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Oats / Oatmeal Benefits (According to Ayurveda)

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How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?

CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW

Recipes with Oats / Oatmeal: Almond Date Granola
Recipes with Oats / Oatmeal: Almond Date Granola
The expression "Feeling your oats" testifies to the use of oats as a tonic for increased vigor.

Oats calms the nervous system by nourishing and strengthening. It is useful for insomnia and anxiety.

Oats have a slimy quality (they are demulcent) helping expectoration in Kapha when combined with spices. The slimy quality also helps soften the GI tract in Vata.

Be careful with granola bars! Dry oats in any form absorbs moisture from the GI tract, aggravating Vata if there is a lack of adequate secretions from the intestines. Remedy by alternate sips of water and chewing well.

Buying & Preparation

Steel cut oats give the best flavor but take over 40 minutes to cook. Rolled oats are a nice compromise but stay away from instant oats. I find they lack prana and taste like paper, making me suspicious that the vitamins have degraded.

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Is Oats / Oatmeal 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: 1/4 c
SPECIES: Avena sativa
FAMILY: Poaceae

STYLE: WESTERN
FOR OCCASION: ON-THE-MEND

Biocharacteristics of Oats / Oatmeal

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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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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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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
Subtaste:
Bland

BLAND

Bland means doesn't have much taste. In Chinese medicine, bland taste refers to afood without little macronutrients, such as cabbage, radish or bok choy.

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Moves Energy:
Downward

DOWNWARD

Downward-moving (Adho Gati Marga) substances move food downward in the GI tract, settle the nervous system, and relax muscles.

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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: Poaceae
HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Oats / Oatmeal
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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.

Appetite Suppressant

APPETITE-SUPPRESSANT

Suppresses hunger without causing weight gain.

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Carminative

CARMINATIVE

Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.

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Relieves Burning

RELIEVES-BURNING

Herbs that soothe a burn or reduce an internal burning sensation, such as aloe vera.

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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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High Fiber Laxative

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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Makes You Tired

MAKES-YOU-TIRED

Induces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.

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Antidepressant

ANTIDEPRESSANT

Herbs that lift feelings of depression, benefit the mind and improve mental function.

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Anxiolytic

ANXIOLYTIC

Herbs that help people suffering from anxiety or panic. They promote a state of calm and often improve sleep. Most anxiolytic herbs are also nervines.

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Nervine

NERVINE

Balances the nervous system. They can help with stress, memory, early alzheimer's, and even chronic pain. Often they are aromatic in nature.

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Sedative

SEDATIVE

Sedative herbs create a sense of calm in the mind and body by specifically calming or quieting the nervous system. Excellent for anxiety, stress and chronic pain.

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Satisfies Stomach

STRONG SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Builds Stamina

BUILDS-STAMINA

Promotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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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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Vulnerary

VULNERARY

An herb used for the treatment of wounds (antiulcer, connective tissue tonic).

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Adaptogen

ADAPTOGEN

Herbs that promote stabilization of physiological processes and homeostasis. Adaptogens increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning.

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Constituents:
Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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, Carbohydrate,
Inositol

INOSITOL

Inositol is an alcohol sugar made naturally in the human body from glucose. It is lipotropic (aiding fat metabilism in the liver). It affects a variety of hormones, neurotransmitters, steroid, growth factors and water.

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, Insoluble Fiber, Melatonin,
Phytates

PHYTATES

Phytates prevent absorption of nutrients. They are commonly found in all seeds, including nuts, grains, and beans. Sprouting greatly reduces phytate content, as well as long, slow cooking with vinegar.

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Saponins

SAPONINS

Can be used to make soap. Saponins stimulate mucus membrane secretion, liquefying mucus for easy removal (expectorant).

