Diets

I mostly use the 4 main Ayurvedic [ancient Indian] diets often starting with the 2 week Ama “detox” diet then moving onto one of the 3 other diets that suit the main current problems [see below for details]

Ama diet
[see questionnaire page]

Pitta diet

Vata diet

Kapha diet

If you have been diagnosed as having a ‘Kapha’ problem then you will have one or more of the following symptoms

Digestion

Nausea
Tired or sleepy after a meal
Energy

Inertia
Sluggishness
Mucous problems Colds
Sinus
Allergies
Hayfever
Post nasal drip
Earache (Otitis media, glue ear)
Ear/nose/throat problems
Mental or emotional symptoms when stressed

Depression (deep) with weight gain
Reacting to stress by withdrawing, feeling insecure and unwanted
Very dependant on partner or
Over protective in relationships e.g. to spouse or children
Potential inherited problems

Easy weight gain
Obesity (in self or family)
Diabetes (in self or family)
Allergies (in self or family)

Pitta diet

If you have been diagnosed as having a ‘Pitta’ problem then your metabolic system is overheating causing symptoms of ‘heat’ in the body. The Pitta zone is the middle part of the body which includes the lower 1/3 of the stomach (high acid area), small intestine, liver and pancreas. Pitta governs all the metabolic processes of the body.

You will have one or more of the following symptoms

Digestion [Especially when stressed] Acid reflux
Burping
Heartburn
Strong odour to stools [poo]
Liver problems [Liver has a tendency to over heat]
Mental or emotional symptoms [Especially when stressed] Irritable [e.g. from wasted time, queues, traffic]
Angry
Impatient
Frustrated
Resentful
Skin Skin rashes with redness or swelling
Allergic skin rashes
Eczema
Dermatitis
Hives
Blood circulation

Blood pressure [or in family history]
Heart condition [or in family history]
Headaches

Constant general headache and/or
Strong intense headaches and/or
Throbbing or pulsating headache
Migraines with nausea or vomiting

Vata diet

If you are diagnosed as having a ‘Vata’ problem then your nervous system has been under stress for too long

You will have one or more of the following symptoms

Digestion [Especially when stressed] Bloating
Wind, flatulence
Gurgling in abdomen
Constipation that can alternate with diarrhoea
Mental or emotional symptoms [Especially when stressed] Often anxious or worried
Sensitive
Over reactive
Changeable moods
Phobias
Reactive depression
Sleep Poor sleep
Anxious or fearful dreams
Waking during the night
Difficulty getting back to sleep
Light sleep, waking easily or from slight noise
Females

Menstrual disorders
Irregular, changeable
Infertility
Miscellaneous Lower back pain not caused by injury
Weight loss
Difficulty to put weight on
Headaches

Tension and stress headaches
Changeable, moves around the head
Changeable in intensity or position