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Mung Dal, Coconut & Cilantro Kitchari (pitta Reducing)

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How to Make Mung Dal, Coconut & Cilantro Kitchari (Pitta Reducing)

SERVINGS: 4
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 60 MINUTES
SKILL LEVEL: EASY

STYLE: INDIAN
PREPARATION: BOILED
EAT IN: SPRING, SUMMER
FOR OCCASION: ON-THE-MEND, CLEANSE

INGREDIENTS


SKILL LEVEL: EASY
21 g
2 tbsp
6 c
1/3 c
1 c
3/4 inch
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
1/4 tsp

PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE

Wash the mung dal and rice separately. Soak the mung dal for a few hours if you have the time, then drain. Put the ginger, coconut, cilantro and the 1/2c water into a food processor and blend until liquefied. Heat the ghee on medium in a large saucepan and add the blended items, turmeric and salt. Stir well and bring to a boil to release the flavor. Next mix in the rice, mung dal and the six cups of water. Return to a boil. Boil, uncovered, for five minutes. Then cover, leaving the lid slightly ajar. Turn down the heat to simmer and cook for 25-30 minutes, until the dal and rice are tender.

How Does This Ayurvedic Recipe Improve Wellness?

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Just like a comforting bowl of grandma's chicken soup, kitchari will leave you feeling nourished and content. This Pitta Pacifying Kitchari contains Ayurveda's top foods to reduce inflammation. It cools and soothes internally so you'll feel refreshed and at ease after eating. Although tridoshic, this kitchari is especially suitable for Pitta types that are prone to feeling overheated, irritable or stressed out. The cilantro and coconut are cooling foods that remedy a Pitta.

A combination of mild and subtle flavors, this meal helps calm a fiery digestive tract. Hearty yet light, it satisfies your hunger but is still easy to digest. Kitchari is a staple in the Ayurvedic diet and is considered the signature cleansing meal. It can, however, be enjoyed at any time to give your stomach a well deserved break from eating complicated foods or eating on the run.

Kitchari is the perfect meal to call on when you are feeling under the weather, recovering from an illness, when you just want to reset or when you want to do an Ayurvedic cleanse.

About Pitta Dosha and Inflammation

Inflammation is the body's defence mechanism to help clear and remove irritants or pathogens. While it serves an important function, chronic inflammation can be detrimental to the digestive tract. Pitta dosha is responsible for all heat in the body, therefore inflammation is a Pitta imbalance.

Tissues become red, hot and swollen and over time, and the delicate lining of the digestive tract can become damaged. Eventually, this can progress to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis or leaky gut. A stressful lifestyle and diet of highly processed foods, sugar, alcohol and coffee are all contributing factors to chronic inflammation.

Foods that Reduce Inflammation

The two main ingredients of this soft, savory meal are mung beans and basmati rice which are both cooling food that are nourishing, easy to digest and also key foods to reduce inflammation. Mung beans have a natural antacid effect, helping balance acidity in the stomach and soothe internal heat.

Their astringent taste is cooling and also tones and tightens bodily tissues. This means they can be useful to alleviate "hot" digestive symptoms like diarrhea, acid reflux, halt bleeding and help seal perforated tissues. Emotionally, astringent taste can help you cool off and collect your thoughts.

Cool Down with Anti-Inflammatory Herbs

Pungent spices, like dry ginger or black pepper, will aggravate those with ulcers or inflammation. Instead, this recipe blends anti-inflammatory digestives which maintain digestive strength (agni) without overheating you.

Turmeric reduces inflammation and boosts agni by increasing blood flow to digestive organs. Cilantro and lime are both cooling digestives and are often used to mellow a spicy dish and add a freshness to the meal.

Cleanse & Refresh with a Kitchari Mono Diet

Do a Kitchari Cleanse in order to give the digestive tract a holistic cleanse. A time tested recipe, its rich fiber content is cleansing to the GI tract and helps to bulk up stool for easier elimination. Digestive spices detoxify by clearing metabolic wastes (ama) in the gut that can cause irritation and inflammation.

Your digestive tract is constantly challenged on a daily basis - morning cups of coffee, complicated meals like pizzas or burritos and greasy, fried foods. Even foods that are normally deemed "healthy" such as raw salads and chilled green smoothie can all take a toll on digestive strength. Favor these nourishing foods to reduce inflammation to restore your energy and vitality.
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WHAT IS MUNG DAL, COCONUT & CILANTRO KITCHARI (PITTA REDUCING)?

Ayurvedic kitchari's are India's chicken soup and the congee equivalent of Chinese medicine. This kitchari includes cilantro and coconut and is adapted from Dr. Lad's book Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing.

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.

Is Mung Dal, Coconut & Cilantro Kitchari (Pitta Reducing) Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?

