Written by John Immel,
If you like being alert in the morning, you may want to think twice about that heavy, late dinner.
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A heavy, late night meal will (more often than not) make your blood rich, thick, and stagnant during the night. As last night's food is digested and makes its way through your blood stream, it leads to sluggish circulation. You might wake up feeling tired and groggy the morning after a heavy meal.
Rich blood and sluggish circulation from late night meals can cause a build up of mucus and fluid in the lungs. Also, metabolism becomes slower while sleeping during the night. Instead of burning up the calories in the food, the calories are stored leading to weight gain.
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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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it makes sense now , how some mornings we feels so dull and some mornings are full of energy. Its about what and when we had dinner.
This makes all kinds of sense!!!
Excellent information. The more I learn of Ayurveda the more I realize how best to live. John is very insightful and helpful.