Detox is the process of getting rid of toxins from body. This process removes waste which are accumulated for a long period due to unhealthy diets and lifestyles. Before knowing about detox let us know the causes for accumulation of toxins in body. (Read How to do an ayurvedic skin detox at home)
Internal Toxins: Internal toxins are liberated inside our body due to biological processes like metabolism, emotions, imbalance of gut flora or friendly microorganisms which are present in our digestive system. Any imbalance in the above-mentioned biological activities cause liberation of loads of toxins. Usually toxins are filtered and eliminated by kidneys, intestines, liver and skin. When there is a load of toxins in your body these organs fail to eliminate them completely and toxins start accumulating in body.
External Toxins: External toxins are those which are introduced to the body through external sources like environmental pollutions, processed foods, pesticides, medicines etc. These enter our body when we use water, air, food or external applications on skin.
Toxins and Ayurveda: Ayurveda acharyas have explained about body toxins thousands of years ago. According to principles of Ayurveda, our body metabolism is mainly dependent on agni or digestive fire. (Read Agni ayurveda and Digestion)This digestive fire is responsible for all metabolic activities that happen in our body. For an optimum functioning of body and elimination of toxins, the body fire has to be always in balanced condition. Imbalanced agni causes accumulation of toxins. These toxins are collectively known as ‘ama’ in Ayurveda. The toxin ‘ama’ is sticky in nature and block channels or ‘srotas’ of body. Blocked channels obstruct easy flow of body fluids like blood, lymph, hormones, enzymes, molecules etc. This affects body functions. When there is an imbalance of energetic forces (Vata, Pitta and Kapha), the agni or body fire also gets imbalanced. An Ayurveda detox helps to balance agni or body fire, expel ‘ama’ and restore normal function of body.
When ama or toxin gets accumulated you may have the following symptoms. Also we recommend you to consult a physician to rule out other causes for these symptoms.
Coating on tongue: When a large amount of toxin circulates in body, a thick coating will be present on tongue which will not go even after cleaning with tongue cleaner. You may also loose the sense of taste.
Bad breath: A bad or foul-smelling breath is the first indication of toxin accumulation. No amount of brushing or gargling help to get rid of bad breath. Oil pulling helps to get rid of bad breathe.
Recurrent Constipation or loose Motions: If you are not happy with the morning bowel emptying, then it is an indication of accumulation of ama. Both constipation and loose motions cause erectile dysfunction in men. (Read can constipation cause erectile dysfunction?)
Unexplained Consistent Fatigue: Sometimes you may experience fatigue even after a good sleep or rest. The mind feels lethargic and unwillingness to do any work. This happens because of blockage of body channels or ‘srotas’. This is known as ‘srotovarodha’ in Ayurveda. Body fatigue makes men uninterested in sex and they may land into erectile dysfunction or Impotence.
Unable to Lose weight: Even with a good exercise routine and a healthy low-calorie food, you may not be able to lose weight. This happens because ama or body toxin is pulling down the rate of metabolism.
Muscles and Joint Pain: Pain in muscles and joints are very common when body toxins levels are high. Muscle cramps and stiffened joints restrict your movements. This hinders performance in bed.
Heaviness of Head and headache: Repeated headaches may start troubling your daily routine and drain your energy. Loss of energy is the main cause of ED or Impotence.
Here are few simple tips to detox your body and gain back your sexual energy.
Stop the causes:
Stop the diets and lifestyles which are pumping toxins into your body. In diet , avoid processed foods, junk foods, processed meat and aerated drinks. Say no to white flour (maida), White sugar and Oil. Start quitting coffee, alcohol, smoking or drugs. Wear a mask when you are moving in a polluted environment.
Eat Healthy: Start eating healthy foods. Limit non vegetarian food and embrace vegetarian food. Include lots of fresh vegetables, fruits and green leafy vegetables in your diet. Never over eat. Over eating can cause indigestion and production of ama.
Be well hydrated: Drink plenty of clean water. Around 2 to 3 liters of water per day helps to flush out the toxins. Ayurveda acharyas recommend drinking 7-8 glasses of warm water per day to get rid of ama. Drinking a glass of warm water with a tea spoon each of honey and lemon juice helps as a best detox drink. This has to be consumed as first thing in morning. (Read Lemon and honey for weight loss )
Exercise Regularly: A regular exercise for 45 minutes daily helps to expel toxins. The best exercise for all ages is walking. A brisk walk for 45 minutes helps to increase blood circulation and elimination of toxins.
Fasting: Fasting is the best method to get rid of toxins. Fasting once in a week for 24 hours is the best method. You can consume just water or fruit juices (without sugar) or just fruits. Diabetics should consult their doctor before fasting. (Read Benefits of Fasting an ayurveda view)
Practice Pranayama: Practice pranayama or deep breathing exercises. Even Yoga and Meditation help to calm mind and prevent stress. (Stress is the major cause for production of toxins in body. Read Stress and Erectile Dysfunction)
Follow Dinacharya or Ayurvedic Daily Routine : Following dinacharya helps to detox body daily. Adopting ayurvedic daily routine helps to boost immunity and keeps the body strong.
Use Herbs and Spices: Herbs and spices are best detoxifiers. Include common herbs and spices like
After detox men can use Vajikarana Therapy to regain their lost sexual vigor and stamina. Vajikarana therapy helps in erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and male infertility. Vajikarana Therapy can be done at home using Vajikarana Herbs.
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