Detoxification of the body based on the principles of Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, toxins are at the root of every disease.

When undigested residues remain in the gastrointestinal tract, they begin to rot and release poisons that are distributed throughout the body through the bloodstream.

These toxins damage the body at the cellular level. Tissues and organs begin not to perform their functions properly and blockages appear in the channels through which life energy flows.
The resulting disturbances in the energy balance lead to processes that we define as “disease”.
Below you will find valuable Ayurvedic lifestyle and nutrition tips to help clear accumulated toxins and prevent them from re-accumulating.

Living in harmony with natural energies

Maintaining the energy balance in the body depends on the way of life in our everyday life: sleep, nutrition, mental and physical work, rest and spiritual activities.

The activity of the organism, in turn, depends on the processes and cycles in nature – alternation of day and night, seasons and climatic changes.

Therefore, a person’s daily regimen should follow some natural rules:

• The day should start with the sunrise – around 6.30-7 am.
• Digestion is weak in the morning and evening, so breakfast and dinner should be light.
• During the main meal at lunch, more and heavier food can be digested and absorbed.

Eating in accordance with the digestive fire Agni and its activity in different parts of the day is especially important to avoid the formation of toxins.

Proper nutrition according to Ayurveda

Proper nutrition is individual and depends on several factors:

• The types of food and products suitable for the given person;
• The right time for food intake;
• The combinations of tastes and the amount of food taken.

All this depends on the person’s Dosha, which must be determined by a specialist.

However, there are also several principles that must be respected by everyone, namely:

• You should eat regularly – breakfast, lunch and dinner – without constantly changing foods.
• A person should eat only when they are hungry – otherwise the digestion that has not yet been completed from the previous meal is loaded.
• If the meal includes more meat or protein, the intervals between meals should be longer, but the amount should also be larger.
• If thermally processed vegetables predominate – boiled, baked or steamed – the intake should be more frequent and the quantities should be smaller.
• Meal time is also important. If the dinner is after 19-20 o’clock, when Agni has significantly subsided, the digestion of food cannot proceed normally.
• Ayurveda recommends that the menu should combine cooked and raw food without a significant preponderance of either type.
• Raw vegetables require more energy for processing, which is why their intake is more suitable for summer. Dairy products and meat are suitable for winter.
• Food should be freshly prepared and served warm, because warm food is easier to digest.
• The combination of foods is also important for protecting against toxins. Some of them are incompatible and should not be consumed at the same time, such as milk with fish or fruit.

For Ayurveda alcohol is one of the foods of ignorance, but moderate consumption is still allowed – without getting drunk – 3-4 times a week.

The right way to drink water

Water is one of the five elements that make up the body and without it life processes are impossible.
Water is the environment in which biochemical processes take place – nutrients are dissolved in it, metabolism is ensured and waste products are removed.
“Morning” water purifies the body, stimulates organs and systems.
The morning intake should be no less than 500 ml, and can reach 1,200 ml. Its temperature should not be lower than body temperature and should not exceed 45 degrees.
A person should not pour himself, but should “eat” the water – slowly, in small sips.
The single intake of water should be up to 150 ml. This does not apply to the “morning” water.
Do not drink water during meals. It dilutes the digestive acids and leads to the formation of biotoxins.
Water can be drunk an hour before and after a meal, and it should not be cold. An hour after a meal, you can drink more than 150 ml.
Intake of insufficient or excessive amounts of water can lead to disturbances in sweating, urination and defecation.
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Hygiene of the body and thoughts

Keeping your body clean is one of the natural ways to avoid toxins, and cleaning your tongue and teeth is especially important.

No less important, however, is the maintenance of a clear consciousness, free from bad thoughts.

Ayurveda advises to calm the mind with positive thoughts in the evening before sleep, so that the next day can start with positive energy, with a clean body and a “clean” mind.

Other elements of hygiene care include:
• The body’s urges to urinate and defecate should not be suppressed in order not to retain toxins.
• A person should express their emotions openly and unambiguously, and not hide and keep them to themself.
• The need for sleep should not be neglected either – during sleep, the body’s self-purification systems work.
• Physical activities are also important for the release of toxins. According to one’s ability, one should do regular exercises for toning, energy, strength and stamina.
In addition to physical exercises, a number of breathing exercises also help to eliminate toxins.

The deep breathing in these exercises is beneficial to the energy channels and helps to clear them when they are blocked by accumulated toxins.

How to facilitate the elimination of toxins?

The human body is a self-purifying system that can be facilitated by an appropriate lifestyle.
Here are the ways to stimulate the natural release of toxic accumulations:

Periodic fasting

One of the purification methods is to not drink water on a given day of the week.

This is useful for eliminating digestive and excretory disorders and improving metabolism.

Laxative teas also help flush out toxins and cleanse the colon.


Medicinal and purifying herbs

Different herbs are used for purification from toxins:
• Sena
• Basil
• Carnation
• Lemon balm
• Linseed
• Ginger root
• Triphala
• Fennel seeds
• Aloe and others

These herbs can be taken in the form of teas, infusions, tinctures or supplements to various meals and drinks.


Sunbathing is also a way to burn toxins in the body.

However, heating in direct sunlight should not last more than 20 minutes, because solar radiation can cause side effects.


Steam bath, massages and dry sauna

Steam baths with herbal steam enrichment are very useful for the elimination of toxins.
They are aimed at cleansing the skin and can be done in combination with massages.

Therapeutic oils with light or deep penetration are used in the massages, which help to free the tissues from toxins.

Abhyangam therapy in Ayurveda, for example, is a traditional oil massage that:
• It helps with the overall health of the body and mind
• Helps to remove energy blockages in the body.
• Acts as a preparatory stage for the Panchakarma procedures.

Also healthy are dry saunas, which cause heavy sweating and the excretion of more toxins with the sweat.

Ayurvedic rules for health protection

There are various general tips that Ayurveda prescribes for maintaining general physical and energetic well-being. They include:
The head should not be washed with hot water – the water should have a temperature of about 25 degrees.
Only natural cosmetics without ingredients from the chemical industry should be used.
It is good to use soap, shampoo or shower gel no more than once a week.
For good vision, once a week eyeliner is made along the eye length with herbal paste. The herb Punarnava is very suitable, as powder of the root is mixed with honey.
It is contraindicated for eyesight to look directly at the Sun or other bright light, including a computer screen.
The oral cavity should be cleaned well by brushing the teeth and gargling.
It is not recommended for a person to bathe after eating.
One should react to climate and temperature changes with appropriate clothing.
Ayurveda advises not to sleep during the day, except when it is necessary due to health condition or work schedule.
The pace of eating should be moderate – neither too fast nor too slow, with 48 minutes being the maximum for one meal.

Medical examinations and consultations

Ayurveda strictly requires that the patient should not take any medicine that is not prescribed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

Each organism is unique and its treatment is strictly personal.

For the same disease, what is prescribed for one may be inappropriate or even harmful for another. Therefore, the doctor’s instructions must be strictly followed.

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Diagnostic methods in Ayurveda

Diagnosis in Ayurveda is complex.
First of all, it consists of a direct examination of:
Way of speaking
Hair and nails
Skin colorations, etc.
A number of non-medical data are also taken into account during the diagnosis, such as:
Under what conditions in what area do you live and work
Existence of shocking life events
Relationships with others – relatives, neighbors, colleagues, etc.
All this is related to the state of health and helps to make an accurate diagnosis, and from there – to the right treatment.

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