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Chia Seeds Benefits (According to Ayurveda)

How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Recipes with Chia Seeds: Coconut Milk, Chia Seed & Vanilla Bean Pudding
Recipes with Chia Seeds: Coconut Milk, Chia Seed & Vanilla Bean Pudding
Chia seeds are soothing. As a demulcent, they absorb water and contain ample soluble fiber, they form a gel that helps to bulk up stools and create a satisfying movement.

About Chia Seeds

The word chia is a native american word meaning 'oily'. Chia seeds were an important food crop in central America. Chia seeds are one of the few seeds of the mint family consumed as a food. It is closely related to culinary sage.

Cooking Chia Seeds

Chia seeds may be eaten raw or cooked. Always soak chia seeds in water otherwise they will absorb too much water from your digestive tract, causing constipation. Generally, soak overnight in water. To reduce soaking time, grind in a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle.

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Are Chia Seeds Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT

Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances. With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you. Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature. By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health. See How it Works.
SERVING SIZE: 1 tsp
SPECIES: Salvia hispanica
FAMILY: Lamiaceae

Biocharacteristics of Chia Seeds

See a complete list of all biocharacteristics.
INCREASES
Guna Help

Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance. By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick. Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold). You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.

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GOOEY

ABOUT GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.

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TASTES
Taste Help

The 6 Tastes

Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food. Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body. Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food. Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods. Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion. Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste. One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes. The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent. Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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DOSHAS
Dosha Help

The Three Doshas / Body Types

According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person. Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness. Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.

The 3 functional body types (doshas), are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.

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PACIFIES
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Tissue (dhatu):
Blood Plasma Lymph

BLOOD-PLASMA-LYMPH

Plasma (Rasa Dhatu) includes plasma, white blood cells, and lymph.

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Affinity: Bowel Poop Elimination
Family: Lamiaceae
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Chia Seeds
Help
Experiences are Personal
Experiences 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.

High Fiber Laxative

STRONG HIGH-FIBER-LAXATIVE

A class of laxative that adds bulk and water to stools. The large size of the stool stimulates peristalsis so the stool can pass more easily through the colon. It is important to drink plenty of water when using high fiber laxatives, as they can be dehydr

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,
General Laxative

GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives.

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Cholinergic

CHOLINERGIC

Increases acetylcholine production or uptake, improving nerve health, memory, mood, coordination, and protecting neurons.

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Demulcent

STRONG DEMULCENT

Herbs that coat or form a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane.

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Antioxidant

ANTIOXIDANT

An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals that lead to a chain reaction causing damage or death to cells. Antioxidants terminate these oxidation reactions.

SEE ALL 'ANTIOXIDANT' FOODS / HERBS

Lowers Blood Sugar

LOWERS-BLOOD-SUGAR

An herb that lowers blood sugar.

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Constituents:
Alpha Linolenic Acid,
Calcium

CALCIUM

Calcium nourishes bones and muscles. A muscle cell is activated when calcium enters the cell. It relaxes when the calcium is secreted.

SEE ALL 'CALCIUM' FOODS / HERBS

, Essential Fatty Acids, Fats,
Iron

IRON

Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.

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, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Protein, Soluble Fiber

Foods with a Similar Nature to Chia Seeds

Flax Seed

Flax Seed has these Actions in Common

High-fiber-laxative, Demulcent, Lowers-blood-sugar, General-laxative

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Cassava Root / Yuca

Cassava Root / Yuca has these Actions in Common

Antioxidant, High-fiber-laxative, Demulcent, General-laxative

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Prunes (dried)

Prunes (dried) has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, High-fiber-laxative, Antioxidant

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Artichoke Hearts

Artichoke Hearts has these Actions in Common

High-fiber-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar, General-laxative

