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AB O UT THE VAI DYA

Vaidya Rama K. Mishra Direct descendent of the Shakadwipeya Brahmins – the ancient history of which is is mentioned in the Bhavishya Maha Puran – Vaidya R.K. Mishra was reared in formal institutional Ayurved in addition to his millennial family tradition, like his father, grandfather and many ancestors before him. After studying at SYNA Ayurvedic College in the University of Bihar for 6 years and receiving his G.A.M.S degree - graduate of ayurvedic medicine and surgery - he was trained by his father, Vaidya Kameshwar Mishra, during a 7-year internship, and handed over millennial secret familial knowledge. From 1982 to 1991, Vaidya R.K. Mishra teaches ayurvedic pharmacology & clinical medicine at the Ranchi Ayurvedic College collaborating with medical colleagues to research ayurvedic herbs and formulations in the light of the latest scientific findings. From 1991 to 2003, Vaidya Mishra serves as the director and chief formulator of an internationally renowned Ayurvedic products’ company. During his tenure, he formulates the first commer- cially available skin care line completely free of artificial antioxidants, parabens, harsh chemical preservatives.

One of the most important tenets of the Shaka Vansiya family lineage of ayurvedic practice is the preservation of vital pranic energy, since 2003, Vaidya R.K. Mishra has carried on the Shaka Vansiya tradition of Ayurvedic formulation by launching over 50 new herbal formulations, including the first line of Transdermal Marma System™ creams - applications that utilize the transdermal potency of herbs to benefit a wide range of health conditions, true to the tradition of Pushp Ayurved - which classifies flowers and their use – endowed with the healing and beautifying power of 100% pure flower extracts and aromas. Co-author of The Answer to Cancer, his TV appearances include “Live on ABC” and “Total Health Talk.” Vaidya R.K. MIishra lives in Southern California where he offers ayurvedic pulse assessment educational consultations; he also travels extensively in the US to teach and lecture from coast to coat, as well as in Canada about Ayurved’s Vibrational Medicine. To find out more, visit www.vaidyamishra.com

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


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Beautiful Hair: An ayurvedic Perpective Detox and rejuvenate tissues and organs; quick recipes, herbal supplements, and products for ayurvedic hair care.

Interview with SVA Practitioner Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum Applying Shaka Vansiya Ayurved to our contemporary American lifestyle and culture for healing chronic imbalances.

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From the Hearth:

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Sutra to Science: Amalaki or the Amla Berry

Protein for vegetarians, as well as vegetables, chutney and bread for a complete balanced meal.

Ayurved’s perfect fruit for total balance.

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


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Knowledge in Practice 1 4 6 16 29 33

About the Vaidya Editor's Letter Carak A to Z News Sanskrit Glossary for "Beautiful Hair..." Testimonials Dinacharya

Nutritional Health

15 Quick Recipes for Beautiful Hair 20 What is Soma Salt? 30 Mum's Tridoshic Masala 31 Nutritional Facts

Upcoming Events

32 Millenial Secrets of Ayurvedic Pulse Reading September 2007 in Northridge, CA 34 Samagni - October 2007 in Saylorsburg, PA 21 Vibrational Healing Power of Ayurved November 2007 in Northridge, CA 35 Calendar 36 Our Next Issue

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. Š 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


EDI TO RʼS LETTER

Living the Tradition

When I first found out about Ayurved in 1998 I was in India and experiencing the to-be-expected gastro-intestinal challenges most westerners inevitably go through – I know now not to eat green raw mangoes no matter how inviting they look! A brief fortunate encounter with a Tibetan vaidya allowed me not to conclude the trip during my first week there. However, since I was on the move, I had to find new ayurvedic practitioners in every village or city I visited in order to take care of persisting symptoms, and I encountered them all: from Germans practicing Ayurved on the go in Rishikesh to medical doctors practicing a blend of medicine and Ayurved (with disastrous results) as well as local vaidyas who sold me dubious-looking colored liquids and pulverized mixes that were supposed to be the answer to all my problems. I was exhilarated as well as somewhat disappointed - with no exception to all that is (in) India, the divine seems to come with unwanted attachments: here was an immense body of knowledge as vast as it was old and time-tested, and yet it was immersed in quackery, with elixirs and potions marketed in its name. Back in the United States, my efforts to find out more about Ayurved and locate a good practitioner were fruitful - Ayurved has been growing here since the mid-1980’s. I “met” Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra over the phone about 8 years ago, during a phone consultation. After he permanently took care of my minor yet chronic problems where several doctors had failed, I knew I wanted to learn more about Ayurved, particularly from him. It’s been a real adventure since then. No book I have read comes remotely close to the knowledge Vaidya Mishra has been generously unfolding over the past 11 years here in the United States (Vaidya Mishra left India in 1991 to tour and lecture and conduct extensive research in different European cities, he permanently re-located to the United States in 1996). Those who come in contact with him realize how very fortunate we are not only to have access to Ayurved, but to learn from a Vaidya who has Ayurved encrypted in his DNA - I am told that his family has been practicing Ayurved for as far back as we can go in time: the name of the tradition, Shaka Vansiya Ayurved, refers to the original island (currently Madagascar) his ancestors left in order to move to India at the invitation of Bhagvan Shri Krishna. But why bother with a familial tradition of Ayurved, when it can be so daunting to get a handle on mainstream Ayurved to start with? Unlike what one might assume, the knowledge from Vaidya Mishra’s lineage does not depart from canonical Ayurved; on the contrary, it reinforces it, applying it in simple yet powerful ways, bridging the gap between knowledge and experience. To bring the point home, Vaidya R.K. Mishra gives specific textual references: you will always see or hear the original Sanskrit Sutras or verses printed or referenced in his articles or recited during his talks. This – at its inception - is what the living tradition of Vaidya Mishra’s lineage amounts to then: a close working relationship with the ayurvedic body of texts as cognized by the rishis of yore, augmented with the practical knowledge gathered by an active line of ayurvedic practitioners who passed it down generation after generation to sons – and occasionally daughters. Our “Living Tradition” takes form around the desire to preserve this living body of healing knowledge that Vaidya Mishra has been generously unfolding over the past decade; we strive to maintain the integrity of the tradition and make it available to a larger audience, so it can reach many more of us who believe that it is possible to lead a life of bliss in balance. In our inaugural issue, we bring you an in-depth look at hair-care: • How are different bodily tissues and organs involved in the production of healthy hair and nails? • What is the role that stress plays? • How does diet affect the health of the hair? • What herbal supplements can be used to combat the effect of stress and environmental toxins? We introduce three exquisite products, formulated by Vaidya Mishra himself, using a secret family technique of pranic self-preservation, the HerbRich™ Shampoo, the HerbRich™ Hair Oil, and the Lustrous Hair™ capsules.

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


EDI TO RʼS LETTER

We also have a powerful interview with Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum, a Shaka Vansiya Vaidya in her own right, who has been performing ayurvedic miracles at her clinic in Cinnaminson, New Jersey – read the letters sent from her patients. In our From the Hearth section, we have delicious recipes to satisfy your palate without jeopardizing your seasonal doshic balance – you will love the Ram Ruuch recipe! In our Sutra to Science section, we bring together the most ancient with the cutting-edge scientific, traveling from “sutra to science” to take a look at wondrous ayurvedic herbs. In this issue we focus on the Amalaki Berry to remind us of its potent overall health benefits. If you are looking for Vaidya Mishra, our calendar will tell you where to find him for Health and Well-being Consultations, for courses, public lectures. Our Dinacharya section covers daily tips for overall balance, and sleep is in focus in this issue. I was humbled by the opportunity to put together Shaka Vansiya Ayurved’s journal for us all, and I realize that my efforts might not necessarily have coincided with my enthusiasm and love for the precious knowledge. I welcome your comments and suggestions. Our journey has only just begun… Drop us a line at svanews@gmail.com. Yours in service,

Melina Takvorian (PhD) Editorial Director (Melina Takvorian holds an inter-disciplinary PhD from Columbia University in the City of New York from the department of Middle Eastern and Asian Languages and Cultures).

Editorial Directing Editor Melina Takvorian (PhD) Associate Editor Rick Talcott Editorial Advisory Board Shama Gandhi Paul Wilson (MBA) Blaine Watson In India Kiran Kant Mishra

Medical Advisory Board Douglas Beech (DC) Sandra Brown (MD) Kamal Gandhi (MD) Kimberly Hoffman (DC) Rama Kant Mishra (GAMS, DSc) Marianne Teitelbaum (DC) Mark Vinick (DC) Photography Sisi Todd Smith (todd@toddsmithphotography.com)

Research Assistant Surya Kant Subscription Office/Customer Service Inquiry 11856 Balboa Blvd #333, Granada Hills, CA 91344 1-888-9 SHAKTI • 1 (818) 832-8602 svanews@gmail.com The health content in Living Tradition is intended to inform, not prescribe, and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice and care of a qualified health-care professional. Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


Carak A to Z Online

The Carak A to Z course is in full force, the next session will be the 8th. Vaidya Mishra has a select group of students that include several practicing physicians, ayurvedic students, healers, therapists. For more information please visit us at www.vaidyamishra.com Previous sessions covered the following topics: Session One, Sunday March 6th, 2007: • Inaugural Yagya – its importance It is not too late to join in, the duplication of our • What is a Sutra? previous session recordings is almost complete • First and second verses of Chapter One of the Carak Samhita and will be available soon (these are sent compli• Lord Agnivesh mentary and are part of the course fee – • Punarvasu Atreya excluding the s/h fee). Question and answer period Give us a call 1-888-9 Shakti or send us an e-mail to carakatoz@gmail.com Session Two, Sunday April 15th, 2007: • Lineage of Ayurved on Earth • Rishis who were key in bringing and establishing Ayurved • Sutras of Total Health Question and answer period Session Three, Sunday May 13th, 2007: • Continuing topics from Session Two Session Four, Sunday May 20th, 2007: • Tri-sutra Ayurved Session Five, Sunday June 3rd, 2007: • Definitions of Ayurved Session Six, Sunday July 1st, 2007: • Integral understanding of the “Shad Padarthas” Session Seven, Sunday July 15th, 2007: • “Shad Padarthas” - continued Here is what some course participants have to say about the course:

“This was beautiful beyond words. What a deep meditaiton of Self to study with […] beloved Vaidya” M. – South Africa

Upcoming Sessions: August 12 and August 26, 2007

“(…) to share, with an open heart and open mind, this pure gift of the Vedic Knowledge. This blissful self-healing experience, in the dynamic silence, is truly a blessing that is much needed at this time” C. – Canada “It is quite uncanny, as Vaidya was talking about the meeting of the rishis, and specially Maharishi Bharadwaj, and how knowledge was being transmitted, it felt as if we were actually witnessing it, a window had opened in time and we had been given special access to this moment, and it was all unfolding before our very eyes. Very powerful.” S. – California “I have read and studied Ayurveda extensively, but nothing comes close to having access to this precious knowledge by working on the sutras in such depth. And to actually hear them pronounced in Sanskrit is a bonus, I read somewhere once that the gods hide in the meters and the syllables of Sanskrit sutras. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Vaidya for this golden opportunity.” M. – California “Listening to Vaidya teach the Carak Samhita is a healing experience in itself for me. I am not pursuing a healing profession nor am I a physician, but learning about how our physiologies are aligned with the universe, and hearing the “story” of this relationship, in detail, from the original Sanskrit, is a true gift. Thank you for this great opportunity.” H.– New York Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


BEAUTIFUL HAIR:

An Ayurvedic Perspective

This interview with ayurvedic expert Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra covers the Shaka Vansya Ayurved perspective on hair care detailing imbalances insideout: imbalances that may result from external environmental factors and, those that are induced internally due to dietary habits or the local accumulation of stress. Etiological factors that result in the thinning and graying of hair are correlated with different organs and tissues involved. The article offers a number of preventative tips and guidelines to help correct imbalances that may result in thin and/or gray hair and brittle nails. It also offers recipes to support the physiology and to particularly nourish the bone tissue, the source of good hair and nail. It discusses herbal products and supplements that can be used to help prevent hair and nail damage, as well as to detox and rejuvenate the bone tissue and the overall physiology. Living Tradition: Vaidya Mishra, how does Shaka Vansya Ayurved approach the problem of thinning hair and brittle nails?

