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According to Ayurveda, the root cause of all disease is improper digestion. Why exactly? Because when we don't fully break down food and assimilate nutrients, we accumulate this undigested, toxic material that in Sanskrit is called ama. When we have ama, our pipes get clogged. All kinds of pipes. Physical and mental. This is a big deal, because any number of bodily functions may be compromised. The bad news is there are many, many causes of ama. The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do about it. Here we go.
Let me start out by saying to all of you long-time spiritual veterans out there that we are talking physical plane here. On a spiritual level, the root cause of all disease is believing in the illusion that we are separate -- from the universe, from one another, from our divine nature. Ok, moving on.
The ancient Ayurvedic text, Charaka Samhita, lists the reasons why we accumulate ama (toxins). Don't get freaked out, just consider this:
As you an see, it's very easy to have congested, clogged channels. If you have any of the following symptoms, it's likely that you do have ama:
One of the beautiful things about Ayurveda is that it always offers a solution to the problem. It requires self-responsibilty and a detachment from your previous habits, but that's what life is about anyway. So let's move on with things and get on the right track. We are preventing and reversing disease by adopting the folowing changes! If you have any questions about whether these steps are right for you, please consult your health care practitioner or schedule a phone consult with me here. If you are pregnant or nursing, also do not do these things.