General dietary SVA recommendations

Hello. In Vaidya Mishra’s recent blog about hair loss, he suggested that his readers could email a request for the SVA Diet. Can you please send me a description of the SVA Diet? Thank you very much.
Lora D.
Vaidya replies:
 SVA general dietary recommendations to optimize your body’s pH balance, supply more soma, reduce inflammatory tendencies:

Start your day with a stewed apple or pear with 2-3 cloves followed by unprocessed wholegrain cereal (oatmeal, quinoa etc)
Avoid nightshades: potato, tomato, bell pepper, eggplant.
Avoid large beans like lima, pinto, kidney, soy, etc.
Favor yellow mung dahl (green or split), french lentils (dupuy, brown or beluga), red lentil (masoor)
Avoid bananas
Avoid flax seeds and flax flour
Avoid winter squashes. Favor summer squashes instead (zucchini, yellow squash)
Try to avoid soy products and bi-products, such as tofu, soy milk, and any other derivatives. Avoid processed food. No leftovers (do not eat yesterday’s meal). May eat for dinner what you had for lunch. Avoid food with preservatives. Avoid canned foods.
Avoid sour acidic foods- avoid vinegar and bottled dressings. Favor lime.
Replace coffee with green or white tea or your herbal water recipe.



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  1. Thank you, Sir Vaidya Mishra, mentioned dietary recommendations proved to be helpful. Everyone should plan to have balanced and nutritious diet every day. Looking forward for some more related post.

  2. Sidharth Thakur says


    I need to consult you as I have been suffering from sudden hunger attack, chest congestion, heartburn, facial & body tics. Please guide me.
    I am 32 year old, non-vegetarian, mildly obese, working in a bank which is a very stressful and demanding job.


  3. Dear Dr.Mishra,
    What are your thoughts about unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. I have heard great stories about the benefits ( e.g weight loss, improved digestion, decrease constipation to name a few) when the vinegar is mixed with raw honey and lemon. The recommendation is one tsp. 20 minutes before meals 3 times a day for a month. After that take twice a day.
    Look forward to your response.
    Thank you,
    Rhonda Jackson

  4. Please consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Marianne Teitelbaum: – SVA Customer Service Team

  5. Vinegar in general is not recommended as it is acidic and pitta aggravating.

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