Vaidya RK Mishra: The problem of thinning hair is covered under the section of one particular type of hair called kesh. Ayurved classifies hair into different types and deals with imbalances accordingly. In Chapter 7 verse 14 of the Carak Samhita, we read:

“chawanti chaiva Kesh shamasru loma niti” (Carak Sharir chapter 7, verse 14). Here Carak explains that there are three kinds of hair: a) kesh, hair on the head, b) loma, body hair, and c) shamasru, pubic hair, facial hair (beard). The three kinds of hair are differentiated based on their location and origin.” LT: Since there is primarily concern with the health of “kesh” or hair on the head given the summer season, high levels of stress, as well as environmental pollution in our current culture, could you focus directly on that type? How is hair formed? And what is the most immediate factor that hinders the proper formation of good hair follicles?

VM: According to Maharishis Carak and Susrut, kesh is the bi-product of the transformation of the bone tissue into bone marrow. Nails are another bi-product of this transformation and they are called nakha. Given this, the health of hair and nails, of kesh and nakha, depends on the health of the bone tissue, or the asthi dhatu. When we discuss the health of a tissue or dhatu in Ayurved, we mean that it has to be present in two forms: it has to have good quality, and it has to have enough quantity. In this sense, to answer your question, the maintenance of the bone tissue – making sure one’s physiology has enough bone tissue and it is in good clean quality – would be the most immediate factor of any protocol targeting the health of hair (and nails).

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


LT: What would be the first step towards taking care of the bone tissue so that it maintains optimal levels and quality?

VM: Ingesting calcium-rich foods such as sesame seeds (for more details see the recipe section on page 15). However, the body should be able to break-down and absorb the calcium ingested, simply ingesting any calcium (specially in a processed variation) might not hit the target. Coral Calcium for example is readily delivered to and absorbed by the bone tissue. Using the “bone herb” or asthi shrinkhala will help detoxify the bone tissue and nourish it in the long run making calcium absorption easier. However, for optimal bone tissue health, one has to take care of the fat tissue or the meda dhatu, because its health directly impacts the bone tissue. LT: How exactly are the bone and fat tissues, or the asthi and meda dhatus related?

VM: The fat tissue constitutes the raw material for the bone tissue. Keeping the fat tissue healthy and balanced (in good quality and good quantity) should be the objective. But there is also another important factor. Sweat is the waste product of the transformation from fat to bone tissue. Sweat glands are found on the scalp. If the fat tissue is laden with toxins, then the glands on the scalp will release toxic sweat which will suffocate and damage the hair follicles. Keeping the fat tissue clean and balanced is thus a very important factor. LT: What measures do you recommend to maintain the fat tissue or meda dhatu in balance?

VM: The muscle tissue or mamsa dhatu constitutes the raw material for the fat tissue or meda dhatu. Vasa or liquid fat is the upadhatu or sub-tissue of the muscle tissue (its bi-product if you like). As this verse from Bhav Mishra’s Bhav Prakash (Part 1, section 64) says:

“Sudh mamsasya (pure muscle tissue) yaha sneha (that oily substance) sa (that) vasa (liquid fat) pari sneho was (the fat comes out), kathita wasah (that is called vasa).” In this sense, taking care of the muscle tissue is a crucial part. LT: And in order to take proper care of the muscle tissue…

VM: Blood or rakta is the raw material for the muscle tissue, and healthy blood gives supplies of oxygen and nutrition as well as pranic energy to the scalp. Keeping

the blood tissue or the rakta dhatu in balance, in good quality and good quantity is necessary. And finally the liquid part of the plasma in our bodies, known as the rasa dhatu in Ayurved, constitutes the raw material for the rakta dhatu or the blood tissue. The rasa dhatu’s role is very important as well because it maintains the aqueous moisture levels of the scalp. Good food and the support of the digestive system are key factors in maintaining the rasa dhatu in balance. LT: Besides the tissues, which organs are involved in the health of the hair and nail?

VM: For bone, fat, muscle, blood, and plasma tissues, or asthi, meda, mamsa, rakta and rasa dhatu-s to be supported and function properly not just locally but integratively, the liver system has to be supported. According to Ayurved, whatever we ingest is broken down in the digestive system to produce the rasa dhatu. The rasa dhatu then carries it to the liver where everything is “cooked” and detoxified by the five bhutagnis or the five “flames” or bhutagni-s corresponding to the five fundamental elements. The rasa that is transformed in the liver via the five “burners” results in the production of blood or rakta. The liver produces “intelligent” blood, or blood that is typical or characteristic of that particular individual. This is a very complex and “intelligent” transformation. Modern science also confirms this ayurvedic perspective. It sees the liver as a key organ in the processes of metabolic transformations, the absorption of nutrients and the filtering of toxins. LT: Can you give us some more details about the different functions of the liver and how they relate to healthy hair?

VM: The liver is a central organ that helps in the following: ¸ Carbohydrate metabolism ¸ Fat metabolism ¸ Protein metabolism ¸ Processing of drugs and hormones ¸ Production of ama (toxin) – free and garvisha (xenobiotic) – free blood (rakta) muscle (mamsa) and fat (meda) tissues ¸ Storing nutrients such as vitamins A, B12, D, K, and E ¸ Storing minerals such as iron (loha), copper (tamra), ¸ Activating the vitamin D absorbed from the sun and other sources

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. Š 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


LT: What about topical products used? How important is their role?

VM: Any products used topically that may aggravate the vyana vata and bhrajak pitta subdoshas of the scalp, such as the use of harsh chemical shampoos or conditioners, create high pitta in the hair follicles, burning the soma and imbalancing pitta and vata. This may result in or accelerate the graying and thinning of hair, balding and general hair fall. Hair loss is however also related to all internal etiological factors as I mentioned earlier, such as an improper diet and routine. These also aggravate vyana vata and bhrajak pitta. In addition, anything that clogs the channels and aggravates shleshak kapha can also result in hair loss. Any etiological factor that aggravates the heat of the body, that imbalances the heat distribution in the brain area will also affect the scalp. This, in its turn, will create inflammation in the hair follicles and will fill the hair follicles with a blend of shleshak kapha and unclean blood: a mix of amavisha and garvisha which will result in the graying of hair and different patterns of general hair fall. LT: It is all quite complex in that the phenomenon involves many correlated factors. What is the first thing one can do?

VM: General diet and routine should be three-dosha pacifying, particularly vyana vata, prana vata, sadhak pitta, ranjak pitta, bhrajak pitta and shleshak kapha. The hair massage oil should be tridoshic, it should particularly target vyana vata and bhrajak pitta. It should also open the channels and clean out the amavisha and garvisha accumulation in the scalp. Products used on the scalp should certainly not contains any harsh chemicals such as parabens, SLS, because these constitute garvisha according to Shaka Vansya Ayurved.

Any products used topically that may aggravate the vyana vata and bhrajak pitta subdoshas of the scalp, such as the use of harsh chemical shampoos or conditioners, create high pitta in the hair follicles, burning the soma and imbalancing pitta and vata. This graying and thinning of hair, balding and general hair fall.

LT: What about genetic predisposition? How does Ayurved approach that? For example, two similar individuals can be exposed to similar conditions, be fed the same kind of diet and be exposed to similar stressful conditions and toxic environments, and yet each will respond differently, one will experience hair loss and the other not…

VM: Ayurved explains that there are gaps (sandhi) or openings between the different tissues or dhatus. Every gap or sandhi naturally has the power to protect and keep virulent toxins such as amavisha from traveling further and deeper from one dhatu or tissue to the next level. The deeper the tissue the deeper the gaps in between them, and the greater the power or the shakti that hinders toxic build-up from delving further. And diet here, plays a major role, so does behavior. For example, some food items can cut across those gaps or space barriers between the tissues much faster and more perniciously than other, such as white sugar. Raw sugar will not travel as fast nor have the toxic qualities that processed white sugar has. Depending on the individual’s diet, toxins will travel to the bone tissue faster causing hair problems. So I cannot stress the importance of diet enough. However, Ayurved does talk about genetic predisposition as well. This is not predisposition to lose hair, but rather to be more prone to

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


accumulate toxins or to allow toxins to travel faster and deeper all the way to the bone tissue causing greater harm at an earlier age. If you remember, when we were discussing the health of the bone tissue, I specifically mentioned two factors that are important for optimal tissue balance: the quality of the bone tissue, as well as the quantity. Some individuals may be born will less quantity of bone tissue thus “genetically predisposing” them to earlier patterns of hair loss. However, oftentimes, with Ayurved, it can be easy to prevent damage resulting from “genetic predisposition” with the timely diagnosis and then proper dietary and lifestyle guidelines that can restrain an inherent predisposition. In Carak’s terms, genetic predisposition or “beej dosha” can be led to remain just that – a seed – rather than grow to full stature as an imbalance. Just like the seed cannnot grow unless it has the needed environment, so the genetic imbalance will not disturb the physiology if it is not allowed to grow.

VM: I just finished formulating some ayurvedic products for hair care: an herbal shampoo that contains no SLS or parabens, a nourishing hair capsule, and a hair oil, prepared with a special synergy of herbs and raw organic milk. The oil helps clean the skin from garvisha build-up, environmental chemical toxins that cause inflammation and suffocate the hair follicles. LT: What kind of foaming agent did you use if not SLS?

VM: There are many herbs in ayurvedic herbology that are known to accomplish the results that we seek in hygienic products, without the side-effects of harsh chemicals found in most cleaning products. Foaming is an important quality for shampoos, and in Ayurved, we have an herb called reetha that can accomplish foaming gently, in addition to foaming agents naturally derived from the coconut. The sutra about reetha says:

LT: So the most important thing then remains diet…

VM: I can not stress the importance of diet enough. The key is to maintain the bone tissue in good health whether or not one has genetic predispositions, and for this end, we need to ingest good calcium rich foods, such as sesame seeds, and overall, maintain a sattvic diet free from preservatives, rich in intelligent protein, balanced for all the six tastes, etc. LT: And the proper intake of calcium rich foods is directly connected to the intake of fat…

VM: Eat only “intelligent” fats, such as ghee or organic olive oil. If you think your fat metabolism is weak and you are overweight, add fenugreek to your basic spice mix, or use Mum’s Masala™, take the Samagni™ tablets – one tablet twice a day. LT: And maintain a clean and healthy muscle tissue…

VM: Eat good “intelligent” protein. No processed cheeses or meats. Prefer “smaller” rather than “larger” lentils in your diet – mung dahl, French Dupuy lentils, masoor dahl, black caviar pearl lentils. If you are a non-vegetarian, use fish and/or chicken – organic preferably. To enhance protein synthesis, use Wild Amla™ one tablet in the morning and one in the afternoon. Use Mum’s Masala™ in your cooking to enhance agni or the digestive fire without aggravating the doshas or the tissues. LT: What recommendations can you give us for local application?

