14.6 Diet Information
for Balancing Humors
14.6.1 Ayurvedic Diets - Introduction
Here are some brief guidelines on the right foods for lowering each humor. As the majority of us experience aggravated humors, I have simplified the dietary recommendation as much as possible by only giving the foods that LOWER an aggravated humor. This will tend to increase the opposite humor or humors, resulting in harmony. Bear in mind that this is simplistic approach compared to the extremely precise information available for Ayurvedic regimens. In general, fresh natural foods are the best to eat. Avoid processed food of any kind, and avoid white sugar. Meat may be taken according to your constitution. If you have a special occasion, you may eat anything you want and go back to your balancing diet the next day, just note ant effects that may occur to bring validation to your new diet. Most people start to feel so much better after a few weeks of eating like this that no confirmation is necessary! I usually suggest that people being by using these dietary guidelines 70 to 80 percent of the time. As they become more accustomed to eating and choosing different foods they can slowly adapt to following it 99.9 percent (after all theres still Christmas!).