In ayurveda, the beginning of healing is with balancing the doshas(constitution) so if you are for example a vata or pitta person you need to follow the pitta or vata diet respectively, as well as the recommended lifestyle for your constitution, this will guarantee the most healthy life possible, with radiance , happiness and contentment, ignoring the correct lifestyle and diet for your constitution, is the beginning of disease.
All of the documents/diets found here are taken from my Ayurveda teacher & mentors website, the esteemed Michael Reid Kreuzer of the Ayurveda Healing Arts institute, Berkely.
Vata -Don’t Worry!
The best advice for a vata person aside from the diet is to eat a regular 3 meals a day, consistently at the same time, routine is really good for vatas as is practicing some sort of grounding meditation and practicing yoga, early bedtime is also recommended.
Pitta -Stay Calm and Dont Hurry!
Pitta people need to learn to calm and soothe their fiery temperament and aggression, this can best be achieved by meditation of the calm abiding sort, and avoiding heat, both in temperature and climate and in food.
Kapha -Stay Busy!
In ayurveda it is said in order for a person to cure a Kapha person you need to be a mother to a vata, a friend to a pitta and an enemy to a kapha to motivate them to do anything about thier health! Especially around exercise and diet!, best advice is to exercise vigourously and often, sweat every day, normal meditation will put a kapha to sleep so standing meditation may be necessary. Bikram Yoga would probably be ideal.
Please find the correct diet for your dosha after doing the dosha quiz.
Detoxification Recipe – Kitchari – use this as the only food for 7 days when trying to detoxify your body.