Ayurvedic Science of Food and Nutrition

Editors: Rastogi, Sanjeev (Ed.)

  • Universal applicability of ideas and concepts
  • Non-traditional approach to health and nutrition
  • Provides insight into Ayurvedic medicine
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About this book

Ayurveda is widely considered to be one of the oldest health care traditions still in practice today. Originating in India over 3,000 years ago, it is now increasingly recognized and practiced globally including in many European countries and the United States.

Food and nutrition play a crucial role in the health care wisdom of Ayurveda. The Ayurvedic Science of Food and Nutrition discusses the various principles of healthy eating as prescribed by Ayurveda. Divided into three sections, it addresses the fundamentals, the clinical applications, and the future challenges of Ayurveda. Specifically, the book discusses issues such as the concept of diet, the use of food as medicine, especially to treat diabetes and cancer, convalescent food practices, and fasting therapy.

The Ayurvedic Science of Food and Nutrition is unique in that it is one of the only books to investigate the scientific rationale behind Ayurveda, enabling this health care tradition to potentially be incorporated into a Western clinical practice model when this latter conventional therapy is found to be ineffective.

About the authors

Sanjeev Rastogi is associate professor at the State Ayurvedic College and Hospital of Lucknow University, in Lucknow, India.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Ayurvedic Principles of Food and Nutrition: Translating Theory into Evidence-Based Practice

    Rastogi, Sanjeev

    Pages 3-14

  • The Basic Tenets of Ayurvedic Dietetics and Nutrition

    Singh, Ram Harsh

    Pages 15-23

  • The Concept of Diet in Ayurveda and Its Implications for the Modern World

    Kumar, Syal

    Pages 25-38

  • Applying Ayurvedic Eating Principles to the Science of Stress-Linked Food Behavior

    Rastogi, Sanjeev

    Pages 39-46

  • Integrating the Science and Art of Using Food as Medicine

    Raj, Sudha

    Pages 49-58

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eBook $99.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ayurvedic Science of Food and Nutrition
Editors
  • Sanjeev Rastogi
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-9628-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-9628-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9627-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5344-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 176
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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