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Thank you Iris. I think it was you who posted awhile back about the Ayurvedic diet and the Dr. who wrote the books. I went to ebay and punched in the name. I bought 2 of his books for like 4.00 plus shipping. Anyway, They are so full of useful information it has really changed the way I think and eat and exercise. It has really hit the mark with me. It is truely amazing. I am still reading and learning but wanted to thank you for sharing with us. I might not have ever looked into it if it wasn't for your post. Thanks!-Micheale

-- Micheale from SE Kansas (, January 25, 2002


I can't find this in the diet older messages.

Does anyone know where to find it or a brief description?

-- Rick (WV) (, January 25, 2002.

I too am curious what this diet is. Is it a whole foods diet? Or is it similar to a macrobiotic diet (which I wouldn't do)? Or is it a diet eating foods that are supposed to be good for your particular body? I'm really curious!!!

-- Barb in Ky. (, January 25, 2002.

Micheale from SE Kansas,

You're welcome. I'm glad this has helped. I really can tell the difference when I go back to my old bad habits. The hardest part for me regarding this is admitting that I am almost 100% Pita. lol That's my Mom, not me. lol

I'm trying to remember where on this forum that was mentioned. I don't think it was about a diet in particular, but about eating in general. I think it might have been way back when Melissa started talking about what she was feeding her family on a daily basis and someone seemed to come down on her for being frugal minded. That was almost near the beginning of this forum, I think. Perhaps a month in.

Anyway, anyone interested can search the web for Ayurvedic diets or Dr. Deepok Chopra or Ayurvedic medicine in general. It basically uses food, exercise, and herbs as the natural body healer. I've spoken to many native east Indians and they all agree that it works, but it takes time. It also helps to realise that whatever your age is now, that's how long it took you to get that way. Now, I don't expect overnight results. But, I do feel more in control of my life when I live this way and a sense of cleanliness inside that I've not felt on other diets. As a vegetarian, one would think I'd never have a weight problem, but that's just not so. It's not the amount of things I've eaten that have caused my weight and health problems, but the wrong foods I've chosen.

Good luck to everyone who should chose this way of eating. I'd be interested to see how things are going. Micheale, I'm so happy that this is working for you. It's kinda nice to have things a little more simple, isn't it?

-- Iris in Central Oklahoma (, January 25, 2002.

Please correct me if I'm wrong but this doctor sounds rather "new- agey" to me! Don't get me wrong though I do feel diet and eating healthy whole food can go a long way toward good health and healing. We would all be better off if we ate the foods as God gave us to eat and not alter them in so many ways. I'm not trying to start any kind of argument here, please!!!!

-- Barb in Ky. (, January 25, 2002.

Hello Barb in Ky,

Dr. Chopra studied medicine and became an internist in America several decades ago and Ayurvedics has been an accepted practice in the East Indian medical field for more than 5,000 years. Dr. Chopra simply made it easier for the western folks like me to understand this form of medicine from his country. The word Ayurvedic comes from the Sanskrit words Ayus, meaning life, and Veda, meaning knowledge or science. Since health is subjective and for many, just a state of mind, maybe to you all of this is new-age. For me, it just is.

It's good reading, at any rate. Enjoy.

Namaste, Iris

-- Iris in Central Oklahoma (, January 29, 2002.

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