“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food”
What we eat and how much of it we take aﬀects our overall health and mental well being. There are many reasons why we should pay attention to what we eat. Overall, seeing your food as medicine helps you make better decisions about what you eat and how to eat in order to make the best decisions for your own wellbeing.
Maadili leadership solutions introduces the concept of food as medicine. You will explore how food can be important both in helping the management of certain chronic diseases in the past and in the future and also as a preventive healthcare.
This course will also help you recognize which types of foods are vital for health and well being and how food can play an important role in treating/preventing diseases .You will also learn about what’s in food that gives it the potential to improve our health.
After you finish this course, you will have a broad general interest in food, nutrition and health and you will also be able to ;
Describe what is meant by the term ‘food as medicine’ and be able to explain how food is used as medicine.
Identify which types of foods are essential for health and wellbeing.
Identify types of food that have an effect on different body systems, weight and appetite, fertility and pregnancy, and the genome.
Identify which types of food play an important role in treating/preventing disease.
Identify current evidenced based, nutrition related public health guidelines and apply these to improve personal eating habits and nutritional intake.
Discover How Life Is an Interplay Between the Environment, Mind, Body and Soul. Your Ears, Eyes, Skin, Tongue and Nose are the 5 Gateways through which you experience the world.
Learn How the Composition of Your Mind is created out of your sensory impressions and How the quality of these impressions determine the quality of your thoughts and feelings,
Explore and experience how you can use sounds, feelings, sights, tastes and smells to balance, nourish and heal your mind body, and Spirit.
Using the your Dosha Quiz Outcomes, Learn How to determine which aromas can balance your Current Mind Body State (Vikruti).
As the first Gateway, sound is a powerful tool for healing. Sounds activate the release of chemicals throughout the body that are healing. Signals of harmony created by sounds are sent to the innermost levels of your mind/body/spirit. Some examples of healing sounds are: drumming rhythms, nature sounds like rainfall and sea waves, mantras and music.
The skin, when stimulated contains abundant healing chemicals that promote a physiological healing. This helps to calm the mind, it promotes better body immunity and enhances stimulation.
Ways to practice healing touch are like the Ayurvedic self-massage.
Another gateway to which powerful sensory information enters your awareness is through your eyes. Anything you observe with your site either good or bad has effects on your mind, body and spirit. Triggering your mind body and spirit positively helps release chemicals in your body that will bring positive effects. To make use of your eyes try things like resting while having a nice view of the landscape or ocean or the night sky. Keeping your work or house space visually appealing too has a profound effect on your consciousness.
Taste directly affects your emotion or mood. Ayurveda classifies six tastes, sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. When eating your food, its only when you experience all the six tastes that’s when you feel totally satisfied and fulfilled. This relates directly to your life’s experiences where you will find that you are not in balance since these experiences favour only one flavour.
Your emotions and memories are deeply connected to your sense of smell. Unlike other senses, scents go directly to the brain, a part that coordinates both the autonomic nervous system and regulates emotional activity. This then means that your sense of smell has an powerful effect on how you perceive the world.