School of Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion
Are you prone to a problem with 'Bulimia, past or current'?
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In bulimia, vomiting is no longer therapeutic, but obsessive. Developing other ways to find lightness can be helpful. Sipping some fennel, coriander, and cumin tea helps creates a sense of lightness and relief in the body. Exercise such as walking and following a kapha-pacifying dietary regime can also prove helpful strategies in our search for a lighter, more balanced feeling in response to heaviness.
Bulimia may also be an attempt to resolve inner conflict by mental control. Binging serves to numb the body and is often accompanied by an intense feeling of self-loathing, while purging inspires a fleeting sense of relief.
Shame and guilt often accompany both sides of this highly addictive binge/purge cycle, but it is important to know that you are not alone and Ayurveda can help you break free. Yet, overcoming the psychological factors associated with bulimia may require the help of a qualified clinician or support group, and involves making peace with your emotions, your body, and food.
Disclaimer: 'Bulimia, past or current' could be serious and should be checked by a medical doctor.
ARE YOU NEW TO AYURVEDA?
Are you wondering what Ayurveda is and how to use it for 'Bulimia, past or current' and health in general?
|GUNA||FOODS TO FAVOR||CONDITION IN YOUR BODY|
|EASY INGREDIENTS EASY RECIPES||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you need to increase Easy to digest foods
|SOUR INGREDIENTS SOUR RECIPES||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Sour' taste
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ANTIEMETICHerbs that reduce nausea or stop vomiting.
DIGESTIVEHerbs that encourage healthy digestive.
SIALOGOGUEA 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
|Energy Vitality Strength|
TONICA tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
|Heart & Circulation|
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
REBUILD-ELECTROLYTESSubstances that increase your electrolyte balance. Electrolytes help you retain water, keep your palate moist, and truly quench your thirst.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
Symptoms Tell A StoryThe first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances, showing you where your body is weak. Specifically, they reveal the doshas & qualities that may have become aggravated. If you notice a quality or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.
|GUNA||FOODS TO AVOID||DO YOU HAVE THIS IMBALANCE?|
|AVOID THESE DRY FOODS THAT MAY AGGRAVATE BULIMIA, PAST OR CURRENT||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Dry' guna
|AVOID THESE DIFFICULT FOODS THAT MAY AGGRAVATE BULIMIA, PAST OR CURRENT||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you need to decrease Difficult to digest foods
|AVOID THESE COLD FOODS THAT MAY AGGRAVATE BULIMIA, PAST OR CURRENT||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Cold' guna
|AVOID THESE PUNGENT FOODS THAT MAY AGGRAVATE BULIMIA, PAST OR CURRENT||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Pungent' taste
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On Joyful Belly, we've created an extensive categorization of food in relation to qualities (gunas). By eating an optimal diet that balances your gunas, your whole body is strengthened and the conditions that created the disorder are removed. Once the root causes of the disease are removed, the disease lessens in strength or disappears altogether. Additional remedies - such as herbs and lifestyle practices - focused on the specific disorder, can greatly enhance your healing.
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.