All About Ayurvedics
Gedalia Genin is a Naturopath and Ayurvedic Health Specialist based in Atlanta. She works with women and children transforming physical and emotional health using natural modalities. If you're interested in following an Ayurvedic diet, Gedaliah advises which PeachDish ingredients and dishes will be the best fit for you.
What to eat or not to eat; that is the question today for most women I see in my practice. From the low fat diet, to Atkins, the grapefruit diet, raw foods to paleo, women today are confused about what to eat. I regularly see the following dilemmas:
First, those consuming too much food - creating excess in the body - in other words being overweight. High stress levels, past and present traumas are causing much of that.
Second, not eating enough; having snacks for meals such as yogurt and granola or just a protein “bar”; or just eating raw foods eliminating just about everything else. Poor body image and not knowing how to cook underlies some of those choices.
Lastly, there are many of us trying to make healthy meals assembling foods from different places. Some of these approaches are leaving women depleted of energy, imbalanced hormones and overall nutritional deficiency.
Ayurveda, a sustainable system of health dating back over 5000 years, has gained popularity today NOT as another food model or diet but as a holistic approach and lifestyle that promotes vitality and longevity through seasonal eating, optimizing digestive power along with the right use of herbs, essential oils, and even breathing.
The main objective of Ayurveda is to promote balanced energy on all levels: body, mind and spirit. Who doesn’t want some of that? My belief is a practical one and in moderation we can extract the best from different models.
The best way to determine how a food is for YOU is to see how it feels after you eat it and if it is digesting well in your body. Ayurveda has always known that strong digestion is key to optimal health.
I recently met PeachDish at the Yogathon event in Chastain Park. I am impressed with the quality of their resources using local farmers and growers (a key Ayurvedic principle) and how they balance each meal using a colorful plate. By cooking with the seasons PeachDish is following the Ayurvedic principle of simple, wholesome, delicious foods, well-combined for easy digestion.
I am relieved to know that for my clients who do not cook they can get meals that have been prepared with love, balance, and good health in mind. And even have them delivered!
PeachDish creates their plates using spices such as turmeric, cilantro, ginger, garlic, fennel; all digestive enhancing, anti-inflammatory ingredients and Ayurvedic!
According to Ayurveda, food is not the only source of nourishment. Our five senses; touch, sound, sight, taste, and smell are doorways to our inner physiology creating balanced health!
By using the senses to enhance positive input of energy we move toward nourishing the soul and balancing the energies in our body.
So instead of just thinking about what to eat or not to eat, eat a Dish with balanced foods and tastes, meals with lots of colors and flavors AND most of all with joy!
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Gedalia Genin Naturopath
Ayurvedic Health Specialist
Centre Spring - Brookhaven office 404-528-1483
Heal Center - Sandy Springs 404-303-0007
For individual consults please visit my website and view testimonials @ www.gedaliahhealingarts.com