Friday, February 24, 2012


Indiko Ayurveda an ancient, traditional system of medicine

1. AYUS = Life, Life Force, Health2. VEDA = Integrated Knowledge, Science
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian, traditional system of Medicine, over 6000 years. Ayurveda treats man as a whole, considering the nature of the three levels of existence (physical-mental-mental). It looks at health from a holistic perspective, taking into account factors such as diet, environment (animate and inanimate) lifestyle, our way of thinking, our inheritance. Its aim is to healthy living and longevity combined with spiritual development and success.

The basic principles
In Ayurveda, man needs to live 5 elements, which are Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth, and exist in all creation and of course humans. Looking at just the whole thing can be said that to make the life of every human being needs food to nourish the body (Earth), water to drink (water), sun and light (Fire), air to breathe (Air) and space for its existence (Ether). The five elements of creation, there are the philosophical systems of all the peoples of the world, from ancient Greece, Egypt and Mesopotamia to China and Central America.The combinations of 5 elements that make up our bodies form the doshas: Vata, Pitta, Kapha (integrated principles that control all bodily and mental functions). 

The balance is considered in Ayurveda essential condition for perfect health. Equilibrium factors are: nutrition, movement, lifestyle and way of thinking.Once a person is born the Doshas that exist already within it, are a characteristic of him than, for physical and spiritual characteristics. For this reason in particular talking about Ayurveda Ayurvedic type or temperament.Diachrismos 

This allows us to talk about possible sickliness of each person and explain the individual's reactions to food, to external stimuli, climate and living conditions. So there are 10 Ayurvedic formulas: the three Vata, Pitta, Kapha and combinations thereof.

Types of temperamentsEach type has its special characteristics of both the part of psychology but also from the physical.

VATA - type dress
The main feature of the dress Temperament - Vata, is the movement and volatility.The main element of the type of volatility is the air which flows through all levels. These people are constantly moving and physically and mentally. They have many ideas but lack the organization, have poor memory and jumps from topic to topic. Very often have headaches, palpitations, arrhythmias, dyspnea, colitis. They are people who think constantly and deal with many things at once but rarely finish what they start.

PITTA - fiery guy
The main element of the Fire Temperament - Pitta, is the element of heat and regularity.The type of fire is the type of class. When you are dealing with something of the detail and systematization. Ataxia bothers him all he wants in place. The physical problems associated with the inflammation which is the element of sensation. Often shows ulcers in the stomach and various liver problems. Not tolerate the heat and sweat excessively.

KAPHA - Aquatic guy
The main feature of the water temper - Kapha, is slow and nochelikotitaThe type of water is the slow indolent type to its basic problems related to water retention. Are prone to thick and hard to lose weight. In the emotional area are quiet characters who are stable and do not want to change their habits. There is no particular organizational theorists but it is ideal to keep them there. Have patience and fall into place easily for others. Their memory is very strong and not get frustrated easily.

To discover your own temperament (dosha) will have to answer here :
 For each type of man, according to Ayurveda is a specific diet. Some foods should be avoided depending on the type of ayurvedic why cause imbalance in doshas.

Foods that bring balance to Pitta pressFruits
Apples, avocados, berries, dates, figs, grapes, mango, melon, pear and pineapple. Recommended the sweet fruit, not sour.

Artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, celery, green beans, salads, mushrooms, parsley, peas, potatoes, zucchini. The sweet and bitter

White meat chicken and turkey, fish, freshwater prawns (not too much) is equilibrating. Have the opposite effect: veal, duck, pork, deer meat and seafood.

Herbs, Spices and Condiments
Maple syrup, concentrated fruit juice, syrup, barley, brown rice syrup and other sweeteners except honey and molasses. Coconut, coriander, cumin, fennel, pickled cucumber, mint, orange peel, mint, saffron, mint, sprouts, is equilibrating. Have the opposite effect: peppers chilli, garlic, ginger, mustard, lemon juice, mayonnaise, onions, pickles, salt, sesame seeds, sauce Soy

Butter (unsalted), cheese, cottage, moderately soft cheeses, milk cow and goat is equilibrating. Have the opposite effect: with salt butter, hard cheese, cheese.

Foods that bring balance to Vata press
FruitsApricots, avocados, bananas, berries, fresh figs, grapes, kiwi, lemons, melons, oranges, peaches, pineapple, plums, strawberries. The sweet fruit helps balance and is recommended to avoid consumption of dried fruit.

Artichokes, asparagus, beets, carrots, cucumber, green beans, leek, mustard, okra, olives, onions, potatoes, watercress, zucchini. Recommended avoid raw vegetables, cooked it considered more balanced.

Beef, chicken or turkey (white meat), duck, eggs, freshwater fish, seafood, shrimp.Herbs, Spices and CondimentsBrown rice syrup, honey, maple syrup, molasses, other sweeteners except the brown sugar, pimento, almond extract, dill, basil, bay leaves, black pepper, caraway, cardamom, chamomile, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, coconut , cheese, cottage, cumin, fennel, garlic, pickled cucumber, ginger, mustard, nutmeg, onion, oregano, oregano, parsley, mint, poppy seeds, rosemary, sage, mint, spirulina, tarragon, thyme, pickles, soy sauce, vanilla.DairyButter animal, cow's milk cheese, goat milk and cheese, yogurt. Everything in moderation.

Foods that bring balance to the press Kapha
FruitsApples, peaches, berries, cherries, dried figs, mangoes, peaches, pears, pomegranates, prunes, raisins are equilibrating. The sweet fruits like bananas and sour as lemons, oranges and grapefruit have a negative effect.

Asparagus, beets, green parts of beet, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, eggplant, garlic, green beans, salad, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, okra, onions, parsley, pepper, potato, spinach, sprouts , turnips, watercress. The raw, spicy and bitter vegetables are equilibrating. Opposite action are sweet and juicy vegetables /

Dark meat chicken and turkey eggs are equilibrating. Beef, duck, freshwater fish, lamb, pork, seafood, shrimp and deer have the opposite effect.Herbs, Spices and CondimentsAromatic pepper, dill, basil, black pepper, caraway, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, dill, garlic, ginger, mint, mustard seeds, nutmeg, onion, oregano, paprika, parsley, mint, poppy seeds, rosemary, sage , mint, tarragon, thyme, is equilibrating.

Pickled cucumber, goat milk and yogurt diluted (1:4, yogurt: water) is equilibrating. Butter, cheese, butter, animal, cow milk, ice cream and yogurt have the opposite effect

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