Preparing for Fall: Vata Season

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Vata Season:
Lifestyle & Nutrition
Transitioning between seasons is very important in Ayurvedic Medicine. Incorporating the right lifestyle can mitigate certain mind-body imbalances individuals face in between seasons. “Vata season” is during the Fall since it embodies certain characteristics of the Vata dosha such as dry, cold, light, rough, and windy. Opposite characteristics are what help to balance each dosha. Given Vata’s nature, it is imperative to incorporate more warmth, oils, nourishing and grounding activities and foods to pacify the Vata dosha.
Vata Season Nutrition Highlights:
Oily, nourishing foods that are high in protein, high in fat
Use warming spices: cardamom, cinnamon, fresh ginger, & black pepper
Eat cooked meals
Favor sweet, sour, and salty tastes
Include steamed vegetables, hearty grains, soups, and stews
Dairy products and most nuts and seeds are also beneficial.
Reduce your consumption of raw vegetables, cold and frozen foods
Invest in your own health by incorporating a personalized seasonal routine. For more guidance, schedule an appointment with one our our doctors to understand your unique Ayurvedic Mind-Body Type and co-create an appropriate wellness plan to combat seasonal changes. For more info or to schedule an appointment, please call 408-320-2434.

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