March 1, 2023 | 63 minutes, 47 seconds
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In this episode of the Ayurveda Meets Modern Science podcast, host John Douillard, DC, CAP, interviews Divya Alter on her new book ‘Joy of Balance.’ Divya Alter is a pioneering Ayurvedic chef, educator, and author. She is the mastermind behind the celeb-favorite NYC restaurant Divya’s Kitchen (whose fans include Katie Holmes, Thom Yorke, Patti Smith, Tilda Swinton, the Olsen Twins, and more). She is also the founder of the Ayurvedic food brand Divya’s, which offers healthy packaged foods as well as in-person cooking classes led by Divya and informed by her 30+ years of Ayurvedic experience.
To complement the release of her latest cookbook ‘Joy of Balance’, Divya released her first online versions of her popular cooking classes — they come to a total of 8 hours of Masterclasses, which together provide a comprehensive, fully guided exploration of healthful, plant-based cooking and mind-body balance.
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Finding Joy in Balance
In her new book, Divya provides cooking tips, digestive tips, meal portion guidance, and the properties and qualities of each ingredient along with when to use them. Her hope is to bring balance to how we feel and help guide readers on how to use foods medicinally. The book is designed for a home cook who is curious about the digestibility of different foods, the effects they have on the body, and how/when various foods are best used in Ayurveda. Ancient Ayurvedic wisdom categorizes foods and suggests cooking by ingredient and by season.
See also Ayurveda’s Six Tastes and How They Can Change Your Mood
How do you feel after you eat?
It’s important to experience food with awareness, and take note of how we feel after eating different foods and why. Divya’s guide will help make your digestive process stronger and your body feel good at the same time. Ayurvedic eating enhances your relationship with food, your body, and your mood.