Castor oil and Toe-nail Fungus

I was very surprised to hear about the dangerous effects of repeatedly using castor oil on the skin. I have used castor oil packs on my body for years, and had very satisfactory results. Also I have applied castor oil to my feet to help combat nail fungus. Do you advise me to stop both […]

Depression and Sleeplessness

Vaidya ji I have been suffering from depression and sleep disturbance from last six months. The causative factor was fear of illness due to wrong diagnosis. The stress has affected my digestion and I get stomach bloating, gas and pain in the lower right abdomen and left chest. Please suggest some effective way to cure […]

Salt Now or Later?

Is it better to add salt to the dishes at the beginning or towards the end of cooking? Vaidya replies: It is best to add the salt at the beginning because it gets to interact with and penetrate into the molecules of the food with a head-start. In SV Ayurveda we always recommend to add […]

Typical Case of “High Pitta and Low Agni?”

Hey Vaidya Mishra, I have a high pitta but low agni and I’ve been trying to treat it for the last 5 years of my life. Hence, I only knew about my ‘what I think is my exact condition’ (the high pitta, low agni; specifically low pachak agni) like 2 months back. When I started […]

Knee Pain: Surgery or Ayurveda?

Namaskar once again Misra ji: my husband is 41 years old and he is having lots of knee pain. Some doctors recommended him to have knee replacement, while few recommended some kind of injection. Please suggest if through Ayurveda or diet changes we can heal his knees. Gurmmet Vaidya replies: Dear Gurmeet: it would be […]

Is it ok to cook Avocados?

“Dear Vaidyaji, Is it OK to cook Avocados or it should be had raw always? Thanks, Pavithra” Vaidya replies: Dear Pavithra: cooking avocados is not a good idea because avocado oil and other nutrients in avocado are very heat sensitive. However, raw avocado has a lot of soma, and if your digestive agni is low […]

Weight Gain, Hair Loss, Heart Burn and Indigestion

“Namaskar guruji, Could you please help my daughter? She is gaining weight, having severe hair fall and always complaining about acidity and indigestion and throat infection. Now she is having pcod problem also. She is 26 years old. Last year only she got married. Please suggest some good medicine for her problems. Vit B12 deficiency […]

What to Avoid During Pregnancy

“Hi, Thanks for your reply. If you happen to have a recommendation list of what herbs to avoid during pregnancy please let me know. Thank you! Sara” Vaidya replies: Dear Sara: any herb which is known to be detoxifying, as well as any herb or plant which is highly estrogenic like fennel; or shatavari. Most […]

Vit D and Iodine Deficiency

“Dear Dr. Mishra, I have a question regarding your magnesium/vitamin D oil. I recently received the test results of my blood work and my doctor says I need to take 5,000 units of vitamin D. How much is in your oil? I am not sure I am receiving enough from your oil. I am dark […]

Help: Can’t Fall Asleep!

  ” Hello, I have hard time to get into sleep during night. Many times I was awake whole night, and in the morning I get headaches but I am very proper in following my bed time schedule. I take warm milk with some ginger and turmeric but no help. I also don’t want to […]