Bi-Doshic

Most people are bi-doshic. If you have taken the Discover your Dosha test, this simply means that your majority and minority doshas are on a fairly equal footing, and that you usually have a much less significant score for your third dosha (e.g. 12 pitta, 8 kapha, 3 vata). When your majority and minority doshas score fairly closely, they will both have an impact on your body and mind, your behaviour and health. So both need to be considered when you choose your foods.

If you are bi-doshic, try to choose the tastes that will balance both your majority and minority dosha. This is about finding the common ground between your two most prominent doshas.

If you come out with a pitta majority, closely followed by a kapha minority, you are pitta-kapha. Likewise, kapha-pitta, is a kapha majority and pitta minority. Pitta and kapha are both balanced by eating more BITTER and ASTRINGENT foods, so these will be the best tastes for you.

A vata majority and pitta minority is vata-pitta. Pitta majority and vata minority is pitta-vata. Both pitta and vata are balanced by the SWEET taste, so this should form the staple part of your diet.

Click here to find out which TASTES to eat more or less of.

If you are vata-kapha or kapha-vata, this is trickier, as the tastes that balance vata, also imbalance kapha, and vice versa – these two doshas are at opposing ends of the doshic spectrum. The majority of your diet should therefore be made up of foods that are accepted as being suitable for all, and naturally ‘tri-doshic’. You can read more about tri-doshic foods (i.e. foods that are good for all doshas) in the Body Balance Plan book, which contains an exhaustive list of over 500 foods, categorised by dosha.

It is also important to take your lifestyle into consideration – to learn about the things that most imbalance each dosha, read about Pitta, Vata and Kapha here.