Radha Doshi states that he is a Registered Dietician, not a doctor. He does not prescribe medication but will prescribe diets based on your medical condition, and not only for the sake of weight reduction. His advice is based on what you are already consuming. As an example of Ayurveda healing, it is interesting to see what he has to say with regards to overweight in children, a recently predominant headline.
"Overweight children often come across a lot of problems in life. Firstly, and the most important problem for them, is adjustment among their peers. As you know children often tease, this is very damaging to a growing personality. Secondly his own physical movement is restricted and he cannot move as fast as normal weight children. Perspiration collected in the skin folds will encourage bacterial infestation and result in skin infections.
By the age of 5, the number of fat cells will have reached the normal maximum that is maintained throughout life. Although the number of fat cells will not increase, the size does. Thus an overweight child generally grows into an overweight adult carrying forward untold consequences. A person that has been slim since childhood has a tendency to remain slim throughout his life, unless it is a girl who can increase the number of fat cells present in her body at the time of puberty and pregnancy.
An overweight child may not have health problems during childhood but he will definitely develop cardiovascular problems, diabetes mellitus and other related problems very early in adult life. These problems have their roots in childhood; they start developing at that stage and only show up when serious damage is done.
Curb Fatty Foods
Thus a fat child is not always a healthy child, but a child who eats well, studies well, is active, and does not fall sick often is called a healthy child.
Food is generally seen as a way to show love, especially fatty foods and sweets. There is no need to add excess fat to a child's food, he can be given balanced and healthy food at regular intervals and that is enough. Do not force feed a child, and do not add extra butter and cheese when not required, just to make him fat. Give the child ample exercise in the form of outdoor games and sports, he will enjoy it as well as taking care of the excess fat."