School of Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion
Joyful Belly has distilled this practical core of Ayurveda for use in a functional medicine context. The result is a practical, highly personalized method to improve your health that is easy to do at home. Functional Ayurveda looks at your body's shape, size, bone structure, appetite, and food cravings to determine your unique body type and characteristics. Based on these characteristics, functional Ayurveda shows you how to take immediate action to improve your health & wellness, using materials from home.
More technically, Ayurveda is a form of habipathy, the study of how lifestyle and habit contribute to the disease process. Specifically, Ayurveda studies the characteristics of habits, and the characteristics of their influence on the body. It groups habits and disorders into types or categories to assess general strains on the body. It then suggests habits to relieve these strains, increasing the overall strength and resiliency of the person. For example, eating spicy food would be classified as a heating habit. A rash would be considered a heat disorder. Eating spicy food would therefore be contraindicated for a rash in Ayurveda.
Functional Ayurveda's greatest strengths are in the areas of digestion, skin care, stress management, and fertility. Functional Ayurveda offers some of the most advanced and cutting edge digestive health solutions out there.
You can't take the doctor home with you, but what you do at home matters. Functional Ayurveda is a do-it-yourself health and wellness system that facilitates self care at home. It is an easy to understand, simple to do, inexpensive and practical approach used for prevention of disease, recovery from illness, and to improve vitality. It is not just a list of home remedies, but an approach to help you figure out how to make choices.
Ayurveda literally means the science of life. The core of Ayurveda's health approach offers much more than freedom from disease, but total well-being. Functional Ayurveda looks at the whole person when assessing health, rather than the parts alone. Functional Ayurveda believes that a highly personalized approach brings the best results possible. To achieve its results, Ayurveda uses a classification system which we've automated on this website.
As you start your journey in Functional Ayurveda, you'll love how great Functional Ayurveda makes you feel, and the balance it brings to your life. Ayurveda was the primary form of medicine in India for thousands of years. This functional core of Ayurveda is still the easiest and most effective way to maintain health & wellness from home. To get started, we recommend finding your body type first.
|1||You can do it from home. Ayurveda shows you how to interpret signs and address symptoms of imbalance on your own. You can use it at home to optimize your health on a continual basis. You can't take the doctor home with you, but you can take Ayurveda home with you. The simplicity of Ayurveda will be there for you every time to you open the fridge, or turn on the stove. Ayruveda doesn't replace the doctor, but it gives you tools for health and wellness between visits to your qualified medical doctor.|
|2||Ayurveda's tools not only prevent and fight disease, they also strengthen your body, even if you have an incurable or difficult condition.|
|3||No other health approach offers such a detailed, individualized model showing the relationship between habits and health, diet & disease. Ayurveda shows you which food, lifestyle habits, and herbs are good for you, uniquely.|
|4||Instead of using an across the board statistical approach, Ayurveda identifies lifestyle and dietary habits that are uniquely matched to your body - and therefore fit your health powerfully like a hand and glove.|
|5||Instead of focusing on the disorder in question only, Ayurveda shows how your symptoms are interrelated to one another. By giving you perspective instead of a piecemeal approach, Ayurveda greatly simplifies your health and wellness plan.|
|6||Ayurveda is the most advanced and easy to use home system for self healing with an exceptional prognosis on digestion, skin care, aging well, reproductive health, and quality of life care.|
You don't have to learn this system, you can let our website do the guesswork for you by taking your quizzes. Afterwards, study your results and review them with your doctor or practitioner to determine if your recommendations are right for you.
By eating an optimal diet that balances your gunas and fits with your body type, your whole body is strengthened, quality of life is improved, and you become more resilient to disease as well. The above methods lead to greater body awareness, and understanding of how your diet & lifestyle choices affect your body personally.
On Joyful Belly, we've created a system to help you assess your imbalances from an Ayurvedic point of view, to learn about your imbalances through our extensive articles, and to discover remedies for your imbalances so you can feel better.