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WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?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. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your 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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Bone & Joint:
BONE-TONICAn herb that strengthens the bones and joints.
Energy Vitality Strength:
BUILDS-STAMINAPromotes strength, endurance and resistance in the body. Rebuilds weak tissues after a time of depletion.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
LOWERS-THYROIDReduces thyroid function. Useful for people with hyperthyroid.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW 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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I am a bit confused why spinach is not good for all. Is spinach cooked with proper herb (garlic, ginger, etc) not good either. My blood shows very low levels of folate, B12 & vitD and therefore I am trying to increase intake of vitamins one of which is spinach. I have daily mucus production but of Vata dominating constitution. I do not doubt your advise but would like to understand the reasoning behind it. Can it also form gall stones? Please explain? Regards. Amita
When Vata and Pitta are imbalanced, spinach (especially raw spinach) can soften the stools, overstimulate the liver, and cause low grade kidney pain. Next time you eat alot of spinach, you might notice one or more of those symptoms. If not, it is probably fine for you.
How does one feel symptoms of an overstimulated liver? I like spinach, and do not eat it too often, or too much, but it is very tasty in soups. I am a Vata-Pitta person and am wondering if it is okay. Not much tends to bother my digestion except for the dry and gooey textures.
An over stimulated liver would present as diarrhea due to excess bile production right? Excess consumption could lead to gall stones propagation or aggravation as far as I understand.
Spinach is cooling ( reference Charak samhita Sutra sthan chapter 27 verse 100 and 103 )
They use a different species of spinach in India than they do in the United States. In the United States, spinach is in a different plant family, and the plant is actually heating. Great comment though!
Astang Hridayam 85 lists it as also difficult to digest. Can add difficult tag if you want.
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.