Vata Pitta Balancing Diet

Jun 26, 2013   //   by smohan   //   Healthy Body  //  No Comments

A question that comes up often is how to eat when more than one dosha is out of balance. Most commonly, vata and pitta combine in excess in the digestive system.

It’s quite common for more than one dosha to be out of balance at the same time.

The simplest approach is to find the overlap between the healing approaches for the two doshas.
Here is an example of how I would focus on the equinox of V and P balancing diet in VP dual doshic imbalance:

warm in temperature
cooked meals
spiced with cooling or neutral culinary spices
avoid pungent spices
moist
sweet taste
heavy, or nurturing in quality
avoid fried foods
favor foods with cooling properties: coconut, fennel bulb (anything with a slightly sweet taste (we can do this without aggravating vata if the food is cooked and spiced)

To get to this approach, I listed out all the ways I would balance V and P separately, and then selected the overlapping facets of the two approaches. There was also a bit of seeing what may really increase or aggravate V or P to see what to avoid.

If you have all 3 doshas out of balance, we recommend cleansing to reset the digestive system. Then a very middleground diet: not too heavy or light, not too spicy or bland. spices that are not too cooling or heating. We’d focus primarily on building healthy agni (digestive capacity).

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