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The Body of Wonder Podcast

Body of Wonder: Ayurveda: Traditional Wisdom with Amita Nathwani, MA (Ayur), Dr. Victoria Maizes and Dr. Andrew Weil

Discover the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old practice designed to restore balance and harmony within the body. In this episode, we are joined by Amita Nathwani, MA (Ayur)—an author, culinary expert, and Ayurvedic practitioner. Amita has dedicated her career to bridging traditional and contemporary medical systems.

Along with hosts, Drs. Andy Weil and Victoria Maizes, Amita introduces listeners to the core principles of Ayurveda. Discover how to eat in alignment with your individual constitution (dosha), detoxify through the powerful Panchakarma process, and use breathing practices to enhance overall well-being.

Tune in to learn how Ayurvedic practices can bring profound benefits to your modern lifestyle.

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Neem and Covid-19: Bridging Ayurveda and Modern Medicine

🌿 Nature’s Botanical Bodyguard 🌿 Last week, I was inundated with calls and messages from patients, friends, and family, all sharing the same news: they had either gotten the flu or tested positive for Covid-19. In response, I immediately recommended an over-the-counter anti-viral, aimed at

Read More »

Time to stop eating raw food?

“Ayurveda favors minimal intake of raw food, like raw vegetables or uncooked oats. Salads and Fruit should be eaten seasonally” Early in my career, I got into a debate with an audience member at an event where I was a featured speaker. This person was

Read More »

Yoga did not occur

When I talk about yoga as it pertains to Ayurveda, I am not referring to the practice that has been popularized in the West. Ayurveda and yoga are considered sister sciences, as they are intended to be practiced together. In the book, when we talk

Read More »

Ayurvedic Medicine Explained

One of the beautiful things about Ayurvedic Medicine is that it is a full system of health.  There are eight branches of medicine in Ayurveda, and all of them are still practiced today by Ayurvedic practitioners in India. The branches were detailed in the Vedas,

Read More »

Don’t Swing your Health Pendulum

As we enter the new year, I often hear my friends, family, and patients talk about life changes they want to make for the betterment of their health and wellness. And as much as I support that, I am writing today to remind you to

Read More »

Pros and Cons of Doing a Cleanse

I just read a wonderful article about The Extensive History and Modern Use of Detoxification and Cleansing by Dr. Sarah Bennett, NMD. Here, she highlights how in spite of the controversy around “modern day detox” and cleansing of the body, cultures around the world have been performing these

Read More »

No Change is the Best Change

A refreshing approach to a healthier New Year Let’s be honest, we have all experienced (or have seen others experience) the colossal failure of the best-laid plans and commitments for the New Year. From starting a new diet, quitting a substance, finding an exercise program,

Read More »
The Body of Wonder Podcast

Body of Wonder: Ayurveda: Traditional Wisdom with Amita Nathwani, MA (Ayur), Dr. Victoria Maizes and Dr. Andrew Weil

Discover the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old practice designed to restore balance and harmony within the body. In this episode, we are joined by Amita Nathwani, MA (Ayur)—an author, culinary expert, and Ayurvedic practitioner. Amita has dedicated her career to bridging traditional and contemporary medical systems.

Along with hosts, Drs. Andy Weil and Victoria Maizes, Amita introduces listeners to the core principles of Ayurveda. Discover how to eat in alignment with your individual constitution (dosha), detoxify through the powerful Panchakarma process, and use breathing practices to enhance overall well-being.

Tune in to learn how Ayurvedic practices can bring profound benefits to your modern lifestyle.

Read More »

Neem and Covid-19: Bridging Ayurveda and Modern Medicine

🌿 Nature’s Botanical Bodyguard 🌿 Last week, I was inundated with calls and messages from patients, friends, and family, all sharing the same news: they had either gotten the flu or tested positive for Covid-19. In response, I immediately recommended an over-the-counter anti-viral, aimed at

Read More »

Time to stop eating raw food?

“Ayurveda favors minimal intake of raw food, like raw vegetables or uncooked oats. Salads and Fruit should be eaten seasonally” Early in my career, I got into a debate with an audience member at an event where I was a featured speaker. This person was

Read More »

Yoga did not occur

When I talk about yoga as it pertains to Ayurveda, I am not referring to the practice that has been popularized in the West. Ayurveda and yoga are considered sister sciences, as they are intended to be practiced together. In the book, when we talk

Read More »

Ayurvedic Medicine Explained

One of the beautiful things about Ayurvedic Medicine is that it is a full system of health.  There are eight branches of medicine in Ayurveda, and all of them are still practiced today by Ayurvedic practitioners in India. The branches were detailed in the Vedas,

Read More »

Don’t Swing your Health Pendulum

As we enter the new year, I often hear my friends, family, and patients talk about life changes they want to make for the betterment of their health and wellness. And as much as I support that, I am writing today to remind you to

Read More »

Pros and Cons of Doing a Cleanse

I just read a wonderful article about The Extensive History and Modern Use of Detoxification and Cleansing by Dr. Sarah Bennett, NMD. Here, she highlights how in spite of the controversy around “modern day detox” and cleansing of the body, cultures around the world have been performing these

Read More »

No Change is the Best Change

A refreshing approach to a healthier New Year Let’s be honest, we have all experienced (or have seen others experience) the colossal failure of the best-laid plans and commitments for the New Year. From starting a new diet, quitting a substance, finding an exercise program,

Read More »