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I believe that the journey towards health should be both 'simple and sustainable.' Simple and sustainable Ayurvedic practices in one's daily diet and lifestyle is the best way to stay healthy in today's fast paced life.


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Thu 31 Aug 2023

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Unlocking Ayurvedic Secrets

Unlocking Ayurvedic Secrets

Ayurvedic Food Preparation For Optimal Nourishment

While keeping up with today’s fast-paced world, we often struggle to make healthy dietary and nutritional choices. We look for quick food fixes that we can quickly ‘grab and go’ that help us save time on cooking so that we can utilize it towards other aspects of life. This has lead to a rise in prepackaged foods like pre-made breakfasts that are ready with boiled water or pre-made meals that are easily microwavable. 

If you are health conscious, then you would typically choose easy to make foods like protein shakes, fruit and vegetable smoothies, energy bars which promise us ‘maximum nutrition’ with ‘minimum time and effort’. And if trying to curb or shrink your growing waistline you would often consider ‘healthier options’ like fat free foods, and air fried recipes.
 But, Are fruit and veggie smoothies really ‘healthy’? Are energy bars the way to go for boosting energy? Are air-fried foods ‘healthier’ than fried foods? To answer the above questions and take the mystery out of ‘healthy cooking,’ Dr. Manjiri Nadkarni will talk about “Unlocking the Ayurvedic Secrets of Ahara Samkara or Ayurvedic Food Preparation for Optimal Nourishment!” She will discuss different food preparation practices employed traditionally in Ayurveda vs. in today’s modern world like soaking, sprouting, boiling, baking, grilling, pressure cooking, air frying, churning, blending, juicing, grinding etc. affect food from a qualitative and nutrient density perspective, and how they impact your health. She will also share the best practices and food preparation techniques that can lead to optimal digestion and improved nutrient absorption, that leads to a life full of energy and vitality.


Dr. Manjiri Nadkarni, MD (Ayurveda), RHN (Registered Holistic Nutritionist)

Certified Base Allergy Consultant

Dr. Manjiri Nadkarni, MD (Ayu), RHN, CBAC is an Ayurvedic MD, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Base Allergy Consultant, based in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. She has completed her Bachelor's of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) from R.A. Podar Medical (Ayurveda) College in Mumbai and Masters in Ayurveda specializing in Roga Nidan evam Vikriti Vigyan (Ayurvedic Diagnosis and Pathology) from the Institute of Post Graduate Training and Research, Jamnagar, India. She also has a Diploma in Natural Nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She is one of the founding members of the non-profit Ayurveda Association of Canada, where she served as the President from 2017-2019. She has been actively involved in the field of Ayurveda to educate and help people embrace Ayurveda and she has been serving as Faculty for the Ayurveda Practitioner Program at the Southern California University of Health Sciences since 2022. She specialises in integrating ancient Ayurvedic Medicine with modern holistic nutrition and works with chronic conditions like digestive disorders, hormonal imbalance and metabolic disorders. You can learn more about her by visiting https://manjirinadkarni.com/


Sophia French

Editor & Curator, Indica Center for Yoga Studies & Indica Center for Ayurveda Studies

Sophia Ann French is the Editor & Curator at the Indica Center for Yoga Studies and Indica Center for Ayurveda Studies. She has been practising hatha yoga for over 15 years and she is a regular practitioner of Vipassana. She is also studying Vedanta with the Chinmaya International Foundation, she is a certified Sivananda Yoga teacher and was the founder and editor of India's first online magazine on Yoga and Vedanta. As Editor & Curator at Indica, she ensures we develop and maintain authentic connections with yoga teachers, institutes, vaidyas, etc, so that we can connect and collaborate to bring you the best of Indian knowledge systems and the lineages that support these systems.