Let's be honest. Doing your first cleanse and learning how to eat for your body type is a huge deal!
Making these shifts in your habits around personal healthcare, your diet & your daily routines are much easier when you know where to start and where to look to for encouragement.
Over the past few years I've gathered a lot of support from these blogs, books & extraordinary people listed below (each link is set to open in a new window so you can keep coming back to this list).
My referrals are given with extreme love, care and first hand experience (these are not affiliate links with the exception of the books - because I created a lovely bookstore through amazon.com to get all of my recommendations in one place).
Deepak Chopra | Chopra.com
Does he even need an intro? Deepak Chopra is a world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing, a best-selling author, and the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Heralded by Time Magazine as the "poet-prophet of alternative medicine."
John Douillard | LifeSpa.com
Advancing ancient wisdom through modern science, he's published books, hosts cleanses & teaches Ayurveda. The short videos on his site deal with real issues and will educate you about how to take care of yourself the Ayurvedic way.
YogaHealer | Sync up your families health with the education that Cate Stillman offers. It's evolutionary + accessible, but she's intense.
LifeSpa | John Douillard is a clear-thinking teacher who speaks in terms everyone can understand.
Joyful Belly | Josh Joseph Immel makes ayurvedic cooking simple with tasty recipes.
HeyMonicaB | A blooming resource on Ayurveda & modern guide to living healthy through Ayurveda.
Spinach and Yoga | Nadya Andreeva is a modern ayurveda girl with a passion for yoga, health, travel & food. Enjoy her mindful + educational posts.
Eat-Taste-Heal: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for Modern Living
by Thomas Yarema, Daniel Rhoda, Johnny Brannigan
The 3-Season Diet
by John Douillard
Textbook of Ayurveda
by Vasant Lad, M.A.Sc.
Ayurvedic Tongue Diagnosis
by Walter 'Shantree' Kacera, D.N., Ph.D.
Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing
by Dr. Vasant Lad, M.A.Sc.
Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution
by Dr. Robert E. Svoboda
The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies
by Dr. Vasant Lad, M.A.Sc.
Banyan Botanicals Premium quality ayurvedic products made from certified organic herbs that are sustainably sources & fairly traded.
Sunfood Raw food & superfood products galore!
Starwest Botanicals Find bulk herbs & natural products for all your healthy living needs.
Schools & Online Courses
I have personally taken the Living Ayurveda Course with Cate Stillman. The other recommendations here have been gathered from people in my community who have furthered their path by going to school. National Association of Ayurvedic Medicine is also a great place to start researching on your own if you're feeling called to a more formal education.
The Living Centre: Ayurvedic Living Nutrition
Living Ayurveda Course
The Ayurvedic Institute
California College of Ayurveda
Kirapalu School of Ayurveda
Online Dosha Quizzes
Pukka Herbs Online Dosha Quiz
Chopra Center Online Dosha Quiz
Life Spa Online Dosha Quiz