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Artichoke

Artichoke has these Actions in Common

Lowers-blood-sugar, General-laxative, High-fiber-laxative

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Barley

Barley has these Actions in Common

High-fiber-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar, Demulcent

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Persimmons

Persimmons has these Actions in Common

Demulcent, General-laxative, High-fiber-laxative

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Tomato

Tomato has these Actions in Common

High-fiber-laxative, Antioxidant, General-laxative

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Mango

Mango has these Actions in Common

High-fiber-laxative, Antioxidant, General-laxative

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Red Leaf Lettuce

Red Leaf Lettuce has these Actions in Common

Antioxidant, General-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Chia Seeds

Psyllium Seed Fiber Supplement

Psyllium Seed Fiber Supplement has these Actions in Common

Demulcent, General-laxative, High-fiber-laxative

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Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Lowers-blood-sugar, Antioxidant, General-laxative

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Cleaning the Colon: Safe Enema at Home

Cleaning the Colon: Safe Enema at Home has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, High-fiber-laxative

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How to Do a Home Enema Guidebook

How to Do a Home Enema Guidebook has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, High-fiber-laxative

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Bilva

Bilva has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Patola

Patola has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Yellow Dock

Yellow Dock has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Mistletoe

Mistletoe has these Actions in Common

Lowers-blood-sugar, Antioxidant

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Triphala Guggulu

Triphala Guggulu has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Chandraprabha Vati

Chandraprabha Vati has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar

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Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam)

Nagaradi Kashaya (Amruthotharam) has these Actions in Common

Antioxidant, General-laxative

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Impact of Chia Seeds

In each clinical research trial below, students from the Joyful Belly School of Ayurveda ate the selected food for 3 days and reported the pharmacological effects. See other clinical research trials for diet & herbs at Joyful Belly.

TEMPERATURE/CIRCULATION

How did Chia Seeds affect your temperature?

0
3
18
3
0
Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your ear temperature?

0
24
0
HotterNo ChangeCooler
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your sweat quantity?

0
1
22
1
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the color of your skin?

1
2
0
0
21
Yellower/GreenerPalerRedderGrayerNo Change
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the color of your tongue body?

3
3
0
18
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the swelling of your tongue body?

4
2
18
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your appetite/hunger?

2
12
6
4
0
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your digestion speed?

1
11
6
3
3
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

TOXINS

How did Chia Seeds affect the amount of gas & bloating?

1
6
14
2
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your stool smell?

0
4
17
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

Tongue: How did Chia Seeds affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

0
8
13
3
0
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the color of your tongue coating?

1
1
2
4
16
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your throat soreness?

2
19
3
More soreNo ChangeLess sore
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your urine smell?

0
1
18
5
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

0
1
22
1
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your sweat smell?

0
0
24
0
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your acne?

2
22
0
More acneNo ChangeLess acne
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your freckles/moles?

0
24
0
DarkerNo ChangeLighter
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the color of your sclera (white part of eye)?

2
1
0
1
0
Redder/BloodshotYellowerGrayerBrownerWhiter
20
No Change
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the color of the lower eye lid?

0
0
24
0
More green/dark greenMore purpleNo ChangeLess green/purple
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

HYDRATION

How did Chia Seeds affect your urine frequency/quantity?

1
3
17
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the dryness of your skin?

2
5
17
DrierOilierNo Change
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the puffiness of lower eye lid?

0
23
1
PuffierNo ChangeLess Puffy
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the cracks on your tongue?

0
3
15
5
1
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

FLUID-THICKNESS

How did Chia Seeds affect your ear pressure?

3
20
1
More pressureNo ChangeLess pressure
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your congestion?

5
13
6
More congestionNo ChangeLess congestion
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the thickness of your mucous congestion?

6
17
1
More thickNo ChangeLess thick
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

NERVOUS-SYSTEM

How did Chia Seeds affect your energy levels?

0
5
10
9
0
Much less energySlightly lessSameSlightly more energyMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your muscle tension?

0
4
18
2
0
Much less tensionSlightly lessSameSlightly more tensionMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your anxiety?

0
8
14
2
0
Much less anxietySlightly lessSameSlightly more anxietyMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the stillness of your tongue?

