SVA Book Club!

Join us for an informal discussion of Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum’s new book “Healing the Thyroid with Ayurveda.” We plan to discuss one chapter each week, as well as SVA in general.

Haven’t read the book? New to Ayurveda? No worries, these calls are as much for socializing and support as for in-depth discussion.

If you want a copy of the book, you can order one from our online store:

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Thank you!


MRSA: Infection of the skin

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This is a 27-year-old female who presented to our office with MRSA infection of the entire body.

MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) infection is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotics commonly used to treat staph infections, which are the most common infections on the skin.
She had the infection for 11 months before seeing us and was treating it with different types of of antibiotics. This is a very serious (and sometimes deadly) infection of the skin and in her case was even worse because she had it throughout her whole body, as opposed to just one small outbreak. She even tried some holistic remedies which failed as well.
Luckily, since studying with Vaidya Mishra for the past 15 years, I learned how to treat all skin conditions easily and effectively, even something as resistant as MRSA.
Most people know that the gut contains strains of friendly bacteria which prevent the growth of harmful pathogens, but few people realize that the skin also has a protective layer of probiotics on the surface of the skin. Like in the gut, they prevent infections from growing on the skin. So, when someone has any skin infection, the first thing we do is to regrow the friendly bacteria in the gut, then teach them how to regrow the friendly bacteria on the skin (as well as a few other things which I will mention here).
There is a whole new wave recently in the field of dermatology to possibly start treating skin infections such as these with PROBIOTICS instead of ANTIBIOTICS which will only destroy more of the friendly bacteria and create these new strains of antibiotic-resistant infections.
However, this is easier said than done. Companies around the world are trying desperately to figure out how to make probiotic creams — it is difficult to do since these friendly bacteria are very delicate and can die easily when processed into a skin-care product
Dr. Mishra’s family lineage of Shaka Vansiya Ayurveda (SVA) always treated skin conditions for the past 5,000 years — they even treated Lord Krishna’s son for leprosy! Thus, he comes from a long line of Vaidyas who knew how to correctly and effectively treat any kind of skin condition. His father always used prebiotic and probiotics on the skin. And about 5 years ago, Vaidya Mishra launched his line of prebiotics and probiotics for the skin.
So, in this case, we replenished the friendly bacteria in the gut and on the skin. We cooled down the heat in the liver, cleansed the blood, supported her overall immune system outside of the gut, used the special Yasad Bhasma (bhasma of zinc) to help kill the infection along with the probiotic, and used our great new Abhyanga oil which has turmeric in it to also help immunity in the skin (as well as daruharidra to stop histamine skin reactions).
And the results were fantastic! Within one month the infection started going down and now one year later, the infection is almost entirely gone!
I am so pleased to share this wonderful case history and hope that if other people out there are fighting with this potentially deadly infection, that they know they can seek out alternative help if their regimen of antibiotics are not working for them.
Thank you Vaidya Mishra and your family lineage of divine doctors who knew intuitively how to treat so many conditions so effectively.

Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum
Cinnaminson, New Jersey


Testimonial on ADHD Insomnia

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This case history demonstrates the wonderful work we are able to do (without pharmaceuticals!) with children who are diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Insomnia and lack of attention and focus.  Again, as in all the other maladies we treat, we get to the root cause of the problem.  In these cases, you not only want to give herbs to balance out the neurotransmitters in the brain, herbs to balance out the brain functions and organize the brain for better focus, but you also want to address any and all gut issues.  In addition, we also teach the parents how to correctly feed their children to nourish the brain correctly.
We know the ancient doctors said Prana Vata (movement of thoughts through the mind) and Apana Vata (found in the abdominal region) go out of balance together.  That was over 5,000 years ago…and without the use of microscopes!  Now modern medicine in fact describes what is called the “Gut/Brain Axis”.  They say that most of the neurotransmitters that affect the brain function are actually made in the gut.  So when dealing with any issue of hyperactivity, depression, lack of focus, fears, anxiety, etc., one must look at both the gut and brain in order to have success in treating these conditions.
Unfortunately, the over-zealous use of pharmaceuticals in the early formative years disturbs the normal growth of not only the friendly bacteria in the gut, but the lining of the gut and the enzyme system as well, which is why there is an epidemic of not only ADD and ADHD, but food allergies, sensitivities and digestive disturbances in most of the children we see in our practice.
These issues are relatively easy to fix, so it is a good idea to address them as soon as possible.  Once children go into the teen years with these imbalances, the problems can blossom further, if left unattended, into more serious issues of depression and lack of zest for life, anger, aggression and suicidal tendencies.  Pharmaceuticals only exacerbate these issues.
And if the imbalances continue into the 30’s, 40’s and older, the immune system can become so imbalanced, the patient runs the risk of auto-immune problems such as Lupus, MS, Fibromyalgia and so on.
So remember, it is always easiest to fix these issues earlier rather than later.  If your child has had the full vaccination schedule and/or has ever taken some antibiotics, chances are high that these gut/brain issues need to be addressed now.   The parents we see in our practice are so happy they were able to fix their child’s ADD, ADHD and insomnia without the use of the strong and sometimes dangerous pharmaceuticals which only cover up the symptom.  They are elated we know how to address the root cause and actually fix the problem.
Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum

