What People are Saying
"LOVED this recipe. So happy I tried it!"
"We' be been making dandelion pesto as a pizza base and it is wonderful . I'm looking forward to trying this tea recipe. Thank you John for teaching us to eat the weeds!!!"
Psychologist / Therapist - Charlotte, NC
"I'm from India. Here everybody takes this tea.I too cherish it a lot. Been having it for 20 years now. Despite of hypothyroidism, my metabolism is very high. Credit goes to this tea. One can also use normal tea leaves with ginger & basil and milk too. Nice to know thatyou are encouraging people to have this healthy tea. Keep up the good work."
"Lemon juice sounds like a great idea Aggie! Try it out!"
Ayurvedic Healer - Asheville, NC
"I just found this site a couple of days ago and am so grateful for the indepth information. I have been interested in healthy eating for at least 40 years and have read a great deal on the subject. At 67 I am in the unique position to look back and see how bang on my intuition has been. I have allowed myself to be steered in many directions following the trends and food "experts" and now I am happy to find that my inclinations were not wrong but perfect for my dosha. It all fits. What a wonderful feeling. Now I can stop searching and just enjoy these foods that have been recommended for me - the ones that I have always loved.
"This is such good information. I have a mild scoliosis and twisting and back bend yoga poses have been troublesome in the past. Now I understand why."
"I made this the other morning for my toddler and I and we couldn't stop eating it , it was so good! We loved it. My mother used to put sugar on our grapefruit growing up...this is so much better!
"I know I'm not supposed to love food, however there is a love affair brewing with all the wonderful soups I'm eating and offering my students ,clients and family. Not until now have I found a good use for my Dried nettles and my overly popular VATA KAPHA population. Being pitta kapha sometimes I simply want to sit on my Vata folks (treat em like a rose) but John the nettles in the soup changed my momma, instantly! She has always thought yoga, massage and Ayurveda was cultish activity and this soup can I tell you, sparked a conversation, a healing, a love for life. Blessings to you John Immel. I owe you boss, cheers 10 stars :)"
Falls church, DC
"Thank you for this lovely holiday gift. Delicious!"
"This was recommended to me by my Ayurvedic therapist or the 'grounding' qualities as my vata is completely unbalanced.. I can't believe how delicious it is! So nourishing and comforting. Thank you! I love this website and the recipes."
Yoga Instructor -
"I love, love, love this website and John Immel is the best! After 30 years of practicing & teaching nutrition, my eyes were opened WIDE to eating for my dosha and I enjoy it so much. I'm losing weight effortlessly, feel amazing (at 52), adore his recipes and I'm happy knowing I'll eat this way the rest of my life. Joyful belly is now my favorite online resource (encyclopedia) and I trust John wholeheartedly. If you are considering taking his cleanse, course, a consult or just using his recipes - I say YES! My 76 year old Mom is loving this with me, it has changed her life too, Yippee! Thank you John, many blessings"
Massage Therapist - Glenwood springs, CO
"So happy I joined this class! it was a great combination of (1) intellectual content on ayurvedic philosophy, nutrition, physiology: (2) behavioral guidance on approaches to eating and hunger; (4) psychological exercises on how I use food to comfort, discharge emotions, and numb out emotional pain; and last but not least (5) herbs and dietary cleansing practices. I highly recommend it as a way to change how one operates in relation to overeating."
"Im a MBBS doctor and to my surprise your site is very informative and it helped me in solving my stomach problem which I thought was due to hyperacidity and I was taking omeprazole but now i got to know that it is due to hypoacidity. thank you very much. Im very much impressed..
"I love your info and heart felt interests in sharing your input. Thank you..
"Hi John. I log onto Joyful Belly at least once a week for ideas and info. Thanks for all you provide!
"I love the Coconut Oil! I have never tried it before and ordered it to give to my dog. But I love it! I have it every morning on toast and its so good. I haven't even tried the other 99 things it is good for!"
"I just realized this says to use aloe vera juice. I don't have any and was wondering if I could mix it with hot water or something of the sort. Thanks!"
Allen park, MI