Why Cleanse?

Ayurvedic cleansing is a gentle, effective way to bring the body and mind back into balance.

In Ayurveda there are six stages of disease. In the early stages symptoms are mild and often hard to detect. But as disease progresses and the body becomes more out of balance symptoms become more obvious. Ayurvedic cleansing is like body maintenance. The idea is to intervene - by rebalancing the body and mind - at the early stages before disease develops further.

Ayurvedic cleansing relies on eating three regular meals a day and is based on a mono-diet of kitchari - a simple Ayurvedic food that is designed to do four things:

  • Allow the digestive system to replenish - Kitchari is made from ingredients that are easily digested, assimilated, absorbed and eliminated.

  • Stimulate digestive fire - known in Ayurveda as ‘Agni’ and stimulated to improve digestive strength.

  • Remove toxins (or Ama) from deep within the body with the use of ghee (or flax-seed oil, or coconut oil) by shifting them, drawing them back into the digestive tract and eliminating them.

  • Re-balance the body and mind - with ingredients used that are known to pacify inflammation and harmonise the body’s stress hormones.

It might seem a little dull to be consuming the same food each day but the cleanse doesn’t take long to take effect and I promise this superficial feeling is far surpassed by how quickly the body responds to the cleanse with a sense of brightness, lightness, clarity and harmony - and for some a long awaited deep sense of healing.

There’s a lot of science behind Ayurvedic cleansing and it’s easy to do your own research online so I won’t go into it too deeply here but what I will add is how inexpensive and ethical this particular Ayurvedic regime is too - Ayurveda is accessible to everyone and is always in harmony with nature.

Disclaimer: It’s important to note - both the recipe and the cleansing technique outlined here belong to the science of Ayurveda. Your decision to try any type of cleansing must be your own, I am not responsible and I recommend speaking to your GP and/or finding a registered Ayurvedic Practitioner for the appropriate guidance and support.