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Ayurvedic Nutrition

Ayurvedic Nutrition

The Indica Course on Ayurvedic Nutrition is for knowledge seekers who want to benefit from the learning in classical Ayurvedic texts.

If you wish to broaden your understanding how Ayurveda food concepts can be applied for contemporary use, this INDICA Course is for you.

15 Hours
Date & Time

11 April 2023 - 12 May 2023

6:00 PM -7:30 PM IST

Every Tuesday and Friday


Course Fee: ₹2500
Enrollment Manual
Medium of Instruction
The content has been designed keeping in mind the curriculum that Indian undergraduate students in food, nutrition and dietetics are exposed to.
One year from the beginning of the course
Online through INDICA Courses Portal
Contact Details



India has a rich repertoire of foods seeped with traditional knowledge. Today, the line between traditional home practices and Ayurveda has got blurred. The former is what we know culturally and intuitively; the latter is a codified medical knowledge system.

Course Syllabus

  • How Ayurveda views swasthya (health), and the person in relation to the cosmos. Tridosha siddhanta
  • What the Ayurveda shastras (traditional texts) say about food, in terms of its classification, consumption and dietary practices such as fasting
  • Comparison of Ayurveda concepts with contemporary biochemical understanding. Learn about where ideas between the two converge and diverge. Become aware of recent research in support of concepts
  • Learn through 4 examples: pregnancy, diabetes, iron-deficiency anemia and brain health, how physiology and dietary advice are described in Ayurveda

Course Objectives

  • Introduction to Ayurveda; understanding the Upayoktha Assignment
  • Prakruti self-assessment discussion, Prakruti and genomics. Prakruti of food – Rasa, Guna
  • Rasa game, Prakruti of food – Virya, Vipaka, Karma with relation to modern biochemistry
  • Karana, Samyoga, Desha, Kala Ayurveda & modern perspective
  • Rashi, Upayoga Samstha, Shadrasa Game Ayurveda & modern perspective
  • Ayurveda Physiology – a primer Dhatu, Mala, Agni
  • Viruddha Ahara
  • Ayurveda dietetics for Pregnancy and infant health
  • Ayurveda dietetics for Diabetes
  • Design-a-diet assignment
  • Ayurveda dietetics for brain health and iron-deficiency anemia

Reading list

A 48-page textbook (PDF), exclusively prepared for this course which compliments the live sessions.

(Will be made available once the course begins.)

Course includes

  • Live sessions
  • Access to class recordings (for asynchronous participation)
  • Certificate of Completion



Dr. Megha

Dr. Megha is a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Structural Biology from Stony Brook University, New  York. She is presently serving as an Associate Professor at Centre For Ayurveda Biology and Holistic Nutrition at Trans-Disciplinary University. An active researcher in the area of malnutrition, she has a keen interest in public health  nutrition and identifying how traditional food knowledge can be integrated with  modern biochemistry.


Dr. Madhumitha Krishnan

Dr. Madhumitha Krishnan, BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) is an Ayurveda teacher and paediatrician.  She has a special interest in educating mothers about the advantages of Ayurveda  techniques in the care of newborn. Her research interests include management of  children with Cerebral Palsy. Currently practicing in Bengaluru. She is passionate about sharing knowledge from Ayurveda and over 5 years of teaching experience with different global audiences.