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INCREASES
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Increases These Biocharacteristics (Gunas)

Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main biocharacteristics (gunas). 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.

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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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EASY

ABOUT EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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TASTES
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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?

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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DOSHAS
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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 (doshas), 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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PACIFIES
Pitta pacifying Vata pacifying
AGGRAVATES
Kapha aggravating
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Subtaste:
Crunchy

STRONG CRUNCHY

Makes an audible noise when you eat them. Can provide fun texture variation.

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Aromatic

AROMATIC

Herbs or spices with volatile essential oils that present strong aromas. Aromatic oils shock, refresh and numb tissue, with the end result of relaxing, opening and clearing stagnant fluids in tissues.

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Bland

BLAND

Bland means doesn't have much taste. In Chinese medicine, bland taste refers to afood without little macronutrients, such as cabbage, radish or bok choy.

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HERBAL ACTIONS
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Mung Dal, Coconut & Cilantro Kitchari (Pitta Reducing)
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Quenches Thirst

QUENCHES-THIRST

An herb or substance that relieves thirst.

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Carminative

CARMINATIVE

Stimulates the release of gas. Helpful for bloating or cramping abdominal pain. Propels food downward. Carminatives typically expel gas by relaxing the muscles of the intestines.

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Digestive

DIGESTIVE

Herbs that encourage healthy digestion.

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Antacid

ANTACID

Herbs that neutralize acidity in the gastrointestinal tract, the stomach in particular.

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Relieves Burning

RELIEVES-BURNING

Herbs that soothe a burn or reduce an internal burning sensation, such as aloe vera.

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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Burns Toxins

BURNS-TOXINS

An herb that detoxifies by helping your body metabolize toxins, as opposed to eliminating them.

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Stimulates Energy

STIMULATES-ENERGY

This category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs.

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Satisfies Stomach

SATISFIES-STOMACH

Provides a sense of gratification and fullness in the stomach.

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Refreshing

REFRESHING

Stimulates and wakes up the body, leaving it feeling cool, fresh, and energized.

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Nutritive

NUTRITIVE

An herb that is strengthening and nourishing.

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Flushes Sinuses

FLUSHES-SINUSES

An herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.

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Warms Chest

WARMS-CHEST

Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.

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Anti Inflammatory

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

Reduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.

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Cardiac Stimulant

CARDIAC-STIMULANT

Herbs that increase the heart rate. Useful in cardiovascular health, blood stagnation, and subjective feeling of heaviness in the chest area.

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Vasodilator

VASODILATOR

A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.

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Blood Tonic

BLOOD-TONIC

An 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.

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Alterative

ALTERATIVE

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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Refrigerant

REFRIGERANT

An herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.

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Diuretic

DIURETIC

Herbs 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.

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Cholagogue

CHOLAGOGUE

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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Hypolipidemic

HYPOLIPIDEMIC

Scrapes 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.

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Antiarthritic

ANTIARTHRITIC

Herbs that ease arthritic pain and promote joint health.

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Constituents:
Nitric Oxide

NITRIC-OXIDE

Improves circulation by dilating blood vessels. Protects blood vessels from damage. Improves athletic performance, libido, immunity, and brain health.

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, Soluble Fiber,
Coumarin

COUMARIN

Moderately toxic, vascular tonic, hypotensive, and anti-inflammatory.

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Aromatase Inhibitor

AROMATASE-INHIBITOR

Blocks estrogen synthesis by inhibiting conversion of progesterone and testosterone into estrogen.

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, Fats,
Flavonoids

FLAVONOIDS

Flavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.

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, 5a Reductase Inhibitor, Tannins, Carbohydrate

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Mustard

Mustard has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Antiarthritic, Carminative, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator

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Mustard Powder

Mustard Powder has these Actions in Common

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Turmeric

Turmeric has these Actions in Common

Antiarthritic, Carminative, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Alterative, Blood-tonic, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic, Warms-chest, Anti-inflammatory, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant

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Cilantro

Cilantro has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Alterative, Carminative, Diuretic, Refreshing, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic, Refrigerant

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Ginger (Fresh)

Ginger (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up, Anti-inflammatory, Cardiac-stimulant, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Antiarthritic, Carminative, Internal-detoxicant

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Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common

Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Antiarthritic, Carminative, Flushes-sinuses, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins

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Ajwain

Ajwain has these Actions in Common

Carminative, Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Refreshing, Wakes-you-up

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Turmeric Root (Fresh)

Turmeric Root (Fresh) has these Actions in Common

Blood-tonic, Cholagogue, Hypolipidemic, Anti-inflammatory, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Antiarthritic, Carminative, Flushes-sinuses, Alterative

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Fenugreek

Fenugreek has these Actions in Common

Hypolipidemic, Stimulates-energy, Burns-toxins, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Carminative, Diuretic, Nutritive, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue

