What is Ayurvedic detox ? What are the benefits of Ayurvedic detox ?

Putting the spotlight on holistic approach to detox, An experienced Ayurvedic Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari, Ayurvedic doctor at Sunshine Ayurveda in Maroochydore, Australia shares the information about the Ayurvedic detox and its benefits.

Being indoor or outdoor, we are living in a world where our body and mind are constantly exposed to toxins. The toxins are found in the diet we are eating, the environment we are living and the air we breathe.  Ayurveda says the toxins are formed in the body due to our weak digestive system. The formation of toxins is the foundation of all health problems and diseases. These toxins are also active during the seasonal change or transition. 

Ayurvedic approach of detoxification helps you to get rid of toxins from the cellular level and rejuvenate the body. 

Ayurvedic detoxification is called Panchakarma in Sanskrit language which refers to the five procedures of detoxification of body and mind. Ayurvedic detox is individualized based on your mind, body constitution, your imbalance, strength of your digestion, age , season and many other factors. Before going for a detox program. It is required to have a detailed diet and lifestyle consultation with an Ayurveda practitioner who will tailor the best program that suits your needs.  Generally speaking the Panchakarma program consists  of the diet regimens. Herbal supplements and series of the healing therapies.

Panchakarma is both preventive for mating health and curative to treat chronic imbalances and diseases. 

A strict diet and lifestyle is advised throughout the various stages of Panchakarma program. This helps to keep the Agni in balance and provide time for the cells to rejuvenate.

Some of the diet and lifestyle recommendations are as follows

  1. avoid exposure to sunbathe and intake of hot/ spicy foods

  2. Avoid loud sounds and stress

  3. Get enough sleep and rest when required

  4. Avoid suppression of natural urges like bowel movements, bladder. Sneezing. Coughing., drinking etc.

  5. Avoid late night shift work or late night to bed

  6. Avoid oily, greasy, acidic food that disturb your agni

  7. Avoid over exercise and strenuous activities


Benefits of Ayurvedic Detox

There are numerous health benefits of Ayurvedic detox. Panchakarma is a unique and complete detox program. 

  1. Removes toxins from the body and mind

  2. Balance the vitiated dosha what is the cause of health problems

  3. Restore your digestion fire and re establish the digestive system

  4. Improve the body's natural immune system

  5. Support the liver and helps to flush toxins naturally

  6. Improves skin complexion and health

  7. Stress management and calm the mind

  8. Rejuvenates body, mind  and senses.

  9. Cleansing is a natural anti aging process. 

  10. Keeps your fit and fine during the seasonal changes

  11. Natural method of weight loss 

  12. Improve bodily strength, endurance and vitality

  13. Easy to implement a health diet and lifestyle program afterwards

Ayurveda is a wellness science and science of life. This is a time tested practice running for centuries and which is very practical too. Ayurveda suggests to undergo periodic cleansing of the body. If you feel like going for a detox after reading the benefits above, make sure to meet an ayurvedic practitioner or ayurvedic doctor to get what you need and how to proceed. When it is done in the right way only, you feel the benefits and recharge you, to get ready for all the challenges and stresses at this current time.