27 Reasons to Join in the Conference 1. Affordable Conference 2. 3-day event with one registration fee 3. One Track Conference ( you will never miss any speaker) 4. Twenty (20) PACE Credits from AAPNA 5. Twenty Three (23) speakers on various topics 6. Dhanwantari Homa (Fire) Ceremony 7. Satvic (Holy) atmosphere. Wonderful Ashram 8. Vegetarian Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 9. Affordable accommodation with meals 10. Special discounted rate for multiple participants 11. BOGO (Buy One Get One) Half Price 12. Meet with the authors of Ayurveda 13. Three (3) Morning Pooja (Arati) - Vedic Ceremonies 14. Three (3) Evening Pooja (Arati) Vedic Ceremonies 15. Three (3) Yoga Classes 16. Three (3) Breakfasts 17. Three (3) Lunches 18. Three (3) Tea and Snacks 19. Two (2) Dinners 20. Two (2) Satsanghs / Meditations 21. Special Ayurveda Practitioners Meet 22. Special BAMS Doctors (Vaidyas) Meet 23. Three (3) Panel Discussions 24. Eight (8) Book Authors Meet 25. Laughter Yoga 26. Clinical Case Presentation with patients / clients 27. Yoga Alliance Continuing Education
About the Conference
20.0 PACE (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education) Credits from AAPNA (Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, Inc. USA
Ayurveda for Healthy Living
23 Featured Speakers
Highlights of the Conference
You will get with one registration - * 3 Morning Pooja (Arati) - Vedic Ceremonies * 3 Evening Pooja (Arati) Vedic Ceremonies * 3 Yoga Classes * 3 Breakfasts * 3 Lunches * 3 Tea and Snacks * 2 Dinners * 23 Featured Speakers on various topics * 2 Satsanghs * Ayurveda Practitioners Meet * BAMS Doctors (Vaidyas) Meet * Dhanwantari Homa * 3 Panel Discussions * 8 Book Authors Meet * 20 CE / PACE Credits - Certificate from AAPNA
Priest. Pandit Ravichandran, Pennsylvania, USA - hailing from Pujya Swami Dayananda’s village of Manjakudi in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu, India, Sivachariar Ravichandran comes from a traditional family of temple priests. He studied Vedas and Agama Sastras under his father Saravana Sivachariar. He has successfully completed Agama Visharatha Exam conducted by Dravida Desa Brahmana Samskrit University, Thiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. Shivachariar Ravichandran has been with the Gurukulam since 1994 and performs temple Puja as well various Vedic rituals. He is gifted with a resonating voice for Vedic chanting. He is also adept in bringing out the beauty of Lord Daksinamurti through his alankaras for the pleasure of Lord Daksinamurti’s devotees. Pandit Ravi is available to do Puja and Vedic rituals both at the Gurukulam as well as outside. Practical Demonstration: Dhanwantari Havan (Homa) - Fire Ceremony
Dr. Jaya Daptardar, Connecticut, USA - is an internationally renowned Ayurveda expert, writer, entrepreneur, healthcare executive, speaker, licensed Esthetician, and leader. She is an Ayurvedic doctor and has a Master's in healthcare administration & Management in the USA. She is an author of four books, passionate about beauty care in Ayurveda. She is a recipient of the DHARMA award from the Association of Ayurvedic professionals of North America for her work in Ayurveda and wellness. She has been practicing and teaching Ayurveda in the USA for 25 years. Besides her work in Ayurveda and the wellness world, she also serves multiple boards and works with non-profit organizations. Received a lifetime achievement award in the healthcare service field by doctor’s association in Connecticut, USA Topic: Prenatal Health and Wellness in Ayurveda (Garbha Sanskar and it's benefits) Abstract: Every parent wants the best for their child. A healthy pregnancy is necessary to ensure the baby’s well-being after birth too. Garbh sanskar has gained popularity as an enabler for the mental and physical development of the baby. The knowledge of garbh sanskar dates back to ancient scriptures and is included in the Ayurveda. The word garbh in Sanskrit refers to a fetus in the womb, and sanskar means the education of the mind. So, garbh sanskar translates into the process of educating the mind of the unborn baby. It is traditionally believed that a child’s mental and behavioral development starts in the womb as it can be influenced by the mother’s emotional state while she carries the baby. According to Ayurved, Garbh Sanskar is one of the best ways to give birth to a healthy baby. It’s all about the mother maintaining a sound state of mind, not only mentally, but physically, emotionally, and spiritually as well. Ayurvedic garbh sanskar suggests certain lifestyle guidelines for pregnant mothers. Healthy eating habits and lifestyle management during pregnancy are some important factors in Ayurveda for a healthy baby and mother.Positive thinking and a positive attitude can go a long way in ensuring the mental and physical well-being of the mother, which is linked to well- being of the baby inside her womb as well. Garbh sanskar helps develop that eternal bond between the mother and her unborn child. There are long-term benefits for the baby that might not immediately be recognized. Communication with the baby contributes to the mental growth of the baby and helps to build a strong bond with the mother.
