New Book, ‘Ayurvedic Herbs,’ Offers Complementary Resource for Natural Healing

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Dr. Virender Sodhi Explains How Food Is Medicine with the Right Herbal Concoctions & Lifestyle

Ayurvedic Herbs: The Comprehensive Resource for Ayurvedic Healing Solutions by Dr. Virender Sodhi

In his new book, “Ayurvedic Herbs: The Comprehensive Resource for Ayurvedic Healing Solutions,” Dr. Virender Sodhi illustrates how food is medicine, as practiced in the Ayurvedic tradition.

“It’s the oldest form of medicine in human history,” says Dr. Sodhi, founder of the Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Medical Clinic.

“I think much of the modern world has missed out on the ancient tradition, including the mindset that food is medicine. As a result, we’ve witnessed the scourge of many chronic diseases, including cancer, diabetes, Crohn's disease, hypertension and heart disease. Thankfully, we have a reliable answer in Mother Nature.”

In his new book Dr. Virender Sodhi has combined the traditional knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine with the latest scientific research. Ayurveda literal translation into English means, “the science of life.”

“The possibility of living in a disease-free society is a real one, and the research shows that we can do this by following the laws of Mother Nature,” he says. “Food is medicine, but this is not the doctrine we’ve been given. If we want to fix our health problems, many of us have been taught that powerful drugs are the only path.”

In fact, its pharmaceuticals that are often the primary culprit for the imbalances in our bodies, and that’s what is driving the chronic disease to skyrocketing numbers, he says. Along with a healthy lifestyle, Ayurvedic herbs can help clean blood vessels of the heart and put cancer into remission, he says.

“For decades, I’ve witnessed first-hand the amazing recovery made by patients who’ve embraced these herbs as a natural solution,” Dr. Sodhi says. “Meanwhile, I’ve also witnessed chronic disease flourish in modern societies, which I think is ready for the natural approach to health and well-being.”

About Virender Sodhi, M.D., N.D.

Dr. Virender Sodhi was the first Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physician in the United States. He is the author of “Ayurvedic Herbs: The Comprehensive Resource for Ayurvedic Healing Solutions,” ( and founder of the Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Medical Clinic, ( Dr. Sodhi is adjunct faculty at Bastyr University. He earned his M.D. (Ayurved) in 1980 from the Dayanand Ayurvedic Medical College in Jalandar, India. He served as a college professor in India until 1986, when the Indian government selected him to share Ayurveda with Western society as part of a cultural exchange program. He finished his fellowship in Integrative Oncology with Dr. Mark Rosenberg in 2012. Dr. Sodhi is a visiting professor at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Scottsdale, Ariz., at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy, and at Des Moines University in Iowa.

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