Ok, so we’re not talking here about the cold weather; we’re talking about food and drink (although thick curtains are admittedly a simple, frequently-overlooked solution to nuisance cold draughts!). As you may already know, one of the core principles of Ayurveda states that what we ingest on a daily basis greatly affects our health. Sounds obvious enough, we realise, but there are three main differences between what Ayurveda states as ‘bad for our health’ and what other, more generalised thinking dictates: Emotional and mental ingestion can be just as detrimental to our health as the food and drink we put into our bodies. What is ‘bad’ for one person’s health.