Nutrition from the perspective of Ayurveda

Proper nutrition is the key to our physical and emotional wellbeing. With our food we have a direct influence on physical health and emotional balance. Ayurvedic nutrition is a holistic nutritional system that differentiates between the different needs of people. The metabolism is supported in its digestive and renewal processes according to type. Special foods and spices are also used in such a way that they prevent diseases and treat them from a diet. Based on this Ayurveda knowledge, menus and meal plans are put together that optimally control the body, satisfy the senses and balance the psyche. There are many different reasons to eat Ayurvedic: the selection and preparation is adapted to the phases of life, seasons and times of the day as well as to the individual constitution. There are many great, quick recipes as well as special diets and cures that promote the healing and rejuvenation process.

As a nutritionist, I help people to gain a deeper understanding of their diet in order to experience more well-being, enjoyment and joy again. Special nutrition plans and cooking and recipe recommendations from Ayurvedic cuisine and nutritional theory give you completely new impulses and suggestions for everyday life. We also look at your life path and your habits in order to find weak points and / or blockages that slow you down and weaken your health.
Nutritional advice:
  • First appointment 90min. 60€    
  • Follow-up appointments 45€

You are what you eat.

According to Ayurveda, poor nutrition is often the main cause of illness. A good healthy diet is an essential part of staying healthy. Sometimes all it takes is a correction of the eating habits to achieve more balance and balance.

Here are a few great Ayurveda tips for everyday nutrition:

  •     the dishes should be adapted to your Dosha - constitutional type - Kapha / Pitta / Vata
  •     eat the right amount, the stomach should only be 2/3 full to work properly
  •     Do not drink with meals if you are thirsty, choose hot water so as not to weaken the   digestive fire (cold water extinguishes the fire)
  •     Eat high quality food - fresh, organic
  •     Prefer cooked and self-prepared meals
  •     Individuality in food selection and preparation
  •     eat with appetite and chew well
  •     eat in a pleasant atmosphere
  •     Eat regularly and avoid snacks - last 3 hours before going to bed
  •     Pay attention to the balanced taste - should have all 6 flavors (sweet, sour, salty, hot, bitter and tart)
  •     Pay attention to the right combinations, otherwise waste materials are created that the body does not break down
  •     Prefer food from the region
  •     Before eating, the meal should be blessed with a brief devotion, prayer, or mantra

From the Ayurveda point of view, the ideal sequence of consumption looks like this:

1st course: rice, salty pastries or pasta dishes

2nd course: well-seasoned, sour soup

3rd course: Protein-containing products (soy, yoghurt, legumes, vegetable side dishes)

4th course: buttermilk, spicy lentil broth (Kapha), dessert (Vata and Pitta)

5th course: bitter or tart dishes or freshly squeezed juices e.g. B. from artichoke, dandelion, nettle (should complement the main meal)

After eating, it would be ideal to rest for about 10 minutes. This strengthens the digestive powers. If you jump up hectically, the food is not digested optimally and gas and cravings develop after about 2 hours.
Ayurvedic Detox

"According to Ayurveda, people are healthy when they take in what they need from the cosmos and then give back what they need. There is a healthy balance between taking and giving.
When this balance is lost, illness and malaise arise. "
Nicky Sitaram Sabnis

There are many ways in Ayurveda how one can restore balance. Supportive measures include, for example, nutrition and cleansing of the body and mind. Special purification and detoxification programs are recommended. Through these cleansing measures, physical and mental strength can be restored. Many waste products (ama) such as drug residues, excess acids, environmental toxins that could not be excreted and that put a lot of strain on the body collect in the body. That is why Ayurveda recommends purifying the body regularly.

The Ayurvedic fasting cure lasts between three and ten days. Each cure is individual and is adapted to the existing constitution type. The Kapha type fasts only with hot water, a little rice broth and the ginger tea. For example, Vata and Pitta get 3 warm meals and a light rice or vegetable soup. The khichari - a dish made from lentils, rice and vegetables - is very popular (and not just at the end of the fast).
A new understanding of the diet, adapted yoga program and suitable exercises bring people back into harmony with nature. With an Ayurveda cure, we not only relieve the body, but also the spirit, the mind and the emotions.
"The balance of metabolism, digestion, body tissues and excretions as well as the bliss of awareness, mind and senses are there
the prerequisites for health. "

Ayurvedic Fasting Week
in Andalusia

01.05. - 07.05.23

What is an ayurvedic fasting?

This Ayurvedic fasting cure lasts one week and includes 1-2 days of relaxation and recovery. Each cure is individual and is adapted to the existing constitution type. The Kapha type fasts only with hot water, a little rice broth and the ginger tea. Vata and Pitta get 2-3 warm meals and a light rice soup, vegetable soup or kitchari. The focus is on strengthening the digestive fire and removing toxins from the body. Ayurvedic teaching is based on the conception of five great elements - water, fire, earth, air and wind. These 5 elements are assigned to the 3 doshas - Pitta, Vata and Kapha.

A new understanding of the diet, an adapted yoga program and suitable exercises bring people back into harmony with nature.
With an Ayurveda fasting cure, we not only relieve the body, but also the spirit, the mind and the emotions. It is highly recommended
Prepare for the fast one to two weeks in advance by eating foods such as sugar, gluten, dairy products, meat, frozen products,
Refrained from caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. Learning to fast is very important for a better understanding of how to take care of your body and mind.

The body knows how to heal itself and will do so if we provide it with the right nourishment.

Why to fast?

Fasting has many positive effects. The digestive organs come to rest and can recover. Many substances that have deposited in the various places (often weak points) in the body are mobilized and transported out of the body. So there is a kind of purification going on. Deposits, fats and toxins (ama) are broken down and excreted through the breath, the skin and the digestive organs. Ayurveda says that Ama, which means undigested, is the main cause of all diseases. This thorough, internal cleansing of the body also continues on the mind and soul. The cleaning processes enable deep self-knowledge and processes of detachment from old patterns and dependencies. Often a state of clarity, calm and peace arises. Thus the fasting person has the opportunity for an inner conversion.

And what comes after...

Ayurveda says you are not just what you eat, you are what you digest. Therefore, it is important to maintain a suitable diet even after the fast. A diet tailored to your own Dosha will strengthen the digestive fire in the long term. Less toxins are formed in the body and a strong immune system is created. At the end of this cure you will receive from me a nutrition plan adapted to your Dosha and many delicious Ayurvedic recipes. Through my numerous fasting cures, which I have been doing since 2010, I was able to gain a lot of experience and knowledge. I am happy to pass these experiences on to you and accompany you on your way to a healthy diet and lifestyle even after the cure.

Daily routine

  • 7.30 a.m. - 9.30 a.m. Ayurvedic morning routine, yoga and breathing exercises
  • 9.30 a.m. - 10 a.m., adapted meals, then broth or water every hour
  • 10:00 am - 4:15 pm free time, walks, workshops, lectures, excursions
  • 4:15 - 5:45 p.m. Yoga, mantra singing, meditations, relaxation exercises
  • 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. adapted catering
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Massages, exchanges, walks, sauna

Participation in the day program is voluntary.