Dr Rama Prasad

Dr Rama Prasad, BAMS, CACH
What is Ayurveda?
The original source of many of today’s natural therapies, Ayurveda is hailed as the ‘mother of all healing sciences’. Born from Ancient Indian wisdom, Ayurveda focuses on inspiring individuals to heal rapidly and easily with the aid of natural resources such as herbs, compounds, diet and nutrition, body therapies, counseling and lifestyle adjustments.

Ayurveda and modern science
Scientific research and development over thousands of years proves Ayurveda’s effectiveness. Modern science is rediscovering its power especially in the fields of lifestyle elements, nutrition, herbs, nutrition and therapies. Ayurveda is easy to adapt and apply to the anyone with any lifestyle -modern or ancient.

Ayurveda works with other modalities
Although a complete system in itself, Ayurveda is also a powerful adjunct to other modalities. Its eternal principles and tools enhance a therapist's diagnostic and prescription accuracy. Clinicians claims they are using less product but achieving better results after applying ayurveda.

Ayurvedic Treatises
Currently available ancient Ayurvedic works include Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Ashtanga Sangraha and Ashtanga Hridaya. They were thought to be compiled between 1500 and 900 BC. Also these works explain in detail the precise diagnosis and treatment holistically.

Ayurvedic Herbs and Compounds
These books listed  over 7000 herbs, 150 therapeutic techniques, 120 surgical instruments and 300 surgical procedures. In India, around 21,000 herbs are used today. Over 400,000 compounds are also used. A quarter of them are called 'authentic and traditional' and the others are usually modern or patented.

Ayurveda and technology
Ayurveda in fact introduced plastic surgery roughly 1200 years back. Sushruta Maharshi, father of surgery, is still remembered for his contributions to surgery by an American surgeon's association. Apart from that he implemented artificial feeding, injections, artificial limbs etc in his practice.

Ayurvedic Pharmacology
The complexity of ayurvedic herbology is understood when we read that a herb can be prepared in over 40 different forms such as juice, powder, paste, tablet, pill, herbal wines, tinctures of various strengths, fats, millks etc. Toxic metals were also successfully oxidised and used safely.

Forms of Ayurveda
Local cultures gradually developed their own ayurvedic systems based on their land, time, flora, fauna etc in India. Unani (Islamic)  and Sidhha (Tamil) are some examples.

Ayurveda Elements
Ayurveda Elements was started in 1996 in order to promote Vedic sciences such as yoga, ayurveda and Sanskrit. With affordable prices and ease of access we are serving health seekers and wisdom seekers alike during the last one half decades.

Dr Rama Prasad as an Ayurvedic physician
Rama is one of Australasia’s most qualified and experienced practitioners in the field of Ayurveda. His classical formal training at India’s prestigious
Coimbatore Ayurveda College for 7 1/2 years (Bharatiyar University - Tamil Nadu, India) along with extensive Herbology, Sanskrit and Yoga study gives him expertise in all areas of this healing science.

An experienced Ayurvedic physician and teacher since 1989, Rama has a reputation as a gifted and sensitive healer with a warm and compassionate nature. Along with consulting and teaching at Ayurveda Elements centre Rama is the principle lecturer for Nature Care College’s Ayurveda Course and and is the founder of The Australian Sanskrit Institute.

Dr Rama Prasad as a teacher and presenter
Rama was part of the organising committee of three International Yoga and Ayurveda Conferences. He has presented papers, given talks and was the keynote at the yoga and ayurveda international conference in Madras, India during 2006 (photo - photos), along with Maya Tiwari (Mayatitananda), Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Robert Svoboda etc. He was also one of the organisers of othe 3 international conferences in Sydney and India. Rama has lectured in several countries and all types of participants.

Rama's enthusiasm for Ayurveda is contagious, as he believes 'the more you give, the more you gain'. His dynamic presentation skills make learning a memorable and enlivening experience. Rama's clinical expertise introduces you to Ayurveda in a way that is easy to understand and implement as a tool for healing and happiness.


Ayurveda is the art of living and science of healing. Evolved in India over 60,000 years ago, Ayurveda became a holistic living system and
complete healing science 6,000 years ago. Charaka, Sushruta and Vagbhata and their desciples compiled the first generation Ayurvedic treatises. Over the past 3,000 years innumerable other authentic works came out. Most of these works are available at Motilal Banarassidas (mlbd.com).

Ayurveda Authors - Modern
In the past few decades Dr. Deepak Chopra (
chopra.com), Dr. Vasanth Lad (ayurveda.com), Dr. Robert E Svoboda (drsvoboda.com), David Frawley (vedanet.com), Maya Tiwari - Mayatitananda (website
) etc published countless titles to spread this amazing wisdom of Ayurveda world-wide. Today Ayurvedic medicine is well known in Australia and worldwide.

