WHITE VINEGARHealth Benefits & Uses
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Is White Vinegar Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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AYURVEDA'S GUIDE TO VITALITY & WHOLESOME NOURISHMENT
Your Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body and your specific imbalances.
With an Ayurvedic diet you feel joy and satisfaction because what you are eating truly nourishes and balances you.
Disease results from diets and lifestyles that are incompatible with your nature.
By eating a personalized diet matched to your body, you experience optimal health.
See How it Works.
SERVING SIZE: 1/4 tsp
Biocharacteristics of White Vinegar
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.
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ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.
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The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
According to the biocharacteristic theory of medicine
people tend to get sick, over and over again, due to habitual causes and imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. They are easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. They tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. If they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion. Anabolic people tend to be stable and grounded.
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of White Vinegar
Experiences are Personal
Experiences 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.
A 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.
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Reduces scattered thoughts. Creates a steady mind. Includes herbs that relax (for Vata) and herbs that stimulate (for Kapha).
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Expectorants 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.
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Restores the proper function of the body by cleansing the blood and balancing blood chemistry. In Ayurveda terms, they pacify Pitta in rakta. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
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An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals that lead to a chain reaction causing damage or death to cells. Antioxidants terminate these oxidation reactions.
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Cholagogues 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.
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An herb that is capable of preventing liver damage. Many hepatoprotectives work via antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
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An herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias. Generally, liver tonics are oily, cool, sweet, mildly sour, or contain beta-carotene.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to White Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar has these Actions in Common
Antioxidant, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Hepatoprotective, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Appetite-suppressant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Improves-focus, Sialogogue, Antifungal, Cholagogue, Emollient, General-laxative, Livotonic
Red Wine Vinegar
Red Wine Vinegar has these Actions in Common
Improves-focus, Sialogogue, Antifungal, Cholagogue, Emollient, General-laxative, Livotonic, Antioxidant, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Hepatoprotective, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Appetite-suppressant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes
Lime has these Actions in Common
Expectorant, Improves-focus, Alterative, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Sialogogue, Cholagogue, Emollient, General-laxative, Detoxicant
Lemon has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Emollient, General-laxative, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Improves-focus, Alterative, Diaphoretic, Flushes-membranes, Sialogogue
Dandelion Leaves has these Actions in Common
Antioxidant, Detoxicant, Livotonic, Appetite-suppressant, General-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Cholagogue, Hepatoprotective
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel
Aloe Vera Juice / Gel has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Cholagogue, General-laxative, Antifungal, Detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Appetite-suppressant, Emollient
Garlic has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Detoxicant, General-laxative, Antifungal, Diaphoretic, Cholagogue, Expectorant
Turmeric Root (Fresh)
Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common
Antifungal, Detoxicant, Antioxidant, Hepatoprotective, Alterative, Cholagogue, Lowers-blood-sugar
Turmeric has these Actions in Common
Antioxidant, Hepatoprotective, Alterative, Cholagogue, Lowers-blood-sugar, Antifungal, Detoxicant
Burdock Root (Gobo)
Burdock Root (Gobo) has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Cholagogue, Livotonic, Detoxicant, Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to White Vinegar
Amalaki has these Actions in Common
Improves-focus, Lowers-blood-sugar, Sialogogue, Alterative, Antioxidant, Detoxicant, General-laxative, Hepatoprotective
Triphala has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Detoxicant, Flushes-membranes, General-laxative, Improves-focus, Sialogogue
Dandelion Root has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Cholagogue, Detoxicant, Hepatoprotective, Livotonic, Lowers-blood-sugar
Bhumyamalaki has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Cholagogue, Detoxicant, General-laxative, Hepatoprotective, Livotonic
Haritaki has these Actions in Common
General-laxative, Sialogogue, Alterative, Detoxicant, Expectorant, Flushes-membranes
Yarrow has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Livotonic, Alterative, Antifungal
Milk Thistle has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Antioxidant, Cholagogue, Hepatoprotective, Livotonic
Yellow Dock has these Actions in Common
Lowers-blood-sugar, Alterative, Cholagogue, Detoxicant, General-laxative
Guduchi has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Cholagogue, Detoxicant, Hepatoprotective, Livotonic
Calendula, Marigold has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Detoxicant, Diaphoretic, Alterative, Antifungal
Belly breathing has these Actions in Common
Alterative, Detoxicant, Expectorant, General-laxative, Lowers-blood-sugar
Joyful Belly is a recognized school of biocharacteristics medicine.
TRADITIONALLY INDICATED FOR THESE SYMPTOMS
White Vinegar 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.
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 Author
John 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.