Manisha Kshirsagar, BAMS, earned her Ayurvedic degree from Pune University in India and also trained at the Indian College of Naturopathy. She specializes in women’s and children’s health care as well as skin care and natural beauty treatments. In addition to her degree in Ayurveda, she is a licensed esthetician and certified yoga teacher. She has been traveling world-wide helping to propagate the knowledge of Ayurveda and is on the faculty of several Ayurvedic colleges in the United States. The author of Ayurveda: A Quick Reference Handbook, she currently practices in Santa Cruz, California.