Strong digestive health is key to maintaining immunity and resiliency to disease. When digestion is weak, we experience symptoms of low appetite, gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation, and diarrhea. These symptoms are your signal that digestion is weak. This increases your risk for all kinds of diseases and premature aging.
During early Spring, kapha is dominant and it’s the time to lighten things up. It's the time for foods that easily digest like soup broths, spring vegetables, grains, and legumes that are well spiced. Avoid foods that are congesting like cheese, cold yogurt, bakery sweets, packaged foods and foods available out of season. If possible, eat only when feeling hungry and eat slightly less than normal.
Sipping hot water is the most beneficial thing you can do to improve digestive strength and eliminate ama. Ama is a buildup of improperly digested food particles that accumulate in the stomach. Most fevers originate in the stomach from poorly digested food and sipping hot water helps ama dissipate and clear the stomach of impurities.
It is advised that vigilant customers read the rules of naturopathy treatment pertaining to taking food items, combination, and timings.
Heat: Herbal teas and warm cooked meals.
Spices: Cooking with ginger and black pepper increases digestion and helps reduce ama. Turmeric, Cumin, Cinnamon, Cayenne Pepper are useful too.
Ayurvedic skincare The skin or the integumentary system is the largest organ of the body and involves the skin, hair, and nails. Ayurveda refers to skin disorders as Kustha, and literally means that which alters the complexion of the body.