FOOD IS ROMANTIC / PASSIONATE
WHAT DOES IT DO TO YOU? HOW CAN YOU MINIMIZE NEGATIVE EFFECTS?
Are you prone to a problem with 'Food is romantic / passionate'?
Food is a sensual experience. When you eat, you are touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, and perhaps even hearing your food. It engages your whole body with each of your senses, on a visceral level. There is something about the act of eating that is thus extremely romantic and passionate. The important thing to remember is that food is naturally passionate. It doesn't need hot sauce, or to be changed, or doctored in any way to experience a profound level of stimulation or depth of intimacy. "Breaking bread", and eating with a friend, no matter what the food, will still be an intimate experience.
A general lack of enthusiasm and zest in your life can cause you to seek food as a source of romance and passion. You might feel uninspired by your home environment, or bored with your job, and feel the need to jazz up your food as a result. And while the joy of eating can certainly can be a passionate affair, relying on food for passion could have negative health consequences. Jazzy food tends in the direction of stimulating, spicy, sour, and eaten in larger quantities than recommended. If you rely on food as a way to cultivate passion in your life, you may be over stimulating your digestive tract. Many people are already overstimulated by their environment, and the heat of spices and their sourness could aggravate internal pitta related conditions.
I remember the first time I ate a chili pepper, which was at a Thai restaurant. It was so sharp and hot, that it burned my insides for days. Many years and chili peppers later, I find my tolerance for chilis has increased. Along the way, even the spices which were so exotic and sensual seemed to lose the depth, flavor and richness they once had. So I had to take a break for a while, and give my intestines a chance to rest as well.
Now, I still indulge my passion for food on special occasions, but it is the rarity that heightens the experience and romance of the food. Meanwhile, I have had a chance to develop other artistic pursuits, which don't involve ingesting, absorbing, and changing my blood chemistry through food. As pleasurable as food is, the real meaning of the food is its ability to nourish you. Using it to substantially fill some other purpose could distort natural healthy cravings..
STAGE OF DISEASE 0 - POTENTIAL CAUSEPotential causes increase and disturb your imbalanced doshas and qualities, causing them to accumulate and spiral out of control. For example, if you're overheated and eat a chili pepper, heat may become excessive and cause disease. As a dosha or quality accumulates in your body according to your dietary and lifestyle habits, it is more and more likely to cause disease. You can reduce an imbalanced dosha or quality in two ways, by removing, or lessening the frequency of aggravating causes from your diet and lifestyle, as well as by favoring balancing diet and lifestyle practices. For example, try eating something as cool as a cucumber when you're overheated, instead of a chili pepper.
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REBALANCE YOUR BODY WITH DIET, LIFESTYLE & HERBS HAVING THESE QUALITIESEverything you eat has an effect on your body, which Ayurveda categorizes in a simple and easy way, using gunas. Gunas are qualities (like cold and hot) that describe the effect a food or herb has on your body. Cooling foods like cucumber, decrease metabolism. Heating foods like chili pepper, stimulate your body and increase metabolism. For 'Food is romantic / passionate', you should select foods with the following qualities (gunas). Individual results will vary, based on your body type and the root cause of your imbalance. For best results, get a one on one consultation.
QUALITIES THAT MAY CORRECT IMBALANCESRELATED TO FOOD IS ROMANTIC / PASSIONATE
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DIET FOR IMBALANCES RELATED TO 'FOOD IS ROMANTIC / PASSIONATE'
PRODUCTS FOR IMBALANCES RELATED TO 'FOOD IS ROMANTIC / PASSIONATE'
What Imbalances Can It Cause?
AGGRAVATES THESE DOSHAS & QUALITIES
Imbalance AccumulatesImproper food and lifestyle causes balances to accumulate. Ayurveda shows you exactly which doshas and qualities will accumulate in your body. Once these doshas and qualities accumulate too much, they will begin to cause disease. You can reduce an imbalanced dosha or quality by removing things that aggravate it from your diet and lifestyle.
V = VATA, P = PITTA, K = KAPHA
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RELATED SYMPTOMS & HABITSThe following symptoms & habits may be related to 'Food is romantic / passionate'. See your quiz results for a computerized assessment of your body type. Please click on the symptoms below to learn more about them.
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WHY IS AYURVEDA THE RIGHT SOLUTION?Ayurveda strengthens the body, in addition to addressing the disorder. It take a holistic, systemic approach, instead of myopically focusing on the disorder in question. Ayurveda shows a person how to interpret signs and symptoms of imbalance, and how to address them using materials from home, so they can optimize their health on a continual basis. You can't take the doctor home with you, but you can take Ayurveda home with you. Ayurveda is the most advanced and easy to use home system for self healing with an exceptional focus on digestion.
HOW DOES AYURVEDA WORK?Ayurveda starts by identifying your body type, which identifies certain tendencies in your body to get sick (as well as identifying your strengths). It uses body type to determine the likely root causes of your disorders. Next, Ayurveda analyzes the nature of your disorder. It fits all your signs and symptoms into a pattern, expressed as a combination of gunas / qualities. For example, you may have a heat disorder, a cold disorder, or an oily disorder, etc. This simple categorical approach shows you how to correct systemic imbalances and strengthen your body as a whole.
On Joyful Belly, we've created an extensive categorization of food so you can easily match food to your imbalances (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.
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