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Ayurveda Nutrition Foundation Course (ANFC)

In order to enrol for ANFC, students must first complete ayurveda Foundation Certificate Course (AFCC)

Delve Deeper Into ayurveda

You are ready to delve deeper into ayurveda principles of nutrition.  According to ayurveda, nutrition is not just about what the food contains but how you are able to digest, assimilate and absorb the ingested food into our body.  It is not just about nutrition but about nourishment.

To understand ayurveda nutrition, you must unlearn modern perspective of nutrition and see food from a holistic standpoint. ayurveda states that every individual needs customised approach to dietary guidelines. Even though ayurveda originated from India, the principle of nutrition is based on individual customs and culture. In another words you do not have to cook Indian food to call it ayurvedic food. The principles of ayurveda nutrition is timeless and universal and you apply these principles to your culture and tradition.

The ANFC program is designed specifically to help you understand the fundamental principles or ayurvedic nutrition.  In this program you will learn nutritional principles as well as how to apply these principles to design a well-rounded diet and lifestyle for your family and friends.

Pre- requisite:

Students must complete the ayurveda Foundation Certificate Course (AFCC) in order to join the ANFC program

ayurveda Nutrition Foundation Course (ANFC)

30  hours of ANFC include online home study, assignments and live Q&A sessions.

Language : English with Chinese Translation

Certificate of Attendance by Ayurveda Association of Singapore (AAOS)

ayurveda Nutrition Foundation Course ANFC

Topics covered:

1. ayurveda nutrition vs conventional nutrition

  • Nutrition from an ayurveda perspective vs conventional perspective
  • Food as nutrition vs food as medicine
  • shadrasa(6 tastes) and its relationship to panchamahabhuta
  • effect of each taste on the body
  • Potency (veerya), Post digestive effect (vipaka), Special Effect (prabhava)

2. guna (Quality) and prakriti (ayurveda traits)

  • Food is seen in terms of its qualities (guna)
  • 20 Principles (vimshadi tattva) / 20 qualities (gurvadi guna)
  • prakriti assessment – how to design your own prakriti assessment form

3. Role of dosha in digestion process

  • Division of dosha (dosha bhediya)
  • 5 types of vata, pitta and kapha (pancha vata, pancha pitta, pancha kapha)
  • 3 phases of digestion (madura avastapaka, amla avastapaka, katuavastapaka)
  • Nourishment of dhatu (body sustenance) and sapta dhatu

4. Role of agni (digestive fire) and ama (undigested food)

  • 4 types of agni(samagni, vishamagni, tiskshnagni, mandagni)
  • ama– signs of ama, how to prevent ama and how to treat ama
  • 6 stages of disease(shad kirya kala )

5. ayurveda and fasting (upavasa) based on prakriti

  • fasting and types of fasting for different prakriti
  • dos and donts of fasting
  • difference between ayurvedicdiet and yogic diet

6. ayurveda principles of a balanced diet (ashta ahara vidhi vishesha ayatana)

  • 8 key principles to consider when designing a customised nutrition
  • ayurveda principles of balanced diet
  • ayurveda dietary guidelines

7. ayurvedic dravya (herbs/spices) and Recipes

  • ayurveda properties of common dravya such as milk, ghee, turmeric, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, black pepper, lentils, ginger, garlic
  • balancing teas for vata, pitta and kapha
  • ayurveda digestive drink
  • tridosha balancing meal (kichidi)
  • immune boosting drink
  • lentil soup for vegetarians

Live Q&A session (1 hour)

For Home study program there will be live Q&A sessions conducted 1x a monthIt will give students time to review ALL the materials and ask questions. 

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