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Experience total health, wellness, and healing with the time-honored and ancient concept of Ayurveda
You are what you eat, right? We’ve all heard this saying. But what does Ayurveda have to do with eating? Everything! Ayurveda is a complete holistic healing system that mainly focuses on offering a healthy lifestyle. Ayurveda believes in the infamous saying, ‘Prevention is better than cure.’ However, one can also use this system to heal or cure their existing ailments.
Experts say that Ayurveda was found 5,000 years ago in Ancient India and then spread across different parts of the world, especially Asia. Ayurveda is a combination of two words, Ayur=Life and Veda=Science of knowledge.
Ayurveda is literally the science of life!
I did not grow up in India, but I spent lots of time there with my family. Currently, I am a practicing dentist by trade. The health of someone’s teeth and gums can tell so much about a person’s lifestyle, health choices, and diet. When I was a teenager, I ate fast food (like many teens do), drank soda, and didn’t get enough sleep or water. I was a typical, modern teenager. When my health began to fail, I turned to conventional medicine to help, to no avail.
My dear, sweet grandmother introduced me to the idea of Ayurvedic eating, and I have not turned back since! My ailments began to heal, and my pain began to subside once I turned away from Big Macs and chose carrot pudding instead. I believe entirely – personally and professionally – that your diet is the number one reason for any health-related malady.
Food is medicine!
I will teach you all about Ayurveda and how to apply these concepts to your chosen diet. What if you could lose weight, eliminate stress, balance hormones, reduce inflammation, and ward off diseases, all by what you chose to consume?
In my book, you will learn how to do precisely that! You will learn:
- What is Ayurveda?
- Origins and History of Ayurveda
- Importance of Ayurveda
- Health Benefits of Ayurvedic Food
- The Three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha
- Food and its Importance in Ayurveda
- The Six Tastes
- How to Eat According to Your Dosha
- Ayurvedic Staples
- Over 100 Ayurvedic Recipes
- Healing Recipes
- Kapha Pacifying Recipes
- Vata Pacifying Diet
- Pitta Balancing Recipes
- Immunity Boosting Recipes
- Pregnancy Recipes
Here is a sample recipe:
★ Ginger Carrot Soup ★
This recipe is good for mental health. Studies have shown that people with higher levels of carotenoids were less likely to face depression. Selenium keeps our mood bright. Ginger can influence the happy hormone- serotonin – and works as a natural anti-depressant to reduce anxiety.
2 tablespoons of ghee
1-inch of fresh, roughly chopped ginger
1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon of ground fenugreek
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
6 chopped carrots
1 teaspoon of lemon zest
4 cups of vegetable broth
Olive oil for drizzling
Any of 2 seasonal herbs, like basil, rosemary, or thyme for garnish
1. In a large soup pot, melt the ghee over medium heat. Stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, fenugreek, dried ginger powder, and fresh chopped ginger and sauté for a minute.
2. Add in the vegetable broth, carrots, and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to low, simmer for 10 minutes.
3.Using a blender, transfer the soup and blend to make a puree. Now return this soup to the soup pot and cook for another minute.
4. Serve in soup bowls and sprinkle the lemon zest and drizzle the olive oil and add your favorite herbs.