Categories in DigestionAppetiteStomachSmall IntestineColonAnal RegionMouthTeethPancreasAbdominal Pain LocationAbdominal Pain TypeAlarm SymptomsOverviewYour tongue is such an important diagnostic tool that Ayurveda recommends you check your tongue every day. Assess your tongue by coating, color, the thickness of your saliva, and the cracks on your tongue. A thick coating means that you have toxins, or ama in your blood. You may notice that you have bad breath whenever you have a thick coating on your tongue. The color of the coating indicates the nature of the toxins in your gut. Also check the color of the tongue itself. A pale tongue may indicate anemia. A bright tongue indicates heat conditions. Thick saliva indicates thick blood, due to dehydration or too many sweets. Cracks indicate the quality of your digestive tract.
Teeth should be a bright white. If they appear yellowish or gray, that is also a sign of toxins. To be thorough, check the color of the back of the throat and the underside of the tongue as well. Even if you don't know what the signs means, check your tongue in the mirror every day.
To keep your mouth healthy, brush your teeth, floss, and scrape your tongue every day. Avoid foods that leave a bad taste in your mouth 20 minutes later. Avoid chewing gum.
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Gray teeth indicates Vata type toxic buildup. The most common cause of Vata ama is constipation, gas and bloating.
Yellow teeth could indicate high levels of bilirubin in the blood, and implies aggravated Pitta in the liver.
Dental surgery is a medical procedure performed on the teeth and jaw bone. Missing teeth can significantly impact your ability to chew food. Improperly chewed food can sit undigested in the GI tract, leading to gas, bloating, and the formation of...
Braces are used to straighten and reposition misaligned teeth. Dentures are prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth. The need for braces has become more common in recent years due to a diet of highly processed foods, especially sugar. In...
Dental amalgam is a substance commonly used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. It is made from a mixture of metals, containing 50% mercury.
These fillings release low levels of mercury vapour that is absorbed into the body. The FDA have deemed...
Causes of frequent cavities
Articles about tooth decay prevention advise regular brushing and flossing of teeth along with avoiding sugary foods like candy and sodas as main ways to stay cavity free.
While these are a good...
Sweet, thick Kapha blood is very attractive to microbes. Soon after brushing the teeth, these microbes proliferate in the mouth once again. Indigestion creates toxicity that is especially attractive to infectious diseases.
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A toothache can be a sign of a tooth infection, or cavity. Toothache may be more severe after a meal, especially sugary foods.
Worn tops of teeth occurs when enamel, the protective coating, starts to deteriorate. When this happens, the teeth can become sensitive and are more prone to decay. Teeth become somewhat worn from general use, but more advanced cases are caused by...
A tooth fracture is a cracked or broken tooth. It is commonly caused by severe force that compromises the protective layers of the tooth - enamel and dentin. A tooth can also crack from general wear and tear. Tooth fractures can lead to considerable...
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The information on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be used to treat a medical condition. It is not a substitute for medical care.
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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 biocharaceristics (gunas)
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 imbalanced biocharacteristics.
By eating an optimal diet that balances your biocharacteristics, your whole body is strengthened
and the conditions that created the disorder are removed. Once the root causes of the disease
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such as herbs and lifestyle practices - focused on the specific disorder, can greatly enhance
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