Divna Shipovikj

My name is Divna. Breast cancer survivor. Ayurveda believer and enthusiast. Starting a new life of promoting Ayurveda, healthy lifestyle, natural remedies and herbal supplements. Here is my story. Why I decided to redefine and change my life.

30 years of my professional life I passionately devoted to education. I walked my professional path enthusiastically from classroom, through ministerial offices, to field work implementing reforms in education system. Considered myself privileged for getting a chance to make a significant impact and personal contribution to education.

And then a sudden personal blow. I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Big tumor with few metastases. I was devastated. Mastectomy and lymph nodes removed. And that was the easy part. Chemo therapy was the real challenge. Couldn’t eat, was sick all the time, felt dizzy and very weak, lost hair, abrupt physical changes of the skin, nails. I felt miserable.

From a fellow patient I heard of Ayurveda for the first time in my life. I thought it is just another unrealistic miracle story. After my forth chemo I felt so bad that I decided I have to do something. I went to see an Ayurvedic doctor for consultations. He advised me on the diet. Gave me a list of food that I should avoid. Prescribed me several ayurvedic herbal supplements. It seemed too easy to be true. I asked about my treatment that I was already going through. He told me that I should continue with it, and add the ayurvedic therapy to it. That seemed reasonable to me. I was thinking diet seems reasonable, I can do these changes to my diet. Herbs can not harm me, maybe they can help me heal sooner. So, I decided to give it a try.

With the changes in my diet I felt better in a week, no sickness, got back my appetite, felt stronger. With the herbal supplements I felt the improvement in the third week, just before the next chemo therapy. My blood results came out normal again. After the chemo therapy there was no dizziness nor weakness. Walked home on my own. That was the first sign that the herbs actually were helping me heal and regain my strength.

Went for another consultation to my Ayurvedic doctor. This time I had some questions about the herbs, the composition of the ayurvedic products that he prescribed, about Ayurveda and how to change my lifestyle. I left happy with the answers and advices he gave me.

I continued with prescribed ayurvedic remedies and got much, much better. My oncologist was surprised by the speed of my recovery and with my check up results that all came out normal. I knew that I have made the right choice for my health.

My third visit to my Ayurvedic doctor was to discuss the diet and the changes in the lifestyle in more details. I had questions about the company which produces these ayurvedic herbal products. I also wanted to know about the man behind the company. The company is Planet Ayurveda from India and Dr Vikram Chauhan is its founder, its mind and soul.

I began my long journey of educating myself about Ayurveda, the philosophy behind it, the herbs, the natural remedies, the doshas. I was eagerly reading everything available. I met in person the man behind Planet Ayurveda, Dr Vikram Chauhan. Spoke with many patients using ayurvedic remedies. Spoke with Ayurvedic practitioners about their experience with herbal remedies.

Few years after I heard of Ayurveda for the first time in my life, I became a true believer. I redefined my life and becoming an Ayurveda advocate, joined Planet Ayurveda team in spreading Ayurveda and its holistic approach to curing and healing people. I share the information about ayurvedic products and their benefits for people suffering from different health concerns.

I am very enthusiastic about my mission since I know first hand how effective and overwhelmingly beneficial Ayurvedic holistic approach to health and wellbeing is.