School of Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion
The morning is the best time for prayer and spiritual practice. An austere meal complements developing spiritual awareness. Vata people should include simple proteins such as 10 almonds with their breakfast. Eat the biggest meal of the day at lunchtime when agni is strongest. Finally, by 3pm our organs are as tired as we feel after a long day's work. Dinner should include gentle foods only. Kapha should never eat heavy foods after sunset. Generally, eat early enough to ensure food will completely digest before sleep. Baby the digestive tract after 8pm. Overnight, undigested food becomes stagnant blood provoking Kapha and mucous.
When I wake up in the morning I cook all three meals at the same time. First, I start a soup. Next, I start a pot of rice. Next, I cook my oatmeal or fry an egg for breakfast. The rest of my day is kitchen free. This method of cooking is fast, easy, and healthy.
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
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