|Obesity is one of the most common health problems in today’s world and also the source of many other high risk problems such as angina, diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart failure, gout, etc. Extensive research has already been performed on obesity in modern medicine and many pills have been invented, but their results are generally temporary. Even physical workouts and dieting can do very little to help if one does not understanding the underlying reason for the excessive weight (or low weight).The real reasons
According to Ayurveda, being overweight or underweight is due to an imbalance in the 3 Doshas (the bodily humors that make up one’s constitution): Vata, Pitt and Kapha. An imbalance can occur regardless of how much or how little food you eat. Improper digestion or improper metabolism due to excessive Kapha and Ama (waste) is at the root of the problem. When Kapha is imbalanced, the heavy characteristics of the Earth and Water elements become exaggerated. However, obesity can also be found in Vata and Pitta dominant people. These types can suffer from poor digestion if their digestive fire is too low. As a result, food is not processed properly, which can result in weight gain or obesity. But in general, Vata types are underweight rather than overweight because their bodies have trouble absorbing nutrients. Weight gain results when they attempt to eat more sweet and oily foods to calm their Vata imbalance.