Detoxification is cleansing the body from inside by removing and eliminating toxins. Then feeding body with healthy nutrients.
Detoxification helps protect one from disease and renew ones ability to maintain optimum health.
HOW DOES DETOXIFICATION WORK?
Basically, detoxification means cleansing the blood. This is done by removing impurities from the blood in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also eliminates toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system, and skin. However, when these systems are compromised, impurities aren’t properly filtered and the body is adversely affected.
A detox program can help the body’s natural detoxification process.
There are three different types of toxins that can impact the physiology:
Ama is the most common type of toxin, and is the waste product of incomplete digestion. It is formed in the digestive tract when the food is not digested properly. Ama is usually caused by
- Eating foods unsuitable for body type
- Unseasonal food
- Eating too much or too little
- Eating before the previous meal is digested;
- Going to sleep on a full stomach;
- Eating left over, processed, old or fermented foods
If ama continues to be produced over a long period of time, it can leave the digestive tract, travel to a weak area elsewhere in the body and settle there. Usually it blocks the shrotas (microcirculatory channels) and disrupts the flow of nutrients to the area as well as the body’s natural waste removal systems.
Usually ama develops when agni, the digestive fire, is either weak or irregular. By enhancing agni through dietary changes or by taking ayurvedic herbal supplements, the digestive system itself can burn off simple ama and clear it from the body.
Amavisha is a more reactive form of ama that forms when ama settles in one part of the body for a long time and mixes with the subdoshas, the dhatus or the malas there. This more toxic, reactive type of ama is more dangerous than the simple ama and must be dealt with differently during detoxification.
Garvisha is the third type of toxin, and unlike the other two, garvisha comes from outside the body. Included are environmental toxins such as chemicals, preservatives, poisons, air and water pollution, genetically engineered foods, synthetics and chemicals in clothing, synthetic drugs, chemicals in household cleansers, and heavy metals such as lead, arsenic and asbestos. Garvisha also includes toxins from spoiled foods.
DO YOU KNOW IF YOU NEED TO DETOXIFY?
Bennett suggests that everyone should detox at least once a year. However, Bennett cautions against detoxing for nursing mothers, children, and patients with chronic degenerative diseases, cancer or tuberculosis. Consult your healthcare practitioner if you have questions about whether detoxing is right for you.
Today, with more toxins in the environment than ever, “it’s critical to detox,” says Linda Page, N.D., Ph.D., the author of Detoxification. Page recommends detoxing for symptoms such as:
- Unexplained fatigue
- Sluggish elimination
- Irritated skin
- Low-grade infection
- Puffy eyes or bags under the eyes
- Menstrual problems
- Mental confusion
HOW DO YOU START A DETOX PROGRAM ?
At Ayulife we offer the Panchkarma procedures to detoxify the body and the process varies depending from person to person. Doctor will analyse the detox requirements in your body and recommend the right procedures.
Many Methods of Detoxification , which can be recommended by doctor depending upon your health stats and vitals:-
- Liquid diet
- Oil Massage
- Oral intake of oil