I like to keep my patient's constitutional dosha in mind when prescribing foods, herbs, and lifestyle changes. Living within your dosha can help optimize energy levels, immunity, and digestion. A dosha is an Ayurvedic concept of mind-body types. There are 3 doshas: kapha, pitta, and vata. Usually people have 1 dominant dosha and sprinklings of the others. Knowing your dosha type can help you know what foods, herbs, exercise, and eating patterns are best for your constitution.
Health at Every Size is the notion that all body types, regardless of shape, size, and BMI can be considered healthy. In fact, BMI aka Body Mass Index was never a determination of health at all! It was a system utilized by insurance companies to determine if someone is "overweight". BMI does not account for the amount of lean body versus fat tissue. Someone could be a body builder with less than 10% body weight but be considered "overweight" or even obese on the BMI scale. BM