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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
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.
Is Egg Yolk Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SPECIES: Gallus gallus
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 Egg Yolk:
WARMS-ABDOMENWarms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.
CONSTIPATIVEAn herb that binds stools / stops diarrhea. When used in excess, these herbs and foods can cause constipation.
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.
SATISFIES-STOMACHProvides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.
TONICA tonic herb restores function through strengthening tissue. This can happen through a combination of nourishing the tissue, and invigorating tissue metabolism. The tonic should not be withering, as in caffeine.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
WARMS-CHESTWarms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing.
PROMOTES-VIRILITYEncourages virility and potency.
DRIES-MOUTHMakes the mouth feel dry, or pasty.
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
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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.
View Other Ingredients for Autumn-WinterEgg Yolk is recommended for Autumn-Winter. Check out these other Autumn-Winter foods here.
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 my skin, Dry skin
Reproductive HealthDry / light period, No period
Weight LossLose weight easily, Recent weight loss, Sunken chest, 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. 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.