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November 12, 2019
We, at Athreya, believe in the holistic principles and time tested methodologies of Ayurveda for gentle yet deep detox. These methods of purification of the body have been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years. However, the secret lies in finding ways to detox the body without harming the delicate tissues, organs and the vitality principle. Vitality is crucial for longevity and optimal performance.
The gut plays an important role in keeping our bodies healthy and detoxing our bodies on a daily basis. The liver is the single organ that is indispensable in assisting the gut to detox the blood bound toxins. Our modern-day lifestyle and diet have enormous negative effects on our organs of detox, especially the colon, and the liver.
It is said that food alone is affected by as many as 80,000 additives and chemicals. Apart from that, food is also exposed to pesticides and other toxic chemicals that can seriously interfere with our body’s natural mechanism to detox. The toxins themselves can result in disturbing the integrity of important structures and organs in the body. Hence, Ayurveda discourages vigorous, strong, and depleting detox protocols.
In Ayurveda, we have a target-specific approach to detox that is diet and herbal based. A gentle and deep herbal detox that is effective in keeping the body clean from toxins and helps to rejuvenate the organs that are responsible for keeping our bodies clean is recommended. Experts at Athreya have put together a gentle yet effective detox that is specifically for the fall season. This detox involves optimizing the entire gut function and eliminating toxins from the colon and liver.
Healthy Digestion is a polyherbal combination that is incredibly effective in cleansing the upper GI. Bhunimba and Ela are the primary herbs to detox acidic Pitta from the stomach. Whereas, the Healthy Metabolism, which is also another polyherbal formula is particularly effective in cleansing the middle GI. Musta and Vidanga both help in mobilizing Vata and reduce gut swelling.
Furthermore, the Healthy Colon purges all the toxins that have been mobilized by the Healthy Digestion and Healthy Metabolism out of the gut working on the lower GI. The Healthy Liver then effectively draws out all the toxins from the liver, making it effective in filtering out all the toxins coming through the blood from the GI.
Together, Healthy Digestion, Metabolism, and Colon remove toxins from the gut. Healthy Liver cleanses the liver and eliminates toxins from the liver.
Healthy Digestion is recommended to be taken before meals, one pill before breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Healthy Metabolism is recommended to be taken after meals, two pills after breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Two pills of Healthy Colon are recommended to be taken in the morning after breakfast and at night after dinner.
One pill of Healthy Liver is recommended to be taken before breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The herbs that are taken before the meals have a specific detoxing effect on the upper GI and liver. Whereas, the pills that are taken after the diet have a cleansing and purging action on the lower GI.
Our Ayurvedic experts recommend the detox for three weeks. When followed with diet and supplements, it can effectively remove toxins from the gut, cleanse the liver, give a fine-tuned metabolism, and keep our bodies healthy and clean.
During this time, Athreya recommends a plant-based diet, mostly soups and vegetable stews or the age-old recipe of khichdi to facilitate the loosening of deep-seated toxins not only from the gut but also from the other tissues. When the gut becomes clean, it helps to draw toxins from other tissues and eliminate them.
Please consult your Ayurvedic practitioner or primary health-care provider before you take any of these supplements and make sure that they are suitable for you. We, at Athreya, wish for your good health and well-being.
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