Ayurveda: How do I keep warm when I’m mostly Pitta?

Ayurveda: How do I keep warm when I'm mostly Pitta? I'm very new to Ayurveda. It appears I'm Pitta, with a little Vata. I hate the cold, and find that I am freezing often, although when I go to sleep I often heat up quick and wake up sweating. I've been like this for as long as I can remember (and I highly doubt it's menopause at 30 yo, but it does happen I suppose). Any tips for me to keep warm other than add another layer? What should I be eating or drinking? Answer by ask and you shall receiveEven if you are a Pitta dosha, you have to look at Ayurveda in the present time symptoms and … [Read more...]

Recipe to a balanced Pitta dosha


Pitta dosha is made up of the elements of fire and water through which it manifests the qualities of pungent, hot, penetrating, oily, sharp, liquid, spreading and sour. Its primary function is transformation and is the force of metabolic activity in  the body associated with  the endocrine function, digestion, body temperature, visual perception, hunger, thirst, and skin quality. In Western terms we can categorise the activities of pitta in terms of amino acids, enzymes, bile, hydrochloric acid and hormones. This explains the seemingly contradictory combination of fire and water to form … [Read more...]