If you grew up in an Indian household, the use of spices, certain food combinations for festivals or rituals would be part of your diet. Yet, today, you may have moved continents, travelled and eat a variety of foods that were not part of your traditional diet. Food systems have further irrevocably altered what we eat, such that even without travel our diets have changed in just a generation.
Then, how are traditional food concepts, developed before a refrigerator or our understanding of microbes or nutrients relevant today? Perhaps, we can go even further and ask, are they relevant today?
Our "Introduction to Ayurveda Dietetics" course is a way to delve a bit more into this subject. We were motivated to present this course because of the large amount of disinformation in the Ayurveda space about foods and medicine.