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ayurveda Nutrition Foundation Course (ANFC)

Note: Pre requisite Ayurveda Foundation Certificate Course (AFCC)

In order to join the ANFC, students must complete the ayurveda Foundation Certificate Course (AFCC)

According to ayurveda nutrition is not just about what the food contains but how you are able to digest an assimilate the food into usable body part.

The ANFC program is designed specifically to help you understand the foundational principles of ayurveda in relation to nutrition.  In this program you will learn the theoretical principles as well as how to apply these principles to design a well-rounded diet and lifestyle for your family and friends.

one solution does not fit all. What is good for a vata prakriti may not necessarily be good for the kapha prakriti. Also the key is to get your agni (digestion)


Pre- requisite

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

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ANFC Course structure (13 Hours)

every session is 2 hours except session 7 is 1 hour

1 guna (Quality) and prakriti (ayurveda traits)

  • Food as nutrition vs food as medicine
  • 20 Principles (vimshadi tattva) / 20 qualities (gurvadi guna )
  • prakriti assessment

2 ayurveda nutrition vs conventional nutrition

  • Nutrition from an ayurveda perspective vs conventional perspective
  • shadrasa (6 tastes)
    1. 6 taste and panchamahabhuta
    2. 6 taste and vata pitta kapha
    3. Each taste and its effect on the body and mind
  • Potency (veerya), Post digestive effect (vipaka), Special Effect (prabhava)

3 Role of dosha in digestion process

  • Sub dosha (pancha vata, pancha pitta, pancha kapha)
  • 3 phases of digestion (madura avastapaka, amla avastapaka, katuavastapaka)
  • sapta dhatu (dushya)

4 Role of agni and ama in health

  • 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 based on prakriti

  • fasting and types of fasting for different prakriti
  • difference between ayurvedic diet and yogic diet

6. ayurveda principles of a balanced diet

  • ayurveda principles of balanced diet
  • Effects of processed foods
  • ayurveda food guidelines
  • ayurveda properties of common herbs : turmeric, ghee, black pepper, lentils, cumin seeds
  • How to make a tridosha dish

7. Q&A session (1 hour)

  • For every lesson there will be Q&A. This Q&A is to give students time to digest ALL the material and ask questions. 

Certificate of Attendance : by Ayurveda Association of Singapore (AAOS)

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