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How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
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 Mustard Greens Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1/4 lbs
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 Mustard Greens:
APPETITE-SUPPRESSANTSuppresses hunger without causing weight gain.
STIMULATES-PERISTALSISAn herb that promotes involuntary smooth muscle contractions to facilitate the movement of food and waste through the digestive tract.
WARMS-ABDOMENWarms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.
SPLEEN-TONICAn herb that strengthens spleen function by improving strength of the blood. Spleen tonics Builds agni, brighten the person's appearances & firms up tissues.
DETOXICANTAn herb that decongests, dislodges or improves metabolization of toxins from the body, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
CLEARS-SINUSESCleanses sinuses by draining excess mucus, allowing for clear, easy breathing.
WARMS-CHESTWarms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.
HYPOLIPIDEMICScrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.
LOWERS-THYROIDReduces thyroid function. Useful for people with hyperthyroid.
AROMATASE-INHIBITORBlocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.
, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
CALCIUMCalcium nourishes bones and muscles. A muscle cell is activated when calcium enters the cell. It relaxes when the calcium is secreted.
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
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Turmeric has these Actions in CommonDetoxicant, Warms-chest, Blood-thinner, Hypolipidemic, Cholagogue, Spleen-tonic
Mustard Seed has these Actions in CommonSpleen-tonic, Warms-chest, Clears-sinuses, Wakes-you-up, Detoxicant, Warms-abdomen
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Red Leaf Lettuce has these Actions in CommonCholagogue, Wakes-you-up, Hypolipidemic, Blood-thinner, Stimulates-peristalsis
Scallions (Raw) has these Actions in CommonBlood-thinner, Spleen-tonic, Clears-sinuses, Warms-chest, Detoxicant
Cilantro has these Actions in CommonCholagogue, Spleen-tonic, Detoxicant, Blood-thinner, Hypolipidemic
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Triphala Guggulu has these Actions in CommonDetoxicant, Hypolipidemic, Blood-thinner
Dandelion Root has these Actions in CommonCholagogue, Detoxicant, Hypolipidemic
Bhumyamalaki has these Actions in CommonCholagogue, Detoxicant, Hypolipidemic
Epsom Salt Bath
Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in CommonClears-sinuses, Detoxicant, Warms-chest
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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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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSMustard Greens 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.
About the AuthorJohn 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 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.