General Recommendations to help your body’s synchronization with nature:

  • Walk under the moonlight taking deep gentle breaths, walk under the moonlight by a body of water (river, lake, etc.)
  • Spend at least a few minutes outside everyday soaking in the sunlight.
  • Go to bed by 9:45pm
  • Rise early – by sunrise.
  • Never skip or delay meals.


General dietary recommendations to optimize your body’s pH balance, supply more soma, reduce inflammatory tendencies:

ayurveda food

  • Start your day with stewed apple or pear with 2-3 cloves followed by unprocessed whole grain cereal (oatmeal, quinoa, etc.)
  • Eat fresh, organic food whenever possible.
  • Avoid nightshades: potato, tomato, bellpepper, eggplant.
  • Avoid larger beans such as Lima, Kidney, Pinto, Soy, etc.
  • Favor yellow mung dahl (green or split), French lentils (dupuy, brown or beluga), red lentils (masoor).
  • Avoid garlic and onions.
  • Avoid bananas.  Baby bananas are okay.
  • Avoid flax seeds and flax flour.
  • Avoid winter squashes.  Favor summer squashes instead (zucchini, yellow squash).
  • Try to avoid soy products and bi-products, such as tofu, soy milk and any other derivatives.
  • Avoid cold or processed protein (cold chicken, salami, etc.).
  • Avoid processed food. No left-overs (do not eat yesterday’s meals). May eat for dinner what you had for lunch. Avoid food with preservatives. Avoid canned. boxed and frozen foods.
  • Avoid sour acidic foods – avoid vinegar and bottled dressings. Favor lime.
  • Replace coffee with green, white or herbal tea.
  • Avoid sodas and sugary drinks.
  • Have some homemade organic probiotic yogurt or Natren live probiotic if dairy is not tolerated, daily, preferably at lunch time.
  • Use appropriate spice mix for your body (consult w Ayurvedic practitioner). Cook spices.
  • Include healthy fats such as olive oil or ghee.  Avoid partially hydrogenated anything.
  • Drink water with a good pH, obtained from a natural source, that has not been processed or filtered in any way, such as Eternal, Mountain Valley or Evian.
  • Eat your main meal at noon.
  • Throw out aluminum and Teflon coated cookware. Stainless steel is best.
  • Eat in a peaceful environment, focusing on your food. Avoid looking at your phone and watching TV when eating. Do not eat when stressed, upset or angry.
  • Include exercise and spiritual practice in daily life (meditation, prayer, etc.).

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The reader should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.