Diet planning is an integral part of Ayurvedic treatment of diseases. Your Ayurvedic specialist is correct in advising you on dietary restrictions, which is part and parcel of any Ayurvedic treatment.
These dietary restrictions help in –
- Preventing the further progress of the disease condition. For example – having turmeric in diet helps to avoid further development of allergic complications.
- Aiding for better action of the Ayurvedic medicine – For example, having pomegranate juice helps in improving ulcerative colitis
- Relieving the cause of disease condition – water fasting helps you eat less and thus avoids obesity.
- Overall improvement of general health – Having regular Triphala churna provides body with natural anti oxidants and makes body toxins free and sturdy.
- A simple example on dietary restriction might be: To avoid oily stuffs and junk foods while someone is on treatment for obesity.
What happens if you do not?
In some Ayurvedic treatment schedules, the doctor might include the diet plan as part of the treatment. In that case, the treatment will be less effective if the Ayurveda diet plan is not followed as prescribed. But if the diet plan is only an accessory part of treatment, there might not be much effect of diet plan over the overall success of the treatment. It is always better to stick to the diet plan suggested by the Ayurvedic doctor.
If you cannot follow the diet restrictions suggested by the doctor, then it is better to ask the doctor for substitutes or any other suggestion to counter balance the treatment. But following the diet plan adds more resilience and will power in you to fight the disease better.