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However, Alcohol is a toxin. The liver, responsible for detoxifying the blood, is overstimulated by the toxin. The liver, when overstimulated, predisposes one to angry outbursts, emotional instability, rashes, and red skin. The eyes and teeth may become yellow. Many people with hepatitis crave alcohol to stimulate their liver and then become alcoholics. But Ayurveda has many herbs which can safely help the liver without the user of alcohol.
Alcohol is also a medicine when used in the right dose. Alcohol is recommended in Ayurveda during winter months. A daily medicinal dose of alcohol during the month of January and February is 2 tablespoons of red wine. Avoid consuming more than one glass of alcohol on an evening, and more than two glasses per week.
There are many alternatives to drinking alcohol in social situations. To reduce consumption, drink slowly. Mix your drink with fun fruit juices such as granita, cranberry juice, lemon juice, or seltzer water.
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SERVING SIZE: 1/4 c
Biocharacteristics of Alcohol
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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSAlcohol may be beneficial for these symptoms. The suitability of any food for a condition is highly dependent on the individual. Please see your doctor before using this food to treat a medical condition.
CONTRAINDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSAlcohol may be harmful or contraindicated for these symptoms. Please see your doctor before using this food to treat a medical condition.
View Other Ingredients for Autumn-WinterAlcohol is recommended for Autumn-Winter. Check out these other Autumn-Winter foods here.
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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Alcohol, especially hard liquor, is generally contraindicated for Vata and Pitta.
Hi, I just wanted to receive some clarification:This article mentions that one can indulge a single glass in a night and max 2 per week. Does this same, safe maximum apply to beer-drinking at one beer and max 2 per week (assuming 1.5 cup at 5% alcohol)?
It depends on the person. Beer is cold and more difficult to digest.
Sorry, just wanted to clarify: Assuming one digests beer fine, the safe maximum of 2 standard beers weekly applies?
So for vatt and pita dosa is red or white wine is suitable? Any intake recommend please?