Feb 17, 2020
What is the Ayurvedic diet? Cate
explains it’s not all kitchari and mung beans. Check out the
podcast to learn about the Ayurvedic diet and thriving for your
constitution with food!
What you’ll get out of tuning in:
the Ayurvedic diet is.
to thrive in your constitution with food.
the ecosystem and seasons offer the biggest insights from
Links Mentioned in Episode:
describes her health hurdles before Ayurveda entered her
Cate recommends ‘Eat Wheat’ by Dr. John Douillard.
to do if you get the food blahs.
Cate’s take on the Ayurvedic diet, perfect digestion and Sama
Best foods for the three constitutions.
Seasonal insights from nature to guide diet.
I look at the Ayurvedic diet, I look at what is food? What is food
according to Ayurveda? What is nourishment according to
understanding your constitution? So we get into a different level
of complexity where it’s not like these yes and no lists. It’s
more, notice the impact that different foods eaten at different
times have on you and see if you can find seamless digestion. What
they call Sama Agni. Perfect balanced digestion.” - Cate
- “Ayurvedic diet rule number one, like increases
like and the opposites reduce each other.” - Cate
accumulates in the colon so anything that’s too airy they’ll get
bloated and gassy. Pitta accumulates in the small intestine so
anything that’s too fiery, like hot sauce, they’ll tend to get the
runs from because there’s already a lot of bile in their small
intestine. And Kapha accumulates in the stomach and it’s mucus. So
we’ve got gas, bile and mucus (and these are translations for Vata,
Pitta and Kapha) are the forces as they go out of balance in the
body.” - Cate Stillman
we want to do is let the body feed itself, get more matter over
mind. Most of us have way too much information in our brains about
how to eat. I’d rather not rely on our brains about how to eat!
Build body awareness. Build body wisdom, body intelligence about
what to eat. The body is physical, it’s part of nature.” - Cate