April 2015 Issue

Learning from Ancient Ayurveda Diet Traditions

Ayurveda, a 5,000-year old ancient practice from India, is rising in popularity in the Western world. The name “ayu” translates to life, and “veda” to knowledge or science. The primary belief of the practice is that nourishment for the body also is nourishment for the mind and soul. In Ayurveda, it’s not just what you eat that matters; it’s also when, how and why you eat. Ayurveda uses diet, yoga, herbs, and spices to restore balance and harmony within the body.

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