School of Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion
Are you prone to a problem with 'Discolored Tooth'?
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Tooth discoloration is when the teeth are an abnormal hue, color, or translucency. It can be caused by stain producing substances such as tobacco, coffee, red wine, and sodas. Aging can also cause changes in the color of tooth enamel.
In Ayurveda, yellow discoloration of the teeth indicate a Pitta imbalance and may reflect high levels of bilirubin in the blood or excess Pitta in the liver. Gray teeth are a sign of a Vata imbalance and an accumulation of digestive toxins (ama) in the colon.
Tooth discoloration is not always permanent, and it may be possible to reverse it to a certain extent. To remedy tooth discoloration, avoid the stain producing substances previously mentioned. Practice regular dental hygiene to prevent stains and include oil pulling, tongue scraping and brushing with herbal toothpastes into your routine. Also, following a diet and lifestyle appropriate for your body type will reduce toxic build up that can lead to discolored teeth.
Disclaimer: Conditions such as 'Discolored Tooth' that cause tissue changes could be serious and should be checked by a medical doctor.
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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.