School of Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion
Are you prone to a problem with 'Ear pain/infection'?
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Ear infections are generally from due to Kapha. Much of the inner ear is fluid filled. You might notice additional pressure in your ear after eating sugar or rich fatty meal, as this fluid becomes congested. Sinus congestion may also travel up the Eustachian tube, preventing drainage, eventually leading to an ear infection. Dairy, wheat and empty carbs create water pressure in the ear. Red meat causes wazy buildup. Avoided whenever congestion, ear infection, or excess ear wax is noted. Children are especially vulnerable to ear infections.
Here are some Ayurvedic and western formulas and tips that are traditionally used for ear infections. Experiment with caution - not all these formulas have been verified.
Disclaimer: Conditions such as 'Ear pain/infection' that cause tissue changes could be serious and should be checked by a medical doctor.
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|Heart & Circulation|
BLOOD-THINNERHerbs that thin the blood. Helpful for people with heart disease or clogged circulation.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
ANTIBACTERIALHerbs that kill bacteria or slow their growth.
ANTISEPTICCapable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. Helpful in infections and for those with weak immune systems.
IMMUNE-STIMULANTStimulates and strengthens the immune system. Helpful when fighting off a cold or flu.
ANTIMICROBIALAn agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.
|Lung and Sinus|
FLUSHES-SINUSESAn herb that relieves sinus congestion by flushing out mucus.
DECONGESTANTAn herb that reduces mucus congestion in the sinus or lungs by restricting blood flow to mucus membranes.
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 TOXIC FOODS THAT MAY AGGRAVATE EAR PAIN/INFECTION||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Toxic' guna
|AVOID THESE OILY FOODS THAT MAY AGGRAVATE EAR PAIN/INFECTION||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Oily' guna
|AVOID THESE HEAVY FOODS THAT MAY AGGRAVATE EAR PAIN/INFECTION||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Heavy' guna
|AVOID THESE GOOEY FOODS THAT MAY AGGRAVATE EAR PAIN/INFECTION||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Gooey' guna
|AVOID THESE SWEET FOODS THAT MAY AGGRAVATE EAR PAIN/INFECTION||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Sweet' 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.