Basic Effects: Rajasic
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AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE ON RAJASICRajasic foods stimulate desire or nervous energy. Red meat, high protein food, garlic and onions stimulate desire. Rajasic foods include chili peppers, coffee, and anything that stimulates movement.
SattvaSattvic foods promote spiritual growth. They nourish the body without taxing the digestive tract. Examples of sattvic foods include ghee, milk, almonds, rice, dates and saffron. Sattvic foods do not stimulate desire or nervous energy. They create clarity instead of drowsiness or heaviness. Click here for sattvic food examples.
RajasRajasic foods stimulate desire or nervous energy. Red meat, high protein food, garlic and onions stimulate desire. Rajasic foods include chili peppers, coffee, and anything that stimulates movement. Click here for rajasic food examples.
TamasTamasic foods create drowsiness, cloudiness, and heaviness. Examples are fermented or putrid foods including alcohol. Beef, prok, garlic, onion also create heaviness.Click here for tamasic food examples.
HELPFUL FOR*'Rajasic' may be helpful for these symptoms and causes below.
CONTRAINDICATIONS / AGGRAVATES / IS AGGRAVATED BY*'Rajasic' may aggravate, or be aggravated by, these symptoms and causes below.
Blood and CirculationChest Pain, Fast Heartbeat, Flushes Easily, Heart Murmur, Heart Palpitations, Hepatitis (Past/Current), Hot Flashes, Hypoglycemic, Sunken, small, active, dark eyes, Trembling Tongue, Yellow eyes / sclera
BonesFibromyalgia, Neck pain / tension, Thin, lanky, slim with thin muscles, Tight muscles, Tight/tense hips
DietDrink coffee 3+ times a week, Eating while driving/TV/hurrying, Eats quickly, Food is romantic / passionate, Irregular meal times, Irregular schedule / eating times, Restricting Food Intake, Skip meals more than 2x/week, Spicy food
DigestionDiscomfort in abdomen, Eat many small meals throughout the day, Large portions, Nervous stomach / butterflies, Stress overeater, Stress under-eater, Strong hunger
Disordered EatingDrinking coffee to replace food, Eating vegetables to suppress hunger, Fasting during daytime hours / bingeing at night, Omitting Food Groups, Pretend Eating / Playing with Food
LifestyleChildcare draining, Children live at home, Clean bathroom less than twice a month, Compulsive exercising, Dirty clothes on floor, Exercising 6+ times per week, Exercising after eating too much, Exercising as punishment, Exercising more than 1 hour a day, Exercising without eating, Frequent travel, Have children, Have step children, Home cluttered, House dusty, House hot, Often dirty dishes in sink, Old food in fridge, Poor, spends frivolously, Thermostat set above 72, Vacuum less than once a week
Mind Stress SleepAnxiety, fear, uncertainty, Conflict makes me restless, Difficulty concentrating, Epilepsy, Fainting, Frequent Dreams, Frequent Stress, Friends are work related, change with job, Hyperactive when stressed, Hyperactive, quick, Insomnia, Intelligent, efficient, perfectionist, Intense emotions, Irregular sleep schedule, Less than 1 hr a week on spiritual life, Make and change friends often, Manic / giddy, Mood changes quickly, Parkinson's Disease, Preoccupied with sex / lust, Short bursts of energy, Staying up late (after 10:30pm), Talks quickly, Tobacco Cigarette Smoker (Current), Tobacco Cigarette Smoker (Past), Waking up middle of night
PoopFrothy Stool / with Bubbles, Stool entirely liquid, no solid pieces, Stool in mushy pieces mixed with liquid, Stool thick mud
Reproductive Health3+ children, Inflamed Prostate, Insufficient Breast Milk, Irregular Menstrual Cycle, Vaginal dryness
Respiratory HealthAir Pollution Exposure (Current)
Weight LossAngry when someone eats my food, Binging more than 1x monthly, Can't stop eating once I start, Chewing and spitting food, Distress when sweets unavailable, Eat when lonely / depressed, Eating without realizing it, Emotional eating, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Hyperthyroid, Low basal body temperature, Preoccupied with food, Spending all day in the kitchen, Trauma-induced overeating, Trips to food stores daily, Uncontrollable compulsion to eat, Uneasy when food unavailable
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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