Astringent foods make the mouth feel rough or dry. Astringent taste cleanses the mouth, but causes difficulty swallowing. Leafy greens, green bananas, and cranberries are astringent. Astringent taste makes an apple crunchy. It makes len
Clear food has the ability to either clear the (1) digestive tract, (2) blood and lymphatic system, (3) mind, or (4) mucus or fluid stagnation in any organ. Clear foods reduce fluids. They help metabolize or purge toxic buildup (ama) fr
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Greens are the most common taste in nature. Sweet taste was rare before farms and grocery stores. What
Evolution & Taste Buds
Taste buds are important for maintaining our health. These days, many people distrust their taste buds. Processed foods like bread, cheese, and corn syrup bypass and trick our taste buds into eating food that
Light & Many Meanings
In the body, lightness creates agility and swiftness. It is the opposite of heartiness. Lightness of mind is associated with clarity and alertness. Lightness is inspiring:
Liquefied substances thin fluids (reduce viscosity). These may thin fluids by 1) direct pharmacological effect such as blood thinners, 2) heating fluids, or 3) increasing secretions in the tissues, breaking up dense masses there. In gen
By the magic of digestion, when you eat an apple it becomes a part of your body. And whether the apple is hot or cold, acidic or basic, sugary or bitter, the body still has to transform the apple into the building blocks of living human flesh. The most pr
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Pungent taste is what makes spicy foods hot. Pungent spices stimulate by irritating the lining of the digestive tract and other membranes. Made of fire element, punge
Deciphering and diagnosing digestive tract disorders can be difficult because of similar symptoms. Many digestive tract disorders lack a clear definition and may be variations of a single disease or syndrome. Diagnosis
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What is Agni?
Literally, Agni means fire. In Ayurveda, Agni measures your strength, power and resilience, and may be compared to your metabolism. Agni gives your organs the strength to work well. In your mind, agni gives us emotion