Food intolerances When eating turns into punishment
“Immediately after eating I get very tired.” “My heart begins pounding shortly after I eat.” “I often feel nauseous after meals.”
This or a similar experience is what people report with regard to their excruciating complaints caused by food intolerances.
What seem to be normal foods create nausea, cramps in the gastrointestinal tract, vomiting or diarrhoea. A distended stomach and bloating are frequent side effects. The burdened digestive tract can also cause heart palpitations, a drop in blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat.
At first these symptoms are caused only by a few foods. If left untreated, however, the number of foods increases – a path of suffering begins in which those affected can tolerate fewer and fewer foods.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on food intolerances?
Food allergies and intolerances from an Ayurvedic perspective
According to the Maharishi Ayurveda approach, food intolerances start with the loss of natural balance.
Metabolic residues develop continuously due to improper lifestyle. In the case of food intolerances, toxins (in Ayurveda called “Ama”) accumulate in the digestive tract. The bowel loses its ability to break down certain foods into their most basic components. Gases in the intestines are created due to the products of decay. This weakens healthy bowel activity even further. It’s a vicious circle.
In Ayurveda every patient is different and so each person’s food intolerance varies. The Ayurvedic approach at our Centre is holistic.
What can Ayurveda do for you?
In Vedic medicine, food intolerances are addressed by combining various treatments into a multi-faceted approach adapted to your individual situation, as determined in a comprehensive diagnosis by one of our physicians.
An integrated approach
Increasingly, patients are finding that conventional therapies alone are not enough.
They realize that the path to recovery must take place at all levels. Thus, in the case of problems with food, the focus can be on the elimination of toxins from the entire body and the balancing of the digestive system. It is important to bring the natural regulatory principles back into a balance that is necessary according to the Ayurvedic approach. Dietary recommendations, helpful applications as well as special herbal mixtures – all specially compiled for you – help you to lead a more conscious lifestyle. So that your natural self-healing powers contribute to the fact that you can eat again what tastes good.