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Ayurveda represents an understanding of life, of human nature and of all the elements that lead to a happy and healthy life. It is referred to as the "science of life". Dietetics form an important part of Ayurveda. It teaches and promotes a diet and way of life that are in line with the laws of nature. The prime objective is to promote and maintain health.



According to Ayurvedic philosophy, everything in nature is composed of the properties of the five elements – ether, air, fire, water and earth. Depending on the composition of the latter, the three bio principles (Doshas) of "Vata", "Pitta" and "Kapha" are created. Every person can be assigned to one of the Doshas or to a combination of them.



The individual characteristics of these principles are given to us at birth. They form our basic constitution and accompany us throughout our lives. For this reason, a knowledge of them and a diet and way of life that are in tune with them are crucial for promoting mental clarity and physical strength.

Ayurvedic knowledge is based on Vedic writings, especially those in the Charaka Samhita. However, Vedic science should not be equated with the present-day definition of science. The knowledge contained in it did not originate from theories, lengthy studies or research. Freed from human imperfection, this knowledge was revealed to us by a higher entity. It is therefore pure and unadulterated, and holds true for all eternity.



„That (science) is designated as Ayurveda where advantageous and disadvantageous as well as happy and unhappy (states of) life along with what is good and bad for life, its measurement and life itself are described.“

Caraka Saṃhitā, Sū. I. 41



Food that is cooked in accordance with Ayurvedic principles is varied, easy to digest and extremely tasty. A wholesome Ayurvedic menu includes all six types of flavour. This ensures that the body is supplied with all the nutrients it requires. When preparing food, not only a person's individual constitution, the time of day and the season are taken into account, but other environmental influences too. This philosophy can be applied to any cuisine or form of nutrition. Once it has been adapted and internalised, this approach to nutrition invariably leads to improved health and quality of life - both for oneself and for the environment.



A natural diet is the foundation for successful implementation of our objectives. In sport, this generally results in increased maximum power, improved endurance and increased speed.






If you are to achieve these objectives, your body must be able to gain optimum benefit from the foods that you eat. The focus of the consultations is on promoting and maintaining a harmonious metabolism. This is helped and fostered by a diet that adheres to Ayurvedic principles.



As part of the “Basic” programme, I will examine your medical history in detail, determine your constitutional type and put together a personal dietary plan. The programme consists of two consultations. If a client wishes to do further work, it is possible to build on the basic programme to update or expand an existing dietary plan with additional consultations.
  • Update of dietary plan
  • or
  • Further development of dietary plan




Sport and nutrition are two of my great passions. My sporting career led me from judo, to kick boxing, basketball and bob sport, and then finally to American football. Cooking and reading are additional hobbies of mine.



Education and training
Ayurvedic dietary and health advisor (REAA)
Ayurvedic cook (REAA)
Fitness coach (SAFS)
Bachelor's degree in business administration (HWZ)
American football
Berlin Thunder (NFLE) - 1 x World Bowl Champion
Frankfurt Galaxy (NFLE)
Swiss National Team (SAFV)
Zurich Renegades (SAFV) - 3 x Swiss Bowl Champion
Coaching
Swiss National Team (SAFV)
Swiss Junior National Team (SAFV)
Zurich Renegades (SAFV)



Tomjacks Dietary

Astor Schneider
Dufourstrasse 24
CH-8008

info@tomjacks.ch
+41 76 681 00 00
Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.