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9/11/13 1:11 A

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Hi gang,

I have been actively practicing and studying Ayurveda for upwards of 4 years now and have read lots of Ayurvedic literature. Not only do I find that Robert E. Svoboda's Prakriti, Your Ayurvedic Constitution is very well written, but I use it as a personal reference at home. I strongly recommend this book.

www.amazon.com/Prakriti-Constitution
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6/7/13 9:40 A

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Thanks, everyone, for posting recommendations for books of interest. I have Heaven's Banquet, but I'll be looking into some of the others. I'm still working my way through Robert E. Svoboda's Prakriti, Your Ayurvedic Constitution (2nd ed.). It seems like a good introduction, using one's constitution as the foundation for the nutritional and other aspects of Ayurvedic healing.

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2/1/13 3:45 P

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I really like Dr. Vasant Lad and Mrs. Usha Lad's Ayurvedic Cooking for self healing. It contains a lot of good information for beginners and introduces you to Ayurvedic Indian cooking.

I also like anything by Maya Tiwari, though it tends to be more technical than Dr. Lad's books.

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7/17/12 10:59 A

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My favorite books so far are Eat, Taste, Heal and Perfect Health by Deepok Chopra. I am interested in Ayurveda : The Science of Self Healing.

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8/26/11 2:51 P

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A great book for beginners dealing with wt loss, diet and dosha is John Doulliard's 3 Season Diet..A Life of Balance is also good it was my first book.

If you want authentic my favorite is Ayurveda : The Science of Self Healing.
If you really want to study Ayurveda and not just diet/cooking its a great read.

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7/10/11 10:01 A

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I like Eat, Taste, Heal. Sometimes I read it straight like a book and other times I flit around to the recipes, shopping notes, health information, etc. I checked it out from the library but then I HAD TO HAVE my own copy for the recipes so I picked up a copy at Half Price Books.

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5/6/11 1:16 P

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Eat, Taste, Heal sounds kind of intriguing. I'll check it out.

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5/6/11 10:50 A

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I've read A Life of Balance, but it was a few years ago. I remember I liked that it had recipes and food lists for specific doshas instead of just focusing on monodoshas.

Right now I'm reading Stop Your Cravings by Jennifer Workman. I like it. It has great recipes, but I don't find they're very informative about tailoring them to specific doshas, which is fine if you're already aware of what's good or not good for you, but might be confusing for someone new to ayurveda. There are also workoout schedules by dosha in there, which I've never seen before.

I also just got Eat Taste Heal by Yarema, Rhoda, and Brannigan. I really recommend this one. Not only does it have amazing recipes that are identified by dosha, but it also has clear guidelines of what substitutions to make if you want to tailor the recipe to your dosha. Plus, it's written by an ayurvedic doctor, patient, and chef. I've never heard of ayurvedically trained chefs in North America. It's a very well written book with recipes for spice blends and teas by dosha too. It's got a lot more information than cooking, though. I just started looking at it yesterday, and I've already decided I need to buy this one. (I got it from the library.)

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5/1/11 9:33 P

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There's a paperback I like but can't remember the author of The A-Z guide and it is small but has lots of advice and is very clearly written. I also like Maya Tiwari's A Life of Balance.

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5/1/11 4:40 P

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I really love the cookbook "Heaven's Banquet" by Miriam Kasin Hospodar. Any cookbook that has a whole chapter for pudding is alright with me.

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5/1/11 2:16 P

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What's your favorite book on ayurveda? Just curious.

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