Dr Gandhidas Lavekar is a trusted Ayurvedic doctor with 47 years of experience in Ayurveda and has served as Director General at CCRAS-AYUSH, Ministry of Government of India.
He is a Ph.D – Ayurveda, FFAM-Post Graduate Fellowship, and MD – Ayurveda.
He has been awarded the Bhaskara Award for his outstanding contribution to the Ayurveda field from Bharat Nirman, New Delhi.
He has also received LifeTime Achievement Award by “Maharashatra University of Health Sciences” Nasik, Dhanvantari Puraskar 2017 “Life Time Achievement Award” for Exemplary Contribution in the field of Ayurvedic Surgery and Research by D.Y. Patil University, School of Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai 18th March 2017.
Recipient of Homi Jehangir Bhabha Scientist Award, Hindi Academy, Govt. of Maharashtra.
Best Research Guide award received from Australian Academy for Ayurveda & Yoga; Australia.
He has extensive experience in Ayurveda/Herbal Research, Education and Herbal new products development in India and globally.
He also helps in managing side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery like oral mucositis, stress, hair loss, leukopenia, nausea / vomiting, diarrhea, gastritis, pigmentation, weakened immunity, lymphoedema, etc.
He specializes in cancer and his approach to managing cancer is Integrative and utilizes wisdom gained from Ayurveda, Nutrition, Supplements, Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation combined with conventional cancer treatment for the individual’s wellbeing.
What causes cancer? There are many causes, one cause can not be pin pointed.
When cancer treatment is to be started? As soon as diagnosed as a cancer, one should start the proper treatment, suitable diet, exercises, and Yoga practices. The mind health is also very important, so one may do meditation or chanting of liking Mantra.
What is the treatment of cancer? The treatment depends on the stages of cancer and patients’ health, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and Ayurveda treatments are available. The Ayurveda treatment reduces the side effects of chemo and radiotherapies, gives strength, improves appetite and taste, can get good sleep, in nutshell with proper ayurveda treatment the quality of life improves very well.
Do we get cancer due to faulty food habits? Yes, food has got important role in getting cancer, but a particular food can not be a cause. The cancer is more observed in the people who consume red meat regularly.
Are chemicals and pollutants causing cancer? Yes, chemicals, pollutants, and radiation play an important role in getting cancer.
Does cigarette smoke really cause cancer? Yes, in smokers and tobacco chewers cancer is more prevalent.
Can cancer be prevented? Yes, cancer can be prevented with balanced diet, regular exercise and Yoga practices and living away from air polluted area.
Can cancer be cured? Yes, but not all cancers, most cancer patient can lead a good quality life if received timely proper treatment.
How can I get a good life as I am with many side effects of chemo and radio therapy? There are many proved drugs and herbal preparations in Ayurveda which improves the body immunity and recovers from side effects of chemo-radiotherapy.
Can a cancer patient get any financial help? Yes, there are many charitable trust and societies ad Lion’s and Rotary clubs who provide financial help for treatment.