Digestive health is your wealth. Balanced digestion is the cornerstone to a healthy life in Ayurveda. Ayurvedic treatment typically begins with addressing digestion. Ayurveda determines the root cause of any digestive upset. Upon consultation, information is gathered about the individual’s diet. This includes not only what they are eating, but how they are eating and eliminating – which can be even more important. Then, a valued food plan is created and tailored to that person’s unique constitution, Vata, Pitta, or Kapha.

Many people overlook minor digestive symptoms. Indigestion is bandaged with medications. Relief may occur, but the root cause is not addressed. Ayurveda says: what and how we eat will determine how we feel. This is true both immediately after eating and in the long term.

It is easy to overlook mild digestive symptoms. Symptoms include constipation, gas, sluggish digestion, and acid reflux. If ignored for long enough, more serious conditions may manifest. If what we consume is not properly digested, our bodily tissues will not receive the value from our food and can even be negatively affected. Toxins can accumulate in the body and enter our tissues, compromising their function. Ayurveda emphasizes healthy eating guidelines and encourages the development of awareness of even the mildest digestive symptoms. Oftentimes, illness can be cured by diet and lifestyle alone.

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