“This is the book equivalent of the aphorism, ‘give a man a fish and he can eat for a day;
teach a man to fish and he can eat for a lifetime.’ While there are many books that outline
principles of Ayurveda and then proceed to provide a list of recipes, this book helps us
apply the principles to our own thought process and understanding so well
that we can tailor our own recipes to whatever ingredients we have on hand, in whatever
climate or state of being we find ourselves, and prepare and eat food in ways
that promote optimal health. I love this book."
—Dr. Claudia Welch, DOM, Ayurvedic Practitioner, and author of Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness Through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science
Please watch this short video (2.5 mins) that introduces me and my new book, and talks about why I wrote it and what it offers.
The Art of Ayurvedic Nutrition blends Western science with the ancient wisdom of Āyurveda to offer a modern-day, self-guided reconnection with food, body, health, and the natural world of which we are a part. Through the lens of India’s traditional healing system, this personal health and nutrition guide delivers an alternative view of the body you live in, the food you eat, and what it means to be truly healthy. Topics include:
Step-by-step, the The Art of Ayurvedic Nutrition offers tangible concepts and deep practical knowhow to empower you to better understand and experience yourself and the food that nourishes you, and inspire diet and lifestyle choices that balance the physical body, support the mind and emotions, generate vital energy, inspire intuition and intelligence, and enrich the spirit.
I'm so glad I found this book. It's a great read and I recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about Ayurveda and nutrition. The explanations are clear and concise, easy to understand and grasp the concepts. The suggestions for balancing your dosha are easy to implement and the recipes work well. I tried the coconut curry which was a triumph with my South Indian partner. I'm an Ayurvedic Practitioner and found this book useful to help my patients understand the Ayurvedic fundamentals and healing concepts. Highly recommendable and great value for money.
~ Dean Flexen, Ayurvedic practitioner, Naturveda, UK
The Art of Ayurvedic Nutrition by Susie Colles, in my humble opinion, falls in the latter category. This book is a must-have DIY tool to fix our bodies via our diet, and by doing that fix a lot of other things in us. Distilling Vedic knowledge and making it easily understandable, this book quietly asked me to relook at my body - what I feed it and when and how. Stepping back from my habits and patterns and looking at them made me understand the kind of constitution that is me, and what it needs. The practical aspects – changes in diet and habits – actually made me feel better. I learned about my Vata body type and cut down on the wrong foods, which improved my digestion. This is just one example. There is a lot to be gained out of this book because each chapter is like a knowledge bomb. It expands the way you look at things. I also feel the aim of the book is much bigger and nobler. It wants us to live in balance with the earth, the place we live in, tune into its various seasons and cycles, partake in its produce, and through this holistic approach remove a lot of our modern-day troubles. Better living can be found in books, and here’s one perfect example of it. I am glad I happened to come across it.
~ Hari, India
I’ve been into health including nutrition for a long time; however, I had very little knowledge of Ayurveda. Reading this book has certainly changed that! The author writes in a very clear, engaging and practical way. The book is packed with thought-provoking concepts that have literally changed the way I view and choose food. Plus, I feel great! If you're into health and nutrition, or looking for an escape from diets and calories, I highly recommend this well-written book!
~ Spencer, US