Dr. Vasant Lad is one of my personal idols. Not only did he found The Ayurvedic Institute – the first Ayurvedic school in North America – and has written tens of books on the Ayurveda, so many of which enrich my personal library, but it is a very special thing to meet someone who seems so enlightened that they don’t possess a judgemental bone on their body. I believe that this frame of mind gives you clarity that makes you an exceptional healer as you can truly connect with those you treat.
So when I had a chance to sit down with this guru to hear his views on holistic well being, the first thing I did was ask him about…pimples! Deep eh? All joking aside, it actually can be. From an Ayurvedic point of view, acne stems from an imbalance of dosha – specifically our pitta dosha. It is an expression of disharmony within our bodies, which untreated, can permeate throughout our systems creating further imbalance. So clearing up are skin can be a beautiful journey to health if taking a holistic approach.
Here you can watch Dr. L directly and see what he has to say about acne solutions through the lens Ayurveda.