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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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SERVING SIZE: 1/4 c
AYURVEDIC MEDICINAL BIOCHARACTERISTICSSee a complete list of all biocharacteristics.
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.
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
WARMS-CHESTWarms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.
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 improves blood cell quality or hemoglobin content. 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.
IRONIron is necessary for the transport of oxygen in red blood cells.
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Compare Sorghum Molasses with these Foods
Molasses has these Actions in CommonStimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Blood-tonic, Quenches-thirst, Sialogogue, Stool-softener, Warms-ears, Muscle-relaxant, Rebuild-electrolytes, Spleen-tonic, Warms-abdomen, Warms-head, Nutritive, Relieves-tension
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 CommonBlood-tonic, Stimulates-energy, Muscle-relaxant, Stool-softener, Nutritive, Warms-abdomen
Allspice has these Actions in CommonSpleen-tonic, Warms-chest, Stimulates-energy, Warms-head, Muscle-relaxant, Stool-softener
Peaches has these Actions in CommonSialogogue, Nutritive, Spleen-tonic, Quenches-thirst, Stool-softener
Pineapple has these Actions in CommonQuenches-thirst, Stimulates-energy, Sialogogue, Nutritive, Spleen-tonic
Beef has these Actions in CommonBlood-tonic, Warms-chest, Nutritive, Warms-ears, Warms-abdomen
Apple (cooked) has these Actions in CommonQuenches-thirst, Warms-abdomen, Relieves-tension, Nutritive, Stool-softener
Ginger (Dried) has these Actions in CommonSialogogue, Warms-chest, Spleen-tonic, Warms-ears, Stimulates-energy
Crystallized Ginger has these Actions in CommonSpleen-tonic, Warms-ears, Stimulates-energy, Sialogogue, Warms-chest
Compare Sorghum Molasses with these Herb Supplements
Amalaki has these Actions in CommonBlood-tonic, Nutritive, Quenches-thirst, Sialogogue, Stimulates-energy, Stool-softener
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in CommonBlood-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Warms-ears, Warms-head
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in CommonMuscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Warms-ears, Warms-head
Wild Ginger has these Actions in CommonWarms-ears, Sialogogue, Spleen-tonic, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest
Epsom Salt Bath
Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in CommonMuscle-relaxant, Rebuild-electrolytes, Relieves-tension, Warms-chest, Warms-head
Hot Shower has these Actions in CommonMuscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension, Warms-chest, Warms-head
Hot Bath has these Actions in CommonMuscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension, Warms-chest, Warms-head
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 CommonBlood-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension, Stimulates-energy
Dong Quai has these Actions in CommonBlood-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Relieves-tension, Stimulates-energy
Ashwagandha has these Actions in CommonBlood-tonic, Muscle-relaxant, Nutritive, Relieves-tension
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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 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.