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How Does This Ayurvedic Food Improve Wellness?
CLINICAL AYURVEDIC REVIEW
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 Spanish Black Radish Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
SERVING SIZE: 1 tbsp
SPECIES: Raphanus sativus var nigra
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 Spanish Black Radish:
DETOXICANTAn herb that decongests, dislodges or improves metabolization of toxins from the body, transforming or altering fluids to a more healthy state.
DIAPHORETICAn herb that induces sweating, often by dilating blood vessels close to the skin.
ANTIFIBROTICFibrosis of an organ is often a progressive leading to organ failure (i.e lungs, liver, kidney). While vulneraries usually help restore collagen, antifibrotic herbs often clear collagen. Aka fibrinolytic.
FLUSHES-SINUSESAn herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.
EXPECTORANTExpectorants help you eliminate mucus from the lungs. These herbs often work by increasing the quantity of mucus, or thinning the mucus. Expectorants are indicated when phlegm congests the lower respiratory tract.
MUCOLYTICAn herb that breaks apart mucus, liquefying the mucus.
DIURETICHerbs that promote urine formation, thereby flushing the kidneys and urinary tract while eliminating any excess water retention. As diuretics reduce water retention, they are often used to reduce blood pressure.
LITHAGOGUEAn herb used to expel stones such as kidney stones or gall stones.
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the production & release of bile from the liver & gallbladder. This refreshes and cleanses these organs, as well as increases bile in the small intestines.
HYPOLIPIDEMICScrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.
LOWERS-THYROIDReduces thyroid function. Useful for people with hyperthyroid.
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
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Radish (raw) has these Actions in CommonCholagogue, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Mucolytic, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Lithagogue, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Lowers-thyroid
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in CommonDetoxicant, Expectorant, Mucolytic, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Antifibrotic, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic
Wasabi has these Actions in CommonDiaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Mucolytic, Diuretic, Lithagogue, Expectorant, Lowers-thyroid
Horseradish has these Actions in CommonDiuretic, Lithagogue, Expectorant, Lowers-thyroid, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Mucolytic
Daikon Radish has these Actions in CommonDiuretic, Mucolytic, Cholagogue, Expectorant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses
Garlic has these Actions in CommonAntifibrotic, Diaphoretic, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Detoxicant, Expectorant
Fenugreek has these Actions in CommonDetoxicant, Expectorant, Diaphoretic, Hypolipidemic, Cholagogue, Diuretic
Burdock Root (Gobo)
Burdock Root (Gobo) has these Actions in CommonCholagogue, Diuretic, Detoxicant, Hypolipidemic, Diaphoretic
Cayenne Pepper has these Actions in CommonDetoxicant, Flushes-sinuses, Diaphoretic, Antifibrotic, Expectorant
Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in CommonDiuretic, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic, Detoxicant, Lithagogue
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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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TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMSSpanish Black Radish 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 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.