Our Nature

EP 01: What To Eat For How You Feel With Ayurvedic Chef Divya Alter

Episode Notes

Have you heard of the term Ayurveda and wondered what it’s all about? Or maybe you already know the basics, but would like to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of this system of medicine, which is over five thousand years old. Divya Alter is a chef, entrepreneur, teacher, nutritional coach, and author of the best-selling cookbook, "What To Eat For How You Feel". In the first episode of the Our Nature podcast, Divya shares her incredible journey from growing up in Bulgaria, discovering Ayurveda and healing her autoimmune condition, to eventually finding success in New York City with her cookbook and her restaurant, Divya’s Kitchen. This episode is for anyone who is currently struggling with their health, who wants to feel better and prevent disease, who is interested in Ayurveda, or who is simply curious about alternative ways of healing.


“The goal of Ayurveda is to help us achieve balance and harmony with nature - with our own nature, with who we are, and also with the nature around us.”

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  1. What is your favorite place in nature?
    The Bulgarian forest because that’s where I grew up, but any forest is what I gravitate to.
  2. What is the animal, mineral or plant that resonates with you the most?
    Cows. They’re beautiful animals, very sattvic and also cows teach me patience.
  3. What is one thing we can do right now to connect with the natural world and bring more harmony into our lives?
    Breathe deeply and calm your mind and meditate because this helps us center ourselves and be fully present in the world.
  4. What’s the greatest lesson nature has taught you?
    Purity. Nature is perfect and nature is pure in its origin and even when it looks imperfect, it’s actually perfect the way it is. So that is what nature inspires me to be.
  5. Nature brings me…