Vasant Lad is a native of India and served for three years as the medical director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He was a professor of clinical medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic medicine for 15 years. He holds a BAMS degree from the University of Pune and a master’s of Ayurvedic Science (MAsc) degree from Tilak Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya. His academic and practical training includes the study of allopathy (Western medicine), surgery, and traditional Ayurveda. He traveled to the US in 1979 and started the Ayurvedic Institute in 1984. The author of numerous books, Dr. Lad is respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda. His work comprises more than 500,000 copies of his books in print in the US and has been translated into 20+ languages. He has been influential and a visionary in starting many organizations that help to support health, wellness, and herbal sustainability such as the Ayurvedic Institute in Asheville, NC, AyurPrana, and Banyan Botanicals.
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