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Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath, an Ayurvedic specialist with over 20 years of experience in pediatric health, and Alyson Young Gregory, an Ayurvedic health counselor and educator, provide a wellness roadmap that parents and caregivers can tailor to their children’s individual mind-body type, known as prakriti. This book first gives parents the tools to determine their child’s prakriti and then offers customized everyday diet and lifestyle guidelines based on traditional Ayurvedic principles for a healthy body and mind, including yoga, meditation, breathing practices, and daily wellness rituals. The advice offered in this book includes:


  • How to prevent and manage common ailments and disorders with diet and home remedies
  • How to encourage healthy habits around sleep, diet, exercise, and screen time
  • Easy-to-make tonics, teas, and bath soaks to alleviate common ailments, including tummy aches, stress, colds, insomnia, sluggishness, and dehydra- tion
  • Ayurvedic perspectives on digestive, metabolic, respiratory, and emotional disorders prevalent in children today


Alyson Young Gregory

Alyson Young Gregory is a parenting media writer specializing in holistic health, an Ayurvedic Health Counselor and educator, and a Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance. She is originally from New York, where she studied with the founders of the Nosara Yoga Institute and taught children’s yoga and meditation. She completed her Ayurvedic studies with Vaidya Jayarajan Kodikannath at Kerala Ayurveda USA, where she is an alumna and works as part of a full-spectrum global organization with deep roots in India, committed to transforming healthcare science in the twenty-first century. She lives in the Boston area with her daughter.

Vaidya Jayarajan Kodikannath is an internationally renowned Ayurvedic scholar, author, educator, and keynote speaker with over two decades of Ayurvedic clinical experience in India and the United States. Dr. J, as his students call him, is the chief executive officer and chief Ayurveda consultant of Kerala Ayurveda USA and president of National Ayurvedic Medical Association (USA). He is a compassionate healer and educator devoted to propagating consciousness-based traditional teachings and practice of Ayurveda across the globe. He lives and practices in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and son.

Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath

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"Readers have been asking me for a book like this for years! The principles of Ayurveda are excellent for fostering healthy bodies, minds, and habits for our children. Nothing could be more important, and The Parent's Complete Guide to Ayurveda provides a concise and inspiring tool for those with children in their care."
—Kate O’Donnell, author of The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook, Everyday Ayurveda Cooking for a Calm Clear Mind, and The Everyday Ayurveda Guide to Self-Care

"A helpful guide to raise children holistically to reach their full potential. A must read for every parent."
—Vijaya Jujare, MD, FAAP

"This book is a valuable resource and a rare find! Every parent can have access to this ancient wisdom to empower themselves."
—Trupti Gokani, MD