Balancing Your Dosha: Diet

I tailored my diet to specific foods with respect to the Pitta dosha, eating more cool, sweet, and juicy foods and less acidic, sour, spicy, salty, and oily foods. The list below are the food items that I focused on before and during the experiment.


Eggs, chicken, tilapia, salmon,

Shrimp, and some beef


Eliminated wheat or at least reduced intake by 70 %.

Added more rice.


Broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, lettuce, mushroom, squash, zucchini, salads


Apples (copious amounts) banana, dates, coconut, grapes, and melons

Nuts & Seeds

Pumpkin and sunflower seeds


Unsalted butter,milk, soft cheeses

I am going to add buttermilk, sweet lassi, and ghee.

Herbs & Spices

Turmeric, small amount of pepper

I am going to add cumin, dill, fennel, lemongrass, and mint.


Water, lemon water, hot lemon water, fruit juices (Odwalla)


I have had less heartburn and acid reflux. A more conscious approach to food selection prompted more consistency in my eating habits as well, which appears to maintain my energy level(s) during the course of a day. In addition, I have actually lost weight by being more conscious of the foods I consume. I will continue with my dietary changes, and will expand foods as listed above.