"Healthcare in the 21st and 22nd centuries will be nothing but Ayurveda!" exclaims Pankaj Naram, the ebullient and current head of a two thousand year-old Ayurveda lineage and internationally renowned pulse-reading master. "Our Siddha Ved lineage is 2000 years old. It is very reliable and there are no side effects with Ayurveda. This art and science has been handed down through the ages and is a complete, holistic health system that deals with body, mind, emotions and soul altogether. And it works!"
You will always hear Pankaj and Smita Naram talking about Ayurveda with this kind of authority. Why? Maybe because they've given every waking hour for the last 25 years to practicing it – not just in India but also in Europe, America and Australia – and have seen the indisputable results. Half a million people's lives have been turned around so far. The indefatigable couple forges ahead, armed with timeless knowledge and the skill that comes from mastery. Their 350 Ayushakti herbs originate from ancient texts passed onto Siddha Nadi Vaidya Pankaj Naram directly from his 125 year-young teacher. Such longevity is common amongst masters.
Twenty years ago, very few people had even heard the word 'Ayurveda' in America. But times have changed. Though not yet a household word, increasing numbers are visiting Ayurvedic Vaidyas (expert practitioners) for every complaint under the sun.
It's hard to imagine two people rearranging 500,000 lives so dramatically. Yet thousands have experienced striking improvement first-hand following the Narams' and their trained team of practitioners' pulse consultations and herbal recommendations.
You may be wondering, "What is 'pulse reading' anyway?" His deep eyes flashing, the 47-year young Pankaj Naram explains, "Through the pulse I observe and see a person totally- his body, his mind, his emotions -and then I work on those aspects one-to-one with that person. This is the work I've been doing all these years and I love what I do." There are 350 combinations of pulse that show what's happening inside a person. His own energy is so potent that Naram rarely stays still, and even when sitting, his fingers listening to a person's pulse, this man seems to vibrate!
Take the case of one American woman who in 1987 traveled to their Ayushakti Health Center in Mumbai, India. After suffering for 18 years with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Susan had panchakarma, a five-week classical Ayurvedic deep cleansing process. Years of poor eating habits, deep-seated toxicity and depression had weakened her system to the point of exhaustion. Susan emerged from the treatment one day saying to Vaidya Naram, "Now I have a big side effect. Now I have chronic energy syndrome. What should I do?"
"New vitality comes, new life force. Ask anyone who has done panchakarma," Naram shares. According to Ayurveda, when OJAS the body's source of boundless energy results from our food's transformation into tissues, weakens, chronic fatigue is not far behind. People with good Ojas do not tire easily.
However undernourishment of tissues due to poor eating habits, mental stress, lack of purpose in life, toxicity and low immunity take a toll on this essential life energy. The Narams encourage those with chronic fatigue to reduce toxins and rebuild the digestive fire through proper diet and herbs to recreate a strong Ojas and feel better.
A simple breakfast drink can help. Two figs, three dates, two almonds (without skins), two cardamom seeds (minus hulls), one teaspoon of ghee (clarified butter) and one ripe banana comprise this energy building meal. Soak all the ingredients overnight except ghee and banana. Peel the cardamom and almonds. Deseed the dates and mix all the ingredients together, add half a glass of water and blend it together. Drink this on an empty stomach or after your morning tea or coffee.
Home remedies – basic kitchen spices and foods – create powerful medicine in Ayurveda. Another includes chopping fresh ginger, adding a few drops of limejuice and a pinch of salt. Chew this before, during and after meals to stimulate appetite and digestion. This will lead to better absorption of nutrients from the food you eat.
One RN in Long Island hit rock bottom after a five-year health decline into Chronic Fatigue, cardiac arrhythmia and digestive problems. She became housebound with no end in sight. After consulting with Pankaj Naram and taking herbs for only two weeks, she was back at work. Initially there were some cleansing reactions, but she recuperated quickly to feel refreshed and hopeful about living a normal life once again.
Helen Maxie from Connecticut shared, "I came to Vaidya Naram with a feeling of heaviness, no energy and severe bloating. My work had become very demanding and I wasn't able to keep up with any of it. Within one month of the herbs, I felt lighter, my memory improved, my overall energy was consistent again. The whole balance of my life improved. Even my finances spiraled upward when I took those herbs! My life is back on track."
Such reports are common – not just for Chronic Fatigue but a whole host of conditions including:
- Anxiety & depression
- Circulatory problems
- Digestion & elimination issues
- Ear, nose & throat problems
- Headaches, migraines
- Immune system disorders
- Memory loss
- Muscular, joint & general chronic pain
- Nervous system disorders
- Respiratory conditions
- Skin problems
- Sleep disorders
- Sexual dysfunction
- Common viral illnesses
- Women's issues, including hormonal imbalance
Drs. Pankaj and Smita Naram and Ayushakti Ayurved have made living an ever-unfolding process that keeps getting better and better. The Vaidyas call is 'jivanya' – increasing the life force, increasing prana, the breath. The ancient sages who came up with this healthcare system wanted to live 100 years with their senses alert. Luckily for us, they wrote it all down and passed it along. To learn more about the authors, please visit www.ayushakti.com