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, Soluble Fiber

Foods with a Similar Nature to Oats / Oatmeal

Cassava Root / Yuca

Cassava Root / Yuca has these Actions in Common

Demulcent, Nutritive, Vulnerary, Anxiolytic, General-laxative, Relieves-burning, Appetite-suppressant, High-fiber-laxative, Satisfies-stomach

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Hemp Seed

Hemp Seed has these Actions in Common

Makes-you-tired, Sedative, Builds-stamina, Nutritive, High-fiber-laxative, Satisfies-stomach, Anxiolytic

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Sorghum Flour

Sorghum Flour has these Actions in Common

Demulcent, Satisfies-stomach, Antidepressant, High-fiber-laxative, Sedative, Anxiolytic, Nutritive

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Oat Flour

Oat Flour has these Actions in Common

Demulcent, Satisfies-stomach, Makes-you-tired, Sedative, Builds-stamina, Nutritive

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Cream of Wheat

Cream of Wheat has these Actions in Common

Demulcent, Satisfies-stomach, Makes-you-tired, Sedative, Builds-stamina, Nutritive

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Whole Wheat Flour

Whole Wheat Flour has these Actions in Common

Builds-stamina, Nutritive, Demulcent, Satisfies-stomach, Makes-you-tired, Sedative

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Pumpkin

Pumpkin has these Actions in Common

Appetite-suppressant, Relieves-burning, Makes-you-tired, Satisfies-stomach, Nutritive, Sedative

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Almonds

Almonds has these Actions in Common

General-laxative, Nutritive, High-fiber-laxative, Satisfies-stomach, Builds-stamina, Nervine

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Poppy Seed

Poppy Seed has these Actions in Common

Anxiolytic, Makes-you-tired, Appetite-suppressant, Relieves-burning, Builds-stamina, Sedative

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Chamomile

Chamomile has these Actions in Common

Anxiolytic, Nervine, Carminative, Sedative, Makes-you-tired, Vulnerary

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Oats / Oatmeal

Oats, Fresh Milky Seed

Oats, Fresh Milky Seed has these Actions in Common

Adaptogen, Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Nervine, Nutritive, Relieves-burning, Sedative, Vulnerary

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Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has these Actions in Common

Nutritive, Sedative, Vulnerary, Adaptogen, Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Builds-stamina, Nervine

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Licorice Root (Yastimadhu)

Licorice Root (Yastimadhu) has these Actions in Common

Adaptogen, Carminative, Demulcent, Nervine, Nutritive, Relieves-burning, Vulnerary

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Licorice Ghee (9oz)

Licorice Ghee (9oz) has these Actions in Common

Nervine, Nutritive, Relieves-burning, Vulnerary, Adaptogen, Carminative, Demulcent

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Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama)

Bellows Breath (Bhastrika Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Adaptogen, Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Builds-stamina, General-laxative, Nervine

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Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama)

Breath of Fire / Shining Skull (Kapalbhati Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Anxiolytic, Builds-stamina, General-laxative, Nervine, Adaptogen, Antidepressant

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Self Massage

Self Massage has these Actions in Common

Adaptogen, Anxiolytic, Nervine, Nutritive, Sedative

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Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil has these Actions in Common

Anxiolytic, Makes-you-tired, Nervine, Sedative, Vulnerary

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Passionflower

Passionflower has these Actions in Common

Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Nervine, Sedative, Vulnerary

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Shankhapushpi

Shankhapushpi has these Actions in Common

Sedative, Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Carminative, Nervine

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External Breath (Bahya Pranayama)

External Breath (Bahya Pranayama) has these Actions in Common

Adaptogen, Anxiolytic, Builds-stamina, General-laxative, Nervine

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Impact of Oats / Oatmeal

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 Oats / Oatmeal affect your temperature?

0
2
17
9
0
Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your ear temperature?

2
26
0
HotterNo ChangeCooler
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your sweat quantity?

0
2
25
0
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the color of your skin?

0
2
0
0
26
Yellower/GreenerPalerRedderGrayerNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the color of your tongue body?

6
0
0
22
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the swelling of your tongue body?

3
2
23
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your appetite/hunger?

14
10
2
2
0
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your digestion speed?

2
6
10
8
2
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

TOXINS

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the amount of gas & bloating?

2
6
17
2
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your stool smell?

0
4
21
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

2
2
15
9
0
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the color of your tongue coating?

