Food as Medicine
February 17, 2015
Hosted by Ann Holaday
Food can either have a positive or negative effect on health. We are much more likely to make a connection to a food that we have eaten recently when we feel a bad effect than to one we have eaten over a long period of time when we develop an ulcer, for example. The food we eat has a profound effect on energy, sleep, immunity, all bodily functions and on the development of disease. Eating is something we do every day and what we do every day is much more important than what we do once in a while. If we want to achieve optimum health we have to eat food which the body can readily digest and convert into nutrition to nourish the tissues. Ayurveda does not consider nutrition as a way of evaluating the diet so much as the six tastes sweet, sour, salty, pungent, astringent and bitter. By balancing these tastes according to our constitution we can not only achieve good health but can use food as medicine. Food should be fresh, organic, free from chemical compounds and mostly plants.
According to Ayurveda and Yoga
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The concepts of Ayurveda and Yoga are poorly understood and there are many misconceptions about them. The goal of According to Ayurveda and Yoga radio shows is to present authentic knowledge of the science of life and the science of consciousness in a way which is easy to understand. Each week the principles will be discussed and how they can be applied to everyday living to achieve complete health of body, mind and spirit. Management of health can be achieved through Ayurveda and Yoga and therefore freedom from disease can be attained.
Supplemental information on the programs is available at www.ataytv.com. A segment of each program will be devoted to questions and comments from listeners.
Ann (Aneesha) Holaday is an Ayurvedic professional whose passion is to tell the world about the amazing power of Ayurveda and Yoga. She was born, brought up and educated in Britain and has lived in Washington State since 1981. She has been married twice and widowed twice, has three grownup children and two grandsons. Her lifetime career has been in Radiation Therapy where she was an educator, manager and practitioner. She has authored a book, “The Mountain Never Cries,” and is a teacher of English as a Second Language. She has lived in Puerto Rico, New Zealand, India, Britain, Germany and USA.
Since the death of her second husband fourteen years ago, Ann has traveled the world extensively and she discovered Ayurveda and Yoga when visiting India ten years ago. She was captured by the profound knowledge of the ‘Science of Life’ and studied at the JIVA Institute and Ayurveda College in India. In the USA at the American Institute of Vedic Studies and Ayurvedic Institute. She is a professional member of NAMA, National Ayurvedic Medical Association and AAPNA, Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America. She has presented papers at conferences in India at the AAPNA Conference in Lucknow, Global Ayurveda Festival in Cochin, 6th Annual Holistic Health Conference in Kottayam, and World Ayurveda Congress in Delhi. She is founder of According to Ayurveda and Yoga Global Community whose mission is to make Ayurveda and Yoga a way of life all over the world through education.