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Protein Shakes


Written by John Immel, Asheville, NC
The high convenience factor of protein shakes allows you to nearly skip the eating process altogether. Along the way, you can even forget your body's intimate connection with food - the cravings you were meant to feel and enjoy. Food is supposed to be one of life's most pleasurable experiences. Participating in this pleasure on a daily basis is a grounding reminder that we exist also for the body, not only for the gratification of the mind.

Foods from real life invoke and awaken the parts of your brain that are millions of years old, and designed to help you make healthy choices. Highly processed foods don't ignite the same wonderful desire and God given food cravings the same way as natural foods. Since highly processed foods like protein shakes enable those who consume them to disconnect themselves from nature, Ayurveda is naturally suspicious that long term nutritional deficiencies will be the inevitable result.

The nutritional value of a food drops precipitously after processing. For this reason, processed foods also lack the vitality of living foods. Thicker protein shakes may be harder to digest. If you find that protein shakes give you gas & bloating, try thinning out the shake with more liquid.

Aggravated Doshas & Qualities

Imbalance Accumulates

Improper 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.

'Protein Shakes' 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 Protein Shakes.

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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 Imbalance

Food and lifestyle habite with the following effects may reduce imbalances associated with 'Protein Shakes'.
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Related Symptoms & Habits

The following symptoms & habits may be related to 'Protein Shakes' See your quiz results for a computerized assessment of your body type. Please click on the symptoms below to learn more about them.
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Bulky musclesGas, irregular digestion

About the Author

John 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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