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Ayurveda the latest darling of holistic healing
by Julie Deardorff

Chicago Tribune    Translate This Article
1 March 2005

The Chicago Tribune recently reported that professional football player Ricky Williams is the latest proponent of the holistic Indian medical system known as Ayurveda. The paper also noted that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, 'who brought Transcendental Meditation to the United States, is generally credited with introducing Ayurveda in the 1980s'. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of health.

Writer Julie Deardorff observed that Ayurveda emphasizes diet and prevention, 'two aspects of wellness often missing from modern medicine'. She also reported that Ayurvedic approaches, such as recommended seasonal internal cleansing, has become popular as more and more Americans are seeking alternative approaches to many chronic disorders and taking control of their own health.

The article added that some Western doctors are skeptical about the alternative health care system and that some herbal products have been shown to contain potentially toxic levels of heavy metals. However, this concern was balanced by an interview with Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf, 'medical director of The Raj, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center near Fairfield, Iowa, and one of the nation's most prominent Ayurvedic doctors'. Dr. Lonsdorf cautioned that while not everything natural is necessarily safe, that it is a mistake to think that all herbs are unsafe.

The reporter went on to interview a number of individuals who had experienced positive health results through an Ayurvedic approach to health care.

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