Beauty Inside Out podcast #157

Did you know that visualization can produce the same mental effect as actions? It’s one of the key performance tools of Olympians, executives and peak performers in all walks of life. In this episode, Tony and I review the surprising research around visualization and how to best use it to transform your health, beauty and life.

Next, we have my very special guest Dr. Jay, who is my personal Ayurvedic teacher and is one of the foremost Ayurvedic practitioners in the United States. He is very passionate about spreading Ayurveda to the West in hopes of assisting others elevate their health and vibrancy. Listen in as we share some suggestions on how you can incorporate Ayurvedic spring practices into your daily lives.


  • Tony shares how writing is a profound way to open up and transition through different shifts in our lives…
  • We discuss the topic of visualization, and how it has the power to help you be  successful…
  • How the mind can’t distinguish between whether or not you actually performed an action or just visualized it, and how we can benefit…
  • Ways to support and set tracks in your brain and mind to make actions easier…
  • When to implement visualization into our busy schedules to set yourself up for success…
  • Dr. Jay shares the general perspective of spring and what happens to our bodies after winter…
  • How to support detoxification with herbs and spices…
  • Why freshly ground pepper is so important verses powdered black pepper…
  • Dr. Jay shares some thoughts on fresh turmeric versus powdered turmeric…
  • What other seeds or foods we should incorporate into our diets during the spring season…
  • We share Dr. Jay’s Ayurvedic herbal formulas and which one should be used during this cleansing period…


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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 Bachelor’s 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 his Master’s degree in Ayurvedic herbology from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.

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, which offers Clinical Doctorate in Ayurveda (AyD)/PhD programs.

About Anthony Flores, or “T” as Kimberly affectionately refers to him: He is a long-time friend of hers who, after graduating from Stanford University, began researching and writing professionally in the health space full-time. He has a passion for natural health, especially Beauty Detox, and loves to share exciting new studies and insights he learns with Kimberly and the community! He can be found writing spiritual/inspirational words on Instagram @poetrybyanthony.


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Incorporating astringent greens like arugula and dandelion greens are perfect as part of your spring cleansing routine!