The Raj has offered spa-goers the benefits of the world’s oldest system of natural healthcare for 20 years. The results are profound and have been well documented in numerous research and case studies. One very remarkable study was from Robert Herron PhD in 2002 which found a significant reduction of dangerous chemicals in the blood.
Dangerous chemicals in blood reduced by 50%
A study, published in the Sept./Oct. 2002 issue of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, found that Panchakarma, the centuries-old Ayurveda purification program, reduced fat-soluble toxicants by about 50 percent. Such toxins tend to remain in the body for a long time and no other study has found reductions in this class of dangerous chemicals.
Lipophilic toxicants are generally considered to be among the most problematic environmental contaminants. They tend to accumulate in plants and animals and thus accumulate in higher quantity up the food chain. For this reason levels of lipophilic toxicants increase in humans with age and can be passed from mother to child. These toxicants have been associated with hormone disruption, immune system suppression, reproductive disorders, several types of cancer, including breast cancer, and other diseases. They have recently been linked to the epidemic of childhood obesity.
The results of the two-month longitudinal study showed that PCBs and Beta-HCH levels were reduced by 46 percent and 58 percent respectively after a 5-day treatment program. Without this intervention, the expected drop in PCBs and Beta-HCH over two months would be only a fraction of one percent. Previously, no other method had been scientifically verified to reduce levels of these lipid-soluble toxicants in the human body without causing negative side effects.
Robert Herron, Ph.D., lead author of this study, said that PCB and DDE levels appeared to be unexpectedly high in the general population. "These toxicants were banned decades ago and were assumed to be declining to negligible levels in the U.S. population. Our findings, however, suggest that they are still entering the food chain and appear to be increasing. One possible explanation is that produce imported to the U.S. from Mexico and Latin America may contain banned toxicants since these hazardous chemicals are still widely used for agriculture in those countries," says Herron.
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- Review & Case study on the Chronic Disorder Program
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Case studies show the wide range of benefits that guests experience from our treatment programs.
- Chronic Fatigue
- Chronic Pain
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Multiple Sclerosis (testimonial)
- Psychological Disorders
- Fibromyalgia (testimonial)
- Asthma, Digestive Disorders/Thyroid Dysfuntion/Migraines (testimonial)
- Weight-Loss/Diabetes/High Blood Pressure (testimonial)
The consultations and recommendations each guest receives are solely to be used as an alternative approach to wellness. They are not for the purpose of diagnosing or curing any disease.