6
15
3
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

DIGESTION

How did Chia Seeds affect the amount of gas & bloating?

1
6
14
2
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect burning sensations in digestive tract (do not include acid reflux)?

0
8
14
1
1
Much reliefSlight reliefSameSlightly more burningMuch more burning
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your appetite/hunger?

2
12
6
4
0
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your digestion speed?

1
11
6
3
3
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

TONGUE

How did Chia Seeds affect the cracks on your tongue?

0
3
15
5
1
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

Tongue: How did Chia Seeds affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

0
8
13
3
0
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the swelling of your tongue body?

4
2
18
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the color of your tongue body?

3
3
0
18
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the stillness of your tongue?

6
15
3
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the color of your tongue coating?

1
1
2
4
16
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

STOOL

How did Chia Seeds affect your stool smell?

0
4
17
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your stool consistency?

1
11
6
4
2
Much softerSlightly softerSameSlightly harderMuch harder
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your stool frequency/quantity?

2
2
10
9
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your stool color?

6
0
2
1
15
More yellowMore grayMore greenMore orangeSame
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your stool lightness?

3
6
11
4
0
Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly darkerMuch darker
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

URINE

How did Chia Seeds affect your urine frequency/quantity?

1
3
17
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

0
1
22
1
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your urine clarity?

4
17
3
More cloudySameMore clear
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your urine smell?

0
1
18
5
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your urine lightness?

0
4
16
4
0
Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly DarkerMuch Darker
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

SWEAT

How did Chia Seeds affect your sweat smell?

0
0
24
0
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your sweat quantity?

0
1
22
1
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

SKIN

How did Chia Seeds affect the color of your skin?

1
2
0
0
21
Yellower/GreenerPalerRedderGrayerNo Change
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your freckles/moles?

0
24
0
DarkerNo ChangeLighter
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your acne?

2
22
0
More acneNo ChangeLess acne
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the dryness of your skin?

2
5
17
DrierOilierNo Change
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

EYE

How did Chia Seeds affect the color of your sclera (white part of eye)?

2
1
0
1
0
Redder/BloodshotYellowerGrayerBrownerWhiter
20
No Change
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the color of the lower eye lid?

0
0
24
0
More green/dark greenMore purpleNo ChangeLess green/purple
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the puffiness of lower eye lid?

0
23
1
PuffierNo ChangeLess Puffy
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

ENT

How did Chia Seeds affect your throat soreness?

2
19
3
More soreNo ChangeLess sore
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect the thickness of your mucous congestion?

6
17
1
More thickNo ChangeLess thick
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your ear temperature?

0
24
0
HotterNo ChangeCooler
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your congestion?

5
13
6
More congestionNo ChangeLess congestion
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your ear pressure?

3
20
1
More pressureNo ChangeLess pressure
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

SYSTEMIC

How did Chia Seeds affect your anxiety?

0
8
14
2
0
Much less anxietySlightly lessSameSlightly more anxietyMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your temperature?

0
3
18
3
0
Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your energy levels?

0
5
10
9
0
Much less energySlightly lessSameSlightly more energyMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your muscle tension?

0
4
18
2
0
Much less tensionSlightly lessSameSlightly more tensionMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

HEART

How did Chia Seeds affect your heart rhythm?

0
23
1
More palpitationsSameLess palpitations
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your heart pain/pressure/cramping?

0
0
22
1
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)

How did Chia Seeds affect your heart rate?

0
1
20
3
0
Much slowerSlightly slowerSameSlightly fasterMuch faster
Total Responses: 24 Study ID:66 (2021-11-02 - 2021-11-08)


Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.

TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Chia Seeds 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.

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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 John Joseph Immel

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John 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 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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Comments & Impressions of 'Chia Seeds'

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I like to put chia seed in my herbal teas. The boiling water blooms them to perfection. If you soak them first they will float, if not a little stir will bring them up.
- Sally, St. louis, MO , 03-06-13 (Reply)

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