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The Healthy Skin Show

May 7, 2020

Ayurveda is the traditional medicine of India, and it is slowly gaining popularity in the West because of its holistic approach to treating each person based on their unique needs.   

My guest today is Dr. Marc Halpern, the founder and President of the California College of Ayurveda.

A Doctor of Chiropractic and an Ayurvedic Doctor, he is the co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, the National Council on Ayurvedic Education and the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.

Dr. Halpern has written three textbooks as well as the popular book, Healing Your Life; Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda. He has also recorded the #1 best-selling Meditation CD in the United States: Yoga Nidra and Self-Healing.

Join us as we talk about the ayurvedic approach to skin conditions.

Have you tried Ayurveda for your skin rashes? Let me know in the comments!

In this episode:

  • What is Ayurveda (and how does it differ from Western Medicine)?
  • Skin issues and Ayurveda
  • What are Doshas (and what can they tell you about your skin type)?
  • How does itchiness (for example) relate to the Doshas?
  • What oils work best for different skin types
  • Herbs to aid skin health


“In Ayurveda, we understand that each person with a skin condition actually has a different skin condition. Something different may have caused it and it may be manifesting a little bit differently, and therefore the treatment is also going to be unique.” [1:40]

“If you don't digest your food well, Ayurveda teaches that a toxin forms in your digestive system. That toxin overflows from the digestive system. It's called ama. And then it's secreted onto the skin and causes skin disease.” [20:27]


Find Dr. Halpern online

Healing Your Life: Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda

Yoga Nidra and Self Healing CD

Follow Dr. Halpern on Facebook | Facebook