Pitta dosha, fire and water, controls other bodily functions linked to the digestive system. This includes metabolism, hormones linked to appetite and more.
Things that can cause trouble for the Pitta dosha include sour or spicy foods, fatigue and over exposure to the sun. It is believed that disruption to this dosha can cause anger and negative emotions, high blood pressure, Crohn’s disease and infections.
Kapha dosha, water and earth, has control over things like body strength and stability, muscle growth, weight and the immune system.
The Kapha dosha can be disrupted by dietary factors like eating too much and eating and drinking the wrong things, as well as bad sleeping patterns, greed and more. If Kapha dosha is your main energy force, you are believed to be more likely to develop cancer and diabetes, or be at risk of becoming obese.