The Gerson Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine

Scott Gerson, M.D., Ph.D. (Ayurveda) Medical Director, Jupiter Medical Center Dept. of Integrative Medicine Division of Education and Research

Jupiter Medical Center at The Calcagnini Center for Mindfulness
1210 S. Old Dixie Highway, Jupiter, Florida 33458, Suite M-117.2


Lake Mary Clinic and Panchakarma Facility: at 635 Primera Blvd. Lake Mary, Florida 32746


 Telephone: (561) 263-MIND (6463); option #2 or (561) 510-3833


Season Ahara (Diet) Behavior Purification Measure
Hemant (Early)& Sisira (Late) Winter Sweet, Sour and Salty tastes, rich diet Massage, Exercise Wool blankets, Protection against cold
Vasanta (Spring) Pungent, Light and Dry foods especially most types of grams) Massage, Exercise, fomentations Vamana
Grisma (Summer) Sweet, Bitter and Unctuous substances, cooling to the digestion Cooling fruits and like amra (mango), coconut, jambu (Jamun), cool air
Varsa (Rainy Season) Sweet and Astringent tastes, Light digestive substances, boiled and clean curds, whey, lemon, and ksara (salt) preparations Avoid sleeping on the ground, or performing Bastis, remove standing water from the living area Basti
Sarada (Autumn) Sweet, Astringent, and slightly unctuous foods especially ghee and milk, rice and its, preparations. To sit in moon light in the first quarter of night, exercise, avoid excess curd in diet. Virecana & Blood – letting.