STUDY OF ASHTA AHAR VIDHI VISHESHAYATANE BY AYURVEDA: A REVIEW
Dr. Ramesh M. Bansode* and Vd. Supriya Chikhalekar
In present era, diet and lifestyle are major factors thought to influence susceptibility to many diseases. Ayurveda
places special emphasis on Ahara and believes that healthy nutrition nourishes the mind, body, and soul. According
to Ayurveda the living human body and diseases that afflict it are both the product of Ahara. Ahara is considered as
one of the key pillars (Upsthambhas) of life in Ayurveda. Nowadays people forget the basic principles of healthy
food. Due to a lack of information or incorrect information about healthy food many lifestyle diseases are taking
place. Ayurveda strongly believes the reason for all disease lies within our digestive process. What we eat reflects
upon our body and mind. Acharya Charak mentions food as prana or life of living beings if taken properly but if
taken in a faulty manner may cause death.1.
Keywords: Ayurveda, ahara, Upsthambhas, prana.
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