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Conscious Diet-An Introduction to Plant Based Ayurvedic Nutrition

Conscious Diet-An Introduction to Plant Based Ayurvedic Nutrition

This intensive Indica Course is designed for food explorers, curious about the things they ate and saw in their childhood and the foods in our market today.

It will make you explore fundamental concepts spanning several disciplines and culling evidence from practical applications using the kitchen and garden.

So if you are keen to understand the interface between modern concepts of vegetarian nutrition and ancient food sciences integrated in Ayurveda, this Indica Course is for you!

COHORT COURSE
Duration
15 Hours
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Price

Course Fee: ₹3500
Medium of Instruction
English
Delivery
Online through Indica Courses Learning Portal
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Introduction 

How can we use Food as Medicine? What foods are harmful, and how do we know what to eat in the modern world of ever-changing recommendations?

Can we return to using foods to heal our illnesses?

This intensive Indica Course is designed for food explorers, curious about the things they ate and saw in their childhood and the foods in our market today.

Learners will contrast food truths, from assertions of ever-changing science, marketing claims, food industry, and ancient practices.

Home exploration and experiments will be assigned to help learners discover what works for their individual world of choices.

Self-reflection, discussion, quiet study and recommended readings will make the course as robust as the seeker desires.

Expected Outcomes 

Upon completing this intensive Indica Course on Plant-Based Ayurvedic Nutrition, learners will

  • understand how to group foods according to their effect on the body
  • determine how to eat for their own healing
  • understand several plant-based foods from seed to soil to stove to stomach

Syllabus

  • Plant-Based Nutrition vs. Ayurvedic Āhāra
  • Vegetarian types: definitions, statistics, and standards
  • The Study of Āhāra: Food As Medicine
  • Food Groups according to Ayurveda
  • Kālabhojanam – Knowing When, How, Where, and Why to eat

Reading List

  • Astanga Hrdayam – Sutrasthana – Classic Indian Text by Vagbhata
  • Everyday Ayurveda – by Bhaswati Bhattacharya
Faculty
teacher

Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya

Dr.Bhaswati Bhattacharya is a Harvard-educated, licensed and board- certified MD physician-in-practice trained in family medicine and preventive medicine, dividing her time between Manhattan, Paris, and Benaras. She is also a senior Fulbright Scholar, an awarded educator, best-selling author, and published scientist trained in pharmacology (UPenn) & neuroscience (Columbia Univ), public health (Harvard Univ), community medicine (Mt.Sinai-NYU), nutrition (Columbia Univ-IIN), and Ayurveda. Since 2003, she serves as Clinical Asst Professor in the Dept of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. Her work at The Dinacharya Institute brings the wisdom and science of authentic ancient medicines such as Ayurveda back to the hands and hearts of the people. She completed a mid-career PhD in ancient Indian chemistry, Ayurvedic pharmaceutics, and pharmacology (Rasa Shastra & Bhaisajya Kalpana) from the prestigious Banaras Hindu University in India, focusing her award-winning PhD thesis on poly-herbal-mineral formulations for diabetes. She was selected as a 2018-2023 Fulbright Specialist in Public Health, specializing in Integrative Medicine and and continues studying with authentic wisemen. The Discovery Channel documentary Healers: Journey into Ayurveda features her work. Her book Everyday Ayurveda is a national bestseller published by Penguin Random House.