Ayurveda is special and unique in that as a healing modality it respects the uniqueness of every individual. It’s also a healing modality that looks at the individual as a whole, not as a separate being, meaning that it looks at all the levels of a human being…the body, mind, and spirit.
There’s nothing more important for society than emphasizing prevention and empowering everyone to take responsibility for their own well-being, and of course, being cost effective. Ayurveda does all of this!
But what happens when your digestion goes south and toxins build up? How does Ayurveda view these symptoms?
Below I share with you what Ayurveda has to say about toxicity and your health….read on.
Toxins build up in our body mainly due to poor digestion caused by poor eating choices & poor lifestyle choices in general.
According to Ayurvedic wisdom, Manda Agni (slow or weak digestion) is caused by the following:
3. Drinking ice cold water
4. Eating heavy, cold and/or dry foods
5. Irregular eating
6. Excessive fasting
Signs of Manda Agni:
6. Coated tinge
How do you prevent & treat ama?
- Avoid overeating
- Avoid TAMASIC food (leftovers, processed or canned foods, GMOs, additives, & colorings)
- Avoid cold foods and drinks
- Eat fresh, warm food daily
- Make lunch your largest meal of the day, and dinner your lightest meal
- Eat plenty of high prana food – organic fresh fruits and vegetables
- Eat in a peaceful environment and pleasing to the eyes
How do you treat ama?
- Occasional fasting or by skipping a meal
- Eat foods easy to digest such as lightly cooked vegetables or light soups
- Use digestive herbs such as ginger, long pepper, black pepper, coriander, cumin, fennel, & turmeric
- Do Panchakarma for treatment and as a preventative measure
Reference: Kerala Ayurveda Academy
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