Vedic Books - Purveyors of fine Indological Books! MY ACCOUNT  MY CART  CHECKOUTVedic Books Sale 2011
LiveZilla Live Help
VEDIC BOOKS » Ayurveda » Ayurveda - Food and Diet MY ACCOUNT  |  MY CART  |  CHECKOUT
BOOK SEARCH
BROWSE
BROWSE
AGNIHOTRA
ARTS
ASTROLOGY
AYURVEDA
BIOGRAPHY
BUDDHISM
CHILDRENS BOOKS
COMMUNITIES
COOKING
DIARIES
DIVINATION
EDUCATION
ENVIRONMENT
FRANCAIS
GENERAL
GIFT VOUCHERS
HEALING
HINDI BOOKS
HISTORY
INSPIRATION
JYOTISH
LANGUAGES
MASTERS
MEDITATION
MUSIC
ORGANIC FARMING
PHILOSOPHY
PSYCHOLOGY
RELIGIONS
SANSKRIT
SPIRITUAL TEXTS
SPIRITUALITY
TANTRA
TIBETAN BUDDHISM
TRAVEL
VASTU
VEDANTA
VEDIC MATHEMATICS
VEGETARIANISM
WOMEN
YOGA
LATEST RELEASES
LATEST RELEASES  more
The Avacchedakatānirukti (of the Dīdhiti and Gādādharī) with the Subodhā commentary by N.S. Ramanuja Tatacharya.
The Avacchedakatānirukti (of the Dīdhiti and Gādādharī) with the Subodhā commentary by N.S. Ramanuja Tatacharya.
$40.99
$30.74
Affiliate Program
Affiliates

Join Now
Affiliate Log In
Affiliate Information
DAILY WISDOM

Pray to God!

More wisdom...

QUICK INFO
About Us
Shipping Info
Vedic Books FAQ
Privacy Notice
Terms & Conditions
Contact Us
WE ACCEPT
Ayurveda - Food and Diet by Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic & Res


by Dr. Avnish Upadhyay

 

 

Dr. Avnish Upadhyay [PGDCR (ICRI Delhi), BAMS, RTP (Kayachikitsa & Panchkarma)] is working with Divya Yog Mandir (Trust) Haridwar as Consultant Physician & Research Officer (Paramarsh and Nirman Vaid). He can be contacted at avnishdr@yahoo.co.in.

 

Ayurveda - Food and Diet

 

Ahaar (Diet) has its own importance for good health. No one can expect to maintain his health in an excellent state unless he adopts the scientific way of intake of suitable and nutritious food. In a way diet in itself can serve the purpose of medicine. If we know properly the science of nutrition and the inherent qualities that exist in various edible items which form our diet, we can successfully cure many diseases. The scholars of India have minutely analyzed our food contents. All the dieticians of the world prescribe consumption of appropriate and suitable food after assessing the requirements of body. The Upnishadas go one step ahead and proclaim that diet not only regulates our body but also our mind. Whatever causes an effect on our mind becomes a part of our thinking process and ultimately we are led mentally to decide accordingly. Ahaar (diet) is an effective controller of our views and actions. Diet nourishes our indriyas (organs), vitalizes our Prana and ultimately rears our mental tendencies also. Actually our Indian scholars in their interpretive exposition on diet make one more declaration. They hold that even the small details like the manner in which the money for food has been earned and/or the atmosphere  happy or sad in which it has been consumed also leave their effects on the personality development. These circumstance and inclination bred factors of diet have yet to be explained in bio-chemical language. Maharishi Charak has been a masterly exponent of Ayurveda. He once asked a question on health from Vagbhatt - one of his disciples. The answer which he received holds a memorable place in Ayurveda. He replies “Hitbhuk, Mitbhuk and Ritbhuk” or eat what suits you, eat in appropriate quantity and eat in consideration of climate and weather.

 

Maharish Charak cautions that whosever does not follow these golden rules, invite diseases for himself. As a matter of fact we eat for fulfilling three basic requirements of body. Firstly food is taken to sustain and develop the physical organs, secondly to compensate for the wear and tear that is occurring in the body every day and thirdly for producing energy and agility in the body along with increasing our resistance powers against diseases etc. However when we start eating we tend to forget the rules that should be followed for taking a proper diet and are carried away by taste only. This taste oriented food is not always good for health. Considering all these factors we should be guided in our diet by the answers that we get to three important questions: What should we eat? How should we eat? And when should we eat?

