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Albinism is a rare genetic condition in which a person lacks pigment of the skin and hair. The skin is generally very pale, and the eyes can appear pink in color. It is a congenital disorder, meaning it is present from birth.
Albinism occurs when a...
Another name for Alzheimers in Pre-senile Dementia. It can begin with changes in mood swings, communication difficulty and personality. Causes may be hereditary.
Anorexia means a poor or irregular appetite. Anorexia nervosa refers to a psychological disorder where the appetite is suppressed. Anorexia has been associated with stress undereating, perhaps due to low agni and poor digestion. The root of anorexia...
The appendix is an important organ for boosting immunity of the digestive tract. If your appendix has been removed, your immunity may be compromised. In that case, Ayurveda suggests foods that are easy to digest.
Scientists have Finally Discovered the Appendix has a Purpose
For 100 years, we've grown up believing the appendix had no purpose. Its odd wormy shape, earning it the name 'vermiform appendix' has long perplexed scientists....
There are many types of asthma, including excess mucus in the lungs (Kapha), inflammation causing constriction of the bronchial tubes (Pitta), and spasm of the bronchial tubes (Vata). In Vata type asthma, address adrenal exhaustion and employ...
Atherosclerosis is a condition where plaque accumulates inside the arteries, causing them to harden and narrow. Arteries carry oxygen rich blood throughout the body, and when they become obstructed, it can lead to serious medical complications...
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Although most cases resolve spontaneously, bleeding from the GI tract can be scary. Most bleeding comes from hemorrhoids, diverticulum, inflammatory bowel diseases, impacted fecal matter, ulcers, angiodysplasia, polyps or cancer. Mortality and...
Braces are used to straighten and reposition misaligned teeth. Dentures are prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth. The need for braces has become more common in recent years due to a diet of highly processed foods, especially sugar. In...
Bronchitis eventually scars lung tissue, and can result in asthma, reduced immunity, and allergies to airborne allergens. Chronic lunch infections must be cleared once Kapha is pacified. The lungs may be affected by excessive cold, dryness &...
It's not about food
Often with bulimia, we get caught in thinking that food is the problem; we think that if cookies, chips, and other junky "binge" foods didn't exist, we wouldn't have a problem. But, food is merely a silk-screen...
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)....
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...
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...
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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...
The symptoms of Crohn's are pain in the lower right side of the abdomen with diarrhea, fever and weight loss. Crohn's in the ileum presents with abdominal pain above the pubic bone. Crohn's starts with inflammation around Peyer's patches that spreads...
Croup is breathing difficulty and a "barking" cough. Croup is due to swelling around the vocal cords. It is common in infants and children. Croup is often caused by viral infection, but may also be caused by bacteria, allergies, respiratory irritants,...
Dental surgery is a medical procedure performed on the teeth and jaw bone. Missing teeth can significantly impact your ability to chew food. Improperly chewed food can sit undigested in the GI tract, leading to gas, bloating, and the formation of...
Diabetes Type I, is a generally a Pitta disorder where the immune system attacks and destroys insulin producing cells of the pancreas. Diabetes type II, from insulin resistance, is generally a Kapha disorder.
Diabetes mellitus is characterized by...
If you have diverticulosis disease, it means you have small, marble-sized pockets in the walls of your colon called diverticuli. Nobody knows why these pockets form, but doctors suspect chronic constipation, gas and bloating as the primary contributing...
An ulcer is an open wound or sore on the lining of the GI tract. If you have a stomach ulcer, you may experience a gnawing or scraping sensation in your upper abdomen, usually in the top center or slightly to the left.
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Endometriosis comes the from the word endometrium, the tissue lining of the uterus. It refers to the abnormal growth of uterine tissue outside of the uterus, often in the abdominal cavity. These growths may be adhered to various abdominal organs....
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A vata disorder in Ayurveda. Related to heat in the heart in Chinese medicine.
Fecal incontinence may result from weakness of the muscles in the rectum, rapid emptying of veins in the sphincter, or inflammation causing an acute urge to defecate. Ashwini mudra may help in weakness. reduce blood stagnation in blood stasis.
Fissures can result from intestinal surgery, stagnant fecal matter in the intestines, inflammatory bowel diseases, and difficulty in elimination. Ayurveda has advanced surgical techniques for dealing with fissures that are only available in India....
Bacteria love sweet blood. When the blood is sweet, bacteria proliferate even after brushing the teeth.
Gallbladder removal surgery is called a cholecystectomy. When bile gets thick, heavy, and sticky, gall stones from. Since Kapha people tend to have thicker fluids than the other doshas, they are prone to gallstones and the most likely candidates for a...
Glaucoma is a serious disease that can cause blindness characterized by increased pressure in the eye. Note there are two types of glaucoma: open angle and closed angle.
In Ayurveda, open angle glaucoma is considered to be an accumulation of...
A polyp, internal hemorrhoid, or something protruding into the colon can create a consistent groove in the stool.
Hair loss may happen when hair follicles are starved of blood, a cold condition in the capillary beds. Capillary beds of the skin tend to constrict when skin temperatures are cool as in hypothyroid. Hair loss may be secondary to chemotherapy. Hair loss...
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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...
Hemorrhoids are engorged veins in rectum. During evacuation these veins swell to provide extra padding to protect the colon and the anal sphincter. these veins remain 15-20% swollen between bowel movements. Pressure from the veins helps keep the anal...
Hirsutism is the growth of excessive body hair in places it is usually absent, or very fine, in women. It can be seen in areas typical to male hair growth such as facial hair on the chin and upper lip, or body hair on the chest and back. The hairs tend...
Any structural damage to the body creates a Vata disorder.
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic inflammatory bladder condition. It can cause recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. The symptoms can mimic a
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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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