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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-20

Nutrition, metabolism, endocrinology, and the Bhagavad Gita

1 Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, Haryana, India
2 Department of Medicine, People's Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Sanjay Kalra
Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, Haryana
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-019X.123439

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Nutrition is an integral part of science, medicine, and life in general. The Bhagavad Gita, an ancient religious scripture of India, discusses nutrition, metabolism, and endocrinology in surprisingly great detail. This paper highlights aspects of these subjects that are covered in this book, trying to achieve concordance between ancient wisdom and modern science. It proposes an overlap between the metabolic classification mentioned in the Gita [sattvika, rajsika, tamsika] and endocrine or metabolic diseases recognized today

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