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We are what we eat!

Updated: Oct 20, 2022

Ayurveda teaches that the whole person and every aspect of life contributes to our wellbeing, happiness and health. A key aspect is what and how we eat, food and diet are crucial for our health - we are literally what we eat! The Ayurvedic science of food and nutrition is vast, however there are some simple choices that we can make that will help our bodies to stay healthy, help our bodies to heal and bring us happiness.

Unlike many western diets and fads, the science of Ayurveda goes back over 5,000 years, and these principles have never changed, evidencing their integrity.

The human body and all living things are composed of the same 5 elements according to Ayurveda: Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. These 5 elements support life and maintain harmony in the world and in our bodies. We all have a unique combination of these elements from birth, it’s our DNA. When balanced our health is good, when out of balance we experience discomfort and then dis-ease. For example, increased Fire can cause inflammation or burning sensations and symptoms such as heart-burn or burning when urinating. In the same way our minds can be impacted by an imbalance, increased Air can cause anxiety and increased Earth can bring heaviness and depression.