School of Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion
Ayurveda is not against wheat or gluten. Traditional Indian Ayurvedic diet includes Rotis - whole wheat flour flatbread. However, like most foods in Ayurveda, a little bit can be medicine and a lot is often poison. Ayurveda favors a diet that includes a wide variety of grains, fruits and vegetables. A nice rule of thumb is to eat wheat at no more than one meal a day in order to keep variety in your diet. Variety is the spice of life! And and a secret to happy digestion! For more tips on figuring out your food intolerances, click here:
You may purchase one of these guidelines for reducing allergy symptoms:
Sometimes gluten free alternatives are worse than wheat itself, especially when manufacturers try to make bread using highly processed ingredients to compensate for the absence of gluten. Examples include additives like xantham gum. If you have trouble digesting wheat, try the natural approach by simply eating a corn tortilla, or homefries instead. Here are some gluten free options:
Other Tips to Improve Your Tolerance to Wheat
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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