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Desperately Seeking an Alternative to Alternative Medicine by Dr. Scott Gerson

My small Ayurvedic office pharmacy is stocked with jars, bottles, and bins filled with herbal medicines from home and abroad. We could compare these plant-based medicines to distinguished ambassadors from around the world gathered together to work for world peace and harmony. The world, in this analogy, consists of my patient population. Each and every jar tells a story.

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The Ayurvedic Approach to Candidiasis by Scott Gerson, MD, M. Phil. (Ayu), Ph.D. (Ayu)

Candida is the quintessential opportunistic pathogen. Normally its population is maintained at healthy levels by acid-producing bacteria that co-inhabit the same areas. When these normal bacteria populations are reduced or otherwise disturbed by any number of factors (discussed below) however, yeast populations can grow to abnormally high levels.

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The Ayurvedic Approach to Anxiety by Dr. Scott Gerson

Acute anxiety, borne of fear/desire, falls under the general heading of Unmada ("Insanity") in Ayurvedic medicine. Sushruta describes Unmada as "a derangement of bodily Doshas affecting the upcoursing nerves and thereby producing a distracted state of Manas (mind)."[3] The disease manifests in both physical and mental symptoms which can include:breathlessness, dizziness, faintness, fatigue, palpitations, chest pains, headache, paresthesias, tremors, insomnia, anorexia, nervousness, diarrhea, vomiting, frequent micturition, increased sweating, forgetfulness, amnesia, phobias, incoherent speech, unsteadiness, agitation of the eyes, extreme fickleness of the mind, and mental confusion.

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2019 New Years Message from Scott Gerson, Ph.D. (Ayu)

As we are about to enter 2019, I thought I’d welcome you with a short message. According to Jyotish, the system of Vedic astrology, 2018 was a difficult year—all about surrender and healing the past so we can be more of who we truly are. According to my interpretation of Jyotish, 2019 will clearly bring expansion, opportunity, and self-awareness

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