Ayurveda and Cancer

During my internship at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, I had the opportunity to interact with Dr. Anand Dhruva. Dr. Anand Dhruva is a MD and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Dhruva is on the Hematology-Oncology faculty at UCSF, and is also a graduate of the distant-learning Fellowship […]

India’s Health Report Card!

For the world, India is a go-to-destination for Ayurveda and Yoga but unfortunately India is fast losing the importance of the age–old wisdom that came from these practices.  The WHO report identifies, the fast adoption of a western lifestyle with fast food restaurants sprawling not only the metropolitan cities but also smaller towns and villages, […]

All about Gallstones – Part 2

In my last blog, I talked about the function of the Gallbladder, what causes gallstones and how to diagnose if you have gallstones. I understand most doctors would usually advice patients to get a Cholecystectomy – surgical removal of the gallbladder- to eliminate pain associated with having gallbladder stones. The thought behind this is that […]

Correlation between IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and Stress

How many us have suffered from IBS or some form of constipation or diarrhea at some point of time in our life? Too many, I am sure. According to Ayurveda, the quality of your health greatly depends of how good your digestion or digestive Agni (fire) is. So, let us not ignore the occurrence of […]

The true essence of Yoga practice…

After teaching over 1000 fitness classes every year for many years in the past, when I finally starting teaching yoga classes, I really did not enjoy teaching some of the other classes – aerobics, spinning, body conditioning, kick-boxing- I was accustomed to teaching as much. I wondered why? Strange considering teaching an aerobics class with […]

The Yoga-Ayurveda Union- Part 1

Almost about a decade yoga,  I suffered acute constipation for a few years.  I tried several medicines which would provide me temporary relief but no permanent cure. I was eager to find a cure and willing to try anything by this point. For the longest time, I was not able to find a solution to […]