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Coronadan Cooks Up Ancient Remedies

Coronado Public Library | Posted: Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:54 pm

Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means, “the Science of Life.” Originating in India more than 5,000 years ago, it is sometimes called the “Mother of all healing and longevity.” Taught for thousands of years in an oral tradition from masters to their students, it is the sister science of Yoga and shares many of the same principles and healing tools.

Fortunately for our community, we have a local teacher. Coronado resident, and former Discovery Channel executive, Laura Plumb has been a longtime student of Ayurveda and has written a book entitled, Ayurveda Cooking for Beginners to introduce people to this tradition that promotes wellness while healing chronic illness. On Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Winn Room, Laura will discuss Ayurveda while focusing on the “tastes of summer” to bring you balance and radiant health.

Laura has served as a contributing Ayurvedic educator at the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine. She says the starting point to Ayurveda is to determine a person’s own constitution. The theory states that five elements of Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth have interactions, fluctuations, and rhythms moving though each one of us. Once we understand our own pattern, it is said we can utilize the optimal diet and lifestyle.

During her “Taste of Health” talk, Laura will help you determine your mind/body type, share samples of the six tastes, and talk about which taste is best for summer season and why. She will help you identify the best foods for your unique constitution, with tips for weight loss and brain health that work best for each individual. She’ll provide an overview of Ayurvedic concepts you can apply right away, and share delicious and nurturing recipes you can make to advance your journey towards nourishing balance and healing.

Laura began writing about Ayurvedic cooking to support the health of family, friends and clients: to nourish a teenager, rejuvenate a grandmother, soothe the digestive issues of a friend, calm the anxiety of a bereaved mother, and strengthen the bones and organs of her husband whose journalistic career left his body ravaged by wars and the dangerous coverage.

Taste of Health: Four Seasons of Taste with Laura Plumb will take place on Thursday, August 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Winn Room. Laura’s book, Ayurveda Cooking will be available for sale and signing after her presentation. This talk is free and open to the public and made possible by the Friends of the Library. For information, call 619-522-7390.