Reetha or arishtakastu is mangalayah (auspicious). It is krishnavarno, black in color, and artha sadhanah, commercially in demand. Its seeds are red, rakta beejah, and it is phenilo, a foaming agent. When taken orally it can cause miscarriage, garbha patanah, but it is tridosha pacifying (arishtak tridoshagnih). Reethah is kandughnah, used for itching. It is Vishpot nashana, helps to calm burning on the scalp, and lekharh, removes toxins from the scalp. It is also doshtrayoharo, it pacifies all three doshas, and removes amavisha from the skin. In addition to reetha I have also added shikakai, which is a another good cleaning and foaming agent. Reetha and Shikakai have been used as hair cleaning agents in villages for a long time before shampoo came into use. LT: Reetha is an amazing herb! What other ingredients are there?

VM: Three other ingredients stand out. The first one is Coral Jasmine seed paste (harsingaar), it is used for hair fall. The second ingredient is Terminalia Chebula, which is haritaki. Haritaki coordinates the functioning of dhi dritti and smritti – the intellect’s capacity to gather (dhi), store (dritti) and recollect (smritti) information. Haritaki is shothkusthnut, it supports the scalp and is an anti-inflammatory according to Maharishi

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Susrut. It is shothahara, it helps the scalp fight inflammation, it opens the channels by its laghu (light) and tikshna(sharpt) qualities. And finally, I have added Asthi Shrinkala or Cissus Quadrangularis Linn. Asthi Shrinkala is called asthi sandhan janani: the mother of bone unification. LT: Why is it called the “mother of bone unification”? What does it do?

VM: It cleans the amavisha and garvisha from the bone tissue which allowing the bone to heal and grow naturally. There is an old but excellent study on this herb Ken Udupa et al in JIMA 39, 590-93, June 1962. But in addition to Asthi Shrinkala I have also added Amala, Amala is a wonderful hair tonic. LT: Amla is one of the perfect fruits of Ayurved with its numerous healing properties, we have covered it in this issue in our “Sutra to Science” section (See page 22). What other ingredients have you used?

VM: I have added Gotu Kola which is a medhya, it increases dhi dritti smritti coordination. Bhav Mishra says that it is vish soth hari, it releases accumulated amavisha, provides the skin on the scalp and the physiology resistance to fight inflammation. I have also added Eandri or Bacopa Moniera, which is also a medhya visha sothhari. Then Shanka Pushpi or Convolvulus Pluricaulsi, or Aloe Weed, which is a medakrit, has a similar action to Gotu Kola according to Maharishi Carak, in that is it keshavadhan, enhances hair growth. Then there is Vacha or Calamus Root which is again a medhya, it unclogs the circulatory channels. Tagar or Indian Valerian is calming, Narikela is a keshyam or hair tonic, it is also cooing according to Bhav Mishra. And last but not least I have included Till or Sesame seed. All the maharishis agree that sesame seed is a wonderful ingredient for nourishing the bone tissue and hair follicles.

It is not enough to stop using products that have toxic elements in them, it is important to make sure that whatever toxic build-up is already in the skin is taken care of and eliminated.

LT: What do they say about sesame seed?

VM: Carak Sutrasthan verse 27 says that sesame is: ¸ twachan, nourishing for the scalp and the skin overall. ¸ It is keshyach, nourishes the hair, and ¸ balyashca, gives physical stamina. Susrut Sutrasthan verse 46 says that sesame is: ¸ dantyo, nourishing for the teeth because it is high in calcium. ¸ In addition, it is agni meda janano, digestive and metabolic fire enhancer, creates agni and meda, or fire and intellect. ¸ twacho, nourishes the skin, ¸ medagni vardhanam, increases agni in the gaps of dhi, dritti, and smritti. LT: Are the effects of the seeds different from those of the oil?

VM: Yes, the oil itself has a special quality: tailama samyog sanskarat sarrogapaham, it has an internal quality of coordinating with other ingredients efficaciously based on the principle of combination (samyog) and processing (sanskar). LT: Any more ingredients?

VM: Several more! There is Neem or Azadirachta Indica called Jantughna in Sanskrit. It supports the immune system to fight bacteria, and has the quality of dahaprashaman, it is cooling, and it is kandughna, it alleviates itch. I have also added Haridra or Turmeric which is a varnya, a complexion enhancer according to Bhav Mishra. It has the quality of twogdosh hari, it pacifies all the doshas of the skin and the scalp. In addition, it is also an anti-inflammatory and antiallergic. I have also added karpor or camphor which is kushta kandu hrita, it helps the skin and the scalp heal, is an anti-itch agent according to Bhav Mishra. Then Taruni or Rose Buds are shat patri hima, or cooling, and varnya complexion enhancers. Kumari or Aloe Vera according to Bhav Mishra is bhedini, a channel opener, it is sheeta, cooing, and vat visha pranut, pacifies vata by binding amavisha and garvisha. The Raj Nigantu says that it is pitta vishghni, it is pitta pacifying as it eliminates amavisha and garvisha. LT: Many of your ingredients target amavisha or garvisha or both, why is that?

VM: Very good question! The accumulation of amavisha or garvisha on the scalp adds to the hair problem locally. If the bone tissue is already encountering problems because it is laden with toxins, and is not able

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to produce good hair internally, then the problem becomes twice as big when there are accumulated toxins on the scalp itself. Externally, whatever hair finally grows will be suffocated and fall out even faster and hinder the growth of additional hair. It is not enough to stop using products that have toxic elements in them, it is important to make sure that whatever toxic build-up is already in the skin is taken care of and eliminated. In this sense, I have added a couple more ingredients.

LT: Are these herbs found in all three products, the shampoo, the capsules, and the oil?

VM: The hair capsule has less ingredients. It is a simple yet potent synergistic blend so as not to overwhelm the liver or the tissues, to cleanse and nourish the physiology slowly and effectively. The oil and the shampoo contain most of the ingredients and work locally, transdermally. I recommend that anyone check with their medical physician if they have any internal or external diseases before using any of these products or herbs even though they are safe to use.

LT: Which ones?

VM: I have added: ¸ Jati Phal or Nutmeg which is vishapakahara, it eliminates amavisha according to Bhav Mishra, it is also dourgandha nashanam, a deodorizer ¸ Ajavon or yavani also known as Ajwain, is vishaghna, eliminates amavisha and garvisha, it is also a jantughna, bactericidal, shothahar, antiinflammatory, and twagdoshahar, cleans the scalp and the skin ¸ Daru Haldi or Daru Haridra is Indian Burberry or Tree Turmeric, which according to the Dhan vantri Nighantu is rujam kandum cha nashayate: it takes care of itching and itchy pain on the scalp and the skin. It is also shlesham visha vkarnu, it cleans the channels of the scalp and the skin and evacuates visha and amavisha. Bhav Mishra explains that it is chhedanama brandushhrit, cleans out channel by removing deposited toxins from scares. ¸ I have also added Japa or Indian Hibiscus which is a keshya, it nurtures the hair according to Bhav Mishra. ¸ Bhumi Amalaki or Phyllantus Niruri is hima, cooling, it is pittanshrakaphna, and pandu paha, pitta pacifying. It is also a vishapaka, removes amavisha, particularly from the liver, which is a very important organ for the hair as we saw. ¸ Bhring Raj or Eclipta Alba according to Bhav Mishra is a keshrajo, the “king of hair” herb, it is kesha rajanah, help in pigmentation. It is also kapha shopha vishaghnach, it pacifies the kapha dosha by pacifying the shleshaka kapha and clean ing amavisha from scalp and skin. ¸ Finally, I’ve added Sandalwood. Carak Sutrasthan says that Chandan or Sandalwood is durgandha haran, a deodorizer, it is also svisha, takes care of amavisha, and pittashradhanut, pacifies pitta by cooling.

LT: What is in the base of the shampoo? What does it contain?

VM: The sulfate free shampoo is composed of natural ingredients derived from plants. It contains: Aloe barbadensis (Aloe) Juice, Lavendula angustifolia (Organic Lavender) Distillate, Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Distillate, Sodium Cocopolyglucoside Tartrate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocopolyglucoside Citrate, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Calcium d-Pantothenate (Pro-Vitamin B5), Tetrasodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide Gum), Hydrolized Wheat Proteins, Avena sativa (Oat) Extract, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Rosa mosqueta (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Salix nigra (Organic Black Willowbark) Extract, Citric Acid. LT: In addition to this base you have added all the aforementioned herbs?

VM: Yes, plus the essential oils of jasmine (a calming bliss-enhancing flower), grapefruit (helps the pranic preservation system), sweet orange (nourishes and cools the scalp), lavender (calms), and lime (helps the pranic preservation system). LT: Thank you for formulating such wonderful products and gifting us with the knowledge of Shaka Vansiya Ayurved.

VM: Thank you.

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


BEAUTIFUL HAIR...continued from page 6 Herbal In the Ingredients Shampoo Shikakai Ritta Harsingar Haritaki Ajwain Asthi shrinkala Amla Mandook parni gotukola

In the Hair Oil

(all the ingredients below cooked in raw milk first and then in organic sesame seed oil)

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In the Hair Capsule

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Bacopa Shanka pushpi Vacha Tagar Narikela extract Neem leaf Haridra Camphor Rose buds Aloe vera Nutmeg Ajwain seed extract Tulsi

Darharid (tree turmeric Kamal lotus Japa (hibiscus)

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To place on order:

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Bhumi amalaki Bhringraj White sandalwood

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RECIPES for BEAUTIFUL HAIR Smoothie:

4 oz toasted sesame seeds 10 pieces soaked almonds 2 oz raisins ¼ tsp Madhur Masala™ Boil milk or water—enough to make into a smoothie and blend

Coconut chutney:

4 oz raw shredded coconut 2 oz toasted mung dahl 1 tsp Mum’s Masala™ ¼ tsp Soma Salt™ Enough water to make thick paste 1 tsp olive oil

Support your digestion:

If you have slow digestion or are not hungry at lunch time, use this recipe: 3-4 thin slices of ginger ½ lime juice 4 pinches of Soma Salt™ Mix all of the above and eat before lunch Apply Fennel Transdermal Cream™ on the stomach after lunch and dinner Follow dietary routine and guidelines: do not skip or delay meals, do not overeat, cure vegetables and chicken/fish with some spices. If you have normal to slow digestion use Mum’s Masala™, if you have high hunger and poor digestion use Mum’s Masala™ for high pitta.

Supplements: Soma cal Plus™with Asthi Shrinkala

Support your liver’sintelligence: :

Follow dieteray guidelines Liver Clay™ on the liver followed by DGL Transdermal Cream™ Basic herbal water Liver Transdermal Cream™ on the spine once a week, first apply DGL Transdermal Cream™ Cooling vegetables recipe: 16 oz loki 4 oz white daikon radish 1 tsp Mum’s Masala for High Pitta™ 3-4 pinches Soma Salt™ ½ tsp ghee 16 oz water cover and cook for 15 minutes

Recipe to keep “rakta” clean and intelligent

Beet root loki recipe: 8 oz chopped beet root 8oz loki 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp Mum’s Masala™ ½ tsp Soma Salt™ 16 oz water Cover and boil for 15 minutes on medium temperature (The recipe for cabbage and kale given on page 18 helps balance and clean the rakta dhatu) Follow a liver supporting program.

