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Kidney infections primarily affect Kapha individuals. The kidney has to work extra hard to filter sweet, thick Kapha blood. Ayurveda traditionally recommended avoiding heavy, rich, or difficult to digest foods when there is an infection. Drinking water...
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...
Proper alignment from studying yoga can help protect your knees from arthritis and pain. A significant cause of knee pain is carrying heavy objects, or gaining too much weight. Age can also cause arthritis in the knees.
Get your blood moving at least once a day to flush your blood and toxins, re-energize, and build tone. You'll strengthen your bones and increase your mental clarity. The best time to circulate your blood is in the morning before breakfast and late...
Fasting from dairy for several months can lead to lactose intolerance,
as your body no longer produces dairy digesting enzymes. Many lactose intolerant clients report that they can eat ghee without symptoms.
Mucus is generally a sign of "sweet blood". Blood that is high in sugar, fats, or proteins is sweet blood. Sweet blood is thicker than dry blood and causes mucus. Sweet blood causes thick mucus while toxicity generally creates thin, clear mucus.
Kapha's stability, generosity, and loving nature is visible in their facial expressions, and especially their eyes. Large eyes also imply fatty deposits behind the eyes.
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Kapha individuals have large, smooth lips due to the richness of rasa dhatu, the blood plasma.
Laryngitis may follow an upper respiratory infection & swelling, excessive use of the voice, acid reflux, or other causes.
The pyloric valve may leak when the stomach is overstuffed, when damaged, or when there is poor coordination.
Stagnant stool sitting in the digestive tract may begin to putrefy, releasing irritating toxins. Moving the bowels flushes the toxicity. Mild or intermittent constipation can cause a buildup of toxins, making you anxious or emotionally unstable....
Leukemia is a type of blood cancer that causes an overproduction of immature or abnormal white blood cells. These defective white blood cells can't fight infection like their healthy counterparts. They also crowd out the red blood cells, meaning there...
While yellow or green stool indicates quick transit time through the bowels. A light brown stool may be lacking sufficient bile, a sign of Vata type dryness in the liver. Eating more leafy greens, sours, and staying hydrated can help increase the...
Kapha 'Light sleepers' are often sensitive to disturbance by light or noise. Vata 'Light sleepers' are often woken up by digestive distress, dreams, or a racing mind when stress hormones are activated between 4am-6am. Many people wake up to to the...
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Adventure and excitement are useful in moderation. They can help you find a more authentic version of yourself. Sometimes you have to break ties to find your true home. However inspiration, adventure, and awe are addictive. Constant dreaming feeds the...
Limited sense of smell could come from various causes. Toxins in the body reduce the sensitivity of the nose. Sinus inflammation or sinus infection could reduce sensitivity. Acid reflux may affect smell. Injury or trauma to the septum, or sphenoid bone...
Loss of taste and flavor makes it hard for you to choose the right foods for your body. Impaired taste can cause you to eat too little and lose weight, or it could make you eat too much and gain weight. Impaired taste can predispose you to using too...
Normally, you cannot feel your liver. However, when the liver is inflamed, you may notice soreness in the area. A liver abcess, such as Amebic liver abcess, can cause dull pain on right side of the body just above the abdomen and behind the right rib...
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...
The satisfying daily release of a long, large lincoln log stool indicates adequate soluble and insoluble fiber in the diet. The fiber absorbs moisture which increases the size of the stool. When constipation is accompanied by a long, large stool, it...
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Many people unconsciously lose weight because they follow advertising that promotes a certain type of food deemed healthy and good for us. Yet the target market for these ads are people who are overweight so it is important to listen to your body and...
Fragrances are ultimately chemicals. When you inhale them or put them on your skin, they have an effect on your body. They must be cleared by the liver. If you have rashes, allergies, or get irritable easily, limit use of fragrances to limit the burden...
Low energy can come from either depletion (Vata) or excess (Kapha). At 4pm, the adrenals may be exhausted in a Vata individual. Vata people need rest by 4pm. They need less stimulation, activities, and thinking in order to reclaim their vital energy....
Low libido due to poor circulation and metabolism is a sign of Kapha sluggishness. Pungent herbs can help stimulate Kapha arousal. Low libido, dryness & premature ejaculation due to dryness, overstimulation and exhaustion is Vata. Restoring...
Low metabolism is a Kapha condition often appearing with hypothyroid, anemia, and poor circulation. Exercise, spicy foods, and avoiding foods with gooey, oily, and sweet qualities often helps in this type.
The emotion that spearates humans for all other animals is shame. Shame brings us the ability to be self-conscious. We experience shame as a raw psychological pain. Our knee-jerk reaction is to escape the experience of our own unworthiness as quickly...
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These may be lipomas (benign) however this condition should be checked by a medical doctor. Ayurveda considers lipomas of the abdomen a sign of lipid and lymphatic stagnation of the belly, a Kapha condition.
Inflammation of Airways
The lungs may be inflamed due to irritants including air pollution, allergies, infection and cigarette smoke. It can lead to asthma.
Pleurisy - Inflammation of the lining of the...
Vata individuals find it easy to make friends, and to fit into a variety of situations. However, they are also inconsistent, "Easy come, easy go!"
Malabsorption is the inability to absorb nutrients from food. The problem may be general, or specific to a certain nutrient. Some common types include fat, carbohydrate, protein, fructose, bile, iron, vitamin A, D, B12 or vitamin K...
A large amount of bubbles after urinating indicates loss of protein in the urine.
Meat is considered a supplement in Ayurveda rather than a daily food. Since our digestive tract is too long, an excess of meat tends to putrify in our gut.
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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 focusing only 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 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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