YAMS & MUSHROOMS WITH CINNAMON & ROSEMARY
How to Make Yams & Mushrooms with Cinnamon & Rosemary
PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 40 MINUTES
PREPARATION OF THIS HEALTHY RECIPE
Bring a pot with the yams, salt, spices and 4c water to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and cover.
Meanwhile, slice mushrooms thinly and brown them by sauteeing them in the olive. Mushrooms will brown well if they are not touching one another. Add sliced onion and continue sauteeing until the onion turns translucent. Add garlic for another thirty seconds then empty into the pot of boiling yams.
Continue simmering until yams are soft.
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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.
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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 EASY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Easy refers to anything easy to digest, or digests quickly.
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ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
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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 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 PUNGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC
Pungency is characterized by irritation, or sharp, spicy foods that irritate the mouth such as black pepper.
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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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Resinous substances often contain sap in them, such as rosemary, or herbs such as cedar, frankincense, and guggulu.
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Medicinal Benefits, Uses & Herbal Actions of Yams & Mushrooms with Cinnamon & Rosemary
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.
An herb that increases appetite or settles a nauseas or nervous stomach. These generally increase the digestive fire, therefore relieving symptoms of sluggish or difficult digestion.
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Nerve Relaxant Grounding
Encourages feelings of stability and heaviness. Makes you feel settled, mentally relaxed. Mildly sedates the nervous system to ease stress. Can bring a spacey or anxious person back to earth. Reduces agitation, irritation, stress and racing thoughts.
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Warms the chest and lungs, clearing mucus and allowing for clear breathing. Often these herbs are hot, aromatic, and pungent.
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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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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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Herbs which stimulate menstruation. Emmenagogues are used for scanty menstruation, to relieve menstrual pain, and improve blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus.
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Foods with a Similar Nature to Yams & Mushrooms with Cinnamon & Rosemary
Mustard Seed has these Actions in Common
Irritates-throat, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Emmenagogue, Muscle-relaxant, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Stimulates-energy, Diuretic
Wasabi has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Vasodilator, Cholagogue, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic, Irritates-throat
Horseradish has these Actions in Common
Irritates-throat, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Vasodilator, Cholagogue, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic
Garlic has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Irritates-throat, Vasodilator, Diuretic, Makes-you-tired, Cholagogue, Galactagogue, Stomachic
Fenugreek has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Emmenagogue, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Galactagogue, Stomachic, Diuretic, Nutritive
Cinnamon has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Galactagogue, Warms-chest, Diuretic, Soothes-throat, Cardiac-stimulant, Emmenagogue, Stimulates-energy
Rosemary has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Warms-chest, Emmenagogue, Stomachic, Cardiac-stimulant
Garlic (raw) has these Actions in Common
Stomachic, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Vasodilator, Cholagogue, Flushes-sinuses, Warms-chest, Diaphoretic
Daikon Radish has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Stimulates-energy, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Warms-chest, Cholagogue, Flushes-sinuses
Saffron has these Actions in Common
Diuretic, Nutritive, Emmenagogue, Stimulates-energy, Diaphoretic, Galactagogue, Stomachic
Beets has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Satisfies-stomach, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Cholagogue, Nutritive, Vasodilator
Herb Supplements with a Similar Nature to Yams & Mushrooms with Cinnamon & Rosemary
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi)
Holy Basil Leaf (Tulsi) has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Stimulates-energy, Stomachic, Cardiac-stimulant, Vasodilator, Diaphoretic, Warms-chest, Diuretic, Emmenagogue
Pennyroyal has these Actions in Common
Cholagogue, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant
Hot Shower has these Actions in Common
Flushes-sinuses, Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic
Hot Bath has these Actions in Common
Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator, Warms-chest
Epsom Salt Bath
Epsom Salt Bath has these Actions in Common
Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses
Blue Cohosh has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Muscle-relaxant, Nerve-relaxant-grounding, Vasodilator
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru)
Deodar (Himalayan Cedar, Devadaru) has these Actions in Common
Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diuretic, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy
Wild Ginger has these Actions in Common
Vasodilator, Warms-chest, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Stimulates-energy
Angelica has these Actions in Common
Emmenagogue, Stimulates-energy, Stomachic, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic
Punarnava has these Actions in Common
Stimulates-energy, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant, Cholagogue, Diuretic, Nerve-relaxant-grounding
Hot Foot Soak
Hot Foot Soak has these Actions in Common
Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Muscle-relaxant, Vasodilator, Cardiac-stimulant
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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.