Dr. Divya L. Selvakumar, PhD, RD, Maryland, USA - recently joined the Baltimore County Department of Aging as a nutrition program manager. Dr. Divya has a wide variety of different experiences in nutrition that encompasses global health, academia, community and clinical nutrition. She is also a nutrition specialist, professor, registered dietitian and consultant with nearly 20 years of experience. Dr. Divya currently holds Registered Dietitian licenses in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and has lived and worked in Kuwait, India, Tanzania, and in the United States. She is the currently the founder of a small international charity organization, American Hindu World Service (AHWS), and a budding business, Divine Diets. Topic: Therapeutic and Health Benefits of Spices Abstract: Therapeutic and Health Benefits of Spices, will be an overview on how spices can improve healthy living. It will incorporate Ayurveda, and explore how spices in cooking can be utilized during meal times to prevent many common illnesses. It will also explore the different types of spices that are used around the world in a variety of cuisines.
Dr. Ram Mohan Rao, PhD, CAS, RYT, California, USA - holds a PhD in Neuroscience and presently serves as a Principal Research Scientist at Apollo Health which uses a systems-based, integrative approach to prevent, treat or reverse Alzheimer’s disease. Ram has 25+ years of research and teaching experience in Neuroscience and has published more than seventy peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals including chapters in several textbooks. Ram is also a Board-certified Ayurveda Practitioner (AP), and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) from Yoga Alliance and teaches Ayurveda and Yoga at the California College of Ayurveda. He is the author of a recently published best-selling book-“Good Living Practices”-The best from Ayurveda, Yoga and Modern Science For Achieving Optimal Health, Happiness and Longevity. Topic: Path to Healthy Living: Ayurveda and the Mind-Body Nexus Abstract:The emotions-mind-body nexus indicates the close relationship of the emotional, mental and physical aspects of one’s individuality. Taking cues from the Ayurvedic concepts for healthy living, this presentation will focus on the powerful emotions-mind-body connection and how intellectual, mental, social, behavioral and physical factors influence health outcomes and well-being.
Pandit Neil Sahil Parmeswar, Pennsylvania, USA - Vedic Pandit, has been studying scripture for many years. He has more than 10 years experience in Vedic understanding and chanting, Traditional Yoga as revealed by the ancient sages, and meditation techniques, studying under his gurus. He has also had experience in scriptures from other faiths, including the Bible and the Quran. He performs poojas & yajnas (Vedic prayer ceremonies) and teaches mantra recitation as well as traditional yoga. Topic: Mantra Yoga: The Yoga of Vibration Abstract: Mantra Yoga is the ancient practice of healing through sound. Specific sounds, or mantras, were revealed by the saints and sages for the benefit of healing both ourselves and those around us. The sages recommend various practices for healing, including niyama (observances), prayschitta (atonement), and upavasa (fasting); the practice of mantra is unique in that it can be practiced as a complete practice by itself or in addition to / in combination with other practices. Mantra uses the vibrations of the sound to heal the mind and cleanse the subtle energy channels in the body. The Vedas contain a wealth of knowledge that can be used to heal both the inner and the outer self.
