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Ayurvedic Medicine / April 2, 2014

Our constitution is what it is; we were born that way. But when we eat the proper food and follow the lifestyle that suits our constitution, then we better our chances to stay sustainably fit, healthy, and happy.

Ayurveda says that there are two approaches to wellness. The preventative approach is for a healthy person, which guides you how to live in a healthy and happy way. The remedial approach is for someone who has fallen sick. So the guidelines are different for a healthy person than for a sick person.

For a healthy person, there are three pillars of wellness: food, lifestyle, and supplements. It is recommended to eat food according to your constitution. Whether you are vata, pitta, kapha or a combination, there is a recommended lifestyle routine that supports wellness and that is modified according to your constitution and the cycle of seasons. Using some supplements which rejuvenate the system, such as triphala, ashwagandha, chawan prash, kushmanda rasayana, and haritakti. There are so many rejuvenators and according to your constitution you can choose the supplements that support longevity and restore the vitality.

When one is sick, different guidelines are given for food, lifestyle practices, and herbs, according to the imbalance in the system. According to Ayurveda, bringing our system back into balance by addressing the root cause of disease is the key to good health.

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