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SYMPTOMS ATTACKING TISSUE


If you have symptoms in this category it means that your imbalances are becoming stronger and weakening your body's resistance. Most people have a weakness in one or more organs. These areas of weakness are the 'weak link in the chain.' They are first to succumb when an imbalance reaches a tipping point. Repairing imbalances in this category often represent your last opportunity to prevent disease. At any moment, these imbalances could overwhelm weakened tissue and develop into a disease. You may feel pain or discomfort in the weakened area. At this stage you will need to support the weakened tissue with specialized foods and herbs for the weakened tissue.

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Eating stimulates the digestive organs to secrete fluids. It also stimulates peristalsis, propelling previous meals through the GI tract. The enzymatic action and movement can be abrasive for sensitive irritated tissues.

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Boils, carbuncles, and abscesses are all skin infections involving

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Acne is considered a hot, oily pitta condition in Ayurveda. When oils build up in the skin and clog your pores the small pustules known as pimples appear. Acne represents a small local infection of the skin. Acne due to...

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Painful acne is often deep seated and cystic. Cystic acne may form in a person with a watery kapha constitution has a clogged pore, their body may form a cysts around the irritant. A whitehead may also be painful. All painful whiteheads are due to...

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Alternating diarrhea and constipation is often simply constipation that eventually irritates the colon. Diarrhea dries out the colon, causing constipation. Constipation irritates the colon, causing diarrhea. This is symptomatic of 'low agni' (digestive...

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Allergies may be a consequence of chronic underlying inflammation (of the skin, lungs, or digestive tract) that exposes the immune system to allergens. For example, a respiratory infection can cause the immune system to overreact to dust or other...

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The body stores between 2-5mg of vitamin B12, about 3-5 years worth. Most of this vitamin B12 is stored in the liver (approx 50%). Some vitamin B12 is secreted by the liver each day in bile, and then reabsorbed in the small intestines. Approximately...

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The ideal remedy will be analgesic, calm the immune system, reduce inflammation, antimicrobial,and reduce the effect of the poison (anti-poisonous). A plantain or chickweed spit poultice may help to relieve the sting. Essential ols such as mint,...

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The birth control pill is a contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy. Some forms increase progesterone and estrogen to trick your body into thinking it is pregnant when it does not. Others are abortifascent, preventing implantation of a fertilized egg....

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Bladder infection arises from stagnant urine in the bladder, blood that is too sweet, or auto-immune disorders like interstitial cystitis. Infections are generally a sign of 'sweet, toxicity, heat, and stagnation.' Sweetness of the blood feeds the...

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Favor antispasmodics such as Kava Kava, and Wild Yam. Avoid purines, including caffeine in coffee, chocolate, green and black tea, as they increase muscle contractility. Caffeine also 1) stimulates adrenaline, which leads to contraction of smooth...

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Blastocystis hominis is a protozoan bacteria. Billions of people have Blastocystis hominis have no symptoms. Blasto was not even considered a 'bad bacteria' by most doctors until the 2000s. Even if you have Blasto, look for other potential root causes...

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Bleeding gums may be a sign of infection in the gums, often due to inadequate flossing or food stuck between the teeth.

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Boils, carbuncles, and abscesses are all skin infections involving

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A sign of aggravated / inflamed blood (rakta) in Ayurveda.

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A bruise is a sign of subcutaneous bleeding. To resolve, blood must be dispersed.

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Bruising easily is a sign of high Pitta in Ayurveda. Capillary beds may be dilated due to a heat condition in heart or liver, general inflammation, or irritating toxins in the blood. Platelet count may be low. Malabsorption of vitamins C and K may be a...

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Painful urination can be a sign of infection, kidney / bladder stones (calculi), or allergic or other irritation. Males with enlarged prostates may suffer from candida infections due to urinary obstruction. Females may have burning urination due to...

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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...

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Candida treatment changes radically for each constitution or dosha in Ayurveda. Candida is a fungus present in everyone's body. Usually the presence of candida is beneficial. They are a part of your normal flora and assist you in digesting glucose,...

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Boils, carbuncles, and abscesses are all skin infections involving

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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...

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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...

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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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Fungi grow easily in warm, damp areas of your body like the groin, armpits, vagina, and colon. They also tend to lodge in areas with poor circulation, including the toes and joints. Often a fungal infection in the foot is a sign of a deeper fungal...

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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. Read more: Citrus Allergy Symptoms | eHow.com...

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Cloudy urine most likely results from a heat condition (Pitta) aggravating Kapha. Examples include infections of the bladder / kidneys.

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Cold sores erupt from herpes Simplex I virus, which becomes activated during episodes of stress. A good routine and restorative rest can help with this condition.

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A cough may be caused by a respiratory infection (often viral but sometimes due to bacteria). Examples include the common cold (rhinovirus), rsv, and the flu. The cough may be wet (with mucus) or dry (without mucus). Coronovirus causes a dry...

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Cracked skin is a more advanced Vata condition of dryness.

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Leg cramps generally comes from poor circulation, toxicity, or imbalance in electrolytes. Cholesterol medication can cause a cramp as well. There is a colon marma or acupressure point where the two heads of the gastrocnemius muscle meet. This point may...

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Cysts are a sign of aggravated Kapha. When Kapha is aggravated, the body has trouble detoxifying irritants. Instead, Kapha surrounds the irritant with fluid to neutralize it.

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Dandruff is the excessive shedding of dead skin from the scalp. It is generally harmless, but can make a person feel uncomfortable or self-conscious. It may also be an indication of an inflammatory or infectious scalp condition. Dandruff can occur...

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When a person is dark for their ethnicity, it could suggest the liver is deficient or toxic.

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Common Causes of Diarrhea Inflamed, irritated intestines due to: Infection by parasites (i.e. E coli, Amoeba, Giardia, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Shigella, Arbocvirus, Norwalk, etc.) ...

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Diarrhea is a serious condition that should be reviewed by a medical doctor. Diarrhea quickly after eating may imply irritation in the intestines, an overactive gastro-colic reflex, or IBS.

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Tooth discoloration is when the teeth are an abnormal hue, color, or translucency. It can be caused by stain producing substances such as tobacco, coffee, red wine, and sodas. Aging can also cause changes in the color of tooth enamel. In Ayurveda,...

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Discomfort in the abdomen may be a sign of irritation and inflammation in the intestines, constipation, gas and bloating or tension in the belly due to nervousness, trauma, or shame. Discomfort in the abdomen creates cravings for comfort foods, warmth....

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Sweet blood congests the liver, which weakens tendons (Shleshaka Kapha).

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Women naturally tend towards an excess of blood. This excess can cause heat, irritability, water retention and malaise. Menstruation releases this blood, helping a women feel refreshed and grounded. A light period can come from a hormonal...

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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 your healing.

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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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