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Numerous moles may be a sign of liver stress.
Sensitivity to chemicals imply that the liver is overwhelmed, often due to leaky gut syndrome or chronic indigestion.
Oily in the T-zone only implies that heat/blood is moving upward into the head.
The constituents of some plants are used for their psyco-tropic qualities. Ultimately, these powerful herbs leave toxicity in their wake, particularly affecting liver function.
Food creates an illusion of security. An abundance of food can represent opulence, wealth, and well-being, while a scarcity of food can mean poverty, instability, and unsatisfied hunger. A history of yo-yo dieting, eating nutrient deficient foods,...
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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.
Generally, urine should be straw colored, or light yellow. Dark yellow urine implies the urine has a lower concentration of water than normal. This may be due to dehydration, a high sodium diet, electrolyte imbalance, poor circulation to the kidneys...
Dry Nasal Passages Heating systems, especially air heat, tend to dry out the air, creating dryness in the nasal passages. Apply sesame oil and ghee to the nose with the pinky finger. Humidifiers can help.
Cracks on the surface of a stool indicate moderate dryness of the stool and dehydration. The stool may be sitting in the bowels for too long. As the stool sits in the bowels, the intestines continue to absorb water from them, making the stool into a...
Normally, the intestines contract in a wave-like motion called peristalsis, propelling the food or fecal matter smoothly through the intestinal tract. Sometimes, the intestines contract in an irregular way leading to colicky pain and cramping. This...
Although most cases resolve spontaneously, bleeding from the GI tract can be scary. Blood in the stool (hematochezia) can come from hemorrhoids, diverticulum, inflammatory bowel diseases, impacted fecal matter, ulcers, angiodysplasia, polyps or cancer...
The intestines may be lumpy when cramped, or when fecal matter is stuck in the colon.
A trembling tongue could indicate irritated nerves. Neurons are very sensitive. In effect, they are a canary in the coal mine for imbalanced blood chemistry. Often, toxins in the blood irritate these sensitive neurons, causing a loss of fine motor...
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The pancrease, stomach, spleen, and splenic flexure of the colon are in the left upper abdomen. If the pain is under the rib cage, it may be the stomach or spleen.
Pain should always be checked by a medical doctor. Burning abdominal pain may be a sign a wounded or inflamed area of the GI tract (khavaigunya). When this area is irritated it may lead to diarrhea or 'confused type' constipation. In confused...
High fat content may cause stools to float. Stools will appear yellow in this case. Stools may float if the fiber in the stool is high, generally appearing bulky. Stools also float when fermentation aerates the stools.
Sinking stool is a sign of a rich, heavy diet. Ice cream often makes the stool sink. When food sits in the bowels too long, the stool may become hard and dense. Easy to digest food, mild digestives and fiber should be used to clear the digestive tract.
Bile acids can irritate the intestines. Bile acid concentration is increased with a diet high in fats. Increased bile acid concentration has been observed in those with colon cancer. Dietary fiber aids in excretion of bile acids in stool. Fiber thus...
Routine is the first pillar of health. It creates structure and the ability to monitor and plan, putting you in the driver's seat of your health. An irregular meal schedule scrambles your biological clock. Your digestive organs may not be ready for...
Pain should always be checked by a medical doctor. Angina is chest pain that gets worse during stress of exercise. It is due to insufficient blood supply (ischemia) to the heart muscle and can be dangerous because it is a warning sign of a future heart...
Heart attacks are often fatal. Eating heart healthy foods and other preventative techniques are recommended if you are in a high risk group.
Heart attacks related to obesity, rather than stress, are common in Spring, starting mid-February, as the...
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Some, but not all, Western pharmaceuticals weaken the kidney and liver, leading to a buildup in toxicity. Use of pharmaceuticals to treat acute conditions, short term generally fits well in the Ayurvedic model. Check with your physician before making...
The body releases toxins through the digestion, urine, skin & lungs. Rashes may result when there are too many toxins, or the liver becomes otherwise aggravated. Some rashes may be infectious and require a visit to a medical doctor. All rashes are a...
Skin problems on the upper or middle back indicate Pitta dosha imbalance with upward moving heat. Skin problems in the lower back indicate Kapha imbalance with stagnation of fluids, or Vata imbalance in the colon.
Seborreic keratoses is a common, non-cancerous wart like growth on the skin. It usually appears as a brown, black or pale growth on the face, chest, shoulders or back. Frequency increases with age. They tend to itch after eating rich foods, or when...
Rosacea is often blood stagnation (Kapha) mixing with heat (Pitta). A Kapha pacifying diet often helps.
Every time you engage in sexual intimacy, you use up magic in the relationship. To create magic in a relationship, channel sexual urges into emotional intimacy. Take your partner on a date, or make a gift for him/her. If you don't have a partner, use...
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...
Spiritually, children warm the heart and show us the path to generosity as well as how to deal lovingly with distraction. Having a child also cleanses the reproductive organs, including the breast tissue. Raising children also places a significant...
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Dark menstrual blood could indicate blood stagnation, and cold congestion in the uterus.
Vomiting is the forceful expulsion of stomach contents through the mouth. Often, contents of the duodenum, the first part of the small intestine, are also discharged. Vomiting is caused by irritants and harmful agents, such as viruses, bacteria, strong...
A wheat intolerance is an inability to digest wheat. A gluten allergy is slightly different. Gluten is a protein molecule found in wheat and some other grass family foods (such as barley). A gluten allergy means that your immune system attacks the...
A blue / purple tongue indicates internal blood stagnation (Kapha) or cold quality (Vata).
Babies have tarry black stools called melena for the first few days after birth. Otherwise, tarry black stool indicates implies blood in the stool that has been digested. This tarry black stool will have a peculiar smell and indicates upper...
Tenderness in the breasts during menstruation may imply excess estrogen. It could also be a sign of lymphatic stagnation.
Gray teeth indicates Vata type toxic buildup. The most common cause of Vata ama is constipation, gas and bloating.
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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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