Ayurveda is a 5000 year-old system of holistic health + healing which translates as ‘the sacred science of life’.
Ayurveda offers a beautiful, empowering way of eating because, instead of promoting one 'perfect', balanced diet suitable for everyone, it encourages each of us to find a diet that balances us.
For some of us that may mean eating lots of warm, grounding foods like porridge, soups, and mashed potatoes, or we might feel better when we eat moist, unctuous foods like avocados, oil-roasted vegetables and buttery scrambled eggs.
Ayurveda gives us simple guidelines so that we can tune into our body and eat in a way that truly nourishes us.
Ayurvedic nutrition optimises health by balancing energies in the body (doshas) through food and lifestyle practices.
We are each born with a unique combination of three energies (doshas): vata, pitta + kapha. This unique combination is our essential nature — when we are here we feel healthy, energised + connected to our truth + purpose. But, when our doshas are out of balance, we experience difficulties with our physical, mental + emotional health. Ayurvedic nutrition focuses on using nutrition to bring you back into balance.