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Practicing Ayurveda: Balancing Your Mind, Body & Spirit

Ayurveda is the traditional alternative medicine practice in India. In fact, Ayurveda is one of the oldest holistic practices, and believes that everything on the earth is connected through a balance. Your overall health depends on how well you balance your emotional, spiritual, and physical health with the rest of the Universe. When something is out of balance, that's when you're prone to illness.

At the age of 28, Michelle Fondin was living a normal -- and to her knowledge -- incredibly healthy lifestyle. However, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Just like that, her life as she knew it was over. Even though she sought out western medicine for treatment, which included surgery and a radioactive iodine treatment, she wanted to ensure nothing like this would happen again.

That's when she started looking into practicing Ayurveda.

What does practicing Ayurveda consist of?
  • Diet
  • Cleansing
  • Herbal medicine
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Exercise
  • Massage
Fondin joins Dr. Mike to discuss her personal story in discovering Ayurveda, and how you can incorporate this holistic practice into your life.
Practicing Ayurveda: Balancing Your Mind, Body & Spirit
Featured Speaker:
Michelle FondinAuthor of The Wheel of Healing: An Easy Guide to an Ayurvedic Lifestyle, of the upcoming book, Living the Eight Limbs of Yoga and owner of The Ayurvedic Path since 2008, Michelle Fondin practices as an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor, yoga and meditation teacher.

She holds a Vedic Master certificate from the Chopra Center and has worked with Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon at Chopra Center events teaching yoga and meditation. Michelle also writes for

She's a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, The Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America and Yoga Alliance. Michelle lives in Herndon, VA.