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September 14, 2007

Starting a drought

To lower kapha, you need to dry it up. If you are displaying kapha symptoms including congestion or obesity then there are a few simple ways to start a drought:
  • eat hot spicy food including chili, ginger and pepper (fire evaporates water)
  • dry fry rice and dahl before adding water, this will stop them absorbing so much
  • eat dry vegetables like potatoes, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, peas and corn
  • eat dry grains like polenta, millet, rye and barley
  • dry brush your skin to cleanse and stimulate metabolism and blood flow
  • eat dry crackers and toasted and popped rather than boiled grains
Kapha is the strongest of the doshas and can handle a lot of cleansing, so you can fast or at least eat less till symptoms subside.

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