Ayurveda (Devanagari:  देवनागरी, the ‘science of life’) is a system of traditional medicine native to India, and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine.  In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda comprises the words ayus, meaning ‘life’ and veda, meaning ‘science’. Evolving throughout its history, Ayurveda remains an influential system of medicine in South Asia.  The earliest literature of Ayurveda appeared during the Vedic period in India several thousand years ago. To learn more explore these possibilities, contact Lisa for insights on how ayurvedic practices can benefit you!


On the web:

TheHipGurusGuide.com: ayurveda, energy healing, medical intuition with Swami Sada Shiva Tirtha

LifeSpa.com: Dr. John Douillard, DC for supplements, panchakarma

Mapi.com:  Maharishi Ayurveda for  supplements, panchakarma

YogaJournal.com:  offers ayurveda tips, articles

BanyanBotanicals.com : supplements, supplies, sign up for monthly newsletter

Chopra.com : Dr. Deepak Chopra’s center in La Jolla, CA

Ayurveda.com : Dr. Vasant Lad’s center: Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM.

Kripalu.org : Yoga and Ayurveda school, offers ayurvedic massage services


Local Ayurvedic Practitioners:

Dr. Shekhar Annambhotla (Ayurvedic physician/Vaidya from India)

567 Thomas Street

Coopersburg PA  18036




Ed Zadlo, D.Ay  (American with broad training)

1613 Swamp Creek Road

Pennsburg PA 18073





“Yoga Journal” magazine (print and online) includes Ayurveda info often


Ayurvedic Healing, by Dr. David Frawley


Ayurvedic Home Remedies and Ayurveda, the Science of Self Healing, by Dr. Vasant Lad


Ayurveda:Life, Health and Longevity, by Robert Svoboda


Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners and Ayurvedic Cooking: both by A. Morningstar


Heaven’s Banquet, by Miriam Hospodar  (cookbook + info) LISA’S FAVORITE!


The Ayurveda Encyclopedia, by Swami Sada Shiva Tirtha


Life in Balance, by Bri Maya Tiwari


The Three Season Diet, by John Douillard, DC


Perfect Health, by Deepak Chopra, MD



Indian Grocery Stores  (in addition to Wegmans international section):


Rice and Spice:
342 Main Street

Emmaus PA 18049  (on the Emmaus Triangle)



Indian Bazaar II

331 Grape Street (close to Fullerton Ave.)

Whitehall PA 18052