Dr. P. Rammanohar, Research Director of Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda (ĀCĀRA), Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri and faculty member of Integrative Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, visited Moscow from December 2-10, 2018. He delivered a lecture on “Modern Myths about Healthy Foods: The Ayurvedic Perspective” at the Embassy of India in Moscow, Russia. During his talk, Dr. Rammanohar pointed out that the emergence of the food industry and the explosive growth of the science of nutrition has fuelled the emergence of modern myths about healthy foods.
He met with Dr. Revanasiddappa Sarashetty, the Chair for Ayurveda at the People’s Friendship University of Russia, Moscow.
He was also interviewed by the Balance TV of Russia. During the interview, Dr. Rammanohar pointed out that the transmission of Ayurveda happens like the transmission of information in the life process. A tree sprouts, grows, decays and dies. But it preserves the information in the form of a seed. The seed transmits the genetic information to create a new tree. In the same way, Ayurveda is transmitted from one generation to the other in the seed form. It has to be grown and nurtured again. The extant literature and traditions of Ayurveda have preserved the seeds of this knowledge. Now we have to collect and grow these seeds carefully to create a new expression of Ayurveda that can meet the needs of the modern world.
In addition, Dr. Rammanohar also conducted a seminar for medical doctors and health professionals organized by Veda Education under the leadership of Dr. Oleg Sorokin. In the session, he outlined the scope of Ayurvedic interventions in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, asthma, musculoskeletal diseases and cancer.