Q: I suffer from chronic fatigue and insomnia, yet my blood work results don’t show anything abnormal. Can Ayurveda offer something to help me combat and heal these ailments?
A: As is evident through the work I do with my clients and what I’ll be doing with the various people on the show, determining how to address ailments like chronic fatigue and insomnia in an effective, sustainable manner will depend on getting extensive information about your diet and lifestyle and would be aided by making a series of observations related to your body’s current condition. With that said, Ayurveda considers chronic fatigue syndrome to often be a product of excessive amounts of Pitta energy burning out one’s energy and vitality. Insomnia is often the product of too much air and dryness existing in the body through excessive amounts of Vata energy. Without knowing anything else, it is likely that your CFS and insomnia will be aided by consuming simple, cooked foods that are easy to digest, will lubricate the body, and won’t create additional heat. This can include consuming olive oil, cow’s milk, ghee, cauliflower, broccoli, white basmati rice, and cooked oats.

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Yogi Cameron is a former super model turned Ayurvedic healer and yoga master who uses ancient healing treatments to help people recover from their health issues in Z Living's TV show Yogi Cameron: A Model Guru. He left the world of high fashion in 1998 to seek the higher path available to all of us. He began his ongoing studies in Ayurveda at Arsha Yoga Vidya Peetam Trust in India under the guidance of his guru Sri Vasudevan after training at the Integral Yoga Institute in New York City and Yogaville of Sri Satchidananda. Since then, Yogi Cameron has worked with individuals throughout the world to provide them with these ancient methods to live healthier, greener, more spiritually-minded lives in accordance with the Ayurvedic and yogic path. Using a combination of treatments, meditation, herbal remedies and diet guidance, Yogi Cameron helps treat specific conditions and set his clients on a path to greater mental, physical, and spiritual health. A primary goal of this path is helping each person find their purpose and practice. Yogi Cameron has also brought Yoga and meditation to Afghanistan as part of the reintegration program to prepare the country for troop withdrawal in the coming years, and works with young girls rescued from sex trafficking practices in Cambodia in coordination with the Somaly Mam Foundation. Yogi Cameron has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show, Extra and Martha, amongst others. He has also been featured in The New York Times, Men’s Journal, Wall Street Journal, The London Times and ELLE magazine, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Sharecare, a health portal which is part of Dr. Oz’s outreach program for health and lifestyle experts. The Guru In You, his first book, was published by HarperCollins in January 2011. His latest book, The ONE Plan (HarperOne January 2013) provides a realistic approach to the Patanjali teachings designed to penetrate one’s entire being to result in a positive transformation of one’s life. Through The ONE Plan, Yogi Cameron translates these complex, intricate teachings into practical daily tasks, routines and systems that can easily be incorporated into everyday life for an improvement in one’s overall physical, mental, and spiritual health.