1
2
0
12
13
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your throat soreness?

1
24
3
More soreNo ChangeLess sore
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your urine smell?

0
1
25
2
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

0
3
24
1
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your sweat smell?

1
1
25
1
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your acne?

0
27
1
More acneNo ChangeLess acne
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your freckles/moles?

0
28
0
DarkerNo ChangeLighter
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the color of your sclera (white part of eye)?

0
0
1
0
2
Redder/BloodshotYellowerGrayerBrownerWhiter
25
No Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the color of the lower eye lid?

0
1
27
0
More green/dark greenMore purpleNo ChangeLess green/purple
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

HYDRATION

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your urine frequency/quantity?

0
2
24
2
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the dryness of your skin?

0
5
23
DrierOilierNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the puffiness of lower eye lid?

1
25
2
PuffierNo ChangeLess Puffy
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the cracks on your tongue?

0
0
20
8
0
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

FLUID-THICKNESS

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your ear pressure?

2
26
0
More pressureNo ChangeLess pressure
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your congestion?

10
15
3
More congestionNo ChangeLess congestion
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the thickness of your mucous congestion?

9
17
2
More thickNo ChangeLess thick
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

NERVOUS-SYSTEM

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your energy levels?

1
7
11
9
0
Much less energySlightly lessSameSlightly more energyMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your muscle tension?

0
10
17
1
0
Much less tensionSlightly lessSameSlightly more tensionMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your anxiety?

3
11
13
1
0
Much less anxietySlightly lessSameSlightly more anxietyMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the stillness of your tongue?

13
14
1
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

DIGESTION

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the amount of gas & bloating?

2
6
17
2
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your appetite/hunger?

14
10
2
2
0
Much less hungrySlightly less hungrySameSlightly hungrierMuch hungrier
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect burning sensations in digestive tract (do not include acid reflux)?

4
8
16
0
0
Much reliefSlight reliefSameSlightly more burningMuch more burning
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your digestion speed?

2
6
10
8
2
Much fasterSlightly fasterSameSlightly slowerMuch slower
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

TONGUE

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the stillness of your tongue?

13
14
1
More stillNo ChangeMore Trembling / Jittery
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the thickness & size of your tongue coating?

2
2
15
9
0
Much smallerSlightly lessSameSlightly larger coatingMuch larger
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the cracks on your tongue?

0
0
20
8
0
Larger/longer/more cracksSlightly moreSameSlightly less/smaller/shorterMuch less
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the color of your tongue body?

6
0
0
22
PalerRedderBluerNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the color of your tongue coating?

1
2
0
12
13
YellowerBrownerGrayerWhiterNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the swelling of your tongue body?

3
2
23
More SwellingLess SwellingNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

STOOL

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your stool smell?

0
4
21
3
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your stool consistency?

2
10
11
5
0
Much softerSlightly softerSameSlightly harderMuch harder
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your stool frequency/quantity?

1
2
14
11
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your stool color?

0
2
1
1
24
More yellowMore grayMore greenMore orangeSame
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your stool lightness?

0
5
20
2
1
Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly darkerMuch darker
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

URINE

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your urine smell?

0
1
25
2
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your urine lightness?

0
4
24
0
0
Much lighterSlightly lighterSameSlightly DarkerMuch Darker
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your urine frequency/quantity?

0
2
24
2
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the amount of bubbles in your urine?

0
3
24
1
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMany more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your urine clarity?

1
25
2
More cloudySameMore clear
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

SWEAT

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your sweat smell?

1
1
25
1
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your sweat quantity?

0
2
25
0
1
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

SKIN

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the dryness of your skin?

0
5
23
DrierOilierNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the color of your skin?

0
2
0
0
26
Yellower/GreenerPalerRedderGrayerNo Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your freckles/moles?

0
28
0
DarkerNo ChangeLighter
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your acne?

0
27
1
More acneNo ChangeLess acne
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

EYE

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the color of the lower eye lid?

