About the Book:
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.
About the Author:
ATREYA SMITH is a professional herbalist and a member of several professional organizations including the American Herbalist Guild in the USA. He is also trained in Jyotish (Vedic astrology) and is a life-time member of the American College of Vedic Astrology in the USA. He is the director of European Institute of Vedic Studies, which has schools in France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and is affiliated with a number of universities and institutes throughout the world for the promotion of Ayurveda and other Indian sciences. He is the author of six books published in eight different languages on the art of Indian medicine and healing and has also written courses on Ayurvedic nutrition and Dravyaguna. he currently lives in the South of France with his wife.
"Atreya Smith is one of the most notable and creative writers on Ayurveda today." - Dr. 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."-Dr. Vijay Srinivasamurthy, Head of Faculty, Ayurvedic medicine Wellpark College of Natural Therapies.
"Vaidya Atreya Smith is known to me as one of the few authentic western experts in the field of Ayurveda. His presentation of Ayurvedic material, in his books as well as his teaching material, forms a valuable contribution to the study of Ayurveda..."- Coen Van Der kroon, MA, Director of Academy of Ayurvedic Studies, NL
"... It is always a pleasure for me to find a work on Ayurveda that eschews pomposity, and seasons its prescriptions with the levity of wit. I enjoyed Ayurvedic Nutrition for its topicality, for its focus on providing readers with tools for transformation, and above all for its tone. Even on topics where his convictions are decided and deeply held, such as the wisdom of eliminating meat from one's daily diet..."-Dr. Rebert E. Svoboda, In his Foreword.