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The moons on nails are called lunula. Small or non-existent moons on nails indicate weak metabolism.
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,...
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...
Fatty Liver is a condition characterized by a buildup of fat (triglycerides) in the
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).
Sleep in the eye is a sign of sweet, thick, rich Kapha blood. When the blood plasma is thick and rich, it tends to coagulate in the eyes.
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Yellow teeth could indicate high levels of bilirubin in the blood, and implies aggravated Pitta in the liver.
It may take several years for hormones to stabilize during menopause. A more relaxed lifestyle and stress reduction techniques help make the transition smoother.
Pitta tends to create nearsightedness. Kapha tends to create farsightedness.
Stool in pieces mixed with liquid should be differentiated from mud-like stool. Mud like stool is stool that has never formed into a solid. Mushy pieces imply the stool was formed, then mixed with liquids, perhaps implicating the colon. When the lining...
The symptoms of Crohn's are pain in the lower right side of the abdomen with diarrhea, fever and weight loss. Crohn's in the ileum presents with abdominal pain above the pubic bone. Crohn's starts with inflammation around Peyer's patches that spreads...
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...
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).
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Thin, dry, cold skin is characteristic of malabsorption and indigestion in underweight Vata individuals. Thin skin has a tendency to develop wrinkles earlier. Thin skin can make you feel cold, especially when swimming. Vata people can protect and...
Urine becomes smelly when it ferments due to bacteria in the bladder, or after eating certain foods such as asparagus.
Fermentation in the bladder happens due to an infection, inflammation, or because the urine is sitting in the bladder for too...
Causes may include:
Exhaustion from physical labor
Dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, calcium, potassium, sodium, or magnesium deficiencies
Anemia and other blood deficiencies, lack of food
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...
You are your own gift in the world, which is hard to see when consumed by self-loathing. Feelings of self-disgust and loathing can blind you from your own unique gifts and keep you from declaring your authentic identity. It is easy to blame the size or...
You might be tempted to believe that self-control is the only answer to a compulsive relationship with food. However, most compulsions have a story to tell. Listening to them is usually a more effective means to unravel their power and help you regain...
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...
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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...
The body craves salt when it wishes to retain water. Swelling, inflammation, and edema draw fluids out of circulation and can actually increase salt cravings.
Sitting in a chair for long periods can cause lymphatic congestion and sluggish circulation. Throughout the day, your organs depend on good circulation to stay fresh and clean. A sedentary lifestyle means that your organs aren't getting cleaned...
A person may flush easily when they are overheated, experience intense emotions, due to toxicity or hormone fluctuations, or after indulging in Pitta aggravating foods or lifestyle. Intense emotions can trigger an increase in the heart rate or...
There is no right or wrong answer to the raw versus cooked debate. The real answer to the debate depends on the digestive strength of the individual. Raw food offers nutritional benefits but is more difficult to digest, causing gas and bloating in...
Nail health is related to bone, hair and teeth health in Ayurveda. Thin brittle nails may imply a nutrient deficiency, a metabolic deficiency, or malabsorption.
Your diet is the 'religion' of your body. It's what your body believes will help it survive. In many ways, because of deep subconscious patterns, it's easier to change your religion than to change your diet.
Medical studies show that 90% of people...
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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.
All tension originates from the pelvic floor. To help release neck pain, learn proper hip alignment and release tension in the lower abdomen.
The neck is sensitive to the cold. For most cases, keep your neck warm to reduce neck...
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.
Tension in the eyes is a liver issue.
Supplements include herbs, extracts, vitamins, minerals, and any other item you ingest as an addition to your everyday meal.
Occasional use of supplements may be beneficial - during a busy week, when you are pregnant or having so other short term,...
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...
Fat on the back of the arms or on the back is generally not as problematic: Ayurveda is more concerned with fat concentrated disproportionately in the hips, belly, and thighs. Unequal distribution of fat is a sign of circulatory problems. Often either...
A dry cough is a cough where lung tissue is void of mucus. The sound of a dry cough is raspy. Irritation of the upper respiratory tract, as well as inhalation of dust could create the urge to cough. Oddly, when a person relaxes or breathes slowly it...
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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 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
type by taking our free quiz. In Ayurveda, every solution is based on your unique body type, so
by taking this quiz, you’ll get the best results.
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