About the Author
The author was born in Lucknow (Capital of Uttar Pradesh). He has completed his education up to
B.Sc. from Lucknow after that he had graduated in ayurveda (B.A.M.S.) from state Ayurvedic
college, gurukul kangri Hardwar (Holi city of Ganga). After completing B.A.M.S. he got selection
MD course in both NIA & BHU at same time & completed MD (Bal Raga) from BHU. He had also taken
diploma & certificate course in Yoga (BHU) & certificate course in psychiatry (Agra). Then he had
given academic & clinical service to dept. of Stree Prasuti & Bal Roga, IMS, BHU as Service Senior
Resident and now he is providing services as lecturer/ consultant (Bal Roga) in S.R.M. state
Ayurvedic medical college, Bareilly (U.P) since last five years. He had presented various oral
papers and participated in different seminars & symposia. He had also published over twenty
publications in different magazine and journals including two other books published shortly.
"(One) is not able (to sustain life) without diet even of endowed with medicine, that—is-why the
diet is said to be the great medicament by Physician)".
The whole universe is made of Panchamahabhootas. So Panchabhautic food is taken to nourish the
Panchabhootas of the body. lt is done in. terms of Dosha, Dhatu and Malaas in three ways—
1. The carbohydrates and fats yield calories for energy which are stored and used at the time of
2. The proteins are never stored in the body for future use but helps the construction of the
tissues of the body.
3. Vitamins are essential for different metabolic processes including that of the utilization of
above three components i.e. protein, fat and carbohydrates. Minerals form the essential
constituents of various Dhatus.
Above are the modern way of classification of food, however Ayurveda do not go classifying the
food in these Categories. It in described in terms of Rasa, Guna, Veerya and Vipak.
The nutritive value of different foods of vegetable and animal sources are described in number of
chapters and finally another chapter in allocated for preparations to be made in the name of
Cure of disease is not merely achieved by medicine, but by Pathya Bhojan. Diet not only cures, but
prevents diseases, if properly used, So it is the duty of physician to prescribe appropriate diet
in any particular condition.
The book written by Dr. R. S. Gautam describes the details of different aspects of diet in
ayurvedic classics. The diet according to doshik predominance, season and srotovaha disorders. In
each chapter author has mentioned his own views in light of present dietary system and classical
prescription. These dietary preprations not only affect physical health but psychological and
emotional features also. Though the diet as a whole contains various nutrients, for physical,
mental health & satisfaction but simultaneously certain intoxicants also which are to be avoided.
Modern era is an era of fast food. It is highly presumed that increased disorders of
Hypertension, Diabetes and cardiac diathesis, fast food is a promising factor. Author has also
included the fast food as diet in the whole scenario.
Scattered material regarding diets in different texts is also being presented in a compiled form
in this book. The classical references in original form is again is a dignity of this book.
Description of different diets & Dravyas in tabulated form make the book simple to grasp.
The extensive labour & vision of the author is really appreciable and I think this book will add
to the present knowledge of dietary science in the growing demands of nutrition.
Dr. R. S. Gautam in a noted scholar and pediatrician in field Of Ayurveda and in engazed in
teaching since years. I congratulate Dr. Gautam for his important contribution to the literature
of Ayurveda particularly on the subject. I hope, this book would prove a useful guide for
teachers, research workers and writers on this subject.
Dietetics are most important respects to provide fuel to the body for carring easy life style.
Follow up dietetic regimens favours to maintain good health. Main aim of this book is providing a
concise simple matter of dietetics including regimens for the loving children’s. The book is
addressed primarily to all medical students, Dieticians, Physicians as well as for patents whom
more anxiety to concern their Childs regarding dietetics & regimen advised in various diseases of
In the subject collection few words are equivocal and many of them translated in English with the
help of dictionary and ideas developing in the mind regarding insufficient matter also included in
the book. The subjective matter chiefly sorted out from ancient texts as Bhaisjya Ratnavali,
Yogaratnakar Samhita, Charaka Samhita, Susuruta Samhita, Astanga Sangrha, Astanga Hridaya,
The matter of dietetics classically arranged as twelve classes of dietetics mentioned in Charaka
samhita with inclusion of one important class as fast food which are most common food to eat
today, here matter have categorized in the form of tabulation for easy convenience to readers. I
especially made attention to readers of this book towards tips given regarding diets and regimen
must be read before follow- up the dietetics.
The subject especially concerned to the child but diets & regimens excluded which are
contraindicalted for the child. Dietetics & regimen used in Doshik predominance and as per season
being included to make extra knowledge. In English translation some words given as such as in
texts in spite many of them translated by English dictionary. Here we effort to write the diets &
herbs indicated or not indicated as per diseases as per dosha, as per season.
Acupuncture & Acupressure (200)
Gem Therapy (22)
Original Texts (231)
Therapy & Treatment (142)
Tibetan Healing (133)
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