SPECIES: Gallus gallus
How Can This Ayurvedic Food Make You Feel Great?
Egg yolks are creamy when raw, and have a dry, pasty feeling in the mouth when cooked. Students described the eggs as "grounding." The richness of the egg provoked Kapha in several students, who said they had "mucus congestion" after eating the yolks.
The high fat content of egg yolks absorbs water. The hard yolks "made my mouth feel dry," reports one student. "I was more constipated, my stools were like pellets" reports another. Students noted stools were darker as well.
Egg yolks are difficult to digest. "Burping, I could taste the egg," says one student two hours after eating the egg. Other students noted more gas. Egg yolks have sulphur, which can make gas smellier.
The warm nature of egg yolks make them a good blood and muscle tonic. One student notes, "I felt warmth rushing over my face, chest and arms." "My extremities were no longer cold," reports another.
Students noticed frothiness in the urine after eating eggs.
ContraindicationsWe suggest caution with egg yolks if you have heart issues. The "density of the eggs immediately hits my chest," reports one student. I had a "rapid heart rate" after consuming the egg yolks. This could be the result of 1) an allergic reaction to the egg, 2) the high fat content thickening the blood, or 3) food stagnation in the gut.
Balancing the Effects
Is Egg Yolk Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL QUALITIES
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
WARMS-ABDOMENWarms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.
Energy Vitality Strength:
SATISFIES-STOMACHProvides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.
TONICA tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
Lung and Sinus:
WARMS-CHESTWarms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
GROUNDINGEncourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth.
PROMOTES-VIRILITYEncourages virility and potency.
Find Your Symptom:
DRIES-MOUTHMakes the mouth feel dry, or pasty.
CONSTIPATIVEAn herb that binds stools / stops diarrhea. When used in excess, these herbs and foods can cause constipation.
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Eat Well for Life With Ayurveda: Balance Your Dosha
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.
View Other Ingredients for Autumn-WinterEgg Yolk is recommended for Autumn-Winter. Check out these other Autumn-Winter foods here.
Comments & Impressions of 'Egg Yolk'Do you like 'egg yolk'? Why or why not? What makes it unique? Is there something you'd like to know about 'egg yolk'?
a traditional home remedy forThis information has not been validated by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Blood and CirculationAnemia, Cold extremities
DietAnorexia, past or current
SkinCold aggravates, Dry skin, Thin skin
Reproductive HealthDry / light period, No period
Weight LossLose weight easily, Sunken, ribs showing
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.