 

Whatever components of food we are taking in our diet such as Fat, Vitamins, Protein, Sugar, Water, Salt etc, are converted by our body in more them 1000 compounds through its internal machinery. These products reach to various parts of our body through blood and nourish them. To make this process more effective we should select our food which suits to our nature, tendencies and age. We should also remember that all nourishments should be taken through natural foods only and not through non-vegetarian food. Apart from careful selection of what should we eat, we should also pay due attention to the manners of taking our food. Even ordinary food gives better nourishment when it is taken without any tension, and happily than the food of even high nutritive value which is taken in a state of depression, tension or apprehension. Food taken in depressing circumstance may cause even serious illnesses. Food taken in hurry also is neither good for body nor for mind. Those who want to take the work of teeth from their intestines may not retain their health for long. Therefore, it should be kept in mind that only that food is digestible and suitable for health which is masticated properly and is allowed to become liquid with saliva before it goes to intestines. Another important point to remember is that food should be taken only when an appetite therefore is felt because food taken without appetite or taken when you are already suffering from indigestion is like poison to your body.




Published with the kind permission of the Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic & Research Centre

 

 

The Chakrapani Clinic is devoted to the age old Indian System of Medicine with its holistic approach to health care. Their clinic, which offers a networking computer system for its students, has all the modern facilities required for administrating different types of treatments like Panchakarma Therapy, Yoga Therapy, Acupuncture Therapy etc. Besides these extensive therapies, consultations with their team of doctors  for different conditions/ailments, according to the various branches of Ayurveda, are also available.

 

The Chakrapani Center has also been awarded ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001:2000 Certificate for their high quality services, products and training programs devoted to Ayurveda.

 

Please visit their website at: http://chakrapaniayurveda.com/

 

 

Copyright © 2006 Chakrapani Ayurveda Clinic & Research Centre. All rights reserved.





 

This article was published on Thursday 07 May, 2009.
Current Reviews: 0
Write Review
Tell a friend
Tell a friend about this article:  
SHOPPING CART  more
0 items
LOG IN
E-Mail Address:
Password:
Secure Log In
New User
Forgot Password?
TELL A FRIEND
 
We'd love it if you tell a friend about us Just enter their email address and click the envelope (you can also add a messege on the next page).
BESTSELLERS
01.Human Physiology - Expression of Veda and the Vedic Literature
02.Building Architecture of Sthapatya Veda
03.Caraka Samhita (7 vols): Text in Sanskrit with English translation
04.Astanga Hrdayam - 3 Volumes
05.Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha
06.A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya
07.Introduction to Sanskrit (Volume I and Volume II)
08.Swara Yoga: The Tantric Science of Brain Breathing
09.Siddhas: Masters of the basics
10.Kundalini Tantra
11.Vastu Architecture: Design Theory and Application for Everyday Life
12.Health In Your Hands: Acupressure and Natural Therapies (2 Vols.)
RECENTLY VIEWED
The Vernacular Veda: Revelation, Recitation, and Ritual
Ramana Maharshi: The Sage of Arunachala
Universal Yoga
Ashtakavarga System of Prediction
The Eternal Religion: Sanatana Dharma
The Nyaya Sutra of Gautama
Jesus Lived in India - His Unknown Life Before and After the Crucifixion
Astrology for Beginners
Le commentaire de Cenavaraiyar sur le Collatikaram du Tolkappiyam. Sur la métalangue grammaticale des maîtres commentateurs tamouls médiévaux. Volume 1
The Yoga of Herbs
BOOK REVIEWS  more
Tales for the Young and the Old
Most inspiring. Thank you! ..
5 of 5 Stars!
ARTICLES

New Articles (0)
All Articles (326)
Aromatherapy (16)
Ayurveda (51)
Diet (22)
Green Building (3)
Green Gardening (9)
Jyotish (10)
Natural Energy (5)
Recycling (2)
Sacred Sites (6)
Saints of India (1)
Spiritual Insight (54)
Sustainability (7)
Vaastu (2)
Vedic Agnihotra (10)
Vedic Culture (22)
Vedic Jyotish (23)
Vedic Maths (6)
Vedic Teachings (27)
Vedic Vaastu (4)
Vegetarianism (12)
Water (5)
World Religions (15)
Yoga (13)
TESTIMONIALS

Thanks for your care and attention....
Read more...

Sharon


Subscribe to the Vedic Books Newsletter
Newsletter Sign-Up *Email: *Enter the code shown:
Join our Vedic Books family by subscribing to our newsletter and keeping up with divine wisdom from India.

Earn 5% commission simply by linking to Vedic Books !
Learn More about the Vedic Books Affiliates Program



Follow us on Twitter | Browse the Aisles | Search for a Book | Bestsellers | Specials | Latest Releases | Book of the Moment

Contact Us | Help | My Shopping Cart | My Account | Mailing List | Affiliate Program | Tell-a-Friend | Redeem Voucher | Sitemap | Products RSS Feed

Our International Sites: USA | United Kingdom | South Africa

You might also enjoy: Madanapalas | Agnihotra Direct | Ayurveda Direct | Panchakarma

Copyright © 2003-2017, Vedic Books | Terms and Conditions


0.108s