Each person has a unique need of nutrients and a different capacity to absorb and assimilate those nutrients. A healthy food for one person can be a disease-causing factor for another. In order to use the Ayurvedic system we need to look at food and food classifications differently than we are used to in the biochemical nutritional model. The Ayurvedic view of food is based on how well we can digest the food and access the nutrients inside.
First, let’s shift our traditional view of food. Instead of putting food into different categories of good or bad, we can understand food according to the person who is going to eat it. The prime difference is looking at food according to the metabolism (combination of Dosha) of the person rather than according to the nutrient content in the food.
Instead of saying, “Eat an apple a day because it has vitamin X”, the new viewpoint is, “What shall I eat today to keep my Dosha in balance?” This is an individualistic approach that requires you to have a minimum understanding and responsibility for your health. We can help you with that.