Movie Recommendation: The Indian Doctor

“I love what I do and I do what I love.” Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic doctor

A film about Vasant Lad, one of the most esteemed ayurveda doctors worldwide. He holds a BA in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and a Master of Ayurvedic Science in India. He is the director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM, has published many Ayurvedic medical books and articles. He teaches physicians, naturopaths and others worldwide.

The film shows how Vasant Lad brought Ayurveda to the West and tells about his life and work in America and India. He gives us interesting insights on what is possible with Ayurveda. Very impressive. If you have not seen the movie yet, you can do that by purchasing a DVD. It is highly recommended, especially for those who do not know Ayurveda.

Here is a trailer for the movie:

I would also like to recommend his bestseller:

“Self-healing with Ayurveda” The standard work of Indian healing art

ISBN 0-914955-00-4

By the way, also a good Christmas present.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

Stay healthy.

Curcumin (Turmeric, Curcuma Longa)

Curcumin belongs to the family of ginger, and can be used in a versatile manner. Hence, consider it a prophylactic must-have ingredient for your kitchen. To effectively strengthen its bioavailability consume curcuma in combination with long pepper as recommendations go by literature.

In India, curcumin is well-known as means to stain both  textiles and skin. It is also used against pesticides or as antiseptic agent. On top, multiple clinical studies have proven its effect against several forms of cancer. Cur cumin can also help to treat multiple other diseases like diabetes, and dermatosis. Please note, in order to treat a disease with curcumin consult your physician or a local Ayurvedic Doctor.

Have a look at a video about the effects of curcumin based on a scientific study from PhD Bharad B. Aggarwal, Professor for Cancer Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.

Professor Agrarwal Discusses Curcumin

I would like to draw your attention to a book by Dr. Bharad B. Aggarwal and Debora Yost: „Healing Spices“. It contains many tasty and easy to cook recipes.

Healingspices

A further study on the topic of turmeric and the healing effects can be found under the following link: