Since 2008, Joyful Belly has been bringing tasty, healthy recipes to dinner tables around the world. Using integrative, functional medicine based on the ancient healing technique called Ayurveda, Joyful Belly helps you find food, recipes and herbs to support your health and wellness.
To see the foods and recipes that are healthy for your body type, start with the free body type quiz.
Our recipes are designed to support digestion, correct imbalances, and restore health and wellness, one meal at a time. We publish weekly articles to help you learn the principles of self-healing in our newsletter and library. Our store brings natural herbal products into your home to help you along the way of your healing journey.
In 2012, we opened the Joyful Belly Institute of Digestion and Nutrition, a school designed to teach students the basic principles of functional digestion as well as Ayurvedic methods for healing digestive tract pathologies. Our school now offers two programs the Mastering Ayurvedic Digestion & Nutrition 500HR, which teaches health professionals about Ayurvedic digestion, and the Fundamentals of Natural Healing 750HR, which introduces students to the framework of Ayurvedic healing.
Joyful Belly was founded by John & Natalie Immel, who remain passionate about helping you achieve your health and wellness goals.
We Welcome Practitioners!Use Joyful Belly to create a diet for your client simply and easily. Your clients will have access to a huge selection of tasty recipes. Ask your clients to send you their body map to facilitate your intake process.
PRACTICAL, DOWN TO EARTH
Joyful Belly aims to provide a practical, wholesome experience for those individuals who want to explore natural health & wellness, and the benefits of Ayurveda, free of new age spirituality.
"After years of practicing Yoga spirituality and Buddhism, I returned to the
Catholic church for these reasons,
which have been essential to my development as an Ayurvedic practitioner - as a
caretaker of life.
As a Catholic, I have come to believe Ayurveda's natural techniques affirm the dignity of the body
as God made it.
Jesus loved to feed people and heal the sick.
His caring love is the joy and aspiration of Ayurveda as well.
Ayurveda has truly given me a unique opportunity to participate in the
healing mission of the Church. "
About John Immel