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Allspice

Allspice has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Digestive, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Cardiac-stimulant, Internal-detoxicant, Warms-chest, Antiarthritic, Carminative, Stimulates-energy

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Nigella (black cumin)

Nigella (black cumin) has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Digestive, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Carminative, Internal-detoxicant

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Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Mung Dal, Coconut & Cilantro Kitchari (Pitta Reducing)

Amalaki

Amalaki has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Quenches-thirst, Antacid, Refreshing, Anti-inflammatory, Refrigerant, Stimulates-energy, Blood-tonic, Wakes-you-up, Carminative, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Nutritive

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Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)

Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common

Antiarthritic, Wakes-you-up, Cardiac-stimulant, Warms-chest, Carminative, Digestive, Diuretic, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Anti-inflammatory, Vasodilator

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Punarnava

Punarnava has these Actions in Common

Blood-tonic, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Cholagogue, Digestive, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Alterative, Internal-detoxicant, Anti-inflammatory, Stimulates-energy

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Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)

Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common

Blood-tonic, Vasodilator, Burns-toxins, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Anti-inflammatory, Stimulates-energy

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Yogaraj Guggulu

Yogaraj Guggulu has these Actions in Common

Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Alterative, Vasodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Antiarthritic

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Chyavanprash Nutritive Jam

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Anti-inflammatory, Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant, Nutritive, Alterative, Stimulates-energy

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Dong Quai

Dong Quai has these Actions in Common

Blood-tonic, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Digestive, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Anti-inflammatory, Vasodilator

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Dandelion Root

Dandelion Root has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Refrigerant, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Cholagogue, Digestive, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic

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Guggulu

Guggulu has these Actions in Common

Internal-detoxicant, Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Alterative, Anti-inflammatory, Antiarthritic, Blood-tonic, Hypolipidemic

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Shilajit Tonic

Shilajit Tonic has these Actions in Common

Alterative, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Hypolipidemic, Internal-detoxicant, Refreshing, Stimulates-energy, Wakes-you-up

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Wild Ginger

Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common

Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Burns-toxins, Cardiac-stimulant, Carminative, Digestive, Internal-detoxicant

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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 7 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.

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I am suffering from indigestion. The stomach acid is creating a burn pain in the top of the belly and sometimes the burn radiates to my back. I have seen my PC and had an ultrasound of my liver, pancreas, and gall bladder. All of my fluids have been checked. So far nothing abnormal. Stress makes the burn/pain worse. Is the Pitta Kitchari a good place to start?
- Nicole DuFresne, Beverly, MA , 11-30-10 (Reply)
Since acid reflux can comefrom many causes, the best place to use Ayurveda for this condition is to see a practitioner. However, easy to digest foods with herbs that are traditionally used to reduce gut inflammation can be a good place to start exploring.
can i add coconut oil instead of coconut flakes?
- Larissa Demalteris, Golden, CO , 08-24-12 (Reply)
You could substitute coconut oil for the ghee and simply leave out coconut flakes.
for mung beans do I use whole green mung beans or split yellow mung dal? I'm Pitta/Vata. Thank you for your recipes.
- m, N/a, FL , 10-14-12 (Reply)
Split Yellow Mung is easiest to digest, esp for Pitta/Vata.
- Mary Phillips, Waynesville, NC , 10-15-12 (Reply)
Can I use powdered ginger instead of fresh and how much would I use?
- Abi
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You can use dry ginger instead of fresh, though it is hotter and drier and not as ideal for Pitta. If you want to try it, 1/8 tsp is enough. Alternatively, 1/2 tsp of fennel seed would be a better substitute.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ
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Eggs and baking soda are not necessarily banned from an Ayurvedic diet. Since neither are called for in this recipe, I'm confused by your question. In what recipe are you looking to substitute?
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ , 05-26-16 (Reply)
This was very soothing and has a very simple flavor, despite the ginger/cilantro/coconut combination. It must all mellow out in the cooking.
- Akemi Rico, Los angeles
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, 10-31-16 (Reply)
It's hard to give general advice for specific situations with such little information.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ , 04-24-17 (Reply)
This meal serves 4.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Asbury park, NJ , 04-28-17 (Reply)
- Gina Kelley, Charlottesville, VA
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, 02-14-19 (Reply)
I thought it would be bland, but it was quite flavorful. But note that you will be tasting the food, not the spices. I could literally feel the cooling effects while I ate it - absolutely perfect in 110 weather, especially eaten at room temperature. I will definitely be making this again.
- Crystal Garland, Tucson, AZ
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, 06-13-19 (Reply)
Surprisingly filling yet light, and tastes great!
- Michelle Christian, Houston, TX
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, 07-21-19 (Reply)
This is tasty and light, yet still filling. A twist on the kitchari recipes I've made before, and a welcome change.
- Lisa
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