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This fact leaves many people wondering, "What diet is right for me?" There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Each person's diet is as unique as their constitution. Each person's body responds and reacts to food in a special way, according to your body type (dosha).
Vata people cannot tolerate dry foods. Kapha people cannot tolerate food that cause water retention. Sounds complicated right? Following an Ayurvedic diet is easier than you think. Instead of memorizing a list of foods, Ayurveda teaches you how to classify foods according to a few basic principles.
To get started, first you need to know your body type. If you don't know your body type yet, click here to take the free dosha quiz. Then, click one of the buttons below to discover the diet for your dosha:
Digestive woes, weight gain, and other imbalances often begin with poor food choices for your dosha. Adding an Ayurvedic understanding of diet and your individual constitution can help you feel great and eat with ease. Each body type (dosha) benefits from emphasizing specific qualities in their food choices. Eating the right foods for your dosha will balance out your body's natural tendencies.
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About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his 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.
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What is the best approach if one has dual doshas?
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!