Gary Watson Naturopath & Iridologist

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These foods help to reduce “Kapha” (mucus and fat) in the body
They can be eaten liberally
Grain Barley
Buckwheat
Couscous
Millet
Oats
Oat bran
Muesli [small amount]
Legumes
Most beans, peas and dal
Soy products
Fruits Apples
Berries
Cranberries
Pomegranates
Dried fruits [small amount]
Strawberries [small amount]
Spices Hot spices
Chillies
Black pepper
Ginger
Cinnamon
Clove
Fenugreek
Bay leaves
Dairy A very small amount of dairy; Goat milk [small amount]
Ghee [small amount]
Vegetables Artichoke
Asparagus
Beets
Beet greens
Bitter melons
Broccoli
Burdock root
Brussel sprouts

Cabbage
Garlic
Green beans
Fennel
Horseradish
Kale

Leafy greens
Leeks
Lettuce
Okra
Onions [cooked]
Spinach
Sprouts
Squash
Turnip
Meats Freshwater fish
Shrimp
Rabbit
Venison
Chicken [small amount]
Turkey [small amount]
Nuts A small amount of Almonds
Oils Small amounts of;
Canola
Corn
Olive
Summary
Have these tastes
Pungent
Bitter
Astringent
Garlic, onions, coriander
Lettuce, bok choy, celery
Lemon, lime, celery, cucumber, tarragon)
Summary
Have these food qualities
Heating
Drying
Light

Garlic, ginger
dried beans, legumes, split peas, dal
Salad foods & easily digested foods

 

Avoid foods that aggravate “Kapha” as they can increase
mucus and fat levels in the body
Salt Do not add salt at the table Avoid using excess salt, soy or Tamari
Sweets Avoid all;
Sweets
Lollies
Chocolate
Biscuits
Cakes
Sticky foods All sweet foods are sticky;
Lollies
Chocolate
Cheese
Yoghurt Deserts
Icecream
Honey [small amount only]
Fruits No sweet, juicy fruits;
Oranges
Mangoes
Bananas
Vegetables Avoid sweet or watery vegetables;
Sweet corn
Carrots
Celery
Choko
Pumpkin
Squash
Sweet potato

Salty vegetables
Watery vegetables;
Zuchini
Fatty foods Fried foods
Heavy oily foods
Pies
Pastries
Shortbread
Burgers
Hot dogs
Hot chips
Crisps
Samosa
Spring rolls
Dairy products Cool, milky foods
Cheese
Chocolate
Cold milk
Cream
Ice cream
Yoghurt
Yukolt
Cold foods Cheese
Cold milk
Ice cream
Tofu
Summary
Avoid these tastes
Sweet
Sour
Salty
Carrot, sw. corn, sw. potato
Lemon
Celery
Summary
Avoid these food qualities 
Heavy
Cold
Oily
Foods that sit in the stomach
Cheese, Cold milk, Ice cream, Tofu
Fried foods, takeaway food, burgers, spring rolls

 
Kapha lifestyle factors to avoid or minimise if possible

Avoid placing emphasis on possessing, collecting, storing, hoarding and saving things.
Clearing out accumulated possessions (fat, mucous) can be detoxifying.
Sleeping late more than a few days in a row (greater than 8 hours per night)
Cold, damp, snowy weather (winter, spring)

The Kapha genetic disposition is towards;
Diabetes (in self or family)
Obesity (in self or family)
Allergies (in self or family)
Weight gain with depression (endogenous)

If these problems are in the family history then there may be a higher predisposition towards these problems and prevention needs to begin well before signs and symptoms begin.

 

If you have been diagnosed as having a ‘Kapha’ problem then you will have one or more of the following symptoms
Digestion Nausea
Tired or sleepy after a meal
Sluggish bowel movements, sticky waste
Energy Inertia
Sluggishness
Slow getting out of bed
Mucous problems Colds
Sinus
Allergies
Hayfever
Post nasal drip
Earache (Otitis media, glue ear)
Ear/nose/throat problems especially as a child
Mental or emotional symptoms Depression (deep) with weight gain.
Reacting to stress by withdrawing, feeling insecure and unwanted.
Very dependent on partner or
Over protective in relationships e.g to spouse, children.
Hoarding, holding on to possessions