The topic of toxins is a common phenomenon in the world of health today. There are numerous techniques for cleansing and detoxing the body, but there is not too much attention toward looking at where these toxins are coming from in the first place.
According to the ancient Ayurvedic texts, toxins come from having a weak or imbalanced digestive fire (Agni).
So now the question is, why has our digestive capacity become so weak? Of course, this will also have many answers, on a case to case basis, but at the top of this list, we will most definitely find the infamous “Improper Food Combining”.
Each food type requires its own specific enzymes for break-down, along with a certain amount of time for completed digestion. When incompatible foods are taken in together, this creates confusion of which enzymes to release.
This is seen when:
Taking in foods that are not compatible in the digestive tract will inevitably lead to undigested food being left in the system, which in turn is the main cause of toxic build-up in the body.
If you have consistent signs of toxins and indigestion (gas, bloating, acid reflux…), beginning to follow this Ayurveda proper food combining may be a great start to reestablishing health and balance.
Since there are many “food rules” to follow, I recommend beginning by choosing 2-3 of these suggestions, focusing on those until you feel accustomed to them, and then adding one more category at a time from there.
I would also suggest by starting with the first food combining guideline (always eat fruit by itself) on the list, as this is by far one of the most important of the bunch.
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