Ayurvedic Medicine & Holistic Nutrition - Manjiri Nadkarni

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Ayurveda simply means the science or wisdom of life and healthy living. It is a 5000 year old system of medicine that has stood the test of time

Ayurvedic Medicine or Ayurveda (Ayu= life, Veda= science or knowledge), literally means the science or knowledge of life and healthy living

It is the oldest known medical system in the world that focuses on disease prevention as well as optimizing health in a healthy individual by correcting body imbalances you may be suffering from

In Ayurveda we believe in finding the root cause of your health issues whether physical, mental, emotional and resolving the root cause for lasting benefits rather than coating the symptoms with band aid of pills

Ayurveda believes that each individual is unique being caused by the unique proportions of the Doshas or bioenergies Vata (Wind energy) Pitta (Sun energy) and Kapha (Moon energy)

The dominance of these doshas determine your unique constitution or your Prakriti (true nature). Any deviation from this be understood as imbalance or Vikriti which then leads to disease in the body, mind or emotions

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Ayurveda has categorized people into different Dosha Prakriti Types on the basis of the 3 bio-energies- Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha
Understanding your Dosha dominance can help you decide the exact nutrition, lifestyle that is individualized to your unique lifestyle to stay in balance and prevent health conditions like allergies etc. Click the button below to find out all about your Doshas.

How different is Ayurveda compared to Mainstream Medicine?

Ayurveda helps you by...

Identifying and eliminate/ resolve the root cause of your health issues for lasting benefits

Holistic approach treating an Individual as a unique being made of body, mind, emotions, spirit

Improves overall health optimizing diet, lifestyle, mental and emotional health

No side effects as the protocols are highly personalized towards the individual by performing in depth assessments

Benefits of Working with Manjiri

Working with me is very different from working with other Holistic Practitioners. I combine my 15 year experience of Ayurvedic Medicine with Modern Holistic Nutrition to help you uncover the root cause of your health issues

Finding and eliminating the root cause along with resolving factors causing inflammation in your body help you heal completely by lowering your inflammation and balancing your body systems. This gives long term results in place of the common mainstream medical approach of applying a temporary band aid to your mask symptoms

Client Love

Erica Forbes

“Manjiri is a beautiful wealth of knowledge! She has helped me tremendously on my health journey and I highly recommend her.

Within the first week of using her recommendations and guidelines I began to notice a difference in my digestion as well as mood

I cannot say enough good things about her knowledge, practical lifestyle guidelines & ability to hold space for all my mental & emotional issues. Thank you Manjiri”

Erica Forbes

Maggie Jones

I would highly recommend Dr.Manjiri to anyone who is desiring restoration to their mind, body and spirit! I've had chronic digestive issues for years due to stress and anxiety. I sought out a practitioner who would focus on teaching and guiding me towards healing my body through food. I found Dr. Manjiri about 3 weeks ago and I’ve Noticed a massive improvement in my digestion , my overall mood, sleep and pretty much every aspect of my life!

I am so grateful to have found her. Dr. Manjiri is very knowledgeable and caring. She listens and makes me feel Important and her top priority is getting my health back in alignment and balance!

I would recommend her to anyone who desires a holistic approach to health and wellness!

Maggie Jones

Melissa Ostrowski

I first met Manjiri at my 200 hr yoga teacher training with Mothership School of Yoga in London. She was warm and welcoming, and I instantly felt connected to Manjiri and what she was teaching us about Ayurveda. I made my first appointment a few months later to get support for balancing my hormones.

My mood felt all over the place, and was feeling anxious as well. Through herbal supplements, probiotics, and nutrition, Manjiri has assisted me in feeling more myself and balanced.

I would recommend anyone to see Manjiri; her wealth of knowledge and holistic approach can support so many ailments and complaints.

Melissa Ostrowski

Jan Smith

My sincerest thank you, Dr. Manjiri Nadkarni for your kindness and Ayurvedic advice and treatment for my Ulcerative Colitis. I found great improvement after your dietary and herbal advice along with the supplements you recommended. Also the meditation and yoga lifestyle changes you suggested are amazing and how wonderful to be living my life again with energy and excitement.

Dr Manjiri is caring and Ayurvedic knowledge was amazing and again Thank you!

