Categories in SkinSkin Color IssuesLipsSkin TriggersSkin TypeComplexion TypeSkin OtherSkin Problem LocationOverviewJump to SymptomsSkin is the body's largest organ. Since we can see the skin, we can use skin as a diagnostic tool. It acts as an interface between our internal organs and outside world. The skin, in Ayurveda, is the cream of the blood plasma that rises to surface. Changes in blood chemistry are revealed in the skin. As much as emotions affect blood chemistry, they also show up in the skin. The skin reveals numerous other clues, including body temperature, hydration, and fats. Diet, digestion, metabolism, hormonal balance and toxicity are main factors in skin health. Your entire body is made of membranes. This means that your entire body is made of skin. Healing the skin is equivalent to healing the body.
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Vitiligo is a disorder where the skin loses color in certain areas, causing white patches. This lack of pigmentation may also extend to hair in affected areas. The size and rate of white patches will vary from person to person.
In many cases, the...
Purpura, also known as blood spots, is a condition of purple or red spots on the skin. It occurs when small blood vessels under the skin burst and leak blood. It may indicate a blood clotting disorder, low platelet levels, or vascular weakness.
Bluish skin is a sign of blood stagnation due to coldness or dryness.
Skin may be flushed due to an internal heat condition (Pitta). This internal heat may be due to toxins from inflammatory processes, infection, or fermentation in the intestines.
Skin may be flushed due to blood stagnation from thick blood (Kapha)...
Pink skin appears predominantly pink in color. It can be a sign of strong, healthy circulation of blood to the surface of the skin.
However, in some cases, skin may appear pink if it is inflamed, irritated, or there is sun damage. Pink or inflamed...
Orangish skin is skin that appears orange in color. This is a condition known as cartenosis. It may be mistaken for jaundice, which is a yellow...
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Olive skin appears healthy and glowing. Sallow skin, on the other hand, looks slightly yellow or brown as it has lost its natural complexion. It appears dull and lifeless, particularly on the face.
Olive skin is usually genetic, and tends to be...
When a person is dark for their ethnicity, it could suggest the liver is deficient or toxic.
Yellowish skin can be a sign of liver distress and excess bilirubin in the blood. This may come from Vata deficiency, or an infectious process (Pitta). If the skin becomes very yellow, it is a sign of jaundice and should be treated immediately.
Pale skin can come from anemia or other blood deficiencies (Vata), low basal body temperature, or poor circulation at the surface of the skin. Often, poor circulation is related to thick, rich blood (Kapha).
Albinism is a rare genetic condition in which a person lacks pigment of the skin and hair. The skin is generally very pale, and the eyes can appear pink in color. It is a congenital disorder, meaning it is present from birth.
Albinism occurs when a...
Skin may appear gray and lifeless when ama (toxins) is present. The grayish color specifically indicates toxins from the colon, often due to constipation.
DISCLAIMER: The pathogenesis of each person's condition is unique, and so the diet must be fit to the individual and the unique root causes of the condition in your body.
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HOW AYURVEDA WORKS
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WHY IS AYURVEDA THE RIGHT SOLUTION?
Ayurveda strengthens the body while opposing disorders. It takes a holistic,
systemic approach that looks at the whole body. Ayurveda
shows how to interpret signs and symptoms of imbalance, and how to address them
using diet, lifestyle adjustments, and herbs. It shows a person how to 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.
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 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
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
To get started on your Ayurvedic journey, we first recommend that your find your body
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