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Title: Concept and role of diet as a component of Naturopathy and yoga therapy
Authors: Rastogi, Rajiv
Rastogi, Sanjeev
Keywords: Diet;Diet therapy;Aahar Chikitsa;Food as medicine
Issue Date: Jun-2017
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A23L 33/00, A47G 19/26, A47J 39/02, A61K 36/48, A61K 31/00, A61N 5/00, A61H 39/00
Abstract: Diet is an important component of a comprehensive naturopathic healthcare plan. Food is regarded as medicine at many systems of medicine but this is more obvious and apparent in Naturopathy. Naturopathy promotes and encourages the natural food, i.e., the food which is provided by nature and is consumed essentially in the natural form. The concept of diet is little different in modern medicine. In Naturopathy food is classified as acidic or alkaline, live or dead food, eliminative, soothing, constructive, vegetarian or non-vegetarian, liquid, fruit, and mono fruit diet, etc. Naturopathy gives more emphasis on raw food rather than cooked food. According to it, to remain healthy 80 % of the food items should be alkaline, i.e., uncooked and only 20 % food items should be acidic, i.e., cooked. In Yoga, the food is classified as Sattvik, Rajasik and Tamasik. In this paper, a review of the concept of diet in Naturopathy and yoga comparing to other systems is made and the significance of some important rules of diet therapy in Naturopathy and yoga are tried to be highlighted.
Page(s): 47-52
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.16(Suppl) [June 2017]

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