Food for Life - Ayurveda & Healthy Living
By Meditation Oasis
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The foods we eat play a major role in our health. Ayurveda is an ancient and proven system from India for creating balance and vibrant health. This app by Meditation Oasis™ provides an easy way to apply the principles of healthy eating from Ayurveda to our everyday food choices.
According to Ayurveda, the qualities of your mind and body are determined by three biological "energies" or principles called "doshas" -- vata, pitta and kapha. Each individual has a unique combination of these three bio-energies that result in their mind-body type or constitution. By determining your basic constitution and assessing your current imbalances, you will be able to modify your diet to create greater balance.
✓ Basic Constitution Quiz to help you easily determine your mind-body type
✓ Current Imbalance Quiz to find out your dosha imbalances
✓ Extensive Food Properties Table of over 150 items giving each food's properties and suitability for your mind-body type
✓ Detailed instructions for choosing the right foods to balance the doshas
✓ A Dosha Clock that automatically shows the dosha for the season and time of day
✓ Sample food plans for people with three different constitutions
✓ Eating Tips for good digestion
The benefits of following an Ayurvedic diet are:
✓ more energy
✓ better digestion
✓ normalization of body weight
✓ improved overall health and well-being
✓ clarity of mind
The information in this app is based on ancient Ayurvedic texts and the experience of over 25 years of applying these principles to daily life. Richard Maddux studied Ayurveda in India with Vaidya V. M. Dwivedi, Vaidya B. D. Triguna, and Vaidya Balraj Maharishi.
What's New in Version 2.2
Optimized for iOS6 and iPhone 5.
Good basic info, way too much text
I really like that this app addresses both prakriti and vikruti, and I enjoyed taking the quizzes. I also think my quiz results were pretty accurate. There is also quite the library of foods that help determine which doshas are calmed/aggravated. Also good introductory information.
However, there is a LOT of introductory information in text form that you scroll down to get through. I think most people searching for an Ayurveda app already possess this background knowledge. Not appealing visually/interactively, and also a waste of precious data space.
I would greatly appreciate more specific food lists by dosha. Not all foods listed as calming should be consumed in the same amounts. Some can be eaten liberally while others only a couple times a week. Please update. (I do appreciate notes about qualities of cooked vs raw).
The sample menus would be a fantastic feature if they were expanded. Three high level descriptions: really not helpful. Please expand.
What else would be helpful? Food combinations and preparation tips by prakriti (would be even more fantastic to address dosha imbalance outside of prakriti). A handful of recipes -- perhaps tridoshic, sattvic recipes with tips to balance doshas.
And would be helpful to enlist a user interface designer to make the experience better.
Great start! Looking forward to updates.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Jan 08, 2013
- Version: 2.2
- Size: 7.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Meditation Oasis
- © 2010 Mary & Richard Maddux
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.