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Mental Health Care After Abortion
The psychological effects of abortion can be lifelong. Loss of life is always tragic. Parents may have long term feelings of guilt over the death of their child. They may wonder what their baby...
Ayurveda classifies pain into several types - inflammatory, tension related, and ama related (toxins), although the underlying cause of pain could be virtually any injury, disease or sickness. General aches & pains are often a sign of ama or toxic...
A whitehead may also be painful. All painful whiteheads are due to a localized infection. Whiteheads can result from excessively sweet Kapha blood, or blood that is too high in sugar or fat content mixing with fiery Pitta toxins. The fiery toxins...
Anal itching implies irritation or inflammation near the anus. This is often due to candida, or hemorrhoids, but may indicate parasites as well.
Candida & Parasites
Sweet foods may aggravate candida symptoms and parasites in...
Spasm in the anus, and muscle spasms in general, are caused by any of toxicity, electrolyte imbalance, tension, irritation, and blockage. Anal spasms may be caused by anxiety or nervousness as well.
Anger from DeficiencyVata anger comes from deficiency. Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels) can provoke a Vata type of irritability, when the liver becomes desperate for food.
Anger from ToxinsToxins can...
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Ayurveda cultivates tolerance for the beliefs of others. This places us in the best position to learn and receive from those around us, especially those with different world views. It also brings greater opportunity for reconciliation and...
Our family is our inheritance and identity. We experience obstacles, deprivation and our personal flaws more poignantly around family members. We may be reminded of old behavior patterns, deeply embedded in our families, that actively prevent our...
Human nature is fundamentally flawed. Once the full significance of these flaws has been realized, it creates an opportunity to grieve. The grieving process brings us into loving acceptance of those around us and the reality of human suffering. When...
Bitterness wells up whenever we refuse to accept the world as it is, challenging us to re-examine the phrase, "God made the world and saw that it was good." The rejection of any race or culture, especially your own, stems from the ego refusing to face...
A Vata person feels cold due to stress, light clothing or deficiency - anemia, skipping meals, low blood sugar levels, high metabolism, excessively light foods, etc. A Kapha person feels cold due to depressed metabolism, low heart rate, and lethargy,...
The liver, heart, brain, and genitals are most sensitive to heat. Heat also aggravates a rash, or any inflammation in the body.
Kapha people tend to store excess water. They avoid humidity and anything soggy, including soggy foods because it resembles the way they feel: congested, clammy and heavy. Since Kapha people crave heavy foods without sogginess, they are seduced by...
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Bleeding less than other people can be a good thing - it means you won't lose as much blood if you cut or injure yourself. If pathological, it could be due to either thick, viscous blood with sluggish circulation
Dark blood is stagnant blood dur to poor circulation or thick, sweet Kapha blood.
Thick blood and poor circulation congests the lymphatic system. The most obvious sign of lymphatic congestion is puffy skin. As lymphatic congestion progresses, buildup of cellular metabolic waste products cause general inflammation. When this happens,...
The eyes may be bloodshot from a lack of sleep (Vata), irritation from contact lenses or debris (Vata), allergies (Pitta), a heat condition and even blood stagnation. Cucumbers on the eyes, cleansing the blood, and soothing the liver may help.
A bluish / purple tongue indicates internal blood stagnation (Kapha) or cold quality (Vata).
Bluish nail-beds signify stagnant blood, which may be due to poor circulation or low blood pressure.
Bluish skin is a sign of blood stagnation due to coldness or dryness.
Blurry vision may happens when the iris is dilated due to blood toxicity, or when the muscles that regulate the lens are weakened due to strain, starting a computer screen, etc.
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Bright red blood signifies freshly released blood. Dark, clotted blood is older.
A bright red tongue can indicate heart heat or blood stagnation.
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...
Tight muscles can be a sign of cold, poor circulation, toxicity, or tension.
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.
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...
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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...
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).
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...
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...
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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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