0
1
27
0
More green/dark greenMore purpleNo ChangeLess green/purple
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the puffiness of lower eye lid?

1
25
2
PuffierNo ChangeLess Puffy
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the color of your sclera (white part of eye)?

0
0
1
0
2
Redder/BloodshotYellowerGrayerBrownerWhiter
25
No Change
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

ENT

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your congestion?

10
15
3
More congestionNo ChangeLess congestion
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your ear pressure?

2
26
0
More pressureNo ChangeLess pressure
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your throat soreness?

1
24
3
More soreNo ChangeLess sore
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect the thickness of your mucous congestion?

9
17
2
More thickNo ChangeLess thick
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your ear temperature?

2
26
0
HotterNo ChangeCooler
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

SYSTEMIC

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your anxiety?

3
11
13
1
0
Much less anxietySlightly lessSameSlightly more anxietyMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your temperature?

0
2
17
9
0
Much colderSlightly colderSameSlightly warmerMuch warmer
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your energy levels?

1
7
11
9
0
Much less energySlightly lessSameSlightly more energyMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your muscle tension?

0
10
17
1
0
Much less tensionSlightly lessSameSlightly more tensionMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

HEART

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your heart pain/pressure/cramping?

0
2
26
0
0
Much lessSlightly lessSameSlightly moreMuch more
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your heart rate?

1
5
22
0
0
Much slowerSlightly slowerSameSlightly fasterMuch faster
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)

How did Oats / Oatmeal affect your heart rhythm?

0
23
5
More palpitationsSameLess palpitations
Total Responses: 28 Study ID:141 (2022-05-26 - 2023-06-11)


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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS

Oats / Oatmeal 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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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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Kindly illustrate all Ayurvedic Properties ( like Rasa, Veerya, Vipaak etc.) of oats / oatmeal.
- Chandrakant , 01-05-16 (Reply)
Oats have a sweet rasa, a cooling virya and a sweet vipak. Cooked oats are heavy and gooey whereas dry oats are dry and rough.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ
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, 01-25-16 (Reply)
Hi ,can you please tell me if i put ripped banan for sweetnes in cooked oatmeal is it a good combination or not ?
- , 04-01-17 (Reply)
Generally speaking, it is best to eat fruits alone.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ , 04-03-17 (Reply)
What about if we cook the banana along with oats? Is that okay?Thanks
- Raman, Fresno, CA , 10-10-17 (Reply)
Ideally fresh fruits are eaten alone rather than mixed with other food. Dried fruits like raisins would be better to cook with your oats.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ , 10-11-17 (Reply)
Oats would generally be considered more on the acidic side.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ , 09-24-19 (Reply)
How do you know when you have too much oats for your current Vata or AMA imbalances
- Jan Willem, Sturgeon, PD
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, 02-23-20 (Reply)
Oats are generally pacifying to Vata, so they generally support healing from a Vata imbalance. Because oats are generally easy to digest, they usually do not contribute to ama formation.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ , 02-26-20 (Reply)
Thank you.
- Jan Willem, Sturgeon, PD , 02-26-20 (Reply)
We generally recommend Vata types enjoy oats with ghee and warming spices. We have found them to be Vata pacifying in our clinic. What is your experience when you eat oats? Do you find them drying?
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ , 04-16-20 (Reply)
This could indicate a sensitivity or allergy to oats, where the body is trying to clear it from the system quickly. It might be helpful to have an allergy test or experiment with an elimination diet with oats. It's always best to work with a practitioner for specific symptoms.
- Katie Clinton, Ferndale, sligo, AL
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, 07-04-21 (Reply)
I am a vata. This recipe sits heavy in my stomach and won't digest. I seem to have a problem digesting oatmeal.
- janice Brenenstall, Ventura, CA , 01-26-22 (Reply)
Hi Janice, you can click the 'compare' button on the ingredient page to see some alternatives that might work better for you! https://www.joyfulbelly.com/Ayurveda/ingredient/Oats-Oatmeal/143?compare=1
- Katie Clinton, Ferndale, sligo, AL , 01-27-22 (Reply)

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