Dr. Shunmathi Gurumoorthy, BAMS, PGDYT, Ohio, USA - Ayurvedic practitioner with focus on diet, yoga and holistic lifestyle. Helping individuals heal for over 5 years with controlling symptoms and improving health. With an interest in Obstetric, Gynecology and Infertility, served as an ayurvedic health and lifestyle consultant and yoga therapist for couples with fertility issues by addressing their concern, counseling and prenatal yoga therapy for pregnant women to prevent any complications related to pregnancy and postpartum. I have been awarded as an outstanding service in clinical care by Mamallan Indian Medical Foundation, Chennai, India. Received my B.A.M.S degree from Dr. M.G.R Medical university, Chennai. Registered Indian medicine practitioner from the Tamil Nadu board of Indian medicine. Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Therapy from SVyasa University, Bangalore. Also Internationally certified yoga instructor with specialized Certification in antenatal and postnatal yoga therapy. Topic:Role of Dinacharya and Yoga for healthy living Abstract:The topic "Role of Dinacharya and yoga for healthy living" covers aspects like The modern world is currently facing an epidemic of lifestyle related diseases like diabetes, obesity, heart diseases, etc., as a result of stress, improper diet and irregular or sedentary lifestyle. Dinacharya and yoga, if adopted in daily routine by patients of lifestyle disorders and people who are aiming to stay healthy can improve their quality of life and maintain good health. Here, Dinacharya and various regimens in diet and lifestyle as mentioned by acharyas of Ayurveda and their benefits on maintaining health will been discussed.
Dr. Drashti Parikh, BAMS, MD (Ayu), RAD, DAM, PGDYN, New Jersey, USA - is an Ayurvedic doctor. She has completed her BAMS with multiple Gold Medals, and also completed her Master's Degree in Kaya Chikitsa from ITRA. She holds a postgraduate diploma in Yoga & Naturopathy as well. Drashti has authored the book ‘Manual of Kayachikitsa (part-1), and she is also an author of various articles & researches on Ayurveda. Throughout her academic career, she had the honor to participate in various national & international conferences where she has received multiple awards on the subject of Ayurveda. She holds more than 5 years of clinical experience. Topic:Ayurvedic herbs & procedures for healthy skin Abstract: Your skin is the mirror of your health. The health of your skin is deeply rooted with your metabolism. As you consume the food, it first gets transformed into Ahara rasa (nutrients) and waste products with the help of Agni (Digestive fire). Proper circulation of nutrients and proper elimination of waste leads to healthy skin. Thus, metabolism is directly connected with skin health. Ayurveda describes various herbs & procedures for healthy skin. Herbs such as manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), neem, aloe vera, turmeric, etc. These herbs have blood purifier properties and effect on pitta. Thus, it is useful for healthy skin. We will discuss these herbs, procedures and some basic principles of skin health in detail.
Karen Vasil-Busch, BA, LMT, RAP, Maine, USA - has been practicing massage therapy since 1982. She is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Karuna REIKI Master Teacher, owner of BodyWise Therapy in Buckfield, Maine. Karen teaches wellness classes, Yoga and Mediation and is a wellness provider for the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine. Topic: The Power of Touch Abstract: It has been said; the more high-tech, the more the need for high-touch. This workshop is about that. People respond to touch, it is a non-verbal form of communication that conveys compassion and caring. In this workshop we will learn simple chair massage techniques which can be used on just about anybody.
