Spiritual Nutrition: Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini (Paperback)
When we eat, can we feed the soul as well as the body? Can a diet have an impact on spirituality? Spiritual Nutrition empowers readers to develop personal diets that are appropriate to their lifestyles and spiritual practices. Drawing on 14 years of clinical experience and research, Dr. Gabriel Cousens discusses nutritional issues that can help answer these questions, including raw vs. cooked food; high vs. low protein; the concepts of assimilation and fasting; alkaline--acid balance; attitudes about food; nutrients, energy, and structure building.
In addition, Cousens shares his new dietary system of "spiritual nutrition" that is based on the relationship that the color of the food has to corresponding colors of the human chakra system, hence, the "rainbow diet." For true nourishment, he strongly promotes the connection of diet to meditation, fellowship, wisdom, and love.
About the Author
Gabriel Cousens, M.D., is a medical doctor, psychiatrist, family therapist, and licensed homeopathic physician. He received his medical degree in 1969 from Columbia Medical School and completed his psychiatry residency in 1973. He was the chief mental health consultant for Sonoma County Operation Head Start and has served on the board of trustees of the American Holistic Medical Association. He speaks internationally on health topics and is the author of numerous books and articles. Dr. Cousens is the founder/director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, an innovative holistic retreat center for the renewal of body, mind, and spirit, based in Patagonia, Arizona.
Mark Mayell has written on natural medicine for twenty years. As the editor of Natural Health magazine, he guided it to become the leading national magazine of its kind. He is the author of four hooks, including Natural Energy. He is on the advisory board of the American Holistic Health Association and lives with his family in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
"[This book] will become a standard for ages to come, against which all other books will be measured and put into perspective of relative importance. The author leads us beyond the limited precepts of nutrition into the realms of Divinity."
—From the Preface by Viktoras Kulvinskas
"...arguably the best book on diet from both a health and a spiritual point of view ever to see print."
"Dr. Gabriel Cousens is a true Yogi. This book is a cosmic how-to book that focuses on methods to spiritualize the physical body, thus creating a vehicle for Enlightenment, here and now."
"This is a stunning advance over similar books in the field. It opens up the real possibility that nutrition has finally entered a new age. Better yet, this effort draws from both the best and most recent science and the eternal roots of esoterica, a full meal for the most critical reader."
"...probably the most detailed description ever written of the role of diet and Kundalini in the transformation of body, mind, and spirit."
—Barbara Marx Hubbard