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How Can This Ayurvedic Food Make You Feel Great?
In additional to its strengthening and building qualities, pork is also oily and hot, making it the quintessential pitta-kapha aggravating food. Pork increases sweating. One client describes it as, "warming and comfortable like a security blanket." Another says, "After eating it I had food coma, I barely made it through the day, I was very tired and sleepy until night time."
Pork is difficult to digest due to its oiliness and density. Heavy meats can turn rancid in the gut if your body is unable to digest them, leading to odorous stools, urine, and sweat. Due to the similarity of mammal meat and human flesh, the type of bacteria that ferment and rot meat in the gut are also harmful to humans.
Pair with bitters (kale) and sours (lemon) to improve digestibility of the fat in pork. Garnish with aromatics such as rosemary and mint to improve the digestibility of the heavy protein content. For a very weak client, marinate and cook with pineapple juice or green papaya, as these contain protein digesting enzymes. The pork will taste great, and melt in your mouth.
Note: Consuming overcooked or grilled meat has been tied to increased risk of cancer. Buy organic meats, even if this means reducing the consumption of meat. Eating meat increases earwax.
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 Pork Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1/4 lb
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 Pork:
Makes you tired
MAKES-YOU-TIREDInduces drowsiness and promotes sound sleep.
BUILDS-STAMINAPromotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
SATISFIES-STOMACHProvides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
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.
PROMOTES-VIRILITYEncourages virility and potency.
MUSCLE-TONICHerbs that strengthen and tone muscle tissue. Helpful for people recovering from long term illness and debility, or after a sprain.
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-WinterPork is recommended for Autumn-Winter. Check out these other Autumn-Winter foods here.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSPork 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. 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.