The Finding Magic in Midlife Radio Show was produced and archived by Exceptional Wisdom Radio from August 2008 through June 1013, when EWR went off the air. I’m moving the show archives to Choosing To Be Fit because much of the wisdom I’ve gained about creating a body- mind-spirit fitness lifestyle came from reading books by and talking with these exceptional midlife women. The interviews are timeless. I hope you will get to know some of these brilliant, talented, and inspirational women and learn from them as I did.
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Dr. Nancy Lonsdorf was interviewed on the Finding Magic in Midlife Show in March of 2009.
Named “one of the nation’s most prominent Ayurvedic doctors” by the Chicago Tribune, Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D. is a popular speaker, author and recognized Ayurvedic expert specializing in healthy longevity and women’s health issues.
Over the past twenty years, she has treated more than 15,000 patients using Maharishi Ayurveda (Eye-yur-VAY-duh), the natural health practice from ancient India. She is formerly the medical director of The Raj Ayurveda Health Spa, an award-winning center for Ayurvedic treatment (2000-2005), and of The Maharishi Ayurveda Medical Center in Washington D.C. (1987-2000), a pioneering Ayurvedic medical clinic.
Dr. Lonsdorf studied Ayurvedic medicine in India and the US with top Ayurvedic physicians and scholars and has worked closely with distinguished Ayurvedic vaidyas throughout her 22 years of practice. She also has a solid foundation in traditional Western medicine, having received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and her residency training in psychiatry at Stanford University. She is currently a member of the planning team for the upcoming College of Perfect Health at Maharishi University of Management, which endeavors to be the nations’ first fully integrative medical school, granting the M.D. and M.S. degrees in a 5-year program of study.
Dr. Lonsdorf has special expertise in women’s health and has authored two books on the topic, including The Ageless Woman: Natural Health and Beauty After Forty with Maharishi Ayurveda (MCD Century, May 2004), and its hardback version, A Woman’s Best Medicine for Menopause: Your Personal Guide to Radiant Good Health Using Maharishi Ayurveda (McGraw-Hill, June 2002.) She is also co-author of a best-selling Ayurvedic health guide for women entitled A Woman’s Best Medicine: Health, Happiness and Long Life through Maharishi Ayurveda, (Tarcher/Putnam 1995).
Dr. Lonsdorf has lectured at some of the nation’s foremost medical institutions, including Johns Hopkins, Columbia University and George Washington University, and has been cited by numerous magazines, newspapers and on the web including The Washingtonian, Redbook, Chicago Tribune, Web-M.D., Yoga Journal, Natural Health, Rodale’s Yogalife and Vegetarian Times. She is a contributing editor for Natural Solutions (formerly Alternative Medicine) magazine. She has extensive media experience including appearances on CNN, National Public Radio, Voice of America, The Phil Donahue Show and Geraldo Rivera.
Dr. Lonsdorf’s website is: www.drnancylonsdorf.com