Dr. Vasant Lad is an Indian author, Ayurvedic physician, professor and director of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His training includes the study of Western medicine and surgery as well as traditional Ayurvedic Medicine. He founded the Ayurvedic Institute in 1984. Vasant Lad is the author of 11 books on Ayurveda as well as hundreds of articles and other writings. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages.