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Vata, Pitta, Kapha: Inflammation and Disease in Ayurveda

Vata, Pitta, Kapha: Inflammation and Disease in Ayurveda

Vata, Pitta, Kapha: Inflammation and Disease in Ayurveda

Podcast Intro:

There’s more and more literature coming out of the scientific community around inflammation. The more someone feels like they don’t know why it happened to them, why that gland or tissue organ system went diseased, or understanding what systems are involved, can be even scarier than it may need to be.

What you’ll get out of tuning in:

  • What’s the Vata type shape?
  • How the nervous system goes towards an adrenaline state?
  • What happens with the job of the kidneys?
  • What’s beautiful about Ayurveda?
  • What’s Pitta?
  • What’s Kapha?



  • Cate explains that the thing that’s happening to Vata is because we have the exposed nervous system, and the VUCA world naturally has negative stressors on the mind. So it’s going to negatively stress the mind.
  • The whole physiology is trying to smartly evolve. And so it’s not going regenerative. Cells that are going mutation are degenerative.


  • [00:46] Introduction
  • [05:09] Vata type
  • [09:07] The thing that usually affected by the emotional body
  • [13:42] Kidneys are chemists
  • [16:43] Ayurveda
  • [18:07] Oxidation
  • [18:47] Recognizing the part of the VUCA culture
  • [20:17] Pitta
  • [35:17] Kapha


  • “From the Vata perspective, there’s all this massive change affecting the nervous systems, affecting the emotional body. And so it’s destabilizing to someone who’s naturally going to go out of balance towards instability. “
  • “Any situation where you feel like there’s no possible action to take can be a negative stressor.”
  • “The yogi’s got this connection of energy production and insight which requires the rest and digest function, that is also important for Pitta to do what it is designed to do.”
  • “Anything that has to do with hyperacidity goes right in the Pitta category.”

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