2022 Integrative Dermatology Symposium


September 30, 2022 - October 2, 2022

Pushpa Soundararajan,


Pushpa Soundararajan is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 30 years of experience. She is also an Ayurvedic practitioner, Certified Yoga teacher, speaker, and author. She is a passionate speaker and has presented at several local and international conferences, podcasts, webinars to dietitians, and FB live talks with dietitians in India on integrating Ayurveda with modern nutrition for holistic health. She believes in self-healing and educating the public on self-care which led to the creation of her Youtube channel, VPK Nutrition: Mind-body healing with Pushpa, RDN. She has co-authored two books “A Primer on A Ayurveda: A Practical Guide.” and “Ayurveda & Yoga: A Path to Health and Healing,” and a chapter on Ayurveda in an integrative nutrition textbook published on Amazon. She has an integrative virtual nutrition practice in Chicago, specializing in renal disease, digestive disorders, diabetes, weight management, ayurvedic nutrition, lifestyle, and wellness. www.vpknutrition.com


IDS 2022 Sessions

Adding Ayurvedic Nutrition to Your Plate: An Integrative Approach to Acne

Day One: Friday, September 30, 2022 | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM MT

Acne is estimated to affect 9.4% of the global population. Studies show evidence that glycemic index, dairy content, dietary fats, and probiotics may play a role in acne and its treatment. Classical Ayurvedic texts mention skin diseases to be associated with incompatible foods (Virudhdha-aahara). Incompatible foods is a unique concept in Ayurveda, that leads to indigestion, bloating and gas, and doshic imbalances. It is necessary to tackle the root of the problem with proper diet by improving digestion and eliminating toxins, which is the basis of Ayurvedic nutrition. This talk will cover nutrition interventions from both systems, with emphasis on incompatible food combinations to avoid. Dietary interventions to help control or prevent Acne with practical suggestions for daily use will be presented.