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Which Diet Is Right For Me & My Body Type (dosha)

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What's My Body Type?
If diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. If diet is correct, medicine is of no need.
- Ayurvedic Proverb

In Ayurveda, diet is one of the most powerful tools for health and wellness, which leaves many people wondering:

"Which diet is right for me?"

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question.

Each person responds and reacts to food in a unique way according to their body type, or dosha.

Vata people can't tolerate dry foods. Kapha people can't tolerate food that causes water retention.

Sounds complicated right?

But following an Ayurvedic diet is easier than you think. And you don't have to memorize a list of foods.

Instead, Ayurveda teaches you how to classify foods according to a few basic principles.

And since each dosha benefits from emphasizing specific qualities in their food choices, the first step is to discover your body type.

If you don't know your body type, click here to take our free dosha quiz. Then, click one of the buttons below to discover the diet for your dosha.

Poor food choices for your dosha are often the source of digestive woes, weight gain, and other imbalances.

An Ayurvedic understanding of diet and your body type can help you feel great and eat with ease.

The 3 Ayurvedic Body Types (Doshas): Vata, Pitta, & Kapha
Kapha Dosha: How to Keep It Balanced & Energized
How Does Body Type (Dosha) Affect Digestion?


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About John Joseph Immel

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John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.

John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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As is usually the answer in Ayurveda, "It depends!" You can try to bring in more of the 3rd dosha which is lower in your prakruti. You can try balancing one dosha more with diet and one more with lifestyle. You can schedule a consultation with us to find out more!
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