SERVING SIZE: 1/8 tsp
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Salt effectively combats dryness in Vata but causes excess water retention for Kapha. As salt increases water retention it also increases blood pressure provoking Kapha dosha. Salt extracts fluids from cells into the intercelluar space, causing swelling in lymphatic vessels and capillary beds. It hardens muscles, damages bones and causes premature aging. In excess salt causes vomiting.
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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.
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AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL QUALITIES
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DIGESTIVEHerbs that encourage healthy digestion.
EMETICAn herb that causes vomiting.
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.
Cleanse and Detox:
DETOXICANTAn herb that eliminates or metabolizes toxins from the body.
Heart & Circulation:
REBUILD-ELECTROLYTESSubstances that increase your electrolyte balance. Electrolytes help you retain water, keep your palate moist, and truly quench your thirst.
REBUILDS-FLUIDSHerbs or substances that create moisture in the body and increase fluids.
FLUSHES-MEMBRANESHerbs in this category stimulate mucus membranes to release fluids, flushing them out.
Kidney & Urinary:
ANTIDIURETICAn herb that suppresses the formation of urine. They help retain fluids and rehydrate by reducing urination. They oppose diuresis.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
Lung and Sinus:
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STRENGTHENS-RESOLVEIncreases determination and courage by reducing stress and building strength.
GENERAL-LAXATIVEPromotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives...
STOOL-SOFTENERAn herb that softens stool that is hard and difficult to pass. They are the safest and most gentle type of laxative. Some foods are even stool softeners, such as warm milk with ghee.
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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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Always add salt to food while it is cooking. The cooking process allows salt to dissolve and be absorbed by the food. It is much easier to digest salt in this form than when it is poured straight from the shaker onto already cooked food.
Is sea salt sattvic?
Just to clarify, the recommended dosage of mineral salt is 1/8 tsp 3x daily?
How much salt is suitable for pure kapha types? I find that I love salt and have a hard time enjoying my veggies without it, I've also heard that it's useful for digesting vegetables.But then I've heard anything from Kapha needs "less" salt than the other doshas to "Kaphas should avoid salt entirely".
Kapha types do better with less salt in their diet generally, but all 6 tastes are necessary in everyone's diet. 1/8 tsp or less per meal is probably sufficient for most Kapha types.
The amount of recommended mineral salt per day would depend on the person Cory.
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PoopAlternating Diarrhea / Constipation, Less than 1 elimination a day, Rabbit pellet / Hard lumpy stool, Sausage shape stool with cracks on surface, Straining to eliminate
DigestionAnal Spasm, Diverticulosis / Diverticulitis, Dry Mouth / Tongue, Frequent Burping, Gas, irregular digestion, Hemorrhoids, Irregular/small appetite, Limited sense of taste, Malabsorption, Pain left lower abdomen, Pain lower back, Pancreatic Insufficiency, Quickly full / early satiety, Strong/frequently thirsty
Blood and CirculationAnemia, Cramping back of leg, Dry eyes, Irregular heartbeat, Many cracks on tongue, Night sweats, Sweat rarely
DietAnorexia, past or current, Bulimia, past or current, Irregular Thirst
Respiratory HealthChronic cough, Dry cough, Laryngitis, Limited sense of smell, Ringing ears, Sinus Infection, Sinus pain around eyes, Sinus pain in cheeks, Sinus pain in forehead
Kidney Bladder UrinaryClear urine, Frequent Urination, Night-time Urination
Mind Stress SleepDifficulty concentrating, Epilepsy, Tired in afternoon
BonesFoot cramps, Muscle cramps, Thin, brittle nails
SkinGray skin/lacking lustre, Thin lips
Reproductive HealthPainful menstruation & menstrual cramps
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.