If you are under the supervision of a practitioner, add one tablet Liver Pro™, to your basic herbal water.

Tips to support absorption:

Sweet lassi with Madhur Masala™ or salty lassi with Soma Salt™ and Mum’s Masala™ To enhance absorption by supplying pro-biotic support Pomegranate juice 50% with 50% water, sip 45 minutes after lunch Pineapple or papaya after lunch for digestion and absorption

To support elimination

Triphala 2-4 tblts before bed according to need 1 tablet Prakrit™ after breakfast Sufficient vegetables greens and squashes with proper spices

To support mental and emotional energy:

• Heart Lotus Mantra™, Samadhi™ set • carry pears with you for whenever you are hungry • Keep a proper protein diet • Never skip or delay meals • If you are a meditator, keep a regular routine • Follow your spiritual path • For the overall benefit and health of hair and nail use Lustrous Hair™ capsules internally • For topical management, apply Herb Rich Hair Oil™, it will pacify bhrajak shleshaka and vyana of the scalp, lubricate and alkalize the “rakta vahi” and “meda vahi” (blood and fat channels of the scalp) which detoxify the hair follicles by “keshya” herbs. This in turn will support the hair growth system through the “roma sanjana” herbs. • Use the Herb Rich Shampoo™ - it is SLS and parabens free, it is full of medya herbs, keshya herbs, romsanjana herbs. It is vishahara – binds the amavish and the garavisha, and contains bhrajak and vyana and shleshak pacifying herbs. (See the affixed list of herbs and their effects) • Oil 20 minutes before shampoo. Shampoo. Dry hair. Don’t need conditioner because hair and scalp will feel fed and lustrous.

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


GLOSSARY for “BEAUTIFUL HAIR: AN AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE”

Abh(a)ya: that which takes away the fear Adhikam: too much, excess Akash: the space element Ama: toxic build-up resulting from half processed or fully un-digested food Amalaki: fruit, Indian Gooseberry Amavisha: ama, or toxic build-up that is left to sit for a long period of time and becomes more toxic and virulent in nature Amla or am(a)lam: sour arishtak tridoshagnih: that which is three-dosha pacifying asthi shrinkala: cissus quadrangularis, an herb that is famed for its befenfits for the bone tissue in Ayurved asthi: bone tissue Ayurved, Shaka Vansiya: the name of the island from where Vaidya R.K. Mishra’s ancestral lineage originated, currently Madagascar, and the ayurvedic tradition associated with that lineage

Balyah: which gives physical stamina Bhav Mishra: a reputed ayurvedic physician and author (16th century) Bhava Prakash: Bhav Mishra’s textbook of Ayurved Bhrajak Pitta: the pitta sub-dosha that is primarily in charge of the skin tissue Bhutagni: the five “agni”-s or transformational factors that are located in the liver, each one is in charge of processing a specific

element of nature

Carak Samhita: Primary source book of all contemporary Ayurved Cha: that Chakchushya(m): nourishing for the eyes Dh. Ni.: Dhanvantri Niganthu: book of herbology written by Vaidya Dhanvantri Dhatu: tissue Dhi dritti smritti: the three components of the intellect that correspond to gathering/learning, retaining/storing, and recalling knowledge.

Dosha: governing factor of nature that organizes the physiology into three distinct types that interact, Vata, Pitta & Kapha. Doshagnam: that which balances the doshas Doshatrayoharo: pacifies all three doshas Ekaha: one Rakta: blood tissue Mamsa: muscle tissue Gar(a)visha: xenobiotics Hanit vatam tad amla twad: pacifies vata dosha due to its sour taste Haridra: turmeric Itra wapi kopayet: aggravates another dosha Kandu: the symptom of itching Kapha: the dosha that is in charge of maintaining balance and stability kapha ruksha kasayattwat phalebhyo abhya dhikam cha yat: pacifies the kapha dosha because of its dry and astringent quality kashayattwat: because it is astringent kashayam: astringent Ke. Ni: KeyaDeva Nighantu: the herbology of KeyaDev Kesh: hair on the head Keshan pachati: that which goes to the hair of the head Keshya: that which nourishes the hair Keshyo: that which nourishes the hair Kintu visheshatah: but specially Krita: created by Krodha: anger Kshudr rogas: the diseases that don’t give much pain but are not easy to cure Laghu: light Lakshanmaha: symptoms Lekhano: that which has a scraping quality Loha: iron Meda: fat tissue Medha krit: that which helps the intellect Medhya: that which enhances coordination between dhi dritti and smritti Nakha: nails Nidan poorvarupam: poorvarupam: including the etiological factor and diagnosis (nidan), pre symptoms that appear before the actual appear-

ance of the disease

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GLOSSARY for “BEAUTIFUL HAIR: AN AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE” Palita: graying of hair Palitam yena jayate: creates discoloring of the hair Param vrishyam: extreme reproductive fluid enhancer Phalam: fruit Phalebyo: fruits Pitancha: and pitta Pitta: the transformative factor in the physiology that includes the metabolic systems Pitta vishagni: that which pacifies toxins created by the pitta subdosha Pittam madhurya shaityatah: that which pacifies pitta because of its sweet and cooling properties Poorvakam: due to Prakopitah dosha: one aggravated dosha Pramehaghnam: pacifies the urinary tract imbalance Prana vata: a subdosha of vata that is in charge of the overall life energy Raj Nigantu: author of the herbology (Nigantu) Rakta: blood tissue Rakta pitta pramehaghnam: that which pacifies high pitta in the blood and the urinary tract Ranjak pitta: the pitta subdosha governing the liver Rasa: the fluid part of plasma Rasa dhatu: the first layer of the tissues that contains the fluid part of the plasma Rasayana: a preparation that prevents aging and disease Rogasya: disease Ruksha: dry Sadhak pitta: the pitta subdosha that governs the emotional heart Samadhuram: with sweetness Samskar: the process which transforms with balance Samyog: balanced combination Saram: that which flows easily and smoothly Sarva: all Sarva doshaghnam: pacifying all the doshas Shaityatah: with cooling property Shakti: primordial energy Shareeroshma dehagni: heat of the body Sheeta: cooling Shirogataha: the heat of the head Shleshak kapha: the kapha subdosha that is in charge of lubrication Shoka: grief Shrinkhala (see Asthi Shrinkala) Shukra: reproductive fluid Shukra dhatu:the reproductive tissue Smritti: see dhi dritti and smritti Soma: lunar energy, one of the pranic components that is stabilizing and cooling in nature Susrut Samhita: Maharishi Susrut’s compendium, sourcebook of ayurvedic surgery Tad: that Tamra: copper Tatra palita rogasya: that disease of graying hair Tikshna: sharp Tiktam: bitter Twachyo: skin Twad: in Vasa: liquid fat contained in the muscle tissue Vatam: relating to the vata dosha vipak: post-digestive taste Vishahara: that which eliminates amavisha and garvisha Vishapakahara: that which removes inflammation caused by amavisha and garvish Vrishya: that which enhances the shukra dhatu Vrishya amalaki phalam: the fruit of amla enhances reproductive fluid Vyana vata: the vata subdosha in charge of overall circulation Yat: this

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


RAAM RUUCH – LORD RAAMʼS FAVORITE DISH!

STEP 1

STEP 2

QUICK PANEER BREAD

QUICK KALE AND CABBAGE / APPLE CHUTNEY


RAAM RUUCH – LORD RAAMʼS FAVORITE DISH!

RAAM RUUCH – LORD RAAMʼS FAVORITE DISH!

Vaidya Mishra: “My father always led a simple life! He had simple

After 45 minute of boiling, remove the squares and let cool down to room temperature. Do not discard the water you boiled the cubes in – you will be using it again in a little while.

habits: he was a “plain-living” and “plain-eating” kind of person. But on some days, he would request my mum to make this dish for him; it was called “Raam Ruuch.” I learnt how to make it from my mum and I would like to share it with you. It takes a little preparation time but will be worth all your efforts!” Ingredients, first stage: 2 cups /4oz Kala Chana flour (black garbanzo bean flour available at Indian Grocery stores) � cup Tapioca flour 1 tablespoon Mumʼ Masala or your personal spice mix � tsp Soma Salt™ 20 black peppercorns – crushed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/8 tsp (or a couple pinches) baking powder About 8oz water

Cut the squares out into small parts – as seen in the photos here: Stir-fry the cubes in ghee (add to 2 tablespoons ghee, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds) at medium temperature for about 15 minutes; keep moving them in the oil so they do not get stuck. When the cubes turn slightly brown, remove them from the oil and put them in the broth where you were boiling the squares originally. To this broth, add 8 curry leaves or 8 leaves of Tej Patta or 8 bay leaves. Boil for another 15 minutes. Serve hot. This is very well accompanied with rice and bread. Note: alternately, this recipe may be consumed in the wintertime, it will have a warming effect on the body, it is rich in vegetable protein, and very tasty!

Ingredients, second stage: 2 tablespoons ghee 1 tsp cumin seed 8 curry leaves or 8 leaves of Tej Patta or 8 bay leaves Mix all the first stage ingredients and add the water slowly to make it all into a tight dough. Roll out the dough into and shape into square pieces. In a pot, add water and the dough squares (enough water to cover them) and boil it for about 45 minutes.

QUICK KALE AND CABBAGE

QUICK PANEER BREAD

This recipe will take you 15 minutes to make

Ingredients: 8 oz quinoa flour 8 oz rice flour 4 oz yogurt (preferably fresh home-made) 8 oz water

Ingredients: Random chopped 16 oz of red cabbage and 16oz of kale (dinosaur or regular kale) 4oz or 1 cup water 1 tsp Soma Salt™ 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon Mumʼs Masala™ a couple of chilies (optional) lime juice Add all the ingredients together in a pan, cover, and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes Add 1 tablespoon Mumʼs Masala™, a couple of chilies (optional), and stir the mixture Cover and cook for another 5 minute Add some lime juice before serving as per taste

APPLE CHUTNEY Ingredients: 2 apples peeled and cubed � tsp ghee � tsp cumin 2 chopped green Thai chilies � tsp Soma Salt™ � tsp Mumʼs Masala™ Cook the apples gently in the above ingredients on slow heat. When they are soft and blend in into a soft paste, mix in chopped mint leaves (about 20 fresh leaves) and the juice of one lime. Garnish with fresh mint leaves

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees Mix the above four ingredients to make a dough Then add: 1 tsp kalunji seeds 1 tsp Soma Salt™ 1/8 tsp baking powder 1 tsp Mumʼs Masala 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil leaves (dry may be used if fresh is unavailable) Mix in 1/2 cup of cubed pieces of fresh paneer Spread the dough (if it is liquid use a ladle) on a cookie pan. You may add some ghee at the bottom so it does not stick. Place the pan into a preheated 350 degree oven and immediately reduce the heat to 300 degrees. Bake for about 20 minutes. Flip sides once as needed. Your gluten-free high protein bread is ready to serve piping hot!


