Ayurvedic Nutrition - 250 Hrs

Pre Requisites:
High School Diploma
Foundation Module
Ayurvedic Cooking Workshops (Optional)
Holistic Health Professional
Prior Knowledge of Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Nutrition and Dietitics - 250 Hours

Shad Darshan: The Six Philosophies of Ayurveda: Including Buddhism, Yoga, Vedanta, and others. Pandit Atul Krishna's book on Samkhya and Shad Darshana.

Concept of Purusha and Prakruti. Creation of Ahamkara, Manasa, Buddhi, Sattva, Tamas and Rajas. The three universal energies and five elements (Doshas and Mahabhutas) and their importance in health and wellness. The key to health and the twenty foundational qualities of life (Gunas).
Introduction to Sanskrit.

AHE 101 Block 1 Foundation

The Five Elements and Their Attributes:
Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth and their Qualities and
Effects on Body, Emotions, Mind, Behaviors and Consciousness.
Introduction to Ayurveda
Eight Branches and History.
Wellness and definition of Health.
Ayurveda Integration with yoga, and, other alternative health
Daily Routines to maintain balance and maximize effectiveness. Integration with TCM

The Digestive Fire in Ayurveda:
Understanding Asian Medicine Concepts and
Philosophical Perspectives in Nutrition, Digestion, Absorption, and Elimination.
Dosha assessment Prakruti and Vikruti Sub doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha, as well as daily routine Introduction to Ayurvedic Nutrition and six tastes for the different doshas
Introduction to P, T, O

1. Dhātu - Introduction, definition and criteria of dhātu, Creation, Different theories related to dhātu nutrition.

i) Rasa Dhātu: Creation, Location, Function of Rasa Dhātu.
Physiology of Rasavaha Srota, Formation of Rasa Dhātu from
Ahara Rasa. Circulation of Rasa, Description of
Aśtavidha Sāra (8 types of Sāra). Characteristics of Tvaka sāra
Purusha. Relation between Rasa and Kapha. Kśāye
and Vriddhi.

ii) Rakta dhātu

Creation, Location, Function of Rakta dhātu; pañca-bhautika of Rakta Dhātu, physiology of Rakta vaha Srotas, Formation of Rakta dhātu, Ranjana of Rasa by
Ranjaka Pitta, Features of Śuddha Rakta, Specific functions of
Rakta, characteristics of Rakta Sāra Purusha; manifestations of
Kśāyea and Vriddhi of Rakta dhātu, Mutual interdependence between
Rakta and Pitta.

iii) Mamsa dhātu

Creation, Location, Function of mamsa dhātu, Physiology of Mamsavaha Srotas, Formation of Mamsa dhātu, characteristics of Mamsa Sāra, Kśāye and Vriddhi of Mamsa dhātu.

iv) Meda Dhātu

Creation, Location, Function of of Medavaha Srotas, formation of Meda dhātu,
characteristics of Meda Sāra, Kśāyea and Vriddhi of Meda.

v) Asthi Dhātu

Creation, Location, Function of of Asthivaha Srotas and formation of Asthi dhātu, characteristics of Asthisāra Purusha, Mutual interdependence of Vata
and Asthi dhātu, manifestations of Kśāye and Vriddhi of Asthi

vi) Majja Dhātu

Creation, Location, Function of Majja Dhātu, physiology of Majjavaha Srotas, formation of Majja dhātu, characteristics of Majja Sāra Purusha, Rakta-Pitta-Majja relation, manifestations of Kśāye and Vriddhi

vii) Shukra Dhātu

Creation, Location, Function of Śukra dhātu, physiology of Śukravaha srotas ; Kśāye and Vriddhi of Śukra dhātu.

2. Ojas

Creation, Location, Function and Definition of Ojas, classification, Relation between Śleśma, bala and ojas

Ayurvedic Digestion and Nutrition Therapeutics I:
Practical applications of Asian Medicine
and philosophical methods for optimal awareness of
nutrition, digestion, absorption, and elimination.
Examines various diets and foods from an energetic vata-pitta-kapha,
sattva-rajas-tamas, five element, heating and cooling perspectives.

Suggested Textbook and Supplement Reading:

Dr. Vasant Lad, 2001: Chapter Five - "Dhatus, Part I, Rasa, Rakta, and Mamsa Dhatus":

Introduction, p. 103; Nutrition and Structure of the Dhatus, p. 104; Dhatu Byproducts, p.
106; Disorders of the Dhatus, p. 106; Rasa Dhatu: the Plasma Tissue, p. 107; Byproducts
of Rasa Dhatu, p. 109; Disorders of Rasa Dhatu, p. 110; Fever, p. 111; Decreased and
Increased Rasa Dhatu, p. 111; Rakta Dhatu: the Blood Tissue, p. 113; Red Blood Cells, p.
114; Byproducts of Rakta Dhatu, p. 116; Disorders of Rakta Dhatu, p. 117; The Health of
the Blood Vessels, p. 120; Mamsa Dhatu: the Muscle Tissue, p. 122; Types of Muscles and
Their Functions, p. 124; Byproducts of Mamsa Dhatu, p. 125; Disorders of Mamsa Dhatu, p.
127; The Role of Mamsa Dhatu in Emotional Well Being, p. 129; Meditation and Mamsa Dhatu,
p. 130