Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya
Everyday Ayurveda is the perfect lifestyle guide designed to maximize health, longevity, and happiness the natural way.Do you sometimes feel tired, lethargic and spiritless? How can Ayurveda help in a simple, practisable manner?Time is scarce and precious in today's world, and we seek solutions that are quick. While allopathic medicine tends to focus on the management of disease, the ancient study of dinacharya provides us with holistic knowledge of preventing disease and eliminating its root cause. Taking us through a day in the life of Ayurveda living, Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya illustrates the core principles of Ayurveda and shows us how to incorporate these in our routine. She explains the logic behind the changes she recommends and how they benefit us. Informative and accessible, Everyday Ayurveda is the perfect lifestyle guide designed to maximize health, longevity and happiness the natural way.Praise for Everyday Ayurveda'Dr Bhaswati has written a book that will help resurrect the knowledge I grew up on, using scientific logic for modern scientists, and slokas for ancient scientists and observers. Her writing will appeal to the intelligent seeker dedicated to achieving a good life using conscious self-care, attention to healthy habits and respect for the wisdom of the ancients.' - Shashi Tharoor, member of parliament 'Bhaswati combines her talents as a healer with passion for sharing truly healing medicine. She has written from the song in her heart that celebrates light, sound and connection with nature.' - Pandits Rajan and Sajan Misra, Padma Bhushan recipients and classical Hindustani vocalists of the Banaras Gharana 'Bhaswati is uniquely able to diagnose like good medical doctors of the past, watching the patient rather than the test result. With a person-centered approach, this book is a tribute to Ayurveda and explains why we should pay more attention to the signals our bodies give us.' - Ashok H. Advani, founder publisher, The Business India Group'Bhaswati has preserved the Sanskrit from which dinacharya emanates. Through her unending curiosity and dedication as a well-trained physician, scientist and professor, she has brought basic concepts of Ayurveda to light. She has toiled and delved deeply with engaging clarity, a fine mind and an extraordinarily connected soul. She teaches Ayurveda authentically because it is in her heart.' - Dr Vd. Chandrabhushan Jha, former dean, faculty of Ayurveda, Banaras Hindu University and professor emeritus of Rasa Shastra'Ancient Ayurvedic rishis developed dinacharya, a way of maintaining normal body rhythms and staying healthy. Assisted by logic and personal accounts, Dr Bhaswati brings dinacharya alive in this book and reinforces its importance and necessity, especially in busy lives.' - Vd. Partap Chauhan, founder of Jiva Ayurveda 'Dr Bhaswati unlocks the age-old tenets of Ayurveda contained in cryptic Sanskrit verses. Her strong roots in tradition and willingness to branch out to the modern world make this book precious, like any true vidya.' - Dr. PR Krishnakumar, Padma Shree recipient and managing director, Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (Coimbatore)'As a fellow Fulbright Scholar, I have witnessed Dr Bhaswati devote her life to researching and preserving Ayurveda, and bringing it back to the hands and hearts of people.' - Gautam Gandhi, former head of new business development, Google India
Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya practices and teaches holistic family medicine emphasizing Ayurveda, dividing her time between Manhattan and Benaras. In Manhattan, she serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and runs The DINacharya Institute. She is also completing a PhD in herbometallics and Ayurvedic pharmaceutics from Banaras Hindu University in the ancient city of Varanasi.
She is a Harvard-trained physician-educator, working over 20 years to bridge Ayurveda with mainstream medicine. Her trainings in public health, preventive medicine, nutrition and pharmaceutics have interfaced with her clinical practice, helping patients through difficult diseases using medicines from around the world. She has also trained in holistic health counseling, yoga, homeopathy and nutrition. She was awarded as a 2013 senior Fulbright Scholar. A documentary film on her work, Healers: Journey into Ayurveda is shown on The Discovery Channel. Her first book Everyday Ayurveda was published in 2015 by Penguin Random House.