Interview with Talya Lutzker for The Life-Changing Power of Ayurveda Summit, April 2018

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  1. Claire
    Claire says:

    Dear Divya
    I try to write to you over your connect section, but I couldn’t fill in my name and email address. That’s why I try it this way:

    I am reading in your cookbook and I just love it. I have a question about the recipes. I am a Pitta Vata Typ (Pitta is more dominant) and at the moment my Vata is too high and also the Pitta a little. How do I cook your recipes? Do I always cook for Airy or for Fiery? My digestion is more fiery. I digest almost everything well and I feel satisfied and light after meals. Maybe I didn’t understand when you write: to eat according to the strength of my digestion and how I fell overall today. Does it mean that I ask myself everyday if I feel more airy, fiery or earthy and then cook the meals to your adjustments for the Dosha or do I always cook for my Dosha? And how do I cook when 2 Doshas are not in balance?
    I am very thankful if you could answer my questions.

    Best regards
    Claire Supersaxo

    • Divya Alter
      Divya Alter says:

      Hi Claire,
      Thank you for your questions. Vata is the “King of Doshas,” as it governs the intelligence of the body to do what it’s supposed to and it moves Pitta and Kapha around. That also means that when Vata is out of balance, it will contribute to imbalances for Pitta and Kapha. If you have good appetite without acidity and your Vata feels out there, I’d suggest that you follow my seasonal recipes and adjust them for Airy digestion to first balance Vata. Use warm and moist foods and spices but avoid the very heating spices (like chile), to keep your Pitta under control. Learning to listen to your body and to connect with your daily needs is a very intuitive practice–the more you embrace it, the easier it will be for you to pick your balancing foods. In general, it’s always best to cook seasonal foods for your type of digestion, then dosha, age, lifestyle, environment. When two doshas are out of balance, you have to first pacify the one that is causing the underlying problem–an Ayurvedic practitioner can help you determine that. I hope this helps!


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