Jan Smith

Conditions I Specialize In

Digestive Disorders

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colitis

Skin Conditions

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Rashes
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Metabolic Conditions

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure

Women's Health

  • PMS
  • Irregular Menses
  • Absence of Menses
  • Menopausal Symptoms
  • Infertility
  • Early Menopause
  • Early Puberty

Hormonal Conditions

  • Hypothyroid
  • Autoimmune Conditions
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Estrogen Dominance

Food Sensitivities and Allergies

  • Gluten
  • Wheat
  • Dairy
  • Lactose
  • Corn
  • Soy
  • Nuts & More
What Can I Expect From an Ayurvedic Consult
1.During the initial consultation an in depth analysis of your current health status, health history, diet, lifestyle, mind and emotions, along with unique Ayurvedic assessments of your body systems and bio-energies is performed.
2. After the assessment you will receive customized guidelines regarding your diet and lifestyle, herbs, detoxification etc to help bring back the balance in your body
3. You also have the option of adding various testings to assess food sensitivities, stress gland function, body composition,digestive function- leaky gut, zonulin,and salivary hormones etc
4. You can also opt for a customized diet and lifestyle plan that is created specifically for you along with dietary instructions, recipes and Ayurvedic practices.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can Ayurveda cure/treat health conditions?

It must be remembered that Ayurveda does not claim to ‘cure’ diseases, but to restore balance to the body, mind and soul. In several diseases, imbalance at the cellular level, organ level or system level where Ayurveda strives to bring back the balance of the affected cells, organs, systems by using dietary and lifestyle modifications, herbs, minerals, detoxification protocols (Panchakarma) etc

Can Ayurveda help me prevent acute and chronic diseases?

Ayurveda restores balance to the physiology of the body. When balance is restored, many diseases and disorders are often automatically prevented or health is restored. This is the beauty of the Ayurveda lifestyle and food choices.

Can I continue taking vitamin & mineral supplements along with Ayurvedic herbal supplements?

Ayurveda recommends getting vitamins and minerals directly from the intake of nutritious foods and herbs, but in case of deficiencies the appropriate vitamin, minerals will be recommended. Also in an Ayurvedic consultation

Can I take allopathic medicines, including prescription drugs, and Ayurvedic herbal supplements at the same time?

Ayurveda can be used in conjunction with Western allopathic medicine. But caution should be practiced when taking Ayurvedic herbs (self prescribed) along with prescription drugs as many herbs can interact with your drugs. Working with an Ayurvedic doctor ensures that the herbs are prescribed to you in a way that they don't interact with your prescribed drugs and there are no adverse effects.

Are Ayurvedic doctors registered as medical doctors?

Ayurveda is not a regulated profession in Canada and Ayurvedic doctors are not registered as medical doctors in Canada. However in India, Ayurvedic doctors have to undergo a minimum 5 ½ year intensive program (+ 3 years for an MD) and are registered with the State Medical Council and Indian Medical Council.

What is the difference between Ayurvedic Doctors and Ayurvedic Practitioners?

Ayurvedic doctors go through rigorous standardized education for Ayurvedic medicine and are taught to be at par with allopathic medicine in the countries - India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. An Ayurvedic doctor trained in these three countries is taught various courses Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Medicine, Surgery etc along with the core Ayurvedic texts or Samhitas to develop a deeper understanding of health and healing.
Ayurvedic Practitioners being non regulated around the globe there is no standardized education.

Are your services covered through extended healthcare?

Ayurveda, food testing is usually not covered through extended healthcare, but you could have coverage for nutrition. Please check with your extended healthcare provider if you are covered for the services of a Registered Holistic Nutritionist.

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The entire contents of this website are based upon the opinions of Manjiri Nadkarni (Manjiri Nadkarni Consulting) and is meant for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical/ psychological advice . Please note that Manjiri Nadkarni is not a dietitian, physician, pharmacist or other licensed healthcare professional in Canada. She is a Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine - MD (Ayurveda) (licensed and registered in India) and Registered Holistic Nutritionist. This content is not intended to diagnose or treat any diseases. This content is not intended to diagnose or treat any diseases. The information on this website is NOT intended as medical or psychological nor is it intended to replace the care of a qualified health care professional. Always consult with your primary care physician or licensed healthcare provider for all diagnosis and treatment of any diseases or conditions, for medications or medical advice as well as before changing your health care regiment.