Parantap Pandya, MA in Clinical Psychology, New Jersey, USA - provide a very unique service designed for an individual or family that is dealing with mental health challenges, substance abuse, marital or divorce related problems. Provide intervention and subsequent coaching. My model is of an educator, mentor and coach. I meet the individual and family where they are, to identify the problem, explore solutions, set and achieve goals that we set together. My role is to motivate my clients, empower, facilitate them achieve their goals. My core vision is to facilitate holistic healing and growth for individual and family. Topic: Emotionally Focused Therapy Abstract:
Shekhar Annambhotla, BAMS, MD-Ayu, RAD, DAM, ERYT-500, LMT, FAAPNA, Pennsylvania, USA - who was trained in India and has been practicing and teaching ayurveda worldwide since 1988. Ayurveda is not just a system of alternative system of healing, but is actually a comprehensive and ancient science of health. It is Shekhar’s belief that due to the open nature of ayurveda and its timeless principles, it is a boon to those of us living in the modern, stressful world. Shekhar’s mission is to educate and help people live healthier lives with Ayurveda. Shekhar has the opportunity to serve at Maharishi Vedic Schools and Universities in The Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Trinidad, Guadeloupe, Jamaica (Caribbean Island), Colombia (South America), Peru, Costa Rica, Canada, Mexico and the U.S.A. He has taught ayurveda courses in many prestigious universities in the United States including University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), University of Medicine & Dentistry in NJ (UMDNJ), Hershey Medical School, Jefferson Medical School, University of Penn Nursing School, and others. Topic: Immune Boosting Tips Abstract: The concept of immunity, Vyadhi Ksamatva or Bala, as it is known in Ayurveda is a fascinating and vast subject. The body’s resistance is of tremendous importance in the daily welfare of living beings; for prevention and rapid recovery from diseases, immunity plays a key role. In Ayurveda, Ojas has been considered vital in the defense mechanism of the body. In conditions like diabetes mellitus and malnutrition, where loss of Ojas is a constant feature, people are known to be susceptible to various other interrelated and degenerative diseases or recurrent infections.
Nancy A Smith, BA, LMT, RAP, RYT, New Jersey, USA - Nancy Smith L.M.T. is the founder and director of Essence of Self Ayurveda Spa for Massage, Yoga and a Healthy Lifestyle. Nancy is also a Nationally Board Certified and Approved CEU Provider in addition to operating her Spa, teaching classes, taking advanced courses, and volunteering her services. She is a NJ licensed massage therapist with an Integrated Massage certification from the Lehigh Valley Healing Arts Academy (PA). She became a Panchakarma Massage Specialist at Greens Ayurvedic Hospital, Mahe, Kerala, India in 2007. This experience allows her to apply the essence of authentic Indian panchakarma massage modified for the optimal American experience. Nancy has been actively practicing and teaching Yoga and Ayurveda since 1999. She received her Yoga and Ayurvedic certifications from the Kripalu Schools of Ayurveda and Yoga (MA). She is a Registered Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner through the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA) and received her Marma certification (Ayurvedic Acupressure) from the Ayurvedic Institute (NM). She continues advanced Ayurvedic and Yoga studies. Nancy is a Level III Holy Fire Reiki Master Practitioner and 1000 Hour Yoga Therapist. She has been a dedicated Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master Teacher since 2001. In addition to running her Ayurveda Spa, Nancy gives massages for students at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck. She teaches for the yoga club at Ramapo College and special need yoga at Lakeland High School. She also ministers as a Seton Associate through the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ providing services to people with AIDS, cancers and Special needs. Topic: Five pillars of Nutrition Abstract:The presentation will discuss how 5 nutritional aspects have integrating courses of action that enhance or diminish the overall state of our health. The topic will cover the influences of:1. Food (Earth, body structure) 2. Water (fluidity) 3. Air (Breath, Prana, Ki, Chi, Spirit- Each emotion has a unique way of breathing) 4. 5 senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touch - (conscious life experiences) 5. Mind, Memory, and Seep (Awareness-interpretation, digestion and storage of the vibrational experiences taken in from the 5 senses)
