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Meet Charles Goodman

Meet Charles Goodman

Ayurvedic Practioner

Charles Goodman has devoted his life to the study and practice of ayurveda, the world’s oldest and most complete system of healthcare. From 1987 to 1992, he studied and worked at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the preeminent center for ayurveda in the U.S. There he completed a range of academic programs and developed skills in a variety of ayurvedic treatments. A two-year internship, under professor and ayurvedic physician Dr. Vasant Lad, led to Mr. Goodman’s appointment as Chief Administrative Officer and clinical associate at the Institute. In this capacity, Mr. Goodman had overall responsibility for managing the Institute, teaching specialized courses and attending Dr. Lad’s clients as needed. Mr. Goodman also founded and was the editor of Ayurveda Today, the first journal in the United States devoted exclusively to Ayurvedic medicine.​


Ayurveda, the world’s oldest medical system, originated in India around five thousand years ago. Ayurveda is a complete science of life, the goal of which is to promote health, longevity and the integration of body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda’s unique contribution to our understanding of life is Tridosha theory. The three doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha, are essential to all life. An imbalance in one or more of these biological forces can form the basis for future health problems. Achieving and maintaining harmony among the three doshas is vital to our well-being. The use of medicinal herbs (nature’s pharmacy), an appropriate diet, moderate exercise and life supporting practices such as meditation, are vital in building a strong foundation for health.

In my virtual clinic, I assess each client’s constitutional type, determine if there is an imbalance, and suggest dietary changes, a corrective herbal formula and a meditation technique, if desired. I also suggest lifestyle changes for restoring the balance of Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

On this site, you can make an appointment for a consultation and purchase my herbal formulas, including the best selling Sugar Balance, which curbs the desire for sugar, Bone Builder, which improves bone density, Incontrol, which improves urinary function, and Peace Oil, to enhance mental calm and clarity.


I would recommend Mr. Goodman to anyone who values their health and wants a doctor who is knowledgeable, empowering and a true friend. He treats the whole person and knows how to listen. I feel extremely fortunate to have found him! I have had great results with the herbs and found his astrological advice to be very helpful.

Cláudia S.

Mr. Goodman has been my Ayurvedic practitioner for over twenty-five years. In addition to sage advice and herbs that have helped enormously, he has given me deep care and friendship. On two memorable occasions, he nearly saved my sanity and indeed my life. Through him, I've learned to make better decisions about my life and my health.

Susan W.

"I originally went to Charles Goodman for help with a specific ailment. I have continued to consult with him for the last 15 years because he has helped me to understand my basic physical, mental and emotional constitution. He also offered me tools, ranging from diet, meditation, herbs and more, that have greatly enhanced my life.”

Jane B.



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