FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2016
Joyful Belly Ayurveda, Inc.
Contact: John Immel
To Ayurveda or not to Ayurveda, that is the question!
Dr. Eric Z's featured John on his Biblical Health Radio Show. He notes, "Christians regularly ask for my opinion about whether Eastern healing arts like acupuncture, yoga and Tai Chi are off limits. Are they too "New Agey?" Are they demonic? Are they safe?
I always tell them not to thrown out the baby with the bath water and remember that God has inspired people from across the globe since the beginning of time to utilize natural, holistic therapies for their curative benefits. The ancient Indian healing art of Ayurveda is no exception."
About John Immel
Featured on today's show is Christian Ayurveda expert, John Immel. He directs the Joyful Belly Institute's Master of Ayurvedic Digestion 500 hour program. John is the founder of Joyful Belly, an educational Ayurvedic healthcare website, and oversees the Joyful Belly Clinic. John has been working on bringing Ayurveda to Christians for over 10 years.
John studied under Dr. Vasant Lad and is specialized in the advanced treatment of digestive tract pathology. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University. He first discovered Ayurveda while working on a public health project in Bangladesh. John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel.
After witnessing Ayurveda's compelling efficiency and practical ease in treatment of his own digestive disorder, John was convinced he could help others. He sought a way to introduce Ayurveda to his Appalachian mountain home and the broader American public. This was the genesis of Joyful Belly. Using ingredients familiar from his childhood, John created Joyful Belly to recast Ayurveda in the context of our American food traditions. Joyful Belly proves this treatment is accessible and necessary for everyday health & wellness. His simple, practical and familiar approach has helped thousands on their journey to health.
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.
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.