"With the proper diet, medicine is of no need; with an improper diet, medicine is of no use." This book explains the theories behind Ayurvedic medicine, and gives advice on eating for your body type or "dosha". The first section gives a little history about the origins of Ayurveda and how this system can stimulate the body to heal itself. Then the three "doshas" are introduced with a quiz to help you determine your type. Kaphas are sluggish and compassionate. Pittas are energetic and ambitious. And Vatas are restless and imaginative. They each also have physical characteristics and common health problems that result from their body type and personality type.
The next chapter gives advice for eating according to your "dosha" and how certain foods can worsen common ailments for your type or can heal those problems. Eating a healthy diet at regular meal times can balance the "digestive fire" and help your body respond well to food, embracing nourishment for every area of your health.
The rest of the book gives 90 recipes, each labeled for the "dosha" they strengthen. The recipes are divided by Drinks and Teas, Smoothies, Breakfast, Sides and Snacks, Lunches, Dinners, Desserts, and Condiments.
There are a lot of rice dishes, salads, and veggie soups, all of which look delicious, but unfamiliar.
I think that if you are ready to try some new foods and recipes and are serious about getting your health under control, this cookbook is a wonderful place to start!
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