Sacred and Delicious


Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, is translated from Sanskrit as “the science of life.” It is more than 5,000 years old, with roots in Vedic culture. Ayurveda emphasizes balance—in body, mind and spirit—as essential to achieving and maintaining wellness. This balance is a critical component in healing chronic health problems.

Ayurveda’s holistic approach to conscious eating and conscious living has the power to resolve acute health problems, heal disease and establish ongoing wellness. Over thousands of years Ayurveda has supported the health of the many millions who have applied its principles to their lives.

This ancient system of medicine offers a proven template for healing the body, mind and emotions. Even those with chronic and potentially life-threatening conditions—diabetes, IBS, heart disease—can make tremendous progress with the right diet, exercise and herbal supplements. To know what is “right” for you can be challenging—and this is where Ayurveda excels!  Through Ayurveda, you can understand your own energetic patterns and, therefore, what you need to thrive.

If you have a serious health condition, it is extremely helpful to find an Ayurvedic practitioner who can support your learning and create a health plan that will be most effective. 

To learn more about Ayurveda’s dietary principles, see our Blue Pearl Ayurveda site.

To find an Ayurvedic practitioner also skilled in Western functional medicine, click here.

“In Sacred and Delicious, Lisa Joy Mitchell shows you how to balance the bodily doshas through the right kind of food. Because proper food is the ultimate medicine, once you balance these three doshas, the inner healing of body, mind, and soul unfolds.”

~Vasant Lad, B.A.M.&S., M.A.Sc., Ayurvedic Physician
Author of Ayurveda: Science of Self-Healing, Textbook of Ayurveda series and more