Course in Ayurvedic Diet & Nutrition

Duration: 3 weeks (60 hours) Theory+Practical

  • Three pillars of life: Food, Sleep(Rest) & wise use of sense and function organs
  • Importance of appropriate diet & nutrition in maintaining health
  • Food & Fire: Physiology of nutrition
  • How much to eat/consume? Quantitative aspect of diet
  • Qualitative aspects of food: Taste: six tastes and how it works on body,mind&senses, Post digestive effect, Potency, Attributes, Functions
  • Classification of food: Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Legumes, Milk & milk products, Meat, Spices
  • Food preparations: Soup recipes, Vegetable recipes, Rice recipes, Porridge recipes, Desserts, Bread recipes, Chutneys, Pickles & Masalas recipes, Infusion/Herbal tea recipes, Salad recipes
  • Eight factors contributing to nutrition
  • How to modify your diet according to age, sex, constitution (Prakruti), occupation, season, physiological condition (puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, nursing mothers) etc.
  • Compatible food, Incompatible food combinations
  • Food as a medicine: Some common illnesses like fever, cough cold, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhoea etc. and useful food preparations
  • Concept of Fasting, its uses/benefits and limitations