According to Ayurveda, our natural state is one of health, happiness and an inner sense of wellbeing. Health is defined as the body being clear of toxins, the mind at peace, calm emotions, wastes eliminated and organs functioning normally. In a busy and toxic world, our physical and mental systems accumulate toxins causing deterioration in bodily functions.
This book begins by introducing Ayurveda, its origins and characteristics, approaches and healing methods - the most extreme being detoxing. It analyzes our individual constitutions and needs - the doshas (kapha, pitta and vata) and examines the importance of our digestion for eliminating toxins. Armed with this vital information, the book moves on to mental and physical detox plans and routines, recipes and home remedies. The plans increase in strength from daily detoxes to the signature detox of Ayurveda: Panchakarma.