Q: Is there really a cure for everything that ails us?
A: When assessing the nature of a patient’s illness or disease, an Ayurvedic practitioner will consider the illness’s root cause, progression, and general severity before determining the extent to which it can be cured. In other words, practitioners consider some particularly severe diseases, like a highly developed incidence of cancer, to be seated in the body to the point of not being reversible. However, there are many instances of patients suffering from a severe disease who made significant alterations to their lifestyle in the form of dietary changes, herbological interventions, and other modalities and made their previously debilitating illness a livable condition. My own mentor Ron, whom I discuss in my book, The Guru in You, was HIV+ and benefited from a simple and unburdened period of natural living until the disease finally took him many years after he contracted it.

While some diseases might not ultimately be curable, Ayurveda can provide us with many different methods for ensuring that our lives don’t need to be encumbered by otherwise debilitating circumstances.

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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.