Ayurveda Elements

Ayurvedic physician Dr. Rama Prasad and Ayurvedic practitioner Caroline Robertson (also naturopath and herbalist) set up Ayurveda Elements in 1996
in Australia to promote awareness in comprehensive and holistic healing. 

Ayurveda Elements Academy
Ayurveda Elements Academy was born in 1996 with Ayurvedic seminars, workshops and short intensives for natural therapists and health seekers. The Academy runs 1 year certificate courses and soon coming up with government accredited Ayurveda Certificate IV.

Ayurveda resources
Ayurveda uses lifestyle, nutrition, herbs, therapies and cleansing in a unique and holistic way. It chooses the most suited for your health state from its wealth of  21,000 herbs, 200,000 plus traditional recipes, hundreds of cleansing (panchakarma) and rejuvenating (rasayana) therapies and seasonal and personalized usage of food and drinks to bring optimum health in any individual.

Ayurvedic Doctors
Well-trained Ayurvedic physicians practice all around the globe. Yoga and Ayurveda are starting to be seriously studied and understood by modern science. Ayurveda in Australia still in its infancy.

Ayurveda Courses
Ayurveda Elements runs courses and training in Ayurveda and Sanskrit since 1996 to promote these Vedic sciences in most Australian cities as well asp preparing to do an online certificate training.

Ayurveda Products
Triphala, Chyavanprash, Dhanwantaram, Panchakolam, Tongue Scraper, Talisadi are some of the most common herbs and tools used in Ayurveda. All these are available from Ayurveda clinics. 

Ayurveda Resorts
Ayurveda Elements refers their clients to authentic ayurvedic hospitals and rejuvenation resorts when necessary.

Complete Ayurvedic Center
 If you want natural, holistic or holistic healing or courses, you are looking for Ayurveda Elements, Cairns, Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne and Canberra, Australia.

Hi Rama,  

As a vegetarian I have become increasingly disturbed reading what appears to be very convincing stuff on the Paleo diet &  Western Price findings etc that I understand are saying we are a lot helathier when reduce or eliminate carbs and eat lots of meat. I was impressed with your depth of analysis and would love your view on this. Are you still vegetarian??

Yhankyou for reply in advance

James (true client, imaginary name)

  • Have you had any success treating, or know of anyone who has had success treating Severe rosacia on the face of a female?  
  • By the way, are you still a vegetarian?
  • I am a 49 year old size 10 intelligent, sporty, sharp, Pitta type. 

On 09/30/12

Hi James,

Thanks for your email. Sorry for the delay. And sorry to hear about your health condition.

Yes, I am still a 'bloody vegetarian' in my friend's view. When you are born into a vegetarian family (for several generations) its 'genetically' easy. 

Paleo diet. Mmmm. Lots of meat? Lots is bad idea. Uric acid in it can be the base material for any disease. Inflammation and compromised immune system are the products of meat if it is more than 5% of your diet. Most diseases are inflammation or 'itis'. 

Yogic diet (stage 1) is similar to Paleo with a bit more yogic wisdom in it. In simple words this is what you do. 

Over 7 days:

  1. Eat at least just before you are really hungry. In other words, don't wait until your 'grain brain' takes the full control.
  2. Try to double your breakfast (earlier the better, around 7am) and lunch (around 2pm) by adding a 10-15% daily. Eat clear soup for dinner if needed.
  3. Remove all grains and potatoes. 
  4. Limit the meat to 5% and have other non vegetarian items to 10%
  5. As your need for dinner goes down stop eating it. 
  6. Sip water throughout the day. Sip (don't ever drink) up to 3 L.

There are two aspects to the effect of it. Feeling better, more energised, more refreshed when wake up etc. are just some. As you get more nutrients, your sugar craving disappears within 24 hours after being on the full program.

This is the only diet and eating program in my experience provides our gut with with 12+ hours of complete rest. Gut rest is vital in any longer-term healing. This alone will help you restore your immune system and remove the ailments. As a result your energy and wellbeing improves progressively. Your cravings drop easily. 

Temporarily avoiding food items that you and your health condition are allergic and sensitive to is also just a common sense!

The other side of this diet is this. When they get lots of free time and extra energy, your tissues flush the ama (toxins) into the lymphatics and blood. When this is not removed into the gut and purged, they get bounced back into weak spots causing inflammations. To prevent this you might need some herbs and bowel cleanses. Even if you got to the toilet twice daily, you will need some help.

Please talk to an Ayurvedic doctor who is familiar with the yogic diet 1 and 2 before you start this, as you will definitely need herbs to help your body flush ama (uric acid - or pitta ama).

Otherwise lets organise a tele/skype consultation. Go to GO TO OUR NEW WEBSITE and give me more details. These days I get more request for telephone consultation. It works the same way as face to face. I am also consulting (face to face) in Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney. 

Rosacea subsides once the uric acid is removed and immune system is upgraded.

Hope it helps.

Warmest regards,
Dr. Rama Prasad

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