There tend to be SO many sweet and heavy foods during Christmas! From office parties to "friendsgiving" to time with family, it's hard not to over-indulge and accumulate Ama, the toxic waste-product of incomplete digestion.
Holidays can easily lead to over-eating, drinking alcohol and snacking and sleeping at irregular times, which promotes the build-up of Ama. If this process is left unchecked, you could face health problems and sickness.
However, there is evidence to suggest that coffee can negatively impact women’s estrogen levels, raise blood pressure and trigger more stress hormones. So how do you know if coffee’s right for you and how much is right for you? It all depends on your individual constitution. Most food can either be a poison or a medicine depending on a variety of factors such as individual constitution and when and how you drink coffee.
Here are 5 guidelines to drink coffee Ayurvedically.
Cancer is a disease that is known to grow out of control and affect the tissues and the organs. It is a dreaded word, and rightfully so. When toxins collect in an area of the body, it may result in further fatal growth in the surrounding cells. Nearby cells are also affected if the toxins are not removed because the diseased cells are circulated throughout the body by the blood stream.
Fortunately, Ayurveda has a perspective on cancer that could be helpful.
Life can get incredibly busy sometimes, no matter what time of year. When your schedule is packed, it can feel nearly impossible to find time to prepare balanced Ayurvedic meals. Ironically, the busiest times are likely when you need these balanced meals the most! Delicious, properly-spiced, cooked meals help to balance the Doshas and create harmony in your mind and body no matter how many things you have to accomplish in a day.
While there isn't always time to make a full Ayurvedic spread, there are some time-saving hacks that can help you and your loved ones eat well on the go.
A build-up of toxins is a primary cause of disease, according to Ayurveda. Toxins, also known as Ama, can manifest physically or mentally. Toxins accumulate when we eat food that isn't properly digested and then eliminated. Ama is known as the "mother" of all diseases: arthritis, heart problems, digestive issues, chronic problems, you name it.
Ayurveda recommends 5 steps to eliminate toxins.