3. If you’d like to know more about the spices commonly used in Ayurveda, this post outlines how you can use them to help restore balance.
  4. Since Kimberly discusses Ayurveda and Doshas, here is a quiz from the Chopra Center (Deepak will be a guest on the podcast soon!) that helps you determine your personal makeup and what it means for you. Definitely check it out!


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