Nutritional facts and more:

But protein needs to be digested and synthesized in order to be absorbed and used up properly. • Cooking your protein with spices will help break down the molecules to make them more readily available for absorption and synthesis. • Taking a tablet of Wild Amla™ or Amalaki Rasayana after lunch will help in the digestion and absorption process of synthesis of the protein molecules

The recipes on the previous page have been put together to offer you a balanced meal. They were designed to supply you with your daily needed intake of protein, enzymes, vitamins, and fat. They were particularly designed to give you a balanced ayurvedic meal, nourishing body, mind and heart. Here is why: Why Protein? We do we all need to have a fixed quantity of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian protein in our daily diet? • Protein is the building block of health. It supports our immune system and nourishes our muscle tissue • It is essential for the regeneration and maintenance of our cellular system, because it is used in the production of enzymes: protein balances the chemical reaction of enzymes, and the targeted material of enzymes. • Protein is necessary for the balanced functioning of hormones that regulate bodily processes. Some hormones are made up of protein while others are made-up of amino acids. • Protein is necessary for the development and repair of body tissues (all the dhatus): the blood, muscle, fat, bone marrow, bone, etc. If one of these tissues is weak, it will affect the proper functioning of another, because they are all linked • Proteins help make anti-bodies: proteins support the immune system, and are a key element in the molecules that fight diseases. • Protein helps maintain the fluid and electrolyte balance in our bodies without which we would experience fluid and mineral depletion that can result in health issues. By balancing the fluid and mineral levels, it helps maintain an optimal acid base balance by acting as a buffer. • Protein supplies energy, it provides fuel for the body’s activities. • Protein helps in the transportation of needed substances such as lipids, minerals and oxygen. • Protein balances the blood clotting process; it provides the netting on which the blood clots are built. • Protein supports the following structures: the skin, tendons, ligaments, membranes, muscles, organs, and bones. Of course, hair and skin, which are the bi-product of a healthy bone tissue

What is the value of cooked cabbage and kale? Cabbage • Gluco-sinolates in cabbage work primarily by increasing anti-oxidant defense mechanisms as well as improving the body’s ability to detoxify and eliminate harmful chemicals and hormones; this further helps in detoxifying the pathways of the liver, a key organ in the maintenance of good blood and overall emotional and physical health Kale • Supports the body’s overall detoxification process Cook your greens gently in olive oil, water, and ½ tsp of Mum’s Masala. The turmeric and fenugreek contained in the masala help smoothen the rough qualities of the green leaves, making them easier to digest and be absorbed and utilized by the body Grains • Organic basmati rice cooked with some ½ tsp ghee, add a couple of curry leaves or a stick of cinnamon, or 5-6 crushed green cardamom pods to help digest, assimilate, and neutralize it. • Rice is a carbohydrate-rich grain • Ghee gives a little unctuousness and sustaining ability, so that the body can use the nutrients of the rice. Apple chutney • A rich source of vitamin C, fibers and potassium • When carefully cooked with spices, with a few fresh sprigs of mint, it becomes balanced and easy to digest, in addition it helps digest other foods as well. • Ayurvedically, this apple chutney recipe has a cooling effect, is rich in soma, • The main chemical in the apple is quercetin, which supports the heart.

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


SUTRA TO SCIENCE

Amalaki (Sanskrit) or Amla Berry In the Sutra to Science section, we cover an herb, a plant, a fruit of Ayurved extolled in the sutras for its healing properties; in addition, we bring you the latest research of modern science that confirms the very same ayurvedic qualities. In this issue we feature the : Amalaki (Phyllantus Emblica, Indian Gooseberry)

FROM SUTRA…

In the Puranas, it is called Divyoshadhi, or “divine fruit” because it has holistic balancing qualities for all three dosha types. Identification: The Amla Berry tree grows high, between 8 to 10 meters, it has a thin whitish bark, strong red wood. Its leaves have the appearance of small thin leaves like those of the tamarind plant, it also grows small yellow flowers on long stalks that bloom in the Fall. The fruit is round and greenish yellow in color, with six striations and seeds. Variety: there are mainly two varieties of Amalaki available on the market: a) Jangali - wild b) Kalmi – hybridized for bigger fruits with larger yield

Comparative difference between Wild and Hybridized Amla Wild (Jangali) Amla

Hybridized (Kalmi) Amla

1) grows in the forest 2) the size of the wild fruits reaches maximum 1 karsh (about 10 gm), as is mentioned in the Carak Samhita

1) Cultivated in farms 2) with high tech agronomical technology in India the plant has been manipulated to yield an increase of 10 times its original size, weighing up to 100 gm, in order to meet high consumer demands 3) Smaller seed in comparison to high pulp volume ratio

3) has a larger seed in comparison to pulp volume ratio 4) more fibrous content (unused portion of the fruit)

4) less fibrous content

5) Yield of the fruit pulp which constitutes its market value is less 6) grows free from pesticides and chemical fertilization, naturally protected in its environment

5) yield of the fruit pulp meets high market demands

7) concentrated in its content value

7) larger fruit volume dilutes the content value concentration

6) cannot grow without the use of fertilizers and pesticidal control

What do the Ayurvedic texts say about the Amla Berry?

This sutra says: haritaki samam kintu visheshatah rakta pitta prameghanam param vrishayam rasayanam. Bhav Mishra explains how all the healing qualities of the “haritaki” plant (read more in our upcoming Fall 2007 issue) are also present in amla. Haritaki is the ultimate rasayana because it supports immunity and has age-defying properties. However, amla is kintu visheshatah, it particularly carries those properties because it is rakta pitta prameghanam, it nourishes the blood, rakta, and pacifies the pitta dosha, it helps in correcting urinary tract imbalances. It is param vrishayam, it is the best fruit for increasing the shukra dhatu, the reproductive fluid. It is rasayanam, it helps immunity and slows down aging. • Tridosha pacifying (Tridosha hara) • Tonic for the nervous system (nadi valya) • Brain tonic (medhya) • Nourishes the visual system (chakchushya) • Digestive and metabolic fire enhancer (deepana) • Support the liver (yakrit uttejaka) • Supports the downward flow of Apana Vata (anulomana) • Supports voluminous bowel elimination (mridu rehana) • Supports the heart (hridya)

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


• Supports the reproductive system by nourishing the growth of reproductive fluids as well as cleaning the genitor-urinary tract (vrishya and barbhashya sudhikav) • Supports the urinary system by enhancing the elimination flow (mootrala) • Is the greatest rasayana : herbal rejuvenative

Bhav Mishra adds that, aside from all the medicinal properties of Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), it is also “rakta pitta pramettaghnam,” it pacifies and eliminates the accumulation of pitta dosha (acidic fiery elements) from the blood, supplying prana to the urinary tract. It is “param vrishyam rasayanam” – it supports the reproductive system and is the greatest of all rasayanas. What does Maharishi Susrut say about Amla?

The Amla berry is amlam, sour, it is samadhuram, it has sweet taste and a sweet vipak or post-digestive taste and effect, it is tiktam, bitter, it is kashyam, astringent, and saram, it flows smoothly in the body. It is also chakshusyam, nourishing for the eyes, sarva doshaghram, pacifies all three doshas, it is vrishya amalaki phalam, enhance the reproductive fluid, hanti vatam tad amla, pacifies vata dosha because of its sour taste, pittam madhurya shaityatah, pacifies pitta dosha because of its sweet and cooling property, and kapha ruksha kasayattwat phalebhyo ch yat, pacifies the kapha dosha because of its dry and astringent rasa.

…TO SCIENCE

The research contained herein is for educational purposes only. If you have been diagnosed with any medical condition, or would like to prevent any future medical conditions, consult with your medical physician before ingesting any herbal dietary supplements.

• Amla may prevent age-related hyper lipidity. Reference: Yokozavia et al in British Journal of Nutrition 2007 june; 97 (6): 1187-95. ÿ This quality corresponds to the ayurvedic yakritutejaka quality, support for the liver, and its rasayana quality, age-defying agent. • Brain cholinesterase activity and total cholesterol levels were reduced by Amla powder administered orally for 15 days concluding that Amla Churna may prove useful for Alzheimers as shown in the animal models. Ref: Vasudevam M Parle M. Physiology and Behavior. 2007 May 16; 91 (1): 46-54. ÿ This shows the medhya effect of the Amla Berry as discussed by the sutras • Emblica Officinalis fruit extract provides protection against radiation induced by hematological and bio-chemical alterations in mice. Ref: Journal of Environmental Pathology Toxicology Oncology 2006; 25 (4) : 643-54. ÿ This correlates with Amla’s rasayana and shonit sthapana qualities as indicated above in the sutras • Protective effect of Phyllanthus Emblica on ethanol induced rat hepatic injuries. Ref: Journal of Ethno Pharmacology; 2006 Oct. 11: 107 (3): 361-4. ÿ This finding correlates with the yakrit uttejaka property as shown in the sutras • Nitric oxide radical scavenging active components from Phyllanthus Emblica. Ref: Plant Food Hum Nutr. 2006 March; 61 (1) : 1-5. ÿ This finding correlates with the shonit sthapna property of the Amla Berry • Radio-protection of swiss albino mice by Emblica Officinalis. Ref. Singh I., et al. Phytotherapy Res; 2005 May; 19 (5) 444-6 ÿ This finding correlates with the rasayana overall protective value of the Amla Berry • Ayurvedic ancient method of preparing and preserving the Amla Berry increases its vitamin C content and anti-oxidant activity. Ref.: Scartezzini, Patel. Journal of Ethno Pharmacology; 2006 March 8; 104 (1-2) 113-8. Most Amla Churna (powder) or tablets available on the market derive from the hybridized or kalmi variety of Amla Berry. Vaidya Mishra recommends the wild variety because is has optimal pranic energy. Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


AMLA BERRY: PERFECTION IN A FRUIT Why is the Amla Berry in ideal daily herbal supplement? P Has 5 tastes out of the possible 6 (sweet, sour, pungent, astringent, bitter – all except salty) P Its sour taste is predominant however the physiology can buffer it easily because it is followed by a sweet aftertaste that helps balance the pH – acid/alkaline balance P It is rich in Vitamin C – in 100 gm of the fruit pulp there are 720 to 921 mg of Vitamin C P In 100 gm of fresh wild Amla Berry you can find the following nutrients: • Protein: 0.5 mg • Fiber: 3.4 mg • Carbohydrate: 14.1 mg • Calcium: 0.05 mg • Phosphorus: 0.02 mg • Iron: 1.2 mg P It is energizing (balya) yet cooling (generally energizing herbs are by definition heating) and is thus a great tonic for pitta dosha predominant individuals because it potency (virya) is cooling P It has a three in one action that pacifies all three doshas: • Pacifies vata: because of its sour taste, amla rasa, and madhur vipaka, sweet post-digestive taste • Pacifies pitta: it has a sweet taste, vipak, and cooling potency, virya • Pacifies kapha: it is dry, rooksha, in action, guna, and has astringent taste or rasa P it is dhaha prashamana or cooling: by pacifying pitta in the blood and muscle tissue it supplies overall cooling P chakshushya: enhances the health of the eyes because it cools and nurtures the visual system P keshya: nurtures the hair in several ways: • nourishes different bodily tissues • pacifies the pitta subdosha in the liver • nourishes the liver • cools the blood • nourishes the muscle P medhya: nourishes and cools the brain P nadi balya: nurtures the nerves P ruchan: enhances the taste buds P deepan: enhances the digestive and metabolic fires P anuloman: helps the downward flow in the colon and the anorectal area, apana vata P amlata nashan: neutralizes acidity in the stomach and the body by balancing the pH P alpmatra stambhan: enhances absorption of nutrients in the colon when taken in small doses P atimatra sanshran: supports elimination from the colon when taken in higher doses P yakrit uttejaka: enlivens the liver by supplying soma-predominant prana to the liver P hridya: supports the physical and vibrational heart P shonit sthapana: balances the blood P vrishya: enhances the reproductive tissue P garbha sthapana: cleans and nourishes the uterus P mootrala: helps to cool and clean the urinary system P kusthaghna: by pacifying all five pitta subdoshas, it helps the skin recover from imbalances P rasayan: it protects the body against aging and disease P keshya: it nourishes the hair by enhancing the absorption of protein and calcium creating healthier bones, teeth, hair and nail. It delays premature graying and thinning of hair through its pitta pacifying action P twachya varnya: enhances complexion glow due to its role in the digestive and liver systems – it moisturizes the skin, cleans toxic build-up from the tissues, enhances the skin’s immunity against bacterial infections P mamsa sandhaniya: enhance muscle tone and increases vitality because it enhances protein synthesis making the ingest protein more readily available to be used by the muscle tissue. It is a natural and intelligent way to tone muscles and build lean muscle mass. its support of all the bodily tissues or dhatu-s and its cleansing action on the circulatory channels makes it the best fruit for the regeneration of cells. This, as a result, supplies overall increase of vitality – old tired cells are replaced by new vital ones. Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


