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Ameya is a board certified Ayurvedic practitioner and massage therapist, as well as an certified Ayurvedic postpartum doula. In 2004, she finished her Ayurvedic training with a focus on the cleansing and rejuvenating therapies of Pancha Karma. In 2011, she began specializing in the field of Ayurvedic postnatal care. Ameya soon realized how essential an Ayurvedic postnatal diet was for the healing of both mother and breast-fed baby. She started her postpartum care blog in 2018, with the purpose of educating new mothers and their caregivers how to have vital postpartum recoveries through the natural practices of Ayurveda. Topics in her ShaktiCare blog include postpartum care, diet, recipes, natural newborn care and breastfeeding. Ameya has been a vegetarian since the age of 15. Only when she began her formal training in Ayurveda 5 years later did she truly learn how to cook healthy and well-balanced vegetarian meals. Cooking delicious vegetarian food has been her passion for the last two decades. Ameya lives with her husband and daughter in Northern California. She loves writing, gardening, traveling the world, eating chocolate, as well as practicing and performing the sacred Indian art of Odissi classical dance. Https: //shakticare.com Alakananda Ma is recognized by NAMA as an Ayurvedic Doctor. She has practiced Ayurveda and Flower Essence Therapy since 1988 in Boulder, Colorado. Her extensive medical background and training at one of the world's best medical schools combined with years of study of Ayurveda in India and the US serve to make her an outstanding Ayurvedic Practitioner and Ayurvedic Pulse Reader. She is also the first medical practitioner since Dr. Edward Bach to research and make her own flower essences out of Rocky Mountain wild flowers. One of the first Western medicine graduates to practice Ayurveda in the US, her unique, unadorned style provides a simple, powerful healing environment for her clients.


I recommend this cookbook so highly! Every mama, mama-to-be, doula, midwife, & birthkeeper of any variety needs it. If you are wondering which postpartum cookbook to get, get this one.-Sarah Blackwell, (Ayuvedic practitioner and postpartum doula)
This is an amazing cookbook and philosophy that I wish all mothers could benefit from. It truly is amazing and healing to take care of our diets postpartum as described in Mama's Menu. I'm a certified nurse midwife in training and this will be my go to book for my mamas. Thank you!Stephanie Tripathi, RN
With a gentle foundation of Ayurveda that governs the rationale behind the ingredients of each recipe in the book, the reader feels quite equipped and even eager to start cooking because they all appear so delicious while being practical! The book certainly has laid my mind at ease and given me confidence that I can eat and recover right!-Priya Vivian (expecting mother)
This postnatal self-healing book is a must have for all new moms. I absolutely loved Ameya's effort in it, and her instructions are very easy to follow. I am now 1 month postpartum, and i already feel very light and healed. Give yourself this wonderful gift for healing. It worth every penny.-Rozeeta (new mom)

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