Press Contact: John Immel
Our StoryJoyful Belly is an Ayurvedic clinic & school of digestion with a user friendly website featuring thousands of yummy, healthy recipes, ingredients and symptoms online. Joyful Belly helps you understand how your body experiences food so that you can identify the best foods to eat for health, wellness and happiness. Joyful Belly also teaches you about your body, so you can answer fundamental questions like, How's my digestion today? or What can I do to improve enzyme production from the pancreas? Healthy Joyful Belly eating will be a vital, zesty, refreshing and tasty doorway to a new you.
Joyful Belly provides a modern, functional & experiential approach to Ayurveda - a 5,000 year old system of medicine from India. Ayurveda integrates the science of medicine with the art of healing. Ayurveda describes disease not only in western medical terms but as patterns of doshas, feelings, and tastes that everyone can understand and experience. Perspective helps us relate better to our body, self-monitor, respect the laws of Nature, and make supportive lifestyle and diet choices.
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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. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. 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.
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