All disease begins in the GI tract except for trauma, so Ayurveda states that it’s important to choose foods that are appropriate for your energy constitutional makeup. It is also important to avoid certain food combinations that interfere with the digestive process which run the risk of damaging your agni and hence begin the disease process. All digestive disorders commonly seen today such as irritable bowel syndrome(IBS), heartburn(GERD), inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease have their origins from poor agni and a disrupted digestive process. In this video, Dr. Bill Dean helps explain how Ayurveda can help you deal with diarrhea.


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Dr. Bill Dean

Dr Bill Dean is an Ayurvedic doctor, a book author and a teacher at Bastyr University Medical School in Seattle. He began practicing urology in 1979 and retired from this practice in 2011. He completed an Ayurvedic medicine fellowship at the Ayurvedic Institute and currently leads a private online Ayurvedic consulting practice. He blogs at