Featured SVA (Shaka Vansya Ayurved) Practitioner:

AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. MARIANNE TEITELBAUM

Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum has been actively working with Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra for the past six years. She runs a very large practice in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. She has had great success in treating patients with a wide-range of health problems. Living Tradition: Dr. Teitelbaum, tell us a little bit about yourself.

Dr. Teitelbaum: Yes, but before I begin I would like to express my gratitude to Vaidya Mishra. Due to him I am enjoying great success in my practice. A visit to my waiting room would probably express it best: at the entrance I have posted the innumerable “thank-you” cards many of my patients have sent. No matter what their condition is when they come to me, I never give up trying to improve their health, because Vaidya Mishra has not only given me the confidence that allows me to diagnose and treat patients ayurvedically, but he has armed me with an arsenal of tools – knowledge of pulse diagnosis, herbs, creams, dietary guidelines – that are foolproof. Nowadays, the fields of nutrition and holistic medicine lead readers and patients astray. They rely on the latest findings and research – which is always a “work in progress” and is therefore falsifiable - truth is discovered bit by bit. Modern science is not able to see the whole picture fully, and it is thus very easy to come up with incomplete recommendations based on such findings. I want to thank Vaidya R.K. Mishra so much for taking the time to train me. Whenever a patient thanks me and expresses gratitude for being healed from their pathology or imbalances, I always remind them that Vaidya Mishra has taught me all I know and made it possible for me to help them so much. I graduated Suma Cum Laude from Palmer Chiropractic College in 1984. During my college years, I studied many different approaches to health and healing, especially nutrition. To my dismay, however, I realized that there were many gaps in the structures of western knowledge, particularly in holistic medicine. I started to look for alternative modalities that I could adopt. LT: Is that how you came to know of Ayurved?

Dr T: I was in practice for a year or two when I started to study Ayurved. I had always wanted to study this 5,000 years-old tradition, but there was no one the United States at the time to train us – this was back in the 1970’s. So when I graduated Chiropractic College I decided to help people with their diets and daily routine. Many people were getting some good results with the limited knowledge of American herbs that I had at the time. The problem is, holistic medicine is in its infancy in the US and many mistakes are being made with regards to diet, vitamin supplementation and detoxification. I tried using some of these methods; however, I intuitively felt that I was not getting to the root of the problem, rather that I was just chasing symptoms around in the body. Maybe the remedies I was using were less toxic than allopathic medicine, but I still felt like I was not getting anywhere, even though some of my patients’ symptoms were temporarily alleviated. 1 Ayurved is the ancient science of healing from India. Particularly suppressed during colonial rule, it re-emerged as a viable form of medicine after India’s independence and has been growing since. It was brought to the United States in the mid-eighties by several proponents, traveling American scholars as well as Indian practitioners visiting the US. It has been growing since then. Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


LT: When did you study Ayurved formally?

Dr T: By the mid-eighties I was able to follow formal classes in Ayurveda and learn about cleansing techniques as well as several Ayurvedic herbal formulations. I was so excited to use these remedies in my practice, and I did use them for quite some time, but started noticing that there were still gaps in the knowledge, and I still had the nagging feeling (though somewhat less than before) that I was simply chasing symptoms around the body despite using wonderful new herbs. As I used this new system, I also had more and more questions come to mind. Unfortunately, when I went to ayurvedic conferences held around the country periodically, answers were either completely unavailable, or if there were some, they were much more specific and subtle than the training that was being offered. Either way, I usually went home slightly frustrated, and just tried to figure out the problems on my own.

LT: Can you give us an example?

Dr T: When the wave of visiting vaidyas arrived in the United States in the 1980’s, they recommended daily sesame oil massage for all patients, young and old alike. The benefits of daily oil massage are widely described, and there is no doubt that sesame oil is a wonderful oil to be used – research readily indicates that. But we had adverse results. Infants broke out in rashes all over their bodies, while adults said they felt “too hot” from these massages. By this time, Vaidya Mishra himself had been in the country for about four years, busy taking pulses here, and he too had noted that the American patient had a whole host of imbalances that patients in India did not have, and vice versa. In particular, Americans have different skin types, and sesame oil was not the best oil for this type of skin. So he had to modify his recommendation of oils used for daily massage. The results were immediate.

LT: When did you first meet Vaidya R.K. Mishra?

Dr T: It was in 1997 that I had the great fortune of meeting Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra. He came to my office, sat down with me and taught me, giving me answers to the hundreds of questions I had accumulated over the years. I finally understood all that I had been missing in my formal training in nutrition and Ayurved. As he unfolded the knowledge, I realized I could now try to heal people form the deepest level of their physiology and not be tempted to just treat them symptomatically as is done all to often in the field of medicine, both allopathic and holistic. LT: Could you give us a concrete example of how you approached things before and after meeting Vaidya R.K. Mishra?

Dr. T: After studying Ayurved in the mid 80’s, I knew I had already acquired a larger vision and understanding. I was also getting more positive results with treatments, in general, in my practice. However, after meeting with Vaidya Mishra, I came to realize how, despite Ayurved’s precious knowledge, we had to draw a line between how it was used in India and how it was to be applied in the United States. Vaidya Mishra taught me to look beyond the symptoms into the etiological factors that were causing disease or ill-health, and that included looking into the cultural context as well! LT: How is that?

Dr T: The American patient has accumulated many more as well as completely different kinds of toxins from his/her counterpart in India. Therefore, changes had to be made in treating and detoxifying these serious types of toxins that we, Americans, have been storing for decades.

LT: Were there any other instances?

Dr T: Several: for example, when Vaidya Mishra and I tried to detoxify patients using proven classical ayurvedic cleansing herbs widely used in India, it backfired! Americans have a major problem with the liver that most Indian patients do not. As opposed to Indians who are raised on daily intake of turmeric and a dozen other spices, we have been raised on highly processed foods filled with chemicals, preservatives, colors, etc. We receive immunization from an early age. The air we breathe and water we drink is not necessarily free of chemicals even if it is relatively cleaner than what may be available in third-world countries. In addition, we consume a variety of antibiotics and several over-thecounter medications. As a result, our livers, the organ whose primary task is to

The American patient has accumulated many more as well as completely different kinds of toxins from his/her counterpart in India. Therefore, changes had to be made in treating and detoxifying these serious types of toxins that we, as Americans, have been storing for decades.

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


protect the body from harmful chemical and toxic build-up, is somewhat overtaxed. Comparatively, the Indian liver not only has minimal exposure to environmental and locally ingested chemicals – I know this is changing at a fast pace! - but it is also “protected” with the daily intake of turmeric, a wonder-spice that western science is only just discovering nowadays.

situation, recognize the etiological factors, and then deal with the issue effectively. The knowledge is there, it is still contained, if you will, in the canonical Carak Samhita text, and the greatest gift of the Shaka Vansya tradition, as far as I am learning it even as I speak, is the power to understand specifically and be able to use the sutra in its full potential.

Unlike what would be possible in India, Vaidya Mishra saw early on that trying to detoxify the western liver the way one “normally” would an Indian liver was not possible. Detoxification requires proper detox pathways to evacuate accumulated toxins, unless the pathways and evacuation channels are ready to accept transporting highly toxic waste, the result can be disastrous: they may rupture due to the highly acidic nature of the chemicals, resulting in severe detox crises. These were things that I would have never learnt through mainstream Ayurveda. Vaidya Mishra, having had training in his traditional millennial Shaka Vansya family knowledge, always took things a step further.

Detoxification requires proper detox pathways to evacuate accumulated toxins, unless the pathways and evacuation channels are ready to accept transporting highly toxic waste, the result can be disastrous

LT: How did your patients respond to Shaka Vansya Ayurved?

Dr T: In America, we have two extreme types of patients. First we have those that are severely toxic from the sources mentioned above, and they do nothing to try to improve their health, or very little. The second type are those that are over-reacting to the toxic way of life they entertained growing up and are now taking on a radical diet, such as a macrobiotic diet with not fats, milk or spices; or a vegan diet with just fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes; or even worse, a raw foods’ diet. These patients know they need to cleanse, but without proper guidance, they are trying to pull out highly acidic and virulent toxins which they have accumulated using colonics or cleanses that could “burn” everything on their way out through the circulatory channels or srotas. LT: Can you elaborate?

Dr T: While Ayurved talks at great length about food, the different qualities, primary and secondary effects of food, and how we can not only prevent but also heal through eating the proper foods, the tradition of Shaka Vansya Ayurved, as I came to learn it from Vaidya Mishra, has the tools that can adapt the eternal precepts of the ancient science to our contemporary culture in uncanny ways. It gives the practitioner the ultimate tools to be able to decide which way to go when faced with new situations of ill-health caused by new conditions of living and new kinds of foods that were not in existence thousands of years ago. The Shaka Vansya tradition of Ayurved arms the practitioner with all that is needed to help her/him identify a

LT: Can you give us a specific example?

Dr T: Certainly. There is so much confusing information about food out there today, we get carried away with either the nutritional value, or the calorie count, and so forth, and we tend to overlook other qualities that Ayurved mentions. It is very important, according to Ayurved, to ingest foods that can be easily and fully digested, so as not to create toxic build-up in the body. Western science is now catching on, the concept of metabolic rate has become a key factor and is discussed widely. However, despite such awareness, we organize our daily diets around foods and meals that create just the opposite effects. Many different schools of thought will advocate not eating some foods at some point, but it is only through Shaka Vansya Ayurved that I’ve been able to put the pieces together and make the fragments of knowledge available out there adhere, make sense, and give results! LT: Such as?

