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The Term Predominant or Predominancy and Ayurveda




Firstly, it is important to clarify that Integrative Studies and Arts is not in any way a public or private healthcare provider. Following, the word "predominant", which has been used to characterize certain text regarding Ayurveda on the site, needs to be clearly explained. After receiving a few questions, it is best to discuss this topic to remove any confusion.


At the time of this post, predominant as a term means the following according to merriam-webster.com, "having superior strength, influence, or authority: PREVAILING" or "being most frequent or common". This doesn't imply that someone can't achieve healthy weight loss or other desirable physical changes, which was specifically asked. At times, the word predominant or dominant may be used interchangeably. There are several texts available online, some of which are written by Ayurvedic healthcare providers, where thorough information regarding imbalances and the potential causes of them may be accessed. Predominance does not always imply predestination or inflexibility; rather, it refers to what is fundamentally true in a certain situation at a given time depending on continual behaviors and other factors of an individual, as opposed to what is determined as fixed. This is where the importance of maintaining supportive balance derives and extends beyond the physicality of a person.


As is common knowledge, the body will experience various stages and circumstances depending on prevailing influences. Hopefully, this article makes any misunderstandings about the text clearer. Questions are valued and they assist with clarifying information and improvements.

This information is provided for general informational purposes and is not a substitute or definitive to replace physicians' care.



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