SERVING SIZE: 1 c
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WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Ayurveda shows you your specific body type’s needs and what should be favored in your Ayurvedic menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Are Cantaloupe / Melons Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICSWhat is the biocharacteristic theory of medicine?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of herbal-actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Here are the herbal actions of Cantaloupe / Melons:
Energy Vitality Strength:
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
Heart & Circulation:
ALTERATIVELiterally, an herb that restores the proper function of the body. In practice, alteratives are usually blood cleansers and blood chemistry balancers. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
REFRIGERANTAn herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
LIVOTONICAn herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias.
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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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When I studied Ayurveda, I was always taught melon was very hard to digest and should never be eaten before a meal or with any other foods?!?!
Generally, foods that digest at different rates should not be eaten together. Since melons are so easy to digest, they should not be combined with other foods. Thanks for your great question.
Certainly, mixing different melons would be okay I take it? For example, blending cantaloupe and watermelon for a drink.
I tend to think fine with other fruits, but not heavy proteins or starches.
a traditional home remedy forThis information has not been validated by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Mind Stress SleepAnger, irritable, ambitious, analytical, At odds with church / religion, At odds with family, At odds with local community, At odds with nationality / culture, Conflict makes me angry, irritable, Judgmental, Sharp language
Blood and CirculationAutoimmune Disorders, Flushes Easily, Hot Flashes, Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), Stinging Eyes, Thalassemia Minor
DigestionCeliac Disease, Diverticulosis / Diverticulitis, Duodenal Ulcer, H pylori infection, Hyperacidity, Stomach Ulcer, Ulcerative Colitis
Weight LossHashimoto's ThyroiditisModerate pace, goal oriented activity
SkinPsoriasis, Rashes, Rosaceae, Sensitive to Poison Ivy, Warm & rosy skin
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. 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.