Fall Ayurvedic Cleanse
Fall Ayurvedic Cleanse
A cleanse can be the perfect way to get rid of any left-over imbalances from the body and prepare your system for the upcoming season and wash away any imbalances that have already started accumulating.
In the fall, it is especially important to give the digestive system a boost, because the digestive fire is naturally low during this season as the body seeks to keep cool by dispersing heat throughout the body. That’s why nature provides lighter and easier to digest foods in the Fall season. Fall fruits and vegetables also play a role in detoxifying your liver and cleansing the digestive tract. Healthy digestion actually supports immunity, since a major part of your immune system is found in the gut (in the form of lymphatic channels). And by keeping the digestion strong and healthy in the Fall , these lymphatics stay clean and ready to go when cold and flu season rolls back around in the wintertime.
The common translation of Pitta is “that which digests things.” According to ayurveda, this is the dosha responsible for our ability to mentally digest our life experiences and biologically digest our food. Pitta is responsible for all of our chemical and metabolic transformations.
Your Kapha is out of balance when you show symptoms of...
- excess mucous
- thick, white tongue coat
- slow, sticky, sluggish bowel movements
- high body weight
- difficulty rising in the morning
- feeling slow, foggy, dull
- easily attached or possessive
- overly sentimental
- complacent or stubborn
- tendency for “emotional overeating
A whole food 21 day cleanse is a simple way to reset your entire system by removing accumulated toxins and strengthening digestion.
- Foods that are pungent, bitter, or astringent in taste.
- Warm foods, both energetically and in temperature.
- Heating spices chili, black or cayenne pepper, ginger, cinnamon, and cumin.
- Whole, freshly cooked foods.
- Light, dry, and warm foods.
- Only room temperature or warm drinks.
- Legumes, well-cooked tofu or tempeh
- Lots of organic vegetables
- Routine times for your meals.
- Taking a deep breath after swallowing your last bite and heading off for your next activity.
- Eating your meal in a peaceful environment.
- Foods that are sweet, sour, or salty.
- Cooling foods, both energetically and in temperature.
- Heavy and oily foods (e.g. cheese, pudding, nuts, cake).
- Highly processed foods (e.g. canned or frozen foods, “TV” dinners or pastries).
- Cold or carbonated drinks.
- Overeating or eating heavy meals.
- Eating fresh fruit or drinking fruit juice within ½ hour of any other food.
- Red meat.
- Foods or drinks that contain refined sugar or corn syrup.
- Deep fried foods.
- Hard Alcohol, occasional glass of dry red or white wine are allowed.
A day of cleansing will look like....
Start your day with a Ginger and Turmeric honey bomb (add to your hot water ) you will do this a few times a week