started Amrita Veda in June 2000 by hosting a clinic in
upstate New York. For four days, people who had heard filled
the waiting room and sat outside waiting for a chance to
have their pulse read. Since then, there's been a great
response from hundreds of people. People have really been
helped. It has changed their health dramatically and also
I took the Amrita Veda herbs
in India, they gave me back my energy and enthusiasm. I
felt so much better about everything, at all levels -- health-wise
we first started Amrita Veda, I realized Ayurvedic treatment
is not an overnight solution like we're used to in America.
Ayurveda helps, but we have to give it time. We have to
respect Ayurveda and look at our bodies from a different
perspective. As well as taking the herbs,
listening to the doctor's advice about diet
and lifestyle is just as important. If you give your body
the right food, the herbs
do a great job. The herbs
are also food. For them to work, we need to work with them.
"The idea behind the company is not only to bring a better
health system to the West; it's also to help different charitable
organizations with their work in the world -- not just in
India -- but in America, too."