India has a rich repertoire of foods seeped with traditional knowledge. Today, the line between traditional home practices and Ayurveda is sometimes blurred. The former is what we know culturally and intuitively; the latter is a codified medical knowledge system. How do these intersect and what concepts can we use for dietetics today?
This course is for knowledge seekers who want to know the answer to this question. We will discuss what is written in the classical texts and share our interpretation of how Ayurveda first principles in food concepts are applicable for personalising diets.
Open to all knowledge-seekers regardless of age or educational background.
The content has been designed keeping in mind the curriculum that Indian undergraduate students in food, nutrition and dietetics are exposed to. If you are not sure if this course is for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your background information.
Account Name: UTD-HST General Fund
Account Number: 0694104000134705
Bank Details: IDBI Bank, Yelahanka New Town, Bengaluru-560064
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|Of ~500 participants polled so far, more than 95% found this course to be worth the money they paid.|
|“Actually complete for the introductory level. It will be great if such short modules could be developed for more levels, so that working professionals can take it up.”
Dietician, IDA Bangalore, July 2020
“suggestion- to share recordings of the sessions and keep it open for atleast a month post the course. considering this to be a new topic it would benefit learning.”
- All classes are now recorded and shared for the duration of the course -
“It's very interesting..... Thanks to all the organisers.. Duration have to reduce because different terminology.... Not able to follow terms within time... But still it is interesting.... We tried to learn as early as possible....”
“The games were interesting , initially confusing but slowly after turning pages and finding answers it was like a revision. The best part I liked, the instructors were calm and they gave us the revision of each topic again and again before moving ahead. I felt good learning different Sanskrit words and now can relate with whatever i read about Ayurveda . THANKS so much for imparting such great knowledge. Gratitude!!!”
“Learned so so much in these few days, it was unexpected! Only wish the course was longer in duration, I was thoroughly enjoying learning from our immensely knowledgable mentors. However, really appreciate that we can reach out to them on email whenever we have a doubt in future. Thank you!”
“It was wonderful learning, would like to do an advance course.”
“The course was really helpful. Both the speakers made the course even more interesting and interactive. The polls were a great idea and it was fun. The quizzes helped refresh our memory.”
|Day 1||Introduction to Ayurveda, Understanding the Upayoktha
Assignment #1 : Prakruti self-assessment
|Day 2||Prakruti self-assessment discussion, Prakruti and genomics. Prakruti of food – Rasa, Guna|
|Day 3||Rasa game, Prakruti of food – Virya, Vipaka, Karma with relation to modern biochemistry.|
|Day 4||Karana, Samyoga, Desha, Kala|
|Day 5||Rashi, Upayoga Samstha, Shadrasa Game|
|Day 7||Viruddha Ahara + Discussion session|
|Day 8||Ayurveda dietetics for Pregnancy and infant health|
|Day 9||Ayurveda dietetics for Diabetes|
|Day 10||Design-a-diet assignment discussion, Ayurveda dietetics for brain health and iron-deficiency anaemia|
Dr. Madhumitha Krishnan MD (Ayurveda) is a consultant Ayurveda Paediatrician. She has a special interest in educating mothers about the advantages of Ayurveda techniques in the care of newborn. Her research interests include management of children with Cerebral Palsy. Currently practicing in Bengaluru.
Megha Ph.D. Biochemistry and Structural Biology from Stony Brook University, New York. Associate Professor at Centre For Ayurveda Biology and Holistic Nutrition. Active researcher in the area of malnutrition, with keen interest in public health nutrition and identifying how traditional food knowledge can be integrated with modern biochemistry. Website: http://tdu.edu.in/faculty/megha/
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