Dr T: The biggest problem in our culture is the addiction we have developed to “channel-clogging” foods. Overall, we have so much acidic toxic build-up through the air we breathe, the acidic food items we ingest (soft drinks, caffeinated drinks, sour foods, etc) that our bodys’ pH has dropped drastically. Shaka Vansya Ayurved explains the correlation between this rise in body acidity with the repeated desire to eat heavy clogging foods that will buffer the acidity. Many foods out there exhibit this quality, starting with the nightshade family (potato, tomato, bell-pepper, eggplant), the soy products and bi-products such as tofu, in addition to large beans (garbanzo, lima, red kidney, etc). I see hundreds of patients in my office, and one by one, I take them by the hand and teach them how to balance and detoxify their bodies correctly just by making dietary changes according to the Shaka Vansya

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


precepts. It is a great pleasure to be able to help people who are very sick regain their health solely through adopting dietary changes. I had one case of severe terminal Burger’s disease. He had lost all hope of recovery as he was told that the next step was surgery – the removal of the affected finger tips. The patient also happened to be on a raw food vegan diet for several years. After reading his pulse, my first recommendation to him was to go home and have regular portions of animal protein. We worked out a diet plan together. The results were incredible: within only a couple of weeks, he was recovering! LT: what kind of ailments have you been treating in your clinic?

Dr T: Currently in my practice I see an epidemic of babies with recurring ear infections (and as a consequence, the recurrent use of antibiotics). I see children with asthma, on steroids, inhalers. I see school-age children diagnosed with autism, ADD, ADHD. Many teens have acne, severe menstrual cramps, anxiety. There are epidemic proportions of breast cancer, all types of cancer, auto-immune diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, colitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis. Many adults and children are severely allergic to food s and carry epi-pens with them in case of exposure to the offending food.

The biggest problem in our culture is the addiction we have developed to “channelclogging” foods. LT: You’ve had successes with all cases?

Dr T: I have numerous and extensive case histories. Just about all of the asthma patients are off their medicines, the fibromyalgia patients are getting well. The children are overcoming their ADD and ADHD without the use of allopathic medicines. The autistic babies are improving greatly. We reversed several cases of MS (the lesions which were first noted on an MRI disappeared on the next MRI!), we have successfully reversed rheumatoid arthritis, patients with recurring sinus and lung infections are all doing well. Even the cancer patients are outliving their prognoses. LT: Dr. Teiteltaum, you are a true inspiration. Would you like to add anything more?

Dr T: I want to thank you, Vaidya Mishra for allowing me to do my dharma and do it well. I hope you will always continue to train me. There is a lifetime of knowledge that you have to share with all of us and on behalf of myself, my family, and my patients, I want to thank you infinitely for not only your talent, but for sharing it with the healthcare practitioners so that we can help even more people get well. Thank you again.

The list of health problems goes on and on. However, I now have a full arsenal of tools to treat all these problems. We have herbs, both in tablet form and individualized herbal water recommendations (tailored to correct specific imbalances in individuals). We now have marma creams – a transdermal ayurvedic approach pioneered by Vaidya Mishra, that allows us to give herbs to people and children who are otherwise uanble to ingest them orally. We are getting terrific results with these transdermal creams. In addition, Vaidya Mishra has trained me in not only marma therapy, but spinal marma therapy as well, to help direct the flow of prana to specific areas of the body. These are highly effective for bringing in more soma to the body and in helping the person produce more ojas .

To get in touch with Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum call her clinic in Cinnaminson New Jersey at (856) 786-3330

2 Marma points are trigger points in the body, we have 107 overall. They can be handled according to specific ayurvedic steps to correct physiological or psychosomatic imbalances. They supply prana or life-force to the different organs and systems. 3 Spinal Marma, or in Sanskrit “Sushumnic Marma” is the science that studies the delivery of prana on and through the spinal chord. The marma points included here are in addition to the overall 107 points found on the body. The science of “Sushumnic Marma” is particular to the Shaka Vansya Ayurved tradition. 4 Prana can be roughly designated as the “life-force” that flows in the body, and can be accessed through the marma points. 5 Soma is, according to Ayurved, the factor that supplies the physiology with greater homeo-stasis, balance, stamina. 6 Ojas is defined as the bi-product of a healthy life-style and a happy heart-mind coordination. It is a feel-good chemical fluid that enhances immunity and supports stamina. Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


Testimonials Dear Dr. Teitelbaum: Well, we did it!!! My goal when I came to you with my MS in January was to be able to run one mile without stopping – and I am now able to do this. My left foot was so numb I could no longer exercise. For one and half years I took a needle every week which made me so desperately ill I could not lift my head off the pillow the two days following injection of the needle. I went off my medicine and came to see you. The medicines the doctors gave me never helped anyway. Now that I have been following your protocol I am totally symptom-free for the first time in years and all my friends remark how well I look. Thank you so much for giving me my life back. D.R. Moorestown, NJ January 8, 2007 Dear Dr. Teitelbaum: I want to express my utmost gratitude to you for helping me control my Ulcerative Colitis. You saved my life, literally. As you recall, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis four months ago, however the medication they put me on caused severe heart failure. I was rushed to the hospital and was almost pronounced dead. The medications that they usually use for Ulcerative Colitis created congestive heart failure. Luckily after two long weeks in the hospital, they were able to save me, however, the doctors were upset because I was no longer a candidate for medicines in my Colitis, which was raging out of control. I came to your office in desperate straits. I thought I was going to die. Yet within only four days my Colitis calmed down. I am feeling great now - the combination of dietary changes, the Fennel and DGL creams on my belly, and the buttermilk at lunch were godsent. Many thanks to you and your staff. G.D. Edgewater Park, NJ April 2007 Dear Dr. Teitelbaum: Thank you for giving my little girl her life back. She has been sick from severe asthma since she was a baby. The non-ending round of anti-biotics and steroids did nothing for her. When we came to see you at the request of the school nurse, she was on inhalers, singulaire, albuterol, advair, etc, etc. none of which worked. Each day she was sent home from school by the school nurse because she was coughing so much. I has been two years now and she has been off all her medicines for a year and a half now. Words alone cannot express our gratitude for what you have done for us. God bless you and the doctor from India [Vaidya R.K.Mishra] who trained you. If you practice seems to be getting busier and busier, it is because of all the people we have been referring to you. A.B. Mt Laurel, NJ May 2007 Dear Dr. Teitelbaum: Wow! I though it would take much longer to clear up my MS, but in less than two months the “explosions” that I felt in my leg each night have already disappeared. I can’t believe it. I’m telling all my friends about you. Would you like to speak at the

local MS Society of South Jersey and tell them about the miracle work you are doing? I think that would be a great idea. R.R. North Brunswick, N.J. June 2007 Dear Dr. Teitelbaum: Thank you so much for all that you’ve done on my daughter’s behalf. You were right! She wasn’t growing because of her wheat allergy. Now that she is avoiding wheat and following her dietary regimen and herbal protocol she is digesting much better and starting to grow once again- she has grown two inches in the past 6 months. I’m glad we didn’t follow the allopathic route – they didn’t know why she wasn’t growing and were getting ready to take drastic measures using injections for the pituitary gland. It made more sense to identify the reason she wasn’t growing and fix that rather than forcing the issue with deadly hormones and ignoring the imbalance. What would we do without you? I’m losing my faith in the medical profession – they treat symptoms mainly and don’t seem to know how to diagnose or treat the underlying cause. Thank you again. C.T.H. New York City, NY Dear Marianne: I just wanted you to know how grateful we are for JT’s progress. When he first came to you two years ago, just having been diagnosed with autism, he would spend four hours silently putting the bedroom blinds up and down. He would not give anyone eye contact and he never asked to play with children. Our family was so devastated at his diagnosis. We were so upset that his speech was not developing as well. You might like to know of his latest accomplishments. First, 6 months ago he started talking better. We were shocked that he even asked if he could play with the boy across the street – he had never done this before. Then, his teachers called us for an unplanned conference. They said they didn’t feel that he had autism and that it was no longer necessary to keep him in the special school for autistic children. We reminded them of how he was when he first entered, and they said while yes, he did have autism then, he somehow miraculously did not seem to have it any longer. But the most exciting thing that has happened was this: we always dreamed of enrolling him in some local sport, but knew it was just not an option for him. Due to his recent turnaround, we reluctantly enrolled him into a soccer team for the spring. We were somewhat dreading his first game. Then wow! We were shocked – he fit right in like all the other kids and did such a great job – we were laughing and crying in the sidelines. I sent out e-mails to all my friends the next day and told them about his progress with your herbal regime. What can we say – thank you so much for helping us with our beautiful little boy – we now think that he will have a normal life. J.T.H. Cranbury, New Jersey April 2007-06-25 P.S. We are enrolling him into a regular public school this fall. Can’t wait!

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


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Millennial Secrets of Ayurvedic Pulse Reading With

Vaidya R. K. Mishra Vaidya (Dr.) R. K. Mishra is an Ayurvedic physician specializing in the ancient art of pulse reading. Vaidya Mishra comes from a family tradition of Raj Vaidyas—physicians to the kings of India. His family lineage can be traced back more than 5,000 years and is mentioned in the ancient Vedic texts, the Puranas. Co-author of The Answer to Cancer, his TV appearances include “Live on ABC” and “Total Health Talk.” Learn more at www.vaidyamishra.com Vaidya Mishra taught pulse reading at Bihar College, in Ranchi, India, for eight years. Since then, he has spent 12 years teaching Ayurved in the West to lay people and professionals alike. His pulse reading system is time-tested and profound, yet simple to learn and apply. Novices will immediately develop deep pulse reading skills, and seasoned practitioners will take their diagnostics skills to even greater levels.

Pulse expert R. K. Mishra takes you step-by-step toward mastery of Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis. Drawing from his long ancestral tradition and his immense experience of reading thousands of pulses, he supports this teaching with classical sutras from 11 Ayurvedic and pulse texts, including the Carak Samhita, Susrut Samhita, and Bhagvat MahaPuran. In this seminar, Vaidya Mishra imparts techniques to locate subtle imbalances in the pulse and assess the ayurvedic body type. You will discover how daily experience of your own pulse can reveal the secrets of this ancient and powerful assessment tool. Overall, the pulse course teaches an easy method of pulse evaluation that you can use in your practice and personal life immediately.

You will learn: • Pulse fundamentals of Ayurveda • 7 laws of pulse assessment • 6 stages of pathogenesis in pulse • Ayurvedic body-type assessment • Reading Vata, Pitta, Kapha (VPK) • How to read the 15 sub-doshas • The 20 gunas in light of pulse reading • Assessing Ojas: quantity, quality, and disturbances • Monitoring the four types of toxins • Evaluating Heart-Mind-Body and Soul • Determining condition of the 7 tissues • The Prana-Pulse connection • Herbal and dietary treatments based on the pulse reading • Pulse-based Transdermal selection

Course Details:

Starts Friday, September 7 at 9AM. Ends Sunday, September 9 at 4 PM. The course fee is $600. Pre-registration required: For additional details and registration, call 818-832-8601 Housing-Meals: The area around the Prana Center has many hotels and eating establishments. Reservations and meals will be the responsibility of the course participants.

