To Stay Strong and Healthy:
- During Spring, eat more foods from this list.
- Eat more foods that are Pungent (Spicy), Bitter, Astringent / Light, Dry, Warm: such as flavorful steamed
veggies, brothy soups, brown rice.
- Eat less foods that are Sweet, Sour, Salty / Heavy, Cold, Oily: such as fried foods, ice cream, heavy dairy.
- Schedule a 3-7 day Panchakarma retreat to detox, or follow our Short Home Cleanse for a 4 day personal cleanse.
- For 6 weeks, take 500 mg of Manjistha, Turmeric Plus and Tulsi twice per day to cleanse your lymphatic system,
heal your digestion, boost immunity and nourish your nervous system.
- Tired? Schedule an Ayurvedic Consult to treat the root cause of your fatigue, which is different
for each person.
Daily Routines (Dinacharya) for Spring:
- Self-massage with warm Lymphatic Massage Oil or raw sesame oil.
- Three or more times per day practice Bellows Breath: breathe quickly and with strength in and out through your nose for 30 seconds while expanding and contracting your diaphragm. Sit in silence for 1 minute.
- Exercise in the morning to increase circulation, mood and immunity.
- Perform Neti by irrigating your nasal passage with warm salt water. Always follow with Nasya.
- Perform Nasya by dipping a q-tip in warm Tri-Doshic Massage Oil or warm sesame oil, swirling it inside your nostrils, and inhaling deeply.
Signs of Excess Kapha During Spring:
- Cold, cough, allergies, congestion, flu, fatigue, depression, weight gain.
- If you experience some of these signs, schedule a consult with Dr. Douillard and follow the above guidelines for a balanced Spring!
*An asterisk means it is best to eat more of this food.
*All Sprouted Beans
*Dried Fruit (all)
LEAN MEAT & FISH
Black Tea (moderation)
Lowfat yogurt (moderation)
Water (room temp. to hot)
Ocean fish (moderation)
NUTS & SEEDS
*Honey – Raw
Learn more about the seasonal diet in
“The 3-Season Diet”
by John Douillard
Rice, Brown, long grain