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SERVING SIZE: 2 tbsp
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HOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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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 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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Though few realize it these days, acorns formed a nutritious and sustaining staple for native peoples across pre-colonial America. The average native family ate 500lbs a year. There are dozens of acorn-bearing oak species, and the size and quality of their acorns varies dramatically: from pea to pingpong ball in size, and bitter to sweet in flavor. Most acorns do contain at least some degree of unpalatable bitterness due to tannins. Tannins are bitter, astringent, and acidic. They give acorns, wood, and autumn leaves the characteristic brown color of Vata. As with red wine, the tannins in acorns can cause constipation. Native peoples employed various techniques to leach out the offensive-tasting tannins. Grinding the acorns into a meal, tying them up in a sack, and placing it in a stream is one way. After a few days the bitter-astringent tannins are removed and the sweet, nourishing acorn meal remains for use on its own or in breads, pancakes, porridges, soups, etc. Acorn flour, acorn corn bread (say it out loud), and acorn crusted Thanksgiving pies are delicious! As with so many foods, the key is knowing how to prepare them!
I collected acorns this past autumn and made some muffins and a flat bread after properly preparing them. These were possibly the tastiest baked products I've made! Acorn flour is really something special. Just make sure to keep hydrated the day you consume them.