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Burritos are a bad food combination. They generally contain rice and wheat (two types of grains), beans and meat (two types of proteins), sour cream and cheese (two types of dairy), nightshades (tomatoes, chilis) and fatty avocados.
Over 40% of all Ayurvedic practitioners focus on pre-natal and post-partum care, reflecting Ayurveda's focus, insight, and interest in this area. The first trimester is Kapha, second trimester Pitta, and last trimester Vata. Vata surges after birth but...
Kapha individuals appear calm outwardly but often experience a storm of emotions internally. Their ability to remain calm in difficult situations is a source of great stability. Internally, Kapha individuals are also careful to maintain this sense of...
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Deprivation often leads to a lack of control around food. If you feel like you cannot stop eating once you start, observe your daily habits. Are you eating regularly throughout the day? Often...
Tight muscles can be a sign of cold, poor circulation, toxicity, or tension.
Cancer is a disease characterized by the uncontrollable division of abnormal cells. This division can start in almost any part of the body, and may spread to surrounding areas via the blood (rakta vaha srotas) and lymph (rasa vaha srotas)....
Canned, frozen food may be nutrient deficient, and lack taste. Taste is important to help the body choose the best foods for the season.
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Even though a Kapha person may feel psychologically insecure, their body is generally abundant & secure. This security bestows Kapha with a caring, generous, calm & patient nature. Kapha individuals appear calm outwardly but often experience a storm of...
Celiac disease is an allergy to wheat. Wheat intolerance (the inability to digest wheat) and wheat allergies are different even though the symptoms may be similar. In celiac disease, the immune system attacks the gluten. The symptoms are generally...
Cellulite is largely determined by genetics, but may be a sign of kapha poor circulation. Improving circulation and reducing overall body fat can improve the appearance of cellulite. Aromatic spices such as turmeric can help disperse and move the...
Chapped lips is a sign of inadequate circulation to the lips, dehydration, or overexposure to cold. Chronic candida and toxicity can also dry out the lips.
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...
Chocolate is difficult to digest and hot. Bitter chocolate is Kapha pacifying. Since chocolate is often mixed with sugar and cream, it aggravates all three doshas. Chocolate stimulates the reproductive organs in women, which explains why chocolate can...
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 stimulates the vagus nerve, which could ellicit a cough. Stimulation of the ears sometimes leads...
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Renal failure is characterized by scanty urine, the inability to clear nitrogenous wastes (Blood Urea Nitrogen or BUN) and creatinine, or the failure to maintain electrolyte balance.
Renal failure is often a complication of diabetes, autoimmune...
There is a misconception that it is the citric acid in citrus fruits that causes allergies, but it is proteins and substances specific to citrus fruit, and not the acid.
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Clammy skin refers to skin that is wet, damp and sticky. Skin also usually feels cold to the touch. Most commonly, skin becomes clammy due to fluid accumulation in the extremities, often as a result of poor circulation.This can be due to thick plasma...
A clear or absent tongue coating could indicate excess heat or high metabolism, especially if the tongue is also bright red - a pitta condition. A "well-oiled" individual with adequate nourishment will have a slight, very thin coating on the back of...
Thick mucus is a sign of Kapha. Thin mucus is a sign of Vata. Mucus is increased by cold. 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...
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...
Mastitis has several roots 1) lymphatic congestion due to sweet, thick blood, 2) Ama (toxins) irritating the milk ducts, and 3) other forms of stagnation due to poor circulation, or lack of nursing.
The main treatments in Ayurveda are 1) blood...
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Clots may due to thick Kapha blood, excess cold quality, poor circulation, or stagnation of the uterus due to colic.
Cloudy urine most likely results from a heat condition (Pitta) aggravating Kapha. Examples include infections of the bladder / kidneys.
Cold extremities can imply a blood deficiency such as anemia, poor circulation from dehydration or congestion, a low metabolism, low blood sugar levels, insufficient clothing or fat, or stress. A chronic infection such as candida can rob the body of...
Our body redirects blood flow to digest a meal, when thinking, to fight an infection, or when exposed to the cold. If you are chronically cold, suspect either deficiency of ojas or fungal/pathogenic infection (a heat condition).
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...
Anger, irritability, ambition, and analytical thinking are physical as well as mental. The liver, when overburdened, creates internal heat in the body. This heat predisposes one to a fiery and analytical nature. Frustration is linked with a congested...
Depression is often related to excess sweet taste in Kapha individuals. Sweet or rich blood becomes thick and difficult to circulate, congesting the lungs and heart area. The lack of good circulation creates a subjective feeling of heaviness and...
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Liver and gall bladder distress can both make a person feel restless. Conflict may evoke shame or a sense of failure. If your ego is unable to bear this sense of shame or failure, you may react before you are able to fully discern the situation...
Confusion & cloudy thoughts are related to excess sweet taste in Kapha individuals. Sweet or rich blood becomes thick and difficult to circulate, congesting the lungs and heart area. The lack of good circulation creates a subjective feeling of...
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition that leads to fluid accumulation around the heart, reducing its ability to pump effectively. When this happens, it can cause other fluids to build up in the lungs, abdomen, liver, and legs.High blood...
Pitta individuals tend to maintain a constant weight. They have a high enough metabolism to prevent weight loss, yet a strong enough digestion to be well nourished.
Pitta tends to create nearsightedness. Kapha tends to create farsightedness.
Corns appear where the skin has been irritated excessively.
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.
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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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