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Nutrition and Weight

Food choices

Weight, nutrition, and exercise are significant concerns for all of us. Choosing what to eat each day and how to get our daily exercise can be overwhelming with our busier schedules and so many food choices available. These choices affect our overall health in the circulatory, digestive, endocrine, lymphatic, immune, and renal systems and our mental and emotional health. 


For many, this can be confusing, especially when following the USDA's standardized nutrition guidelines. Of course, this information is correct and very useful, but it does not consider that, as individuals, our needs can vary significantly from person to person. 


Furthermore, we are bombarded by celebrity spokespeople, publications, and information from the internet about diets and regimes based on strategies for the 21st century. 

If you struggle with your weight and have not found a way to balance your overall health, then Ayurveda might be the solution for you. Ayurveda is the 5000-year-old medical science of India that understands that each person is unique physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and, in turn, reacts to the world differently, which is why no one diet or regime is right for everyone. 


Ayurveda also does not focus on short-term gains, only to fail us later, but looks to the individual's true nature and then designs a realistic, holistic program to achieve long-term goals holistically. 


According to Ayurveda, being overweight is often associated with an excess of the Kapha dosha, which is characterized by cold, wet, heavy, and stable qualities. Ayurveda follows the principle of 'like increases like, and opposites bring balance '. So, to counterbalance these qualities, Ayurveda suggests introducing warmth, dryness, lightness, and mobility into your lifestyle. 


Once you understand your constitution (Prakruti) and your current state of health (Vikruti), you can easily create daily practices to achieve your health goals. These include lifestyle practices (possibly changes), foods, spices, herbs, and the five sense therapies. 


If you are experiencing any imbalances, the first step is to have an Ayurvedic evaluation to determine your constitution and current state of health. On the front page of my website, there is an option to set up a FREE phone appointment to discuss your concerns and decide what might be best for your health. 


I Look forward to speaking with you soon. 

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