September 8, 2022 | 48 minutes, 21 seconds
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In this episode of the Ayurveda Meets Modern Science podcast, host John Douillard, DC, CAP, discusses the science behind what makes Ayurvedic cleanses so beneficial.
Conventional Cleansing vs Ayurvedic Cleansing
There are many types of cleansing programs on the market that can help reset your body, so what makes an Ayurvedic cleanse so special?
When you do an Ayurvedic detox, you are pulling a lot of impurities out of your body to help you feel better. Without knowing what the main cause of the toxicity is, you may end up only temporary feeling better. With Ayurveda, we focus on finding the cause of the impurities first. This helps eliminate the guessing of what detox to do and gets you on track to healing imbalances.
The Best Time to Cleanse
You can do most cleanses year-round. Even though you can cleanse at any time, Ayurvedic practitioners suggest cleansing during ritusandhi, the change between seasons.
During the transition from the summer to fall and winter, we tend to get dried out, and from spring to summer we tend to hold onto more mucus. By balancing out the dryness or mucus with a cleanse, you help prevent imbalances and impurities from occurring.
Ghee for Cleansing
Ghee is one of the secret ingredients of an Ayurvedic cleanse. It is used in Ayurvedic detox for oleation, a process that helps pull stubborn toxic material out of cells through lipophilic-mediated detoxification.
See also Ghee, Stem Cells, and Cholesterol
Gut Immunity, Digestion, and Detoxing
Over the years, gluten, dairy, and nut allergies, to name just a few, have soared. But why? Lack of gut immunity. By taking everything out of your diet, you are making yourself more vulnerable to a compromised immune system.
The reason why we have gut immunity is because we eat things that are hard to digest. The irritation of harder-to-digest foods are what build our gut immunity. If you don’t eat those irritating foods you don’t have a strong gut immunity and your immune system can become compromised, it will be hard to digest and detox well. Ayurveda has a strong focus on finding the source of irritation and healing your gut when it comes to cleansing, so you can then return to a well-rounded diet.
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