Every day, increasing numbers of people are turning to the ancient health system of Ayurveda to restore balance and well-being in their lives. While Ayurveda is easy to implement, its concepts and Sanskrit terms are often confusing. In Ayurvedic Nutrition, however Atreya has explained them clearly and lucidly. It is therefore the most accessible book on Ayurveda to date. For anyone who has struggled with one-size-fits-all diet fads, it offers a welcome relief with its comprehensive approach to nutrition adopted to every body type. Beginning with a self-test to determine specific metabolic and psychological profile, the book emphasizes the importance of balance among all levels of the healing process-mind, body, and spirit. It then presents clear guidelines for choosing foods and making lifestyle choices to support a natural, healthy state and avoid those practices that disrupt natural metabolic balance. Drawn from the author's twenty five years of practicing natural medicine, the book is highlighted by case studies, which illuminate the healing and balancing powers of Ayurveda. From weight loss to the reversal of disease, the programs outlined in this practical and inspirational book will help anyone recover natural rhythms and restore inherent balance.
Author Bio: Atreya Smith is the author of six books published in nine different languages on the art of Indian medicine and healing. Since 1998 he directs the European Institute of Vedic Studies, which has schools in France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. From 1987 he has studied with a number of Indian professors of Ayurveda in India. He continues his studies on Dravyaguna with his teacher in Varanasi, India. He has a BSc in Biology and in 2005 was awarded the title of 'Vaidya' in Varanasi for his work in Ayurveda. From 1987 Atreya has been a professional in health care working with thousands of patients in countries all over the world. He currently lives in the South of France and no longer travels much, he prefers to enjoy a slower lifestyle and good, homemade food! Publications list: 'La Psychologie de la Transformation en Yoga', 2002, Editions Turiya, France 'Perfect Balance, Ayurvedic Nutrition', 2001, Avery /Penguin-Putnam, Inc., USA 'Secrets of Ayurvedic Massage', 2000, Lotus Press, USA 'Ayurvedic Healing for Women', 1999, Samuel Weiser, Inc., USA 'Practical Ayurveda', 1998, Samuel Weiser, Inc., USA 'Prana, Secrets of Yogic Healing', 1996, Samuel Weiser, Inc., USA
Review: Atreya Smith is one of the most notable and creative writers on Ayurveda today. --David Frawley
Ayurvedic Nutrition opens up the world of Ayurveda and its invaluable wisdom to everyone - from novices to those who have been practicing for some time. --Dr. Deepak Chopra
I am inspired by your highly practical approach and your efforts to bring Vedic concepts to the West in its totality, without diluting it. I am amazed by your ability to express Ayurveda in the most holistic way.
Source: Dr. Vijay Srinivasamurthy, Head of Faculty, Ayurvedic medicine Wellpark College of Natural Therapies.
This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Tuesday 30 December, 2014.