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Green poop is caused by a bright green fluid called bile, secreted by the liver. Bile helps you digest fat and helps you absorb fat soluble vitamins. It is also an intestinal lubricant that softens the stool.
Your stool is initially green in your...
An ulcer is an open wound or sore on the lining of the GI tract. If you have a stomach ulcer, you may experience a gnawing or scraping sensation in your upper abdomen, usually in the top center or slightly to the left.
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Fruits digest quickly. Other foods, such as yogurt, meat, peanuts and other heavy foods digest more slowly. While the body is trying to digest these other foods, bacteria quickly ferment the fruit, causing gas, bloating & toxic buildup. Fruits should...
Cramping generally comes from poor circulation, toxicity, or imbalance in electrolytes. Cholesterol medication can cause cramping as well. There is a colon marma or acupressure point where the two heads of the gastrocnemius muscle meet. This point may...
Allergies in the lungs may reflect some underlying weakness in the lungs itself. Allergies are also a sign that the immune system is on high alert, a sign of aggravated liver.
A fast heartbeat could indicate stress, anxiety, dehydration, and heat. It is normally associated with Vata dosha and toxicity in the blood. If Kapha thick blood congests circulation too much, it could create panic attacks / anxiety related tachycardia.
A puffy face is one that looks more swollen than normal. It is caused by sluggish circulation and lymphatic congestion. It can appear worse in the morning as lymph tends to stagnate overnight when you are immobile.Sluggish circulation often occurs as...
Body dysmorphia is when you believe you are less attractive looking than you actually are. A classic example is an anorexic who believes they are overweight. More subtle examples include preoccupation with some trivial defect, such as acne.
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Sensitivity to heat indicates various patterns of imbalance. Sometimes the body becomes hot when deficient (as in dry eczema, or yin-deficient heat of Chinese medicine). Otherwise, heat may come from some kind of internal inflammation. A fever is a...
The appetite is often small when there is Insufficient acid production in the stomach. This may be due to chronic dehydration. In that case, drink a glass of warm water with a pinch of salt and a wedge of lime a half hour before meals to rehydrate your...
Kidney stones are the result of accumulation. Kidney stones can be composed of calcium, oxylates, or uric acid crystals. They may be a sign of thick congested blood (Kapha), a diet high in oxalates (Pitta), or calcium leeching from the bones (Vata). A...
Straining could results from hard, dry stools (Vata). Or, inflammation of the intestines (Pitta) and lack of muscle tone in the terminal colon. Excess mucus could prevent elimination of stool (Kapha).
Straining could cause prolapse of the rectum and...
The body doesn't make foul odors. Sweet foods cause a foul taste on the tongue. As blood sugar levels rise, saliva becomes sweet, feeding bacteria in the mouth. These bacteria produce waste products that have a foul odor. Bacteria will also feed on a...
In Ayurveda, beliefs govern behavior. Behavior governs routine. Routine governs diet. Diet rules digestion. Digestion creates the blood. Blood rule the organs.
Studies show over 1/5 of all eating happens in a car. The flavor curve of food changes with every bite. When you are distracted, you may not be aware of how the taste of food is changing. Distractions make it impossible to listen to your body's cues to...
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Thin or clear mucus is often a sign of cold sinuses, or irritation of the sinus membranes due to toxicity. It is typical of a common cold due to deficiency in autumn. Thin mucus often increases with gas or constipation, due to toxins (ama).
Thick cystic acne in the chin area could indicate a hormonal imbalance.
'Thalas' means sea in Greek while 'emia' means blood. Thalassemia thus means 'blood of the sea.' In Thalassemia, a genetic mutation makes red blood cells irregular. The mutation confers immunity to malaria, which is more prevalent near the coastline...
Good hip alignment is the foundation of good posture and emotional equanimity. Hips should be back with the tail-bone downward, and devoid of tension.
In this condition, fats are deposited in the lower body only. Fat is deposited on your hips, buttocks and thighs while you may even experience a loss of fat in the arms / breasts. This condition points to blocked circulatory issue in the lower abdomen,...
The first step in alleviating body shame is to develop a gentler and more loving relationship with your body. Your body is an important part of your identity in life and should be treated with the care and respect that you would show a spouse or best...
Sweets have a calming, sedating effect on the body and mind; they can serve to bring you comfort and ease when you're feeling stressed or ungrounded. Yet, if you are becoming distressed when sweet foods are unavailable, this is an indication of...
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Clear urine can be a sign of adequate hydration, eating a diuretic, chronic cold, or that the kidneys are flushing toxins out of the blood. Chronic cold and toxicity may lead to frequent urination & chronic dehydration that cannot be remedied by...
Sweating often may indicate congested fluids, or excess fat tissue. The backed up fluids can causes clamminess in hands or feet especially.
A heat condition, a dry-heat condition, or irritating toxin can also cause the pores to open...
Swollen lymph nodes are a sign of infection. In Ayurveda, tissues are most vulnerable to infection when the blood is too sweet and thick (an excess condition), and when there is toxic buildup. Traditional remedies include a light and mildly spicey diet...
Cracks on the tongue often indicate tissue distress of the digestive tract, including inflammation, degenerative changes, toxicity of the colon, etc.
Chronic vaginal discharge may be due to fungal infection, sweet, rich Kapha blood, or other factors.
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Volatile or unstable emotions are a sign of a blood imbalance and a distressed liver. Vata people may be distracted by the moment, and and susceptible to quick mood changes. Pitta people are highly sensitive, and may have strong reactions when slighted.
Psychiatric disorders are considered to be a Vata disorder. Past trauma, unsupportive belief patterns, and imbalanced blood can affect neurons. Often, the blood is imbalanced by constipation and fermentation in the intestines, infectious processes,...
Difficulty expressing desires points to obstruction in the throat chakra, responsible for mediating communication between the rational mind, the heart, and base level desires. You may feel a lump in the throat during situations that provoke your...
The body stores between 2-5mg of vitamin B12, about 3-5 years worth. Most of this vitamin B12 is stored in the liver (approx 50%). Some vitamin B12 is secreted by the liver each day in bile, and then reabsorbed in the small intestines. Approximately...
Exhaustion, lack of food, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, calcium, potassium, sodium, or magnesium deficiencies, as well as other blood deficiencies can make the muscles heavy and tired.
Burning feet syndrome is characterized by severe burning and aching feet. There may also be pain, elevated skin temperature, and excessive sweating.Burning feet syndrome may be a symptom of another disease, such as hypothyroidism, diabetes,...
Part of what makes loneliness unbearable is the aspect of mystery in it. When you are alone, you may not know how and where you can find human connection, and feel your self-esteem quickly wither before the enigma. When you feel like you are unloved or...
Muscles may be weak due to over-exertion, exposure to heat, under-use, or electrolyte imbalance. Sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium are essential for proper muscle function. Heat prostration may develop after a long period of sweating.
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HOW AYURVEDA WORKS
ARE YOU WONDERING HOW AYURVEDA CAN HELP YOU?
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
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by taking this quiz, you’ll get the best results.
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