Testing Ayurveda’s Applications: Introduction
I chose to remove dairy and wheat for the dietary portion of my Ayurveda experiment and remove the news media for a psychological component. I have chronic sinus issues that, while not debilitating have nevertheless been in my physical make-up most of my life, thus the Kapha dietary avoidance of dairy and wheat. The psychological component is Vata. Specifically, I have chronic muscle tightness, low backache, and sciatica. I have previously worked psychologically to detach myself emotionally from the media, thinking that I might not consciously get anxious or insecure after reading the news of the day. But does the anxiety manifest itself physically? This is why I chose avoiding the media completely for the second part of my experiment.