5 TIPS FOR GOOD
DURING THIS SEASON OF GRATITUDE, we express appreciation for our loved ones and
various aspects of our lives. If there's one thing to be the most thankful for in life, it's…drum
roll, please…your digestive system!
Why your digestive system?
> It harnesses prana (nutrients from food) to keep you alive.
> It affects every other system in your body.
> It is the seat of your immunity. Your immune system, in turn,
protects every other system in your body.
To celebrate the harvest, cultures worldwide center around food. Many of the ubiquitous
fall foods are dense, carb-heavy comfort foods; these calm the airy, dry vata dosha that predominates these months of the year. Because of the tendency toward an increase in vata this
season (and in our fast-paced modern urban society), we can easily feel depleted--increasing
our cravings for comfort foods. An imbalance in the vata dosha can leave us feeling empty or
restless; this, compared with a decrease in impulse control, leaves us vulnerable to emotional
eating. Taking care of our digestion helps us alleviate imbalance and maintain balance.
BY DR. SIVA MOHAN
YOU CAN EAT
AND TOLERATE IT
WELL IF YOU ARE