School of Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion
Are you prone to a problem with 'Long workday'?
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Sitting in a chair for long periods can cause lymphatic congestion and sluggish circulation. Throughout the day, your organs depend on good circulation to stay fresh and clean. A sedentary lifestyle means that your organs aren't getting cleaned properly. The following herbs can help improve circulation during the workday:
The workday also creates stress and adrenal fatigue. The following herbs can help restore your adrenal glands
|Energy Vitality Strength|
TONICA tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
ADAPTOGENHerbs that promote stabilization of physiological processes and homeostasis. Adaptogens increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning.
|Kidney & Urinary|
KIDNEY-TONICAn herb that strengthens the kidneys.
|Mind, Stress & Sleep|
SEDATIVESedative herbs create a sense of calm in the mind and body by specifically calming or quieting the nervous system. Excellent for anxiety, stress and chronic pain.
PROMOTES-VIRILITYEncourages virility and potency.
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.
|GUNA||FOODS TO AVOID||DO YOU HAVE THIS IMBALANCE?|
|MODERATE THESE MOBILE FOODS IF LONG WORKDAY IS CAUSING A PROBLEM||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Mobile' guna
|MODERATE THESE DIFFICULT FOODS IF LONG WORKDAY IS CAUSING A PROBLEM||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you need to decrease Difficult to digest foods
|MODERATE THESE PUNGENT FOODS IF LONG WORKDAY IS CAUSING A PROBLEM||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Pungent' taste
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On Joyful Belly, we've created an extensive categorization of food in relation to qualities (gunas). By eating an optimal diet that balances your gunas, your whole body is strengthened and the conditions that created the disorder are removed. Once the root causes of the disease are removed, the disease lessens in strength or disappears altogether. Additional remedies - such as herbs and lifestyle practices - focused on the specific disorder, can greatly enhance your healing.
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.