Secrets To Enjoying Gluten Again Gluten And Digestive Issues Part 2

If you feel you have a gluten intolerance and feel you do not want to eat gluten again, that is fine. If you feel you have a weakened digestive system and you would like to improve your digestive fire, follow the suggestions below:


Secrets to Enjoying Gluten Again

I am always amazed at how traditional cultures developed successful techniques to help them enjoy the tastes and benefits of wheat and gluten. Sourdough bread is one of them. The culture of the sourdough goes through a fermentation process that breaks down the gluten protein and renders it much easier to digest. So look for good quality sourdough bread and toast it for added digestibility.


Other steps to improving your digestive fire:

  • Ayurvedic Digestive herbs for your constitution.

  • Soak Oats (or other cereal grains) overnight before cooking them for breakfast.

  • Soak grains like barley and bulgur before turning them into a delicious soup, casserole or stew.

  • Winter is the best time to eat wheat because the digestion is strongest in the winter.

  • Drinking a digestive tea with a meal (see below for the recipe)

  • Do a Fall Cleanse to reset your digestion

Digestive Tea Recipe

2 cups water

1 teaspoon each of coriander seeds

1 teaspoon fennel seeds

1 teaspoon cumin seeds


This tea is good for all constitutions, vata, pitta and kapha. It is also good all year.

*It is best to dry roast the spices to bring out the aromas and flavors of the spices. Place them in a hot pan and continually stir so the spices do not burn. Once you begin to smell the aroma of the spices it is done.

Bring the water to a boil. Turn off heat. Pour seeds into water and let sit for 5 minutes. Strain and enjoy after the meal.


Ayurveda and How It Can Help

It is amazing the power of Ayurveda and the results I see with my clients that have imbalances such as gluten intolerance. With the right herbs, lifestyle modifications and learning the correct foods to eat in each season, the body puts itself in balance fairly quickly.


Ayurveda is an ancient holistic healthcare system that brings the body back into balance with nature. Health comes when we live in harmony with our true nature. Ayurveda is a journey into understanding ourselves and how we create disease. Ayurveda begins with helping a person to understand what their unique constitution or mind – body type is. Once we begin to understand this, we can then understand how we interact with our environment. This is the most important gift of Ayurveda because this allows us to control our environment in ways that create harmony instead of disease.

To learn more about Ayurveda and how this natural health system can assist you, please email us at ayurvedainoregon@gmail.com with any questions. Free 15 minute consultations are also available.


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