Ayurveda is a unique holistic health care system that enhances your health and wakes up your body's intelligence. I recently began utilizing more of it and am relieved and grateful for the beginning of profound improvements and the clarity of the root causes of health issues and steps to clear them.
I've been familiar with Ayurveda, a sister science of Vastu, for a long time. I first began studying it in 1984. I read Dr. Vasant Lad's first book and met him for a consultation; he founded and teaches at the renowned Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, where I've spoken a couple of times when he taught Vastu courses. I hosted an Ayurvedic doctor from Ahmedabad, India at my Santa Barbara home in 1985/6 as he taught an introductory Ayurveda course and did pulse diagnosis and consultations. During much of my years in Santa Fe, my Vedic hiking buddy was David Frawley, the erudite author of many books on Ayurveda and Vedic knowledge. Then in the early 2000's, I took Dr. R.K. Mishra's first wonderful Transdermal Marma Therapy Course in Boulder, CO and had consultations with him.
I'm currently working with two superb, very knowledgeable practitioners that I highly recommend: Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum in New Jersey and Meredith Hart, MS's consciousness-based ayurveda & yoga therapy practice in Mill Valley & Berkeley, CA. Both are very experienced and studied with Dr. Mishra. Marianne studied more with Dr. Mishra than probably anyone else and is incredibly knowledgeable about the cuase and rectification of almost everything. Ayurvedic diagnosis and treatment includes taking pulses to determine subdoshas for fine-tuned, effective protocols with profound results. I work with Marianne over the phone and meet with Meredith at her office near my home. I love Meredith's wise suggestions, intuition, and energy.
I highly recommend Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum's well-written new book Healing the Thyroid with Ayurveda. It is possibly the most profound and helpful health book I've ever read-- or maybe it's just superb and timely. It's not only about the thyroid. I got lots of good tips and appreciated that it has a good index, so I can look up topics, herbs, etc., that I want to learn more about. Check it out!
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