For more information, go to vaidyamishra.com. Click “Education,” then “Pulse Reading Course” for a detailed PowerPoint presentation on this seminar. Participants will be sent a course syllabus prior to the course if they register at least one month in advance. Educational CDs & other products by Vaidya Mishra are available at www.chandika.com


DINACHARYA : EARLY TO BED AND EARLY TO RISE... “Brahme muhurte budhyate swasto rakcharte ma yushaha” Bhav Mishra in Bhav Prakash Part 1, verse 16

According to Bhav Mishra, a healthy person should wake up during Brahm-Muhurt , an hour and a half before sunrise. Waking up at this time protects (rakcharte ) one’s life and maintains health in the sense understood by Maharishi Carak. Life, or ayu is “sharir indriya satwa atma samyoge ayuhu:” the optimal coordinated functioning of body with mind, soul, and spirit. Taking care of one’s health is protecting one’s life from disease by maintaining a proper disciplined routine in tune with Nature’s temporal cycles We asked Vaidya Mishra and he explained: “In my lineage, my father, Vaidya Kameshwar Mishra, taught me that when the sun is about to rise, the pranic flow in the environment is very powerful. The rhythm of the coming sun on the horizon is totally anahat , particularly when the sun is just about to rise. Breathing that air with balanced pranic flow, being in that rhythm, is directly nurturing to all the prana vahi nadis in every molecule of the body. Praying, chanting, or meditating when the sun is rising, or doing homa, is the best time to receive spiritual energy to the light of the gem. “Acharan purushaha swastaha sada thisthati nanyata:” he who follows the day and night routine and seasonal routine they are always healthy. Whoever does this will never get sick.” Modern science confirms the vedic perspective by showing through innumerable studies how sleep facilitates adaptive immune response. How? Good sleep regulates the changes in the number and improved function of dendritic cells. Dendritic cells provide a vital support and function to our immune response against known pathogens. In addition, proper sleep can enhance immunological memory in T-cells (White Blood Cells) to help ‘mark’ the antigen which remembers known and repeated attackers to the body. A negligent sleep routine maintained over a long period of time can strongly diminish the body’s immune response. Recent research conducted by the Cancer Research indicated that melatonin, a hormone produced during sleep, might be correlated to the inhibition of cancer cell growth. Good sleep in Ayurved amounts to getting enough hours of sleep as well as getting them at the right time. Going to bed during the Kapha time of the evening, ideally at about 8:30 to 9pm and waking up during the Brahm Muhurt time between 4-6am is ideal. Some tips: ¸ Specific Marma points – the Tala Hridiya points - located in the middle on the hands and feet can be gently massaged in a circular motion to induce better sleep. You may use the Pro-Sleep or Pro-Sleep Plus Transdermal Creams for additional support. ¸ Turning down lights and loud music or electronic devices, having less exposure to electromagnetic devices such as cell-phones, television, etc allows the physiology to relax and fall asleep much more easily ¸ Practice breath awareness, gently guide your thoughts onto your breathing pattern, away from disruptive thoughts. Let the day take care of its chores! ¸ Eat a light dinner followed by a glass of warm milk with a couple of crushed cardamom pods, a pinch of fennel, to help calm things down (do not take immediately after dinner if you’ve had a relatively late dinner).

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


Samagni

Understand the Ayurvedic Workings of Metabolism & Cravings with Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra Oct. 5-7, 2007 Arshavidya Gurukulam

Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra Vaidya R. K. Mishra is an Ayurvedic physician, educator, researcher, and author. He comes from a family tradition of Raj Vaidyas – physicians to the Kings of India. His family lineage can be traced back more than 5,000 years and is mentioned in the ancient Vedic texts, the Puranas. Vaidya Mishra has taught medicine at Bihar College, in Ranchi India - for eight years. He has been teaching Ayurved in the West to lay people and professionals alike for the past 12 years. Co-author of The Answer to Cancer, his TV appearances include “Live on ABC” and “Total Health Talk.” Learn more at w w w. va i d ya m i s h ra . co m

Testimonials

“Vaidya Mishra’s Samagni Course was easy to understand and easy to follow. After one treatment I felt lighter and refreshed” - Norma Cova, participant “The knowledge was so fascinating, learning about the workings of the deeper tissues, of the transformation of agni. Vaidya Mishra is an amazing teacher, with deep knowledge and wonderful stories to help explain more difficult concepts. It was a transforming course on many levels!.” - Savittri, participant

After helping hundreds of people manage their weight, Vaidya R.K. Mishra is divulging his secrets to his students. Learn treasured ayurvedic principles that address health through the optimization of metabolism. The course is structured on ayurvedic sutras with an in-depth discussion of modern scientific findings that place the ancient knowledge in a modern setting. Tips for practical management and self-care will be offered.

You Will Learn:

1.) Brief introduction to Shudh ororiginal Ayurved 2.) The source of the digestive and metabolic fires 3.) Three kinds of imbalances in the digestive and metabolic fires 4.) Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas and their relationship to Agni 5.) What is Samagni or balanced Agni - perfect digestion and metabolism 6.) Relationship between Agni or the (enzymatic system), and Ojas (hormonal system & neurotransmitters), and Manas (mind).

Learn how to distinguish between:

A.) Healthy & Unhealthy Cravings B.) “Good body fat” (Abandhmeda) and “Bad body fat” (Bandhmeda) C.) VASA or lipids & meda - the fat tissue

What impact do toxins have on the fat tissue?

A.) Ama or toxic build-up in the fat tissue - symptoms & management B.) Amavisha or virulent toxic build-up in the fat tissue - symptoms & management C.) Garavisha or xenobiotics in the fat tissue - symptoms & management

What is cellulite according to Ayurved?

A.) Relationship with muscle, fat, and bone tissues and overall management B.) Practical management to flush out toxins from the fat tissue and the body

Arsha Vidya

Arsha Vidya Gurukulam is an institute for the traditional study of Advaita Vedanta, Sanskrit Ayurved, Yoga, astrology, and many other Indian disciplines. Located in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, on a serene, 14-acre setting in the Pocono Mountains, the Ashram’s unique atmosphere, beauty and spiritual quality makes it a superb location to host Ayurvedic seminar. Course Details: Starts Friday Oct. 5th 1.p.m. to Sunday Oct. 7th 4 p.m. Pre-registration required. Course fee is $495. 20% discount for all Arsha Vidya devotees. For additional details and registration, call: James Pace at 732.235.1446 CSJP22@aol.com Housing & Meals: Daily rates (per person): Standard room with shared bath – single $60, double $35. Delux private room & private bath – single $80, double $45. Suite – single $120, double $60, triple $45. Six percent tax will be added. Meals included in room rates. Room reservations: Call AVG at 570.992.2339.

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CALENDAR

JULY Sunday July 1st: Pulse refresher course at Dr. Teiltelbaum’s residence (856) 786-3330 Tuesday July 3rd: Health and well-being Consultations in Piscataway, New Jersey, contact James Pace (732) 243-1446 or csjp22@aol.com

Friday July 6th: evening lecture open to the public at the Sacred Stone Healing Center in Rhode Island. Contact (401) 8466380. service@sacredstonehealing.com Saturday July 7th: Transdermal Marma System™ Level 1 at the Sacred Stone Healing Center in Rhode Island. Contact (401) 846-6380. service@sacredstonehealing.com Sunday July 8th: Transdermal Marma System™ Level 2 at the Sacred Stone Healing Center in Rhode Island. Contact (401) 846-6380. service@sacredstonehealing.com Monday July 9th: Health and Well-being consultations at the Sacred Stone Healing Center in Rhode Island. Contact (401) 846-6380. service@sacredstonehealing.com Wednesday July 11th: Health and Well-being consultations in Piscataway, New Jersey, contact James Pace: (732) 246-1446 or csjp22@aol.com Saturday July 14th : Health and Well-being consultations at the Prana Center in Northridge CA. Contact (818) 832-8601 Sunday July 15th: On-line course Carak A to Z – session 7 Friday July 20 through Sunday July 22nd : Ayurvedic Pulse Reading course at the Health Synergies Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact: Paul Wilson at (317) 351-8619 or pwilson@healthsynergies.net

Hotel Contact: (808) 889-0404 On the web: www.kohalavillageinn.com Hawaii contact: Laura Daniel Cell Phone: (808) 895-1181 nahe@aloha.net In California: The Prana Center 818-832-8601 Cell: (818) 808-5947 adishaktillc@gmail.com August 5th through the 6th: Health and Well-being consultations in Hawaii. Contact : Laura Daniel Cell Phone: (808) 895-1181 nahe@aloha.net Sunday August 11th: Health and Well-being consultations at the Prana Center, Northridge, CA. (818) 832-8601 Wednesday August 15th: Health and Well-being consultations in Redondo Beach, CA. Contact Dr. Kimberly Hoffmans clinic: (310) 373-3500 Friday August 17th through the Saturday the 18th: Health and Well-being consultations in Bethesda, Maryland. Contact Dr. Douglas Beech’s clinic at (888) 574-8449 Saturday August 25th: Health and Well-being consultations at the Prana Center in Northridge, CA. (818) 832-8601 SEPTEMBER September 18 through 25 Health and Well-being consultations in Berkeley California. Call (818) 832-8601 OCTOBER Friday October 5th through Sunday October 7th : Samagani course in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania. Contact James Pace (732) 762-0503 NOVEMBER November 2 through 4: Workshop on Vibrational Healing Power of Ayurved (see page 21) Monday November 5ht: Health and Well-being consultations at the Prana Center, Northridge, CA. Contact (818) 832-8601

Health Synergies Center on Rama Drive in Indianapolis, Indiana

Tuesday July 24th: Health and Well-being consultations at the Health Synergies Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact: Paul Wilson at (317) 351-8619 or pwilson@healthsynergies.net Saturday July 28th through Monday July 30th : Health and Well-being consultations in Detroit, Michigan at Dr. Sandra Brown’s clinic. Contact: (248) 470-1624 or hair&skinrej@sbcglobal.net AUGUST Friday August 3rd: Evening lecture on Shaka Vanshiya Ayurved open to the public

Friday November 16th: Introductory lecture on TMS™ at Kanyakumari, WI. Contact: Carol at (414) 755-2858 Saturday November 17th through to Sunday the 18th: Transdermal Marma System levels 1, 2, and 3 at Kanyakumari, WI. Contact: Carol at (414) 755-2858 Monday November 19th through to Tuesday November 20th: Health and well-being consultations at Kanyakumari, WI. Contact: Carol at (414) 755-2858

Saturday August 4th: “Food as Medicine” – ayurvedic cooking course. Contact info: The Inn 55-514 Hawi Road, Hawi, HI 96719 Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


NEXT ISSUE In our next issue, read all about: • Vaidya Mishra’s Self Cellulite-Detox Program, that includes a full 6 week dietary protocol for weight-loss • All about Haritaki • Newest products from Chandika for maintaining a healthy fat tissue: The Samagni Set (tablets, Lotion,clay) • Featured SVA physician: Dr. Douglas Beech practicing Shaka Vansiya Ayurved in Bethesda, Maryland • Ayurved for your pet • Raising children ayurvedically • “You asked...” • Light on the Nightshades And more…

Send us your comments, questions, or testimonials svanews@gmail.com • fax: (818) 832-8641 • 1-888-9 shakti Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional,who should always be consulted before beginning any new health,diet,or exercise program. If you are pregnant,nursing,or taking any kind of prescri ption medications,or if you are under the special care of a physician,be sure to have your doctor’s advice and supervision. You should always inform you physician of all medical conditions you have,as well as the medications and vitamin supple ments you are taking. He or she should be the authority on optimum dosage require ments for all nutrients and vitamins. © 2007 AdiShakti LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this news letter may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever witho ut the written permission of the publisher.


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