Registered Holistic Nutritionist
& Ayurvedic Physician
Manjiri Nadkarni, MD (Ayu), RHN, CBAC is a Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Base Allergy Consultant. Manjiri studied in India where she completed her Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery in 2005 and then she further went to complete her Doctor of Medicine Ayurveda in 2009. An Ayurvedic Doctor goes through a minimum of 6 years of intensive Integrative Health Training consisting of Ayurveda and Modern Medicine and is registered with the Indian Medical Counsel.
Upon moving to Canada, she continued her education and broadened her expertise by completing her Diploma in Natural Nutrition from Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2014. To enhance her ability to assist her clients, Manjiri also underwent training in allergy testing and desensitization by certifying as a BASE Allergy Consultant.
About your Ayurvedic Consultation
Ayurvedic medicine has been practiced for more than 5000 years. It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depends on a delicate balance between mind, body and spirit. Ayurveda science states that a person is made of five basic elements found in the universe. These are air, space, fire, water, and earth. They combine in the human body to form three life forces or energies called Doshas. The three Doshas are Vata Dosha (space and air), Pitta Dosha (fire and water), and Kapha Dosha (water and earth). The Doshas control how your body works. Everyone inherits a unique mix of the Doshas, but one is usually stronger than others. Each one controls a different body function. Health issues are linked to the balance of the Doshas.
Vata Dosha (space and air): This is considered to be the most powerful of the doshas. It controls basic body functions, like how cells divide. It also controls your mind, breathing, heart function, blood flow and elimination of waste from the intestines.
Pitta Dosha (fire and water): It controls digestion, metabolism and hormones that are linked to your appetite.
Kapha Dosha (water and earth): Controls muscle growth, body strength and stability, weight and immune system.
When these doshas go out of balance they create imbalances in your body leading to disease. Ayurvedic medicine emphasizes on balancing doshas with different foods, herbs, dietary regimens and lifestyles so you can maintain your health and prevent diseases.