Written by John Immel,
Here are ten habits to improve digestion.
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Improper Eating HabitsImproper eating habits lead to poor digestion, absorption, and assimilation of food. In ancient times, Indian monks worshipped agni, the god of fire. In the body, agni is the digestive fire. The monks were careful to protect their digestive fire, which is the sacred fire that fuels and nourishes the blood and all other metabolic activity. Poor digestion leads to formation of ama and altered blood chemistry. In addition to following the principles above, here are some other habits to avoid:
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About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as 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. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.
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Yes, I've often wondered about the Ayurvedic view on smoothies since they combine fruit, veggies, proteins(nut butters and milk) and they are additionally cold and raw. It seems like this is against the principles of Ayurveda. Comments, John?
Smoothies are good because they are easy to digest, but can be difficult if they are too cold (i.e. not room temperature) or if they have poor food combinations (i.e. cow's milk and banana). Best to keep smoothies simple; we have several good recipes on the website.
Priya - because of your personalized situation, it is best to have a consultation. You can sign up for one here: https://www.joyfulbelly.com/Ayurveda/consultation