Basic Dietetics

Introduction to Ayurvedic Nutrition

Program runs Tuesday mornings 8:00-9:00am April 5- November 2022.. Playbacks available for missed classes and easy review.

Topics covered include:

  • Foundations of Ayurveda
  • Rasa- 6 Tastes
  • Understanding Digestion for Health
  • Healthy Eating Guidelines
  • Principles of Food for Health
  • Food Group Evaluation
  • Tastes of the Seasons
  • Meal Planning for the whole family

Program taught by lead teacher Dr Amruta Athale of Arya Academia in Pune, India. Assistant support with Maha Vidya Ayurveda.

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Student Experience

"This course provides a deep understanding of how humans exist in nature, and how to take care of oneself and other loved ones. Highly recommend this program for anyone who wants to truly take care of their Whole Self! This course is an investment in your thriving health."- Sami

"It's enlightening, providing insight and structure around everything needed to care for your family and yourself. I have experienced a tremendous amount of healing and clarity in terms of how to live, eat, etc and its just the beginning. I recommend this course wholeheartedly." - Ashley

Module 1- Basic Principles of Dietetics

Examine what perfect health means and how to achieve it according to Ayurveda.

Learn concepts of healthy and unhealthy foods.

Understand the role of food in creating desirable changes in the body and mind as well as the structural path of a developing disease.

Module 2 -Laws of Ayurvedic Dietetics

Understand the effect of food on the human body through knowledge of properties.

Learn to plan a balanced meal outline for different goals; what foods to select, how to consume, food combinations and nutritional requirements according to Ayurveda.

Module 3- Digestion, Metabolism & Nutrition

Learn to identify abnormalities at different stages of digestion, metabolism and assimilation of nutrition to maximize proper absorption.

Understand abnormalities presented in the body from undigested foods and lowered immune function.

How constitution effects digestion and immunity.

Management of health with food and individual or seasonal regimens.

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