Lisa D Bryan, MA, ERYT-500, Pennsylvania, USA - is a Kripalu Professional Level Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Spiritual Director, and Reiki Level III practitioner (master). Offering wellness practices for 18 years, her passion is to integrate holistic health & spirituality from India & the West. Her group Yoga classes and individual sessions are comprehensive, nurturing, and spiritually uplifting. They focus on combining the prana/energy of the present moment to the timeless skills of the past. Kripalu methodology is her primary style with influence from kundalini, Bikram, and Iyengar lineages. Lisa is currently teaching at area churches, and at studios in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania: Westend Yoga and Open Heart Yoga. Currently, she is a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association, Yoga Alliance, and Spiritual Directors International. In 2013, Lisa completed her MA Holistic Spirituality and certificate in Spiritual Direction from Chestnut Hill College. As part of her studies, she immersed in the Thirty Day silent retreat according to St. Ignatius of Loyola (Roman Catholic Jesuit spirituality). She has also studied Ayurveda (medical science related to Yoga) at a clinic in India and avidly practices and coaches students on ayurveda in daily living. In 2017, she pilgrimaged to sacred sites of the Kripalu lineage with Yoganand Michael Carroll (Dean of Kripalu Yoga). Lisa also holds a BA from Bates College (Music with French concentration) and was adjunct faculty at DeSales University for fourteen years (Hatha Yoga/PE260). Topic: Yoga and Relaxation
Dr. Priyaa Balamurugen, BAMS, MSc Psy,. LMT, RAD, New Jersey, USA - Priyaa has been practicing Ayurveda in the US and India for the past twenty two years. She completed her (B.A.M.S) Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery degree from Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Tamilnadu, India. She has a graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Madras, India and a Diploma in Yoga & Naturopathy. She also studied Acupuncture and Acupressure in CBIATC ,Beijing, China and trained in Dr. Vora's Acupressure. Priyaa's unique approach to health integrates the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Varmakalai (energy points), Acupressure, Siddha with naturopathic cleansing and mind-body healing through yoga & meditation. She is affiliated to SKY (Master -Simplified Kundalini Yoga), New Jersey chapter, AAPNA ( Membership Director -Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America) Topic: Sushumna Kriya Yoga Abstract: SUSHUMNA KRIYA YOGA is a traditional Kriya Yoga which is a very powerful and ancient meditation technique. This technique was given to Guru Athmananda Mayi by Bhoganath Siddhar and Mahavatar Babaji in the year 2005. We will be learning and practicing this powerful meditation technique in this session. Ayurveda says, “It is the negative Karma that we accumulated over our past lives/incarnations, that is making us to undergo sufferings in the forms of various diseases” Lord Sri Krishna, "Anubhava Jnana" (the knowledge gained through the experience of meditation) is more profound than the mere performance of penance or knowledge of sacred literature or the rituals and allied sacrifices. It is only through meditation that one gains perspective of the Spiritual Truth and this Truth alone can help us get through our karmic load. We welcome you all to learn and practice this simple yet powerful kriya in our AAPNA Conference, 2022.
