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Acidifying Alkalizing Ojas Prana Rajasic Sattvic Tamasic Tejas
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Sattvic Ayurvedic Perspectives
Sattvic
Reported by John Immel, Asheville, NC
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Sattvic foods promote spiritual growth, nourishing the body without taxing digestion. Sattvic foods do not stimulate desire or nervous energy. They create clarity instead of drowsiness or heaviness.


Balanced by 'Rajasic', 'Tamasic'.
ayurvedic notes

Sattva

Sattvic foods promote spiritual growth. They nourish the body without taxing the digestive tract. Examples of sattvic foods include ghee, milk, almonds, rice, dates and saffron. Sattvic foods do not stimulate desire or nervous energy. They create clarity instead of drowsiness or heaviness. Click here for sattvic food examples.

Rajas

Rajasic foods stimulate desire or nervous energy. Red meat, high protein food, garlic and onions stimulate desire. Chili peppers, coffee, and cocaine stimulate movement. Click here for rajasic food examples.

Tamas

Tamasic foods create drowsiness, cloudiness, and heaviness. Examples are fermented or putrid foods including alcohol. Beef, prok, garlic, onion also create heaviness.Click here for tamasic food examples.
herbs & products with Sattvic quality
Cumin, Coriander, Fennel Tea
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
$8.95
A famous detox tea and digestive blend to detoxify and lose weight. You will feel light and vibrant as you reduce puffiness and improve your metabolism.

Liver & Lymph Cleanse Tea
Vata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
$16.99 $15.29
A cleansing formula of bitters, blood movers & fat metabolizers to detoxify the liver and lymphatic system as well as flush the gall bladder.

Kitchari - Joyful Belly Complete Kit
$34.95
Contains the recipe and everything you need for a healthy 7 day cleanse. Begin healing and rejuvenating your digestive system and deep organs. Begin fresh!

Brahmi - Gotu Kola
Vata aggravatingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
$8.50
Feel calm and clear! Famous mental rejuvenative that supports healthy brain and nervous system function.

Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam (9.4oz)
Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifying
$18.95
Ayurveda's most popular immune tonic. Tasty and safe for adults and children alike, chayawanprash prevents seasonal colds and flus.

Pitta Self-Healing Kit: Restore Beauty & Grace
$49.99
A luxurious self-care kit for pitta predominant constitutions.

Brahmi Oil (4oz)Vata pacifyingPitta pacifyingKapha pacifyingMint Belly Bliss Tea: Energize & AwakenVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifying
Holy Basil (Tulsi) TinctureVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingComplete Shirodhara Electric System in Copper
Copper Headpiece for ShirodharaVata pacifyingCopper Shirodhara Vessel with Control Valve
Copper Treatment Basin for ShirodharaKapha Self Healing Kit - Invigorate & Cleanse
Small Copper Pitcher for Shirodhara with Lid (...Stainless Steel and Copper Massage Oil Warmer f...
Three Metal Foot Massage Tool- Large (Kansa Vat...Complete Shirodhara Hands On System in Copper
Large Copper Pitcher for Shirodhara with Lid (1...Three Metal Foot Massage Tool- Small (Kansa Vat...
for these symptoms*
Sattvic herbs and food may have been traditionally recommended for these symptoms.
AlcoholPitta aggravatingConfusion / Cloudy MindKapha aggravating
Hashimoto's ThyroiditisVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingKapha pacifyingHypothyroidKapha aggravating
Preoccupied with sex / lustVata aggravatingPitta aggravating
aggravates these symptoms*
Presence of these symptoms may be a sign 'Sattvic' is aggravated in your body.
Diet
Preoccupied with healthy eatingVata aggravatingPitta aggravatingVegetarianVata aggravating
Mind Stress Sleep
Creative, imaginativeVata aggravatingWaking up middle of nightVata aggravating

About the Author

John Immel is the founder of Joyful Belly, helping people confidently choose food that restores their healthy glow through wisdom, personal growth and balance. John's approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, as if it were second nature. His articles, books, and Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week eCourse provides tools for gracefully healing your mind and body. John also directs Joyful Belly's Master of Ayurvedic Digestion & Nutrition 500 hour certification program, where practitioners learn advanced clinical skills for 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.


* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information and products on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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