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Written by John Immel
Alcohol can be grouped into several categories including beer which is heavy, wine which is light, and hard liquor which is highly concentrated.
A person with hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) may crave alcohol to stimulate their liver. For this reason, hepatitis actually increases the risk of alcoholism. Ayurveda has many herbs which can safely help the liver without the user of alcohol.
Alcohol's heating effect is why the proverbial St. Bernard dogs would carry a bit of whiskey to revive a lost hiker in Alps. Initially, the heat of alcohol dilate blood vessels and help circulation. The hot blood circulates to the surface of your skin, possibly aggravating hives or heat related conditions, giving one a red neck.
The hot blood also explains alcohol's extroverted nature. The increase of heat in the blood makes one exuberant and stimulates the heart. The heart, which is a naturally affectionate and social organ, predisposes one to fun. When imbalanced, the exuberance can lead to risky social activities under the influence of alcohol.
Alcohol is a hot & sugary depressant. A person may become addicted to the relaxing effects, as well as the spike in blood sugar. For this reason, recovering alcoholics often crave sweets and candy. Professionals often drink coffee in the morning to wake up, and alcohol in the evening to wind down, putting their body on a dangerous roller coaster ride.
To dilute the alcohol concentration, mix your drink with fun fruit juices such as granita, cranberry juice, lemon juice, or seltzer water. Bitters and sours added to alcoholic drinks can help your liver process the alcohol.
Food such as strawberries that are both sour, sweet, high in beta carotene and antioxidants can help your body deal with alcohol toxicity and reduce the effects of a hangover. Coconut water and other cool, soothing ingredients can help restore an inflamed gut. Coconut oil can help feed your liver, which may be exhausted.
Imbalance AccumulatesImproper food and lifestyle causes balances to accumulate. Ayurveda shows you exactly which doshas and qualities will accumulate in your body. Once these doshas and qualities accumulate too much, they will begin to cause disease. You can reduce an imbalanced dosha or quality by removing things that aggravate it from your diet and lifestyle.
'Alcohol' is likely to aggravate the following doshas and qualities.If you have a systemic imbalance of one of these doshas or qualities, Ayurveda would generally recommend removing, substitute or lessen the frequency of Alcohol.
Key: V = Vata, P = Pitta, K = Kapha. A slash through a dosha means it an aggravated dosha. To learn more about the symbols above, click on them.
Correct ImbalanceFood and lifestyle habite with the following effects may reduce imbalances associated with 'Alcohol'.
Please review these herbs & products below to determine which ones might be helpful for Alcohol.
|Aloe Vera Gel||Apple (raw)|
|Red Leaf Lettuce||Rose Petals|
|Sharp language||Easily insulted / sensitive|
|Intense emotions||Green stool|
|Sharp abdominal pain||Burning abdominal pain|
|Duodenal Ulcer||Stomach Ulcer|
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)||Fibromyalgia|
|Bloodshot Eyes||High Blood Pressure|
|Skin red after mild abrasion||Flushes Easily|
|Alcoholism||Illegal Drugs (marijuana, cocaine, etc)|
|Prolonged bleeding when cut||Tobacco Cigarette Smoker (Current)|
|Coffee||Yellow eyes / sclera|
|Impulsive / extroverted||Hepatitis (Past/Current)|
|Pain middle back||Yellow tongue coating|
|Anger, irritable, ambitious, analytical|
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.
my son has Ulcerative Colitis and he does drink beer modarate
amount I am worried please guide
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