What is good or bad for any one of us always depends on many factors; our constitution, our current state of health, how much stress we are under, how we generally take care of ourselves; if we exercise, meditate, as well as what our life stage and climate is where we find ourselves.
Let go of all the advise and direction from ‘out there’ and try to ‘be’ with your own innate wisdom of what you need to feel your best. It will take some time to adjust, and the biggest adjustment is in your mind. To be able to let go of all the messages that we have adopted over many years.
Ayurveda always amazes me with how much of it is just ‘common sense’ – however, it seems most of us have lost this common sense along the way…
One of the basic principal of Ayurveda is ‘like increases like’. Knowing this, you can deduce that if you are dry – avoid sun, wind, drying foods…drink more liquids, add more oil in your diet – or externally…if you are hot – and ‘oily’, have skin issues or eruptions; avoid hot weather, hot spicy foods, oil in your diet or oiling your body etc. If you are currently in a cold climate, avoid cold foods and drinks…in a hot climate…avoid hot and spicy stuff. And, by the same principals add the opposite to ‘correct’ any imbalance.
If you are older, you are need to be more careful with wind, cold, and in general you need more liquids, oil in your diet or externally, to counter the natural tendency of aging; of losing body mass, having less agni (digestive fire) to help you digest foods, and keep warm for example. For babies and small children, who have yet to develop mechanisms to help them deal with their environment, we need to make sure they are warm, dry, fed etc.
Become your own expert on what is good for you…in time it will become second nature…
Love & Light!