Swami Jnanananda Saraswati Dr. AshokChhabra, Psy.D., Pennsylvania, USA - is a licensed psychologist licensed to practice psychology in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, and Florida under his purva ashrama name Dr. AshokChhabra. He holds a PsyD in Clinical Psychology and an MA in Counseling. He has worked as a licensed psychologist in a New York state hospital, Pennsylvania state correctional centers and in outpatient clinical agencies. He has worked both with adults as well as with children. Swamiji completed a two and one-half year course in Vedanta with Pujya Swami Dayanandaji at Piercy, California. His therapy and counseling approaches combine both Vedanta wisdom and modern therapeutic and counseling techniques. Swamiji is a resident acharya at the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, where he conducts meditation workshops. He also provides complimentary psychological services to the general public at the gurukulam. Topic: Meditation and Stress Management Abstract:In Vedanta, the nature of the self is existence, awareness, and fullness (limitlessness, happiness). This limitless consciousness when identified with one body it is called an individual, jiva and when it identifies with the whole creation it is called the Lord, Ishvara. The body, mind and the senses are the instruments through which an individual transacts with the world. However, the individual does not consider them as his/her instruments, but rather, identifies with them due to ignorance of one's real nature. And because of this, experiences the problems of these instruments as one's own problems. According to Vedanta, the Lord himself is in the form of the entire universe including all universal laws and orders. This includes the Law of Karma. It means all the actions done by a person right or wrong must produce results. A human being is a social being. The interactions between individuals are unavoidable. Individuals have different needs and the fulfillment of these needs also impacts others’ needs. When the needs are very strong, then the person's judgments become cloudy and the person does not mind doing wrong actions to accomplish these needs. This hurts other people. The victims get traumatized and experience emotions of hurt, shame, anger, depression, anxiety, fear, helplessness etc. When these emotions become extreme and start interfering with the normal living of a person, then healing is required for one's mental health. Vedanta brings in spirituality to heal a person's emotional pain. First of all, because of the Law of Karma, there is an emotional comfort in the assurance that the aggressor will not get away from the universal law, even though he or she may get away from the local laws. Secondly, the Lord being all the laws, these laws are invoked to help the individual by prescribing certain Vedic rituals, prayers in the form of religious mantras, and meditations. In guided meditations, the person is guided to be in touch with one's own real nature which is all peace. This introduces the person to a lasting source of healing. The individual also learns to observe the mind and observes the thoughts and emotions floating in one's awareness, thus reducing the pain through non-identification with these painful memories and emotions. In psychotherapy, a person heals when a non-judgmental therapist actively listens with compassion, acknowledges the pain the person is going through and empathize with him or her. This itself is healing. Further techniques are used to explore the sources of pain and the client's schemas, irrational belief-systems etc. There are several different types of therapy modalities. A therapist chooses one or more modalities depending upon the client's issues and the therapist's training.
Dr. Nagabhushan Moolky, PhD, CNS, Illinois, USA - Senior Scientist, Senior Independent Consultant -Nutrition & Toxicology, Expert Witness, a certified nutrition specialist, USA, Health Coach, Yoga Expert, Ayurveda & Yoga researcher. He worked as a scientist for the last 35 years. He was a Scientific Officer at Tata Memorial Center Cancer Institute, Bombay, India where he completed his Ph.D. He worked as a scientist in several top-notch Universities (Research Scientist at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Kentucky & Loyola University of Chicago) in the USA. He was also an Assistant Professor (Research) at Northwestern University & University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Director/Research Scientist, Toxicology/Genetic Toxicology, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was the first one to show(1984) that some of the spices (its principles) - Turmeric (Curcumin), Ginger (Gingerol, Shaogol , and zingerone), Catechu (Catechin), and betel leaf (Hydroxychavicol) prevents genetic damage resulting in cancer formation caused by environmental and dietary chemicals. He is the first one to show (1987) that Turmeric in the diet prevents carcinogen-induced stomach tumors in mice and virus-induced spontaneous mammary tumors in mice. His research was recognized by more than 20 awards by the national and international organization including the Young Scientist Award (Gold Medal), 1988 from Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India, and New Investigator Award 1989, American College of Nutrition, USA. He has published (more than 50 publications) his research findings in peer-reviewed national and international scientific journals and also presented more than 150 abstracts in national and international scientific meetings. In 2004, he was invited to present his work at the First International Conference on childhood leukemia, London. The research report was covered by all major newspapers and news channels around the world including BBC, CNBC, CBS, ABC news. The report was published in Lancet, New Scientist. He has given 7 talks on Ayurveda & Science at international conferences. Also, 6 webinars about the usefulness of turmeric during the present COVID19 Pandemic. Topic: How and how much to use turmeric / curcumin for healthy living Abstract:Nagabhushan Moolky, Ph.D., C.N.S. - Senior Scientist/Independent Consultant -Nutrition & Toxicology, Expert Witness, a certified nutrition specialist, USA, Health Coach, Yoga Expert, Ayurveda & Yoga Researcher, Oak Brook, Illinois, USA, Nidhi Thirthamattur, Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, Illinois, USA, Siddhanth S Rao, William Fremd High School, Palatine, Illinois, USA, Akanksha Kashyap, Metea Valley High School, Aurora, Illinois, USA , Usha Kolpe, M.S., M.D., Loyola University Medical center & VA Hines Medical Center, Hines, Illinois, USA Everyone is concerned about their health. In order to keep up sound health, people consume a healthy diet and take supplements as alternative medicine. Ayurveda was considered as an alternative holistic medicine in Western countries. There are millions of unqualified Ayurveda practitioners. Nowadays the consumer market is flooded with a variety of plant products and their purified ingredients. Dr. Nagabhushan first showed that turmeric and its active principles prevent genetic damage and cancer (1984,1987). Then scientists around the world researched various health benefits of turmeric/curcumins. Turmeric/curcumins are the no.1 natural supplement used in USA and around the world. How and how much turmeric/curcumins to use to get health benefits? Clinical trials established that it is nontoxic even at 8g/day/person. Modern medicine recommends using nontoxic doses of drugs to get therapeutic effects. On the contrary, ayurveda recommends combinations of plant products. This will reduce the toxicity of a single plant and will enhance the therapeutic effects of other plants. For e.g., Chavanprash ( around 100 plants with ghee, honey, sugar) as general tonic and Mahasudarshan churna (33 plants) for fever are combinations of plants. At present turmeric/curcumins consumed 1-3gs/day/person with black pepper. Ginger, clove, cinnamon, honey, traditional cow ghee and cow milk if combined with turmeric/curcumins in mgs may enhance the therapeutic benefits. Taking pills of turmeric/curcumins will reduce the benefits. Mouth and oesophagus of the digestive tract where it is in direct contact with mucosa plays an important role that has microbiota, sublingual, oral cavity absorption and effects on sensory neurons. Turmeric with cow ghee nasya reduces viral & bacterial infection, allergic reactions, cleanse and protects sensory neurons from damage and brain aging. Smoke from ghee and turmeric powder removes congestion and increases mucus production. Other ways to use turmeric/curcumins in the preparation/preservation of food. Turmeric/curcumin when added during cooking, broiling and frying prevents harmful browning products(Maillard reaction. Meat, dried fish, fruits and vegetables are the precursors of mutagenic/carcinogenic nitrosamines.amides. Adding small amounts of turmeric/curcumins prevents the formation of harmful products. Small amounts of turmeric/curcumins to cooking oils prevents rancidity. While making dosa, chapathi and puris, adding small amounts of turmeric/curcumins reduces browning products. During pickle preparation adding turmeric/curcumins improves the shelf-life and keeps fresh. Skin is the largest organ in the human body. Periodically applying turmeric/curcumins prevents damage from environmental chemicals, sun rays radiation (UV) and maintains healthy skin microbiota and prevents chronic inflammation. Ayurveda always recommends using medicine for a certain period of time (7, 21, 48 days etc, a certain season). Discontinue for a period of time and start using again to a certain period. Otherwise start with small quantities and increase by small increments and start decreasing in small increments. First regime will prevents body developing resistance or body to recover and second regime to body to adjust to the medicine. Where there is lack of pure drinking water, water used for preparation of preparation of food and beverages, fruit and vegetable juices by adding minute quantities (0.003mg/L) of turmeric will reduce harmful microorganisms, reduce nitrite/nitrates content, inhibit microorganisms that convert nitrate to nitrite, reduces poisonous heavy metals such as lead and cadmium. Turmeric/curcumins may also reduce the harmful effects radioactive contaminants in water (Uranium & thorium)
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