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DrSharada

I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and I specialize in Ayurveda. I created Bodhimed.com to give you a chance to explore the ancient medical systems of the East in a fun, fresh, and friendly format that you can easily apply to your modern life. The information on Bodhimed is presented in a language... Full Bio
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Ayurveda and Omens: A Coming Event Casts Its Shadow Before It Occurs by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine The art of reading omens is often considered the domain of shamans and fortune tellers. But the ancient science of Ayurveda teaches that understanding omens is possible fo ... Read on »
Ayurvedic Skin Care From the Outside In by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Besides being our largest organ, our skin is our best protection against the ravaging effects of the external elements.  Therefore we want to do everything we can both int ... Read on »
Placing Balance First, Weight Loss Second by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine  When considering weight gain, weight loss, and digestion issues, it is important to remember what the oldest medical systems teach about the real solution to weight imbal ... Read on »
Who Am I? - Revealing The Difference Between Your Ayurvedic Constitution And Your Present Imbalance by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine There are so many theories about why we each are the way we are.  While there's no one answer to this, the ancient science of Ayurveda offers a very logical, simple explan ... Read on »
Fighting Over Kale Chips Again? by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I never thought I'd see my kids fight over kale.  Everytime I make these kale chips, however, I wish I had made a whole bunch more.  There's a million ways you can make th ... Read on »
It's All In The Sauce by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine These days it's trendy to sneak nutritious ingredients into kids' meals.  While I'd prefer that my kids willingly and happily enjoy vegetables in their natural state, I al ... Read on »
I Know Too Many People With Cancer by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine All of a sudden I know too many people with cancer.  Years ago I worked in a cancer clinic supporting oncology patients with acupuncture and herbs.  They were patients of ... Read on »
Sea Veggie Recipe For Summer by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Have you ever wanted to make sea vegetables a part of your family's diet but just didn't know how?  Sushi is a common way to get seaweed into a meal, but it can be pretty ... Read on »
50,000 Ayurvedic Pulses by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine It is said that it takes feeling 50,000 pulses to get really good at Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis.  After almost 20 years of practicing Ayurveda, I'm probably closing in on t ... Read on »
Ayurvedic Secrets To Keeping Cool In Summer by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Summer is upon us, and thanks to climate change it feels hotter than ever.  I wish I could tell you that the ancient medical science of Ayurveda holds the key to controlli ... Read on »
Abandoning The Guilt Trip by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine While stress gets a lot of press because of its harmful effects on your health, guilt is usually overlooked as being equally destructive.  Whether someone tries to make yo ... Read on »
Shortening the Battle with the Stomach Bugs by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine These days just about everyone I know is either suffering or just recovering from a nasty stomach flu.  It seems these little buggers have become stronger and more obnoxio ... Read on »
Healing Trauma and Addiction with Ayurveda and Meditation by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Do you, or someone you love, suffer because of a past trauma or a current addiction?  The two often go hand in hand with depression.  The healing involved in such profound ... Read on »
Soy Vey! There's Hexane in My Veggie Burger! by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I think it was Gilda Radner on Saturday Night Live who once said "It's always something."  Now it's hexane in my veggie burgers.  Remember hexane? It's an air pollutant an ... Read on »
Why Is My Child Sick? Uncovering Food Sensitivities and Heavy Metal Toxicity by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine It's not easy for me to admit that I wasn't able to cure my son of his chronic stomachaches.  After all, I've spend the last 20 years studying and practicing natural medic ... Read on »
How To Satisfy A Sweet Tooth Without Eating Sweets by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine What if I told you that there was a way to satisfy your sweet tooth without actually eating anything sweet?  By changing what you think of as sweet, you can really accompl ... Read on »
Discover the Silver Lining in an Injury by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?  If we choose to have this faith, then even an accident is no longer just an accident.  It can be seen as a warning si ... Read on »
Opposites Attract - An Ayurvedic View of Relationships by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Are you attracted to people who are exactly like you or exactly the opposite?  Do you and your partner's different ways complement one another or are you like two peas in ... Read on »
Magical Ayurvedic Onion Remedy For The Cough That Won't Go Away by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Have you ever had a stubborn cough after a cold that just won't go away?  You've probably tried every herbal cough remedy, and maybe even resorted to Robitussin, in an att ... Read on »
Outwitting Karma With Ayurvedic Gemstones by DrSharada Posted in: Blog Posts in Complementary & Alternative Medicine If you think jewelry is meant only to be decorative, think again.  According to Ayurveda , there are significant energetic effects of gemstones and precious metals. Depend ... Read on »