As per Ayurveda, at different stages of life, one among the 3 Doshas is predominant. From birth to puberty it is the Kapha time. Kapha is the heaviest and coldest dosha and it is made of earth and water. That is why one can observe that all kids are prone to cold, cough, phlegm, running nose…….
Anything that increases Kapha will directly influence the health of the child. After puberty it is Pitta or the fiery period. Getting exposed to cold is not as bad.
SO KIDS SHOULD ALWAYS BE KEPT WARM.
In this present world, kids are addicted to aerated cool drinks, ice creams, cold water, A/C.
Kids cannot be without cakes, extra cheese, chocolates, pizza, burger, french fries and other junk food. They rarely eat a fruit.
Reason 3 (The most important)
Parents attitude… “My parents couldn't afford so I was deprived. Now that I can, why don’t I provide my kids with everything"
- Kids lead a very sedentary life.
- Always in front of the TV or computer.
- Excess junk food.
- Always in A/C.
- Very rarely into a sport or physical activity.
Now I understand why people say - CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE….
My future will be 100% secure as long as parents want to provide their kids with things they couldn’t get when they were young. So settling down as a pediatric doctor is not a bad option.