School of Ayurvedic Diet & Digestion
Are you prone to a problem with 'Hashimoto's Thyroiditis'?
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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is an autoimmune response in the thyroid. An autoimmune disorder is when your body recognizes "you" as a foreign body or pathogen. Your immune system's job is to rid the body of harmful pathogens so you stay healthy- in the case of autoimmune inflammation, your immune system mistakenly attacks your own cells. In Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, the victim is your thyroid.
Autoimmune inflammation of the thyroid leads to low production of thyroid hormones, or hypothyroidism. Thyroid hormones are responsible for your metabolism. Common symptoms are weight gain, foggy mind, mood swings, constipation, and hair loss.
The thyroid gland is significantly placed close to the lungs. In Ayurveda, thyroid disorders are related to oxygen levels, poor circulation and any disorder that affects metabolism, related to weak function of the lungs, heart, or circulatory system. Undue muscle tension in the throat area can also affect thyroid function.
Auto-immune disorders may be triggered by a lingering viral infection, long after the acute phase has resolved. Stress, poor liver health, toxicity and chronic inflammation are just some of the factors that lead to continual overstimulation of the immune system, a Pitta disorder. There are numerous techniques to calm the immune system including 1) Relieving stress, 2) Hypoallergenic herbs, 3) Herbs, diet & yoga to balance the liver, and 4) Anti-histamines or pharmaceuticals prescribed by your doctor.
Disclaimer: 'Hashimoto's Thyroiditis' 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 'Hashimoto's Thyroiditis' 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
|COLD INGREDIENTS COLD RECIPES||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Cold' guna
|BITTER INGREDIENTS BITTER RECIPES||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Bitter' taste
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|Cleanse and Detox|
DETOXICANTAn herb that eliminates or metabolizes toxins from the body.
|Heart & Circulation|
ALTERATIVELiterally, an herb that restores the proper function of the body. In practice, alteratives are usually blood cleansers and blood chemistry balancers. They were traditionally used to revitalize and detoxify after a long winter.
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
ANTIHISTAMINEHerbs that interrupt an allergic reaction or calm the immune system.
|Liver & Gall Bladder|
CHOLAGOGUECholagogues stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder for improved digestion.
HEPATOPROTECTIVEAn herb that is capable of preventing liver damage.
LIVOTONICAn herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias.
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 HASHIMOTO'S THYROIDITIS||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Toxic' guna
|AVOID THESE HOT FOODS THAT MAY AGGRAVATE HASHIMOTO'S THYROIDITIS||
Status UnknownTake these quizzes to find out if you have an imbalance of 'Hot' guna
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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.
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