Thursday, October 15, 2009

Do you need to balance your Vata?

My what? See below for signs of Vata imbalance:

- irregular digestion; sometimes strong and sometimes weak
- sleep is light or is easily interrupted or disturbed
- tendency for dry skin
- easily fatigued
- tendency to be constipated or have intestinal gas
- feeling anxious and/or worry too much
- underweight and/or have difficulty gaining weight?
- cold intolerance

What to do about it? Keep a calming, regular routine.

Here are some tips:
- go to bed early. (before 10pm)
- eat meals at the same time every day
- have regular elimination
- keep warm in cold weather
- drink plenty of warm liquids
- avoid stimulants (caffeine)
- favor sweet, sour and salty foods (Sweet: Sugar, milk, butter, rice, breads, pasta)(Sour: Yogurt, lemon, cheese)(Salty: Salt)

Vegetables to consider: Beets, carrots, asparagus and sweet potatoes. (cooked)

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