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Fatigue generally comes from congestion, deficiency, excessive activity, or poor mental health.
Tired Due to kapha
Thick blood (Kapha)
Eating a large meal
Small, hard stool indicates either dryness in the colon or that the stool is sitting in the colon for too long. Hard, dry stools are considered to be a sign of constipation. When stool sits in the colon too long, it begins to rot. The rotting stool...
Low energy can come from either depletion (Vata) or excess (Kapha). At 4pm, the adrenals may be exhausted in a Vata individual. Vata people need rest by 4pm. They need less stimulation, activities, and thinking in order to reclaim their vital energy....
When stools are soft, you lose vital fluids and electrolytes. When stools are soft, there is often poor absorption of foods. You may feel drained & tired. The longer your stools are soft, the more your ojas will be depleted.
Stools become soft for...
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Fat should be equally distributed around your body. When fat is dispersed across the arms, back, breasts, stomach, buttocks, and thighs, it is healthier than disproportionate weight or fat. When one of your body parts gains more weight than another, it...
Is your nose constantly drippy? If you are one who can't leave the house without tissues on hand, you probably have post nasal drip. The nose is one of the body's pathways to eliminate toxins, and a major site of immune system activity. Post nasal...
If you are easily insulted or hurt, it may be a sign that the liver is sensitive. Shame is generally stored in the solar plexus and as well pelvic floor. A person who is easily insulted might have upper GI pain or tenderness, as well as anxiety,...
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...
Bloating and distension can come from trapped gas, stagnant stools, uterine swelling during menstruation, or other causes. The gas becomes trapped if the muscles of the abdomen are too tense, if bowel tone is too lax, if peristalsis is asynchronous, or...
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Past injury, gravitational stress, auto-immune disorders, and candida or other infections lodged in the joints can cause joint pain. Hip pain is a sign of high vata dosha.
Generally, Ayurveda treats joint pain with cleansing. Yoga teachers...
Anemic blood is weaker than non-anemic. Blood that lacks umphh may leave you feeling cold, your skin pale, and your digestion weak. In fact, all blood intensive activities may be affected.
Some of the types of anemia include iron-deficiency,...
Nerves and muscles, which function similarly, are highly sensitivity to changes in blood chemistry. These tissues are irritated by toxins, often arising from fermentation in the digestive tract, or other pathogenic factors including yeast.
Vertical lines on nails indicate digestive disturbance in the colon, possibly constipation, gas, and bloating. Ayurveda recommends restoring electrolytes, minerals, and digestion.
Stress depresses Kapha people, stimulates Vata, and triggers aggression and hostility in Pitta. Mental stress is increased by physical stress. Physical stress is increased by an irregular eating or sleeping routine, toxicity, or overexertion. Stress is...
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...
Although spaceyness comes from Vata dosha in the nervous system, any one of the doshas may be an udnerlying cause.
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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...
Night-time urination and indigestion can cause some people to wake up in the middle of the night. If you have trouble falling asleep, stay in bed. Avoid reading, watching TV, or otherwise exposing the eyes to light during the night.
Gas is a sign of toxicity in your body. When you eat food and it doesn't digest well, it ferments in you gut. As the food rots it starts to smell. When food is poorly digested, toxins enter your bloodstream. This heavily taxes your liver and kidneys-...
Coffee is like a metabolic credit card. By suppressing exhaustion, coffee prevents you from learning how to build and restore vitality naturally. It enables people to live at a superhuman pace for years, and by stimulating the mind can even prevent...
The liver is a very sensitive and self conscious organ. Feeling unliked can undermine our ability to trust others. Since trust is at the core of human relationships, feeling unliked can become a self fulfilling prophecy. Relationships work best when we...
A thick coating on the tongue indicates excess of Kapha dosha in the blood (sweet, thick blood) or Vata toxins in the colon due to fermentation of fecal matter.
Bladder infection arises from stagnant urine in the bladder, blood that is too sweet, or auto-immune disorders like cystitis. Often, toxicity and eating foods like spinach or tomatoes irritates the bladder. When combined with sweet, heavy, or thick...
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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...
The body doesn't make foul odors. As blood sugar levels rise, saliva becomes sweet, feeding bacteria in the mouth. Thus, sweet foods cause bad breath. These bacteria produce waste products that have a foul odor. Bacteria will also feed on a thick...
Gall bladder inflammation may imply presence of sludge, a gall stone, cancer or obstruction of the biliary ducts, among other conditions.
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...
Low metabolism is a Kapha condition often appearing with hypothyroid, anemia, and poor circulation. Exercise, spicy foods, and avoiding foods with gooey, oily, and sweet qualities often helps in this type.
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...
Nasal passages become blocked when either swollen or filled with mucus. Infections, as well as dryness in the air can irritate passages, making them swollen. Electric and gas heat are very dry in nature. Cold air causes the nasal passages to swell as...
The emotions we have are the body's natural holistic way of appreciating the meaning of events that happen in our lives. The intensity of our emotions, however, correlates to imbalances in the blood. Kapha people naturally experiences more terror,...
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HOW AYURVEDA WORKS
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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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