The Ayurvedic Guide to Diet & Weight Loss: The Sattva Program

The Ayurvedic Guide to Diet & Weight Loss: The Sattva Program


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The Ayurvedic Guide to Diet & Weight Loss: The Sattva Program by Scott, M.D. Gerson M.D.

This extraordinary book presents a time-tested, simple, and medically sensible approach to weight loss and maintenance. As botha qualified MD and trained Ayurvedic physician with many years of experience in a clinical setting applying both Western and Ayurvedic approaches.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780910261296
Publisher: Lotus Press WI
Publication date: 02/13/2002
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.59(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Part I
Chapter 1.Inspiration For This Book5
Chapter 2.Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda9
The Five Basic Elements: The Pancha Mahabhutas
Energies Which Create Your Ayurvedic Constitutional Type
The Body Energies: The Three Doshas
The Mental Energies: The Three Gunas
Chapter 3.Determining Your Ayurvedic Constitutional Type31
Chapter 4Additional Important Ayurvedic Concepts41
The Seven Body Tissues: The Sapta Dhatus
The Three Waste Products: Malas
The Digestive Fire: Agni
Part II
Chapter 5.The Concept of Obesity (Sthaulya) in Ayurveda and Western Medicine49
Digestion and Toxicity: Jathagni and Ama
Pathogenesis of Obesity: The Six Stages of Any Disease
The Three Doshas and Their Gunas
Diets Don't Work
Chapter 6How To Get Started: Ten Easy Steps69
Chapter 7.The Sattva Program for Permanent Weight Loss75
The General Program for All Constitutional Types
Morning Regimen
Afternoon Regimen
Evening Regimen
Additional Guidelines
How to Perform Garshana Massage
How to Perform Abhyanga Massage
The Importance of Water in Weight Loss
Chapter 8.The Sattvic Diet107
General Description
Complex and Simple Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates and Insulin: Modern Science Meets Ancient Wisdom
The Ten Features of Healthy Foods
The Ten Principles of Proper Food Intake
The General Sattvic Food List
Food Combining According To Ayurveda
Dietary Fiber
Chapter 9.Determining Your Sattvic Energy Needs133
Learning Your Caloric Requirements
The Nutritional and Energetic Content of Food
Chapter 10.Sattvic Exercise145
The Physiology of Movement
A Moving Experience: The Mind-Body Interface
The Practical Pearls of Exercise for All Types
Exercises For the Different Constitutional Types
Surya Namaskar (Salutation to the Sun)
Model Sattvic Walking Program
Medical Self-Evaluation Survey
ATP: The "Energy Currency" of the Human Physiology
Exercise and the Mind
Chapter 11.Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines Used To Support Weight Loss177
Part III
Chapter 12.Recommendations For Specific Constitutional Types189
Chapter 13.Rtucharya: Seasonal Routines287
Chapter 14.The Benefits Of A Healthy Whole Foods Vegetarian Diet295
Chapter 15.Sattvic Recipes305
Chapter 16.Panchakarma Therapy: Detoxification Therapies345
Appendix I.Technical Jargon363
Appendix II.Ayurvedic Herbal Medicines Useful In Weight Management385
Biographical Sketch400

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