In the Ayurvedic system good health always begins with good digestion and lays emphasis on healthy, fresh, tasty and easy to digest food. According the Ayurveda an incorrect diet can be the cause of virtually every condition and disease. In fact food is considered as natural medicine and a balanced diet the main resource for good health. Only then comes the supportive system of herbs, treatments and medicine. This approach differs considerably from the usual western medicine that mainly relies on chemical remedies to 'make' our bodies well as if to force nature to do our bidding. People are getting increasingly aware that those 'quick fixes' might not be the best answer to their situations.
Individual diets for individual people :
According to Ayurvedic philosophies our bodies are made up of three doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha.So which is your dominant dosha, how well balanced are all three? And what food suits your doshic make up ? Our guide is to identifying and eating in accordance with your doshas will help your body and mind in check.
The ancient practice of Ayruveda believes we are made up of three different 'body types' that correspond to our physical and personality traits, known as doshas. These are: vata, pitta and kapha, each of which represents two of the five universal elements (a combination of ether, air, fire, water and earth). Ayurvedic philosophies believe we each contain varying proportions of each dosha, generally one or two in dominance. Our naturally dominant doshas do not signify imbalance, but rather how-or who-we are in our most healthy, balanced state.
Mind-body health and harmony may be challenged when any of the doshas become aggravated or imbalanced. Identifying your predominant dosha and potential imbalances, which an Ayurvedic practitioner can assist with, is the secret of keeping your mind-body balance in check.