A testimonial on Iritis

This case history is a wonderful example of how our protocols can work — even in tough cases which doctors have had no success.
This woman came into our office in March 2014 with recurring iritis.  Iritis is inflammation that affects the eye’s iris, the colored ring surrounding the pupil.  The iris is part of the middle layer of the eye (uvea) — so this condition is also sometimes called anterior uveitis.  Doctors aren’t really sure what causes it although they suspect it may result from an underlying systemic condition.
Iritis is a serious condition which left untreated could lead to glaucoma or vision loss.  However, the use of steroid drops in the eyes, which is the standard treatment for this condition, can also cause glaucoma.  This patient was treated 7 times, 7 months in a row, with steroid drops in her eyes.  It would clear up the condition, but then it would come right back, because the underlying cause of the inflammation (which was systemic — in her whole body not just the eyes) was being ignored.
Once we fixed the heat coming from the liver and the infection in her gut, two factors which were driving her inflammation, and we gave Dr. Mishra’s two great new remedies for the eyes — locally applying them around the eyes, the inflammation went down and immediately and has never come back.
I don’t want to mention the names of the remedies we used, because I don’t want anyone suffering from this condition to self-medicate — if you have this condition you should be under the care of one of the SVA doctors or Vaidya himself, because you want it treated correctly.  But I did want you to see the vast array of conditions we are able to treat thanks to the diligence of Vaidya Mishra and his staff giving us doctors in the field so many remedies to heal most of the things that walk into our busy practices.  Thank you again Vaidya for sharing your family tradition with all of us and helping us to heal so many people — so easily!


Watch video here…

Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum

Dr. Teitelbaum in Fairfield

On the evening of Guru Purnima on July 11, 2014, Faifield had the great blessing of hearing Dr Teiteltbaum speak on the healing work she has been doing under the guidance of Vaidya Mishra. It is no secret that with the knowledge of SVA, she has been able to successfully treat most every condition that shows up in her chiropractic clinic in Cinnaminson New Jersey, including, but not limited to:

  • children on the Autistic Spectrum,
  • Asperger’s,
  • PDD-NOS,
  • recurring infections (sinus, lung, ear, bladder),
  • asthma,
  • diabetes,
  • all digestive disorders from bloating and gas to GERD,
  • acid reflux,
  • indigestion,
  • food allergies,
  • gall bladder problems,
  • ulcerative colitis,
  • Crohn’s disease,
  • all auto-immune diseases
  •  cancers,
  • Multiple Sclerosis,
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
  • Fibromyalgia,
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and other thyroid conditions,
  • osteoarthritis,
  • rheumatoid arthritis,
  • reactive airway disease,
  • spinal mis-alignments,
  • infertility,
  • low libido,
  • PMS,
  • menopausal problems,
  • osteopenia and osteoporosis,
  • RSD,
  • hepatitis
  • and more!

Billy Hunter, of introduced Dr Teitelbaum to the audience, who then went on to explain how the millenary science of Ayurveda, as taught by the SV lineage, not only can help you find perfect balance and bliss, but it is in total alignment with recent scientific findings that study the benefits of different edible ingredients (spices, vegetables, herbs) as well as lifestyle choices.

Mouth Sores


Testimonial about Mouth Sores

This testimonial is a perfect example of why it is best to treat the underlying cause of the symptom.  One thing is important to keep in mind:  the root cause of the symptom is rarely where the symptom is.  There is a tendency to want to address the site of the symptom which will only give temporary (or no) relief.
So, for example, in this case, doctors kept giving anti-viral medicines, anti-thrush medicines to treat the sores.  What we did was to fix the underlying cause of the mouth sores, which was residing in the liver.  The digestive organs have to burn up the food, and thus create some heat in the body as they transform the food — much like a burner on a cook-top.  We want to burn up the food correctly, but the flame needs to be just right — neither too low or too high.
The stomach has one digestive fire, but the liver has 5 flames (in order to
extract the space, air, fire, water and earth elements out of the food).  So the liver has a great tendency to overheat, especially if it is holding onto a lot of hot reactive toxins (ama visha and gar visha).   Once the liver overheats, it can trigger all kinds of reactions such as sores in the mouth.
So I put her on two wonderful herbs for cooling the liver. These herbs aren’t for cleaning the liver, but rather for cooling it.  Later on, when her liver cools sufficiently, we will start the gentle cleansing of not only the liver, but the bowel, kidneys, 7 tissues, including cellular detox as well.
One other thing I can mention in this case:  this woman was lucky that she did not initiate any cleansing on her own, such as fasting, maple syrup-cayenne pepper cleanse, milk thistle, dandelion or colonics and other popular cleanses that are in vogue today.  These cleanses would have heated the liver more, which would have made her problem much worse.  We see the victims of these cleanses all the time in our practice.  Luckily, Vaidya Mishra has trained his doctors how to carefully and effectively treat problems such as these, where cleansing is indicated, but  without the detox crises that can so often occur.
Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum
Cinnaminson, New Jersey