In ayurvedic medicine, digestion is the key to maintaining health and longevity. A strong digestion means a strong body. Digestion is a reflection of your mental-emotional-physical state of balance.
Poor dietary habits, stress and environmental pollutants can weaken your digestion. A weak digestion results in the accumulation of toxins (known as ama in ayurveda), which in turn causes disease and aging. Signs of poor digestion and toxins are fatigue, lack of mental clarity, weight gain and recurrent infections.
Since your digestive system is the key to health – it absorbs nutrients for all the other organs in the body and removes toxins – begin by improving your digestion.
The fastest way to improve your digestion is by reducing the amount of “junk food” you put in. Less junk in, less junk out – simple. Where can you start?
- Reduce the amount of processed and fast food you are eating by 25%.
- Reduce your use of the microwave by 25%.
- Reduce your soda and coffee intake by 25%.
Taking small steps is the best way to achieve long-term success. Just making a 25% reduction in the above areas will have a huge benefit for the state of your health. Once you see the results, you will be ready to aim for a 50% reduction.
Most people feel that they don’t have the time to make health changes. In reality, if you calculate the amount of time lost each day from feeling fatigued, stressed, and making mistakes due to poor concentration, you’ll realize that being healthier actually gives you time back each day. The next part of your ayurvedic health overhaul will be to take these simple steps to boost your energy.
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