The Microbiome

The discovery of the microbiome is a breakthrough in our understanding of health and disease, and will help change the face of medicine.


Ayurveda and the Microbiome

The ancient concepts in Ayurveda can now be understood in terms of the microbiome. Ayurveda provides a profound knowledge of how we can prevent disease and improve health.


The Diet Wars

There are many competing diets. Do you choose a Mediterranean diet, Paleo diet, Vegan diet, or Ketogenic diet?


The Ayurveda Vegetarian Diet

The Ayurveda Vegetarian Diet is a Rest and Repair Diet, which helps detox the body and allows the gut lining to repair itself.


Appetite and Cravings

Is it your gut bacteria who are craving a chocolate cookie, or is it you? Your bacteria produces many chemicals that travel to the brain and influence appetite centers.



During digestion, food is broken down to its smallest components by enzymes that are secreted in your mouth, stomach, pancreas, and small intestine.


Leaky Gut

Diet or a disrupted microbiome can damage your vulnerable gut lining and result in a leaky gut.


Stress and the Gut Brain Axis

The Gut-Brain Axis involves the integration of different systems in the body, including the nervous system, immune system, endocrine system, and the gut bacteria.


Intestinal Disorders

Many intestinal disorders have been found to be caused or aggravated by a disrupted gut bacteria. These disorders include Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and SIBO.


Other Diseases

A disrupted microbiome has been implicated in many different diseases, from diabetes to asthma to autism.


Sugar and Dairy

New research shows that we are consuming too much sugar. Excess sugar can have adverse effects on our body and mind. A large percentage of the population of the world has problems digesting dairy products.


Wheat and Glyphosate

Many health experts are advocating a gluten-free diet, because the wheat of today has been changed through hybridization and the use of chemicals like glyphosate.


Probiotics and Prebiotics

Probiotics are living friendly bacteria that have been shown to improve certain intestinal disorders. Prebiotics are a type of dietary fiber that feed friendly bacteria in our gut.


The Future of Medicine

Integrative and Functional Medicine offers a more comprehensive approach to the prevention and treatment of disease, and incorporate some of the ancient knowledge of traditional systems of health such as Ayurveda.


Your Diet Prep Detox Program

The beginning of the course involves  time-tested Ayurvedic procedures to detox your gut.

Your Rest and Repair Diet

By eliminating certain foods that are hard to digest or disrupt the gut lining, or you can give your gut the rest it needs to repair itself.

Your Self Discovery Program

There is a great confusion about the correct diet. Once your gut, is repaired  you will be better able to determine which foods are best for you.

ROBERT KEITH WALLACE is a pioneering researcher on the physiology of consciousness. His work has inspired hundreds of studies on the benefits of meditation and other mind-body techniques, and his findings have been published in Science, American Journal of Physiology, and Scientific American. After receiving his BS in physics and his PhD in physiology from UCLA, he conducted postgraduate research at Harvard University.

Dr. Wallace serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Health, Director of Research, and Trustee of Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa. He helped create the first fully accredited Masters of Science degree in Maharishi AyurVeda and Integrative Medicine in the US.

Dr. Wallace is the author of several books, including Gut Crisis: How Diet, Probiotics, and Friendly Bacteria Help You Lose Weight and Heal Your Body and Mind with his wife Samantha Wallace.

Andrew Stenberg is a faculty member at MUM, teaching and researching Maharishi Ayurveda approaches to health & happiness.

He is a Maharishi AyurVeda (MAV) health practitioner and Vedic Health Educator. Andrew has had his own national MAV/MVAH practice in Australia since 1993 and has conducted over 11,000 MAV consultations.

Andrew was also Senior Lecturer at Maharishi Vedic College, Melbourne, Australia, from 1996 to 2001, training students to graduate as recognized natural health professionals in Maharishi AyurVeda.

Dr. Jim Davis  is a faculty of member of Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield Iowa, where he is Associate Professor in the Health and Physiology Deptartment as well as Medical Director of the Integrative Wellness Center which is providing clinical experience for undergraduate and graduate students studying Maharishi Ayurveda.

Dr. Davis graduated from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Worth Texas i n 1986 and has been in General Practice for 31 years focusing primarily on Osteopathic Manual Medicine and Maharishi Ayurveda. He became a teacher of Transcendental Meditation in 1975 and continues to teach as part of his general practice. Dr. Davis was trained in Maharishi Ayurveda at the Maharishi College of Vedic Medicine in Fairfield Iowa and has 27 years of experience helping his patients integrate these ancient principles of health, wellness and balance. He served as the medical co-director of the Center for Chronic Disorders — an inpatient Maharishi Ayurveda facility– in Dallas Texas from1997-2000.