Gary Watson Naturopath & Iridologist

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These foods help to cool the body or ‘Pitta’
They can be eaten liberally

Grain Basamati rice
Barley
Oat bran
Oats
Wheat
Wheat bran
Legumes Cooked to a soft consistency
Yellow mung dal
White mung dal
Split grean peas
Split yellow peas
Aduki beans (small amount)
Soy products
Sweet Fruits Apples
Berries (Raspberry, blueberry etc.)
Coconuts
Dates
Figs
Avocados
Sweet melons
Plums
Pomegranates
Sweet Vegetables Asparagus
Broccoli
Carrots
Cabbage
Cucumber
Onions (cooked)
Peas
Sweet potatoes
Sprouts
Squash
Okra (small amount)
Cauliflower (small amount)
Cooling Spices Licorice
Cardamom
Coriander seeds
Coriander (cilantro)
Fennel seeds
Basil, fresh
Dill
Turmeric
Cumin (small amount)
Dairy Fresh ghee (clarified butter) Milk, fresh, whole, unhomogenized
Meats Chicken
Turkey
White fish
Nuts Sunflower seeds (moderate amounts) Almonds (moderate amounts)
Oils Coconut
Sunflower
Canola
Sesame (small amount)
Summary
Have these tastes
Sweet
Bitter
Astringent
Carrot, sweet potato, sweet corn, fruit
Bok choy, celery
Celery, cucumber, potato
Summary
Have these food qualities
Cooling foods
Slightly Oily
Slightly Heavy
Cucumber, coconut
Ghee, oil
Root vegetables

 

Avoid the following foods as they can
Aggravate any Pitta/hot symptoms in the body

Salt
Avoid excess salt
Do not add salt at the table
Anchovies
Olives
Chips, crisps
Sauces
Most processed food in cans, bottles & packets
Sour and fermented foods
Avoid as much as possible
Cheese
Vinegar
Alcohol
Salad dressing
Sour cream
Pickles
Yoghurt
Sour Kraut. Kim Chi
Vegemite, Marmite, Promite
Fried foods
Avoid as much as possible

Occasional wok frying ok
Hot chips
Crisps
Burgers
Hot dogs
Samosas
Spring rolls
Fried bread
Oily foods
Avoid as much as possible
Pizza
Bacon and eggs
All meals can be slightly oily using a little ghee
Hot spicy foods & Hot spices & Stimulants Chilli, Hot curries
Mexican dishes
Wasabi, Mustard, Horseradish
Coffee
Sour fruits All green unripened fruit
Grapefruit
Lemons
Rhubarb
Vegetables  All green unripened vegetables  
Acidic foods & medicines Lemon
Lime
Grapefruit
Rhubarb
Tomatoes
Animal foods
Avoid in large amounts
Meat (especially red meat)
Dairy
Honey (none)
Nuts Small amounts of sunflower seeds Small amounts of almonds
Pungent fruits & vegetables
i.e. Strong odour
Garlic
Onions, raw
Brussel sprouts
Cauliflower (only small amounts)
Durian
Lettuce
Light foods Lettuce
Toast
Crackers
Biscuits
Wafers
Cones
Red coloured foods  Tomato, Tomato sauce, Tomato paste
Red meat
Red capsicum
Chilli
Rhubarb
Cherries
Strawberries
Summary
Avoid these tastes
Sour
Salty
Pungent
Yoghurt, saur kraut, lemon
Soy
Garlic, onion, brussel sprouts
Summary
Avoid these food qualities
Light
Hot
Dry
Lettuce, crackers, biscuits
Spices
Cucumber, crackers
 

Pitta lifestyle factors to avoid or minimise

Being under stress
Reacting to stress with suppressed anger, frustration, resentment
Placing excessive demands on oneself and others
Living under constant pressure from deadlines
Exposure to impure water and food (food poisoning, eat fresh food only)
Hot humid weather (Summer)

Heat fatigue
Sunburn 

 

If you have been diagnosed as having a ‘Pitta’ problem then your metabolic system is overheating causing hot symptoms

The Pitta zone is the middle part of the body which includes the lower 1/3 of the stomach, small intestine, liver & pancreas
Pitta governs all the metabolic processes of the body

You will have one or more of the following symptoms;

Digestion
Especially when stressed
Acid reflux
Burping
Heart burn
Strong odour to your stools (poo)
Liver (liver has a tendency to over heat)
Mental or emotional symptoms
Especially when stressed e.g. driving
Irritable (e.g. from wasted time)
Angry
Impatient (e.g. from wasted time)
Frustrated (e.g. from wasted time)
Resentful
Skin Skin rashes with redness or swelling
Allergic skin reactions
Eczema
Hives
Blood circulation Blood pressure (or in family history)
Heart condition (or in family history)
Headaches Constant general headache
Strong, intense headaches
Throbbing or pulsating headache
Migraine with nausea or vomiting
Behind the eyes or visual changes
Headaches at the top of the head