More than 20 million Canadians suffer from digestive disorders every year. According to research people who take care of their microbiomes have an easier time dealing with mental and emotional health, as people with a rich and diverse microbiome have more good microbes working away to build your serotonin and dopamine levels
Statistics - Canadian Digestive Health Foundation
According to ancient science of Ayurveda, agni (fire) is viewed as the source of life. Everything you eat is looked upon as an offering to agni — and what’s a more potent, direct offering than food? What you eat can nourish and strengthen this fire, boosting your digestive system — or it can smother it, leading to an impaired, weakened, or imbalanced agni.
The concept of agni, the Sanskrit word for “fire,” is rather essential to the Ayurvedic tradition. Ayurveda views agni as the very source of life. So the importance of agni in Ayurveda simply cannot ignored. According to Ayurveda, harmful foods, such as fried foods, processed meats, and very cold foods, can create undigested residue that forms toxins, or in Ayurvedic terms “ama.” Ama is described as the root cause of disease.
How Can Ayurveda, Lifestyle and Food Choices Can Heal My Gut?
Eat only when hungry. Keep gaps of at least three hours between meals, so the previous meal is digested.
Avoid smothering agni with cold, wet, spicy, oily, and fried food
Constipation? Drink ghee, salt, and hot water. Diarrhea? Eat gourds and keep hydrating
Eat cooked veggies and soupy dishes if you experiencing indigestion
If you have acid reflex, heartburn, or inflammation in the digestive tract, garlic and onion may aggravate it further. Be mindful of what foods work best with your specific body and needs.
We can help by healthy lifestyle advice, proper nutrition according to your DOSHA IMBALANCE to reset your digestive fire and replenish healthy gut bacteria. We highly recommended that you meet with our Ayurvedic Practitioner to determine which foods work best for your own body.
Founder, Prajna Wellness
Dr. Deepak Chopra Center Certified Perfect Health Teacher, Ayurvedic Life Style, Integrative Nutrition and Mind Body Wellness Counsellor.
Membership, association and affiliation:
Practitioner Member - Ayurveda Association Of Canada
Certified Integrative Nutrition and health coach practitioner member CHCA and C.A.I.N. - The Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition