Jan 2023

Toxins - why they accumulate in the body and how they affect it
Human unity is a physical body, emotions, and consciousness. These components of human nature are interrelated, affect each other, and have a direct effect on health. For example, each of the repressed negative emotions damages specific organs: anger affects the liver badly, fear affects the kidneys, envy damages the heart, etc.
This unified nature of the human body requires the simultaneous care of each of its constituent elements, which keeps it pure both in the literal and the figurative sense - without toxins in the body, without negative emotions and negative thoughts.

Toxins in the bodyare the basis of any disease. They are formed primarily from food and as a result of poor digestion. When there are residual undegraded residues in the gastrointestinal tract, they begin to rot and excrete poisons that are circulated through the bloodstream.
These harmful substances poison the body at the cell level. As a result, tissues and organs begin to fail to perform their functions properly, leading to blockages of the channels through which vital energy flows. In general, the energy balance in the body is disturbed, leading to illness.

Everyday life must be in harmony with natural energies.
Maintaining the natural balance in the body depends on lifestyle: sleep, nutrition, mental and physical activity, rest, spiritual experiences.
The body has different activity and it is directly dependent on the natural processes and cycles - the alternation of day and night, the change of seasons, climate change and more. In fact, man depends on cosmic energies, processes, and cycles, because nature and himself are projections of the universe.

Sun and moon, as well as different planets, play a role here.
Strongly associated with solar activity and energy are digestion and metabolism. For example, the "digestive fire" lamb is strongest at noon when the sun is most active. Then it is also the main diet of the day, as the body can process and absorb more and heavier food. Agni is especially important to prevent the formation of toxins.
Digestion is still poor in the morning, so breakfast must be light.With the setting of the sun, the lambs weaken again, so supper should also be a light and non-stressing organism.
In general, the day should start early, shortly after sunrise. It is advisable to wake up between 6:30 and 7:00. Of course, this is not applicable for shift workers, pregnant women, children, the sick and the elderly.
What is the right diet?
Proper nutrition - apart from the foods and products that are appropriate for the individual - includes the time of eating, the right combination of products, and the amount of food consumed. It all depends on a soul that is individual to each person and is determined by a specialist.
In spite of individual differences between people, there are also general, fundamental principles that respect everyone's health.
First, we need to eat regularly (breakfast, lunch and dinner), avoiding the frequent change of foods that the dynamic daily predisposes. In addition, we should only take food if we are experiencing hunger. Otherwise, we are overloading digestion that has not yet ended from the previous meal.
If the menu includes more meat or protein-rich foods, the intervals between meals should be greater as well as the intake.

If heat-treated vegetables - cooked, roasted, steamed - predominate, we should eat more often, but in smaller quantities.
Eating time is also important. If the dinner is after 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, when the lamb has subsided significantly, the breakdown of the food may not proceed normally. Due to the reduced power of the digestive fire, dinner should also be light. Ayurvedis also recommend that the menu combine cooked and raw food without significantly overriding either.
For raw vegetables, it should be borne in mind that processing them requires more energy, making them suitable for summer. For the winter, dairy and meat are recommended.
In general, the food should be freshly prepared and served warm because the heat is easier to digest.

It is also important to prevent toxins from combining foods. It should be borne in mind that some are incompatible (eg milk with fish or fruit) and should not be consumed at the same time.
Although Ayurveda considers alcohol as one of the "foods of ignorance", it is still allowed moderate consumption - up to 3-4 times a week.
Proper drinking of water
Water is one of the five elements that make up the body - without it life processes are impossible. In fact, the water content of the body is over 70%, which in itself speaks of its vital importance.
Water is the environment in which biochemical processes take place. It dissolves nutrients, it provides metabolism, through which waste products are discharged.
Water intake has been important to the body since the beginning of the day - "morning" water helps to cleanse the body and also stimulates the functioning of all organs and systems.

Tomorrow's intake should include at least 500 ml and a maximum of 1200 ml. The temperature of the water must not be lower than the body temperature and must not exceed 45 degrees.
One does not have to "pour", hell "eats" water - slowly, in small sips.
The single intake should not exceed 150 ml, except for "morning" water.
There are several basic rules for the administration of Ayurvedic water related to the prevention of toxins. For example, you should not drink water while eating. It dilutes the digestive acids in the stomach and thus disrupts the digestion of the food ingested,leading to the formation of biotoxins.
The water may be taken an hour before and an hour after eating, but it must not be cold. One hour after a meal, more than 150 ml can be drunk.
Restricting water intake as well as "pouring" causes, among other things, sweating, urination and bowel movements.

Hygiene of the body and thoughts
Keeping your body clean is one of the natural ways to avoid toxins, and it is especially important to clean your tongue and teeth. It must be remembered that maintaining the "pure", that is, free of bad thoughts, is also of paramount importance.
One must strive to have a positive attitude towards others in the world as a whole, to be compassionate and compassionate.
Ayurvedic advises the evening before bedtime to calm the mind with positive thoughts so that the next day can begin with positive energy, a pure body and a pure mind.
In logic, hygiene also includes the requirement not to suppress the urge of the body. This means that in order to respond to our natural needs (urination and bowel movements), in order to avoid toxins, we must learn to express our emotions, not to conceal them.
The need for sleep should also not be neglected, since then the self-purifying systems of the body are triggered.
Physical activity is also important for the excretion of toxins and normal activities of the body. As far as possible, one should regularly apply a system of exercises to tone and recharge the body with energy, strength and endurance. Of course, this must be tailored to the health and potential illnesses of each person.


Teas, exercises, sunbathing
Laxative teas are also helpful for the separation of toxins and cleansing of the large intestine. For this purpose, various herbs are used: hay, basil, cloves, hams, flax seeds, ginger root, flax seeds, triphala, dill seeds, aloe, and many others.
In addition to physical exercise, a number of breathing exercises also help to eliminate the poisons. Deep breathing in these exercises has a beneficial effect on the energy channels, facilitating their cleansing when blocked by accumulated toxins.
Sunbathing is another way to burn toxins in the body - the energy emitted by the sun aids the process of detoxification. However, it should be borne in mind that exposure to direct sunlight should not exceed 20 minutes, as solar radiation can cause side effects.
Steam bath, massages, dry sauna
Steam baths can also be combined with massage treatments.

It is a good idea to use cleansing products, such as soap, shampoo or shower gel, not more than once a week - their frequent use damages the skin by removing fat.
In the absence of a serious skin problem, sufficient warm water is sufficient to clean the skin. Ayurvedic cosmetics are a good choice for cosmetics.
The oral cavity, where the tongue and throat are located, should be cleaned thoroughly - tooth brushing, mouth busting, gargle.
In addition to cleansing and detoxification, it helps maintain healthy teeth and gums that are directly related to food chewing and the digestive process.
For oral cleansing procedures, warm saline water or a decoction of herbs, such as Jethamada (if used for therapeutic purposes, the recommended frequency is once a week) may be used.
Among other rules, one should not bathe after eating, monitor climatic and temperature changes by flexibly responding to appropriate clothing.
Ayurvedis advise not to sleep during the day, except, of course, when not in good health or in the case of people working night shifts.

Medical examinations and consultations
In Ayurveda, there is a strong requirement that the patient not take medicines not prescribed by the Ayurvedic doctor.
Everyone's body is unique, so the treatment is strictly individual. In the same disease, prescribing to one may be inappropriate and even detrimental to the other - therefore, strict medical advice must be followed.
Reviews and consultations should not save any information.