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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.
Are Sorghum Molasses Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1/4 c
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 Sorghum Molasses:
QUENCHES-THIRSTAn herb or substance that relieves thirst.
WARMS-ABDOMENWarms the muscles and organs of the abdomen, stimulating digestion and metabolism.
SIALOGOGUEA sialogogue increases saliva. Sour foods are often great sialogogues, and increase output of all exocrine glands. Salty taste is very moistening as well. Bitter, pungent and sweettastes also increase salivary output but to a lesser degree. Astringents.
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.
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.
WARMS-CHESTWarms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing.
WARMS-EARSStimulates peripheral circulation to warm extremities, including the ears.
WARMS-HEADAn herb that increases sensations of heat and warmth in the head.
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
REBUILD-ELECTROLYTESSubstances that increase your electrolyte balance. Electrolytes help you retain water, keep your palate moist, and truly quench your thirst.
MUSCLE-RELAXANTHerbs that relax muscles. Helpful for chronic pain or tension as well as healing from physical trauma.
RELIEVES-TENSIONAn herb that releases tightness, constriction, and rigidity in a muscle.
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
Compare Sorghum Molasses with these Foods
Molasses has these Actions in CommonBlood-tonic, Quenches-thirst, Sialogogue, Stool-softener, Warms-ears, Muscle-relaxant, Rebuild-electrolytes, Spleen-tonic, Warms-abdomen, Warms-head, Nutritive, Relieves-tension, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest
Mustard Seed has these Actions in CommonRelieves-tension, Warms-abdomen, Warms-head, Spleen-tonic, Warms-chest, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-ears
Beets has these Actions in CommonMuscle-relaxant, Stool-softener, Nutritive, Warms-abdomen, Blood-tonic, Stimulates-energy
Allspice has these Actions in CommonMuscle-relaxant, Stool-softener, Spleen-tonic, Warms-chest, Stimulates-energy, Warms-head
Peaches has these Actions in CommonSpleen-tonic, Quenches-thirst, Stool-softener, Sialogogue, Nutritive
Pineapple has these Actions in CommonSpleen-tonic, Quenches-thirst, Stimulates-energy, Sialogogue, Nutritive
Crystallized Ginger has these Actions in CommonSpleen-tonic, Warms-ears, Stimulates-energy, Sialogogue, Warms-chest
Beef has these Actions in CommonBlood-tonic, Warms-chest, Nutritive, Warms-ears, Warms-abdomen
Ginger (Dried) has these Actions in CommonStimulates-energy, Sialogogue, Warms-chest, Spleen-tonic, Warms-ears
Apple (cooked) has these Actions in CommonNutritive, Stool-softener, Quenches-thirst, Warms-abdomen, Relieves-tension
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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in CommonBlood-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Warms-ears, Warms-head
Wild Ginger has these Actions in CommonStimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Warms-ears, Sialogogue, Spleen-tonic
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in CommonWarms-head, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Warms-ears
Dong Quai has these Actions in CommonBlood-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension, Stimulates-energy
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed
Oats, Fresh Milky Seed has these Actions in CommonBlood-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Nutritive, Relieves-tension
Eleuthero Ginseng has these Actions in CommonMuscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension, Stimulates-energy, Blood-tonic
Abhayrishta- Colon Tonic
Abhayrishta- Colon Tonic has these Actions in CommonMuscle-relaxant, Stool-softener, Warms-abdomen
Ashokarishta- Menstrual Tonic
Ashokarishta- Menstrual Tonic has these Actions in CommonBlood-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Warms-abdomen
Kapha Shirodhara Oil
Kapha Shirodhara Oil has these Actions in CommonMuscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension, Warms-head
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Balarishta- Vitality Tonic has these Actions in CommonMuscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-abdomen
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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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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.