Are you looking to follow a gluten-free diet to improve digestion? Use the practice of Ayurveda

In this episode of the Dr. Osborne Podcast, we bring you Ayurveda expert, John Immel. John is the founder of Joyful Belly, an extensive educational Ayurvedic website, school and digestive care clinic, with thousands of recipes (gluten-free ones, too!) and informative articles. Drawing on years of research and clinical experience specializing in digestive disorders, John teaches Ayurvedic Practitioners, yoga teachers and other health and wellness professionals advanced holistic digestive care through his “Mastering Ayurvedic Digestion & Nutrition” 500-hour certification program.

John studied Ayurveda in a two-year program in the United States and also abroad in India, earning his Ayurveda practitioner certification, and continuing his studies from there into digestive tract pathologies. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Harvard University. He first discovered Ayurveda while working on a public health project in Bangladesh. John’s interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel.

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Check out the podcast below to learn how to rebalance a gluten-damaged gut through the wonderful practice of Ayurveda


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An overview of what you’ll learn:

  1. What Ayurveda is and why it’s one of the longest practiced holistic healing methods
  2. Foods that are easy to digest
  3. Foods that are anti-inflammatory
  4. How to promote bowel movements
  5. “Cooling” digestive foods
  6. What demulcent foods are
  7. Anti-microbials to oppose bacteria fermentation, toxins, and gas production
  8. Herbal help to facilitate healing the gut lining
  9. Stretching, breathing, and movement to improve digestion and circulation
  10. How to question and interpret your digestive experience of foods
  11. The 6 taste qualities of food and their importance:
  12. Why the liver is a crucial organ for proper digestive recovery and health
  13. Why bread is considered “fools gold”
  14. What foods help to flush, cleanse, and strengthen the liver

Love what you heard?

There’s more where that came from! If you’re interested in learning the right foods to eat for your body, gaining the confidence to make healthy choices, and committing yourself to lead a more balanced lifestlye, then check out John’s Beginners Guide to Ayurveda class and start feeling great.


Now that you know the practice of Ayurveda can help you improve your digestion, do you find yourself wondering what else you can do to heal your body through Ayurveda? In our information sheet, 5 Ways to Heal Your Body with Ayurveda, you’ll learn how you can get to really know your body, sense the impact of food on your body, use spices as medicine, and so much more.

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