What is Ayurvedic Nutrition?

What Is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is defined as a traditional science of life. Ayurveda is part of the roots of natural medicine which sprouted and grew out from India. Today Ayurveda is recognized as a complementary health and wellness practice to modern health Sciences. 

What Is Ayurvedic Nutrition? Ayurvedic Nutrition is a natural approach to nutrition based on the person as a whole. Ayurvedic Nutrition encourages the individual to have a compassionate relationship with their food. Ayurvedic Nutrition is non toxic to the body with no side effects or symptoms. 

What Is Healthy Digestion?  Healthy digestion is known in Ayurveda as the super digestive strength called Agni. Healthy digestion turns food into nutrients,  which can be easily absorbed into the tissues, and distributed to the individual cells in the body to optimize energy for life functions. Recognizing, acknowledging, and digesting our emotions influences the quality of digestion. Ayurveda explains that undigested food can create toxicity called  Ama a root cause of many diseases.

Traditional Nutrition might say you are what you eat! Ayurveda says; you are what you digest and this influences the nature of the individual!

What Are The Six Tastes ~ What Are The Rasas ?  They are the flavours within foods. Ayurvedic Nutrition is based on the combination of the six tastes called the Rasas ~ sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent ~. The application of the six tastes are applied to the individual Ayurvedic constitution to attain optimal digestion, a healthy gut, and well-being to enjoy FOOD again!

Ayurvedic Nutrition balances the Ayurvedic body types called Doshas. Balancing the Doshas improves the quality of digestion which removes toxins from the digestive systems. The fundamental expression of Ayurveda Doshas  is rooted in the five elements called the Pancha Bhutas.  ~ fire, water, earth, ether, and wind ~ .

How are the basic Ayurvedic body types related to the five elements?  They are divided into three basic categories and matched with liked qualities.

  • Vata ~ Ether and Wind
  • Pita ~ Fire and Earth
  • Kapha ~ Water and Earth

What Is An Ayurvedic Consultation? An Ayurvedic consultation provides one with insight on the five elements within, and a better understanding on one’s own Ayurvedic Constitution. Educating an individual about their Prakriti and Vakruti, and the applications of the six tastes are important measuring tools for an Ayurvedic Practitioner.

What Is An Ayurvedic Constitution ~ What is Prakriti? An Ayurvedic constitution  is an individual’s biological combination of the five elements during the time of conception and unchangeable from birth. Ayurvedic constitution is based on traditional Ayurvedic principles, and provides guidelines which help identify our own Ayurvedic constitution. It describes the various combinations of individuals’ emotional and physical inter-balance, referred to as in the Ayurvedic texts. The seven body types called Doshas which are identified as Vata~Pitta, Pitta~Vata, Vata~Kapha, Kapha~Vata, Pitta~Kapha, Kapha~Pitta, and Vata~Pitta~Kapha.

What Is An Ayurvedic Imbalance State ~ What is Vakruti? Vakruti is the imbalance of the five elements within an individual and the influences from diet choices, poor lifestyle, and behaviours. Our social, environmental, seasonal changes, and cultural factors operating in our lives also influence the Ayurvedic imbalance state within an individual. This affects the overall health and wellbeing of the individual (if there are any).

Finding Success with Ayurvedic Nutrition

  • The right food to EAT 
  • The right time to EAT
  • The right attitude towards FOOD

Birthing Flower offers four types of Ayurvedic Nutritional Consultation to support the whole families wellbeing. You have the options to choice from following

Birthing Flower offers a Complimentary Consultation for Ayurvedic Nutrition (15 minute) Our complimentary consultation provides you the opportunity to meet with our Ayurvedic Practitioner in person. Please join us for insight into Ayurvedic Nutrition and learn how these methods can help you to achieve your ideal health goals!  

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Ayurveda in Canada focuses mainly on prevention and maintenance of health

Note ~ Ayurvedic practitioners support and work with other health care providers. So it is very important that you let your health care provider know about any  Ayurvedic medications you have used or treatments you have undergone.

Information in this article is provided for the sole purpose of imparting education on Ayurveda and is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you have a medical condition, please consult a health professional.