• Ayurveda Nutraceuticals

    Nutrition Awareness in your kitchen

Ayurveda Nutraceuticals

A live online course in three parts

With Vaidya Sankar Sreelal and Vaidya Poornima Sreelal, Ayurveda experts from Kerala, India

Part 1 – Saturday 11 November – Saturday 16 December 2023

Part 2 – Saturday 20 January – Saturday 24 February 2024

Part 3 – Saturday 9 March – Saturday 13 Arpil 2024

Free Online presentation – Saturday 4 November 2023, 13 January & 2 March 2024

from 8.00 to 9.30 AM Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Individual parts: £87 each, All three parts: £240

This course explores the health potential of daily nutrition. Through observation of the effects of each food item for generations, Ayurveda offers time proven wisdom for a balanced and healthy diet.
Presenting viewpoints of contemporary science will help to better understand and apply this wisdom in day-to-day life.

Dr Sankar & Poornima Sreelal


Vaidya Sankar Sreelal

Dr. Sankar Sreelal was born in a traditional Ayurveda practitioner’s family in Kerala. Apart from clinical practice, because of his analytical approach, he’s interested in applying IT in Ayurveda. He did his post-graduate work in bioinformatics.

Vaidya Poornima Sreelal

Dr. Poornima Sreelal is a leading Ayurvedic dietary consultant. She comes from a traditional healer’s family. After her graduation in Ayurveda, she specialized in Clinical nutrition and dietetics. She works on applied nutrition for curative purposes.

Ayurveda Nutraceuticals

Part 1: Cereals, Pulses and Spices – A detailed presentation of mainly solid food groups like cereals, pulses, spices, their properties and uses.
Saturday 11 November 2023

  • Introduction to Ayurvedic dietary principles.
  • Factors to be considered in deciding on one’s diet.
  • Classification of food items in Ayurveda.

Saturday 18 & 25 November 2023

  • The properties of different cereals as per Ayurveda and modern concepts.
  • Nutraceutical use of cereals and recipes for proper utilisation.
  • Ideal time and other considerations for eating particular cereals.

Saturday 2 December 2023

  • Pulses, their benefits and uses according to Ayurveda.
  • Special focus on pulses which are commonly used in Europe.
  • Sample recipes and considerations for using different combinations depending on the individual

Saturday 9 & 16 December 2023

  • Spices and condiments to improve the absorption of nutrients. Discussing both Indian spices and those
    commonly used in Europe.
  • Physiological and medicinal properties and sample recipes.
  • How can spices be harmful?
Part 2: Vegetables, Herbs, Oils and Dairy Products – Ayurvedic and modern views on using these food groups for proper health.
Saturday 20 & 27 January 2024

  • Common vegetables and their properties.
  • Recipes with the understanding of their nutraceutical properties according to the personal health
    condition, the season etc
  • Discussing some common vegetables used in Europe.

Saturday 3 & 10 February 2024

  • Is dairy good or bad ? Ayurvedic views on different sources of milk, their derivatives and
  • Is milk good for all ages? Processing and use of different milks and milk products based on age
  • Ayurvedic view points on vegan milk and for whom it is ideally suited.

Saturday 17 February 2024

  • How to use fruits fruitfully? Properties and uses of different fruits.
  • Can we eat all fruits in every season?
  • Do all fruits aid digestion?

Saturday 24 February 2024

  • Are fats and oils good? How to choose the right fats based on your health.
  • Do we need to drink large quantities of water? Is water a detoxifier? Ayurveda classifications of
    drinking water and how to drink it depending on constitution, digestive fire and season.
  • Magical herbs and supplements – do they exist ? How to choose the right herbs; Rasayana drugs — simple
    herbs for health.
Part 3: Deciding Which Foods Are Right for You – As per Ayurveda, everything in the world is medicine, even a poison can be an elixir and vice versa based on how you use it. It is important to know the benefits of nutrients, but most important is knowing when, how and for whom to use it.
Saturday 9 March 2024

  • Guidelines on what, when and how much to eat based on different conditions like day, season, digestive
    capacity, etc.

Saturday 16 & 23 March 2024

  • Do we need to cut the fat and calories for children and elderly people? Diet according age groups:
    childhood, teen age, youth and wisdom period.
  • The right food based on Ayurvedic physiology.

Saturday 30 March & 6 April 2024

  • Do you need to feed the fever or fast the fever? How to decide for common health issues like indigestion,
    diarrhoea, fever, cold, etc.
  • Choosing diet for metabolic diseases.
  • Kitchen remedies – the herbaceuticals at home.

Saturday 13 April 2024

  • Minding you food – the influence of the mind on choosing food and how it affects your health.
  • Diet choices based Mind types.
  • Understanding the “foods” of sensory organs. How does Ayurveda consider sensory perceptions through sense
    organs as ‘food’?

Ayurveda Nutraceuticals



£87 for six sessions, £240 for 18 sessions



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