Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion Made Easy
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Apricots are closely related to peaches and are a member of the rose family. Although native to climates with cold winters it grows well in Mediterranean climates. Apricot season is very short giving rise to an Egyptian Arabic expression "in apricot season" meaning a hasty or rash promise.
The apricot was cultivated extensively in prehistoric times in India. They were also cultivated in Persia since antiquity. Turkey and Iran are currently the largest exporters. The Chinese associate the apricot with education and medicine. Confucius taught his students among the wood of apricot. The classical Chinese word for apricot means 'education circle.' Dreaming of Apricots is considered good luck in English folklore.
See also dried apricots
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.