Module 1, Lesson 1
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You are what you eat!

We are going to dive right in!

As an Ayurvedic health educator and practitioner, I love helping people understand why eating good-quality food is such an essential part of health and longevity, two core values promoted in the field of Ayurveda.

This is why the 28-day detox is very key to how you walk on this planet.

Ayurvedic Perspective on Food

Let me begin this with the basic reminder that real food grows on the earth, within rich, nutritious soil that absorbs all the other elements—water, fire, air, and ether—in order to thrive. Every time you eat wholesome foods, you bring the elements into your body and they become your body.

From an Ayurvedic perspective, it takes about 30-35 days for the foods you eat today to transform into your seven tissues (dhatus). This range of time is assuming that you are able to digest what you eat without creating ama (toxic sludge, slimy obstructions).

A lot of factors may influence your overall ability to digest and assimilate the foods you take in which it is why it is important to eat when you eat;

  • respect the foods you eat by saying a short prayer before meals; stop eating when you no longer have hunger to maintain strong jatharagni (digestive fire);
  • minimise the intake of cold drinks while eating (to keep strong jatharagni); (digestive fire)
  • rest for 10-15 minutes after eating to give your food the time it needs to mix with the enzymes, bile, and hormones in your stomach.

At the end of the 30-35 day cycle, I hope you will come to appreciate how and why you are what you eat.