Raja Ayurveda Asks: How Often Do You Eat?

One of Ayurveda’s most important tissues, is the Meda Dhatu. Dhatu is the Sanskrit word for tissue and Meda means fat, as in our adipose tissue.

Adipose tissue is the part of our body that is composed of adipocytes, or adipose cells. There are three different types of adipocytes and they all have specifc roles.

Ayurveda says that our Meda Dhatu, our Adipose tissue is what gives us nourishment, lubrication, groundedness, perception, and compassion.

It all sounds like stuff we want, right?

Yet, why are we all so paranoid about the fat in our body or eating fat? Well, the problem is that not all fat is created equally, in terms of the fat we eat and the fat we store.

Raja Ayurveda Asks: How Often Do You Eat? from Tim And Vie on Vimeo.

Video Guide

The short video above (just over eight minutes long) goes over Ayurveda’s view on our daily eating pattern and suggests what we can do to help our Meda Dhatu stay healthy.

For your viewing pleasure, look for the CC button on the video, click on it and you will have subtitles. 🙂

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Until next time much, much love from both of us! By the way, how many meals a day do you eat? Let us know, in the comment section below.

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Video Transcript

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Hi Every One! Today we are going to talk
about one of Ayurveda’s most important

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tissues, the meda dhatu. Dhatu is the
Sanskrit word for tissue. Meda is the

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sanskrit word for fat, or adipose. Meda
dhatu is our adipose tissue. Our adipose

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tissue is the part of our body that is
composed of adipocytes, or adipose cells

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and it is pretty much everywhere in our
body. There are three different types of

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adipocytes and they all have specific
roles. Ayurveda says that our meda

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dhatu, our adipose tissue is what gives us
nourishment, lubrication, groundedness,

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perception, and compassion. It all sounds
like stuff we want, right? Yet we are all so

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paranoid about the fat in our body or
the fat we eat. The problem is that we

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are both right and wrong. Yes fat can be
bad, yes we can store excess fat, because

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not all fat is created equal. And this is
the case for both the fat we eat and the

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fat we store. We end up storing a lot
more fat than our body needs.

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And this is all our fault.

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We eat too often. So the problem isn’t
necessarily with the fat itself, with the

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fat that we eat. The problem is that we
eat too often. And when we say the

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problem is not necessarily with the fat
we eat, it is if we eat the fat that

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nature intended for us to eat. So
assuming that we eat good fat, the

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problem is that we eat too often. Ayurveda says, eat only when you’re hungry,

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and allow 12 hours for your food to be
digested. If you think about it, this

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means, eat no more than two to three
meals a day. This means that each day, we

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should allow a section of at least 12
hours, when we do not put in food into

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our body that requires to be digested.
This means that drinking water, black

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coffee, and tea it is perfectly fine as
long as the tea is not of fruit origin.

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Ayurveda says that we are all created of
the five

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elements, ether or space, air, fire, water
and earth. And we need to keep the

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dynamic balance of those five elements
within our body. This means that we need

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to be bringing in the earth element, we
need to be bringing in the water

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element, the fire element, the air element
and the space element. And we understand,

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yes the water element comes in through
the water we drink, the juices; the earth

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element comes in through the food we eat,
etc. How do we bring in the space element

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in our body? By allowing space in our
digestive system. We need to be giving

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our digestive system the time it needs
to do its job. We need to be giving our

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body the time it needs to repair itself,
without having to divert its energy to

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process food that we bring in. And this
is the case regardless of whether the

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food that we put in is perfectly clean
or not. That’s why we said that even when

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we are eating good nutritious fat, it is
still necessary to give our body a

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break. Otherwise, no matter how clean the
food that we eat is, it will turn into

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toxins. And those toxins take the form of
excess meda dhatu, excess adipose tissue

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in our body. So then the meda dhatu,
the adipose tissue cannot fulfill its

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purpose, which is nourishment, lubrication,
groundedness, compassion, stability. Ayurveda

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says that our body needs space, we
need to be eating only when we are

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hungry, and every day allow for at least
a 12 hour window when we do not put in

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any food in terms of calories, just water,
black coffee, and tea that is not of

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fruit origin. How many meals a day do you
eat? Please let us know in the comment

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section below. To learn more about Raja
Ayurveda choose one of our online self-paced

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courses, or in-person trainings. The link
is below. And if you enjoyed this, please

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hit the like button, share and subscribe,
if you haven’t already. Until next time,

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much much love from both of us.


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