Dr Oz Ayurvedic Medicine: Kapha, Pitta & Vata Body Types


Dr Oz: Ayurvedic Medicine

With all the diets and fitness plans out there, it’s hard to know what will work for you. Dr Oz featured a show about Ayurvedic Medicine, explaining how knowing your own body type can help you find the custom solutions you need for weight loss and better metabolism. Are you a Kapha, Pitta or Vata Body Type? Could Guggul Supplements or Triphala be right for you? Learn all about Dr Oz’s foray into Ayurvedic Medicine.

Dr Oz: Ayurvedic Medicine Body Types

Dr Oz shared the body types of Ayurvedic Medicine. Which of the three fits you best: Kapha, Pitta or Vata?


To explore alternative approaches to weight loss, Dr Oz and his team searched around the world for unique approaches. Ayurvedic Medicine means “the science of life” and it relies on timeless cures in modern settings to get results. The first step, according to Dr Kulreet Chaudhary, is to learn which of the three Doshas, or body types, is yours. That will help you get to the bottom of your weight loss and metabolism issues.

Kapha Body Type

Are you a Kapha body type? Here are the characteristics:

  • Large frame
  • Strong stamina
  • Stable & reliable
  • Heavy, with wide hips

Garlic Supplements & Sinus Congestion

If you’re a Kapha, you may frequently suffer from Sinus Congestion. Try getting more Garlic in your diet, through cooking or even Garlic Supplements.


Dr Oz: Silk Gloves Vs Loofah Gloves Circulation Remedy

Kapha body types also sometimes report poor circulation. The best way to prevent this is to massage your body using Silk Gloves or Loofah Gloves before you get in the shower. This could really jump start your Circulation.

Dr Oz: Guggul Supplement Review

For slow digestion, try finding a Guggul Supplement. This herbal remedy is meant to be taken with meals, at a dosage around 150 mg. It can help you fire up the Metabolism to burn more fat. Of course, exercise is going to help with that as well.

Dr Oz met Andrea, who said she thinks she is a Kapha body type, and is frustrated with her frame. She’s going to give the circulation remedy a try, though.

Pitta Body Type

Could you be a Pitta body type? Here’s how to tell:

  • Thin and Muscular
  • Sharp Intellect
  • Similar to Dr Oz

This is Dr Oz’s body type. Does it sound like you, or anyone you know?

Dr Oz: Coconut Oil Anti-Inflammatory Massage

Pitta body type patients often report inflammatory problems like headaches or acid reflux. The solution here is to massage Coconut Oil on your scalp and feet. Leave it on for about five minutes before jumping in the shower.

Aloe Vera Pomegranate Drink Recipe

If you have digestive complaints and are a Pitta body type, try this Aloe Vera Pomegranate Drink Recipe.

Mix 1/4 cup Aloe Vera and 1/2 cup Pomegranate Juice in the morning.

Suzanne was also in the audience, and she said she’s satisfied overall with her body, but would love to lose a few pounds. She did say she was glad to share the same body type as Dr Oz. That is a strange way to hit on someone.

Vata Body Type

The third and final body type is Vata. Could this be you?

  • Small, thin fram
  • Light and cold; always moving
  • Enthusiastic
  • Enjoys change & new experiences

Dr Oz: Triphala for Bloating

If you’re a Vata body type and suffer with congestion or bloating, try adding two to four Triphala tablets into your daily routine. You can step down the dosage as you start to feel results.

Sesame Oil Nose Spray

When you have a cold, try lubricating the nostrils with Sesame Oil. Use a spray, or apply oil to your fingertip and gently rub it on the nose and sinuses. This oil is also great for releasing toxins from the body.

Insomnia Milk Remedy: Dr Oz

Vata body types do best with a regular routine that helps them manage stress. A common complaint is insomnia, but Dr Oz had a quick remedy recipe that could help with this issue.

Combine a pinch each of Cardamom, Turmeric and Cinnamon. Stir them into a glass of warm milk before bedtime.

What body type are you? Did you figure it out?



    • says

      I’m not sure if there is a definitive way to go, and the show spoke in broad strokes. I guess you could try focusing on the advice for the body type that sounds closest to yours.

      But if you’re torn between two, maybe pick one and try those tips. If they don’t work, you could try switching to the other. I hope this helps.

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