What intoxicates the body?

Jan 2017


Ayurveda identifies the Love such as undigested food waste or particles that accumulate in the body, due to poor digestion and absorption of food that turns into toxins. The Love not only causes diseases, but blocks the assimilation of nutrients, weakens the immune system and causes the body to attack itself, unbalancing the metabolism.

The accumulation of undigested food mass or Love It may be due to the quality of the food, the combinations, the places and conditions where it is eaten, as well as unhealthy eating practices. All this produces that our Agni (in Sanskrit it means "the transforming will or force" or digestive fire) strive to transform our food, our metabolism and alter producing Love.

The formation of this Love It is identified through poorly formed stools, bad breath, abnormal appetite, and the appearance of a coating on the top of the tongue. As this mass is not digested, it remains stagnant, ferments and eventually enters the bloodstream to different areas of the body, causing various diseases.

Hence the primary importance of cleaning and preventing this accumulation of waste, located mainly in our large intestine. Through natural practices we can clean our body; eliminating the foods that have the attributes related to Ama, such as: cold, unctuous (or sticky) foods.

Medicinal plants and the right food will help to clean the Love from the body which will be absorbed as nutrients. The ideal attribute to combat Love is the hot one.

According to Dr. Frawley, diseases can be typified according to the doshas:

  • Kapha, Love it accumulates with phlegm in the stomach and penetrates the lungs and the lymphatic system causing disorders of that dosha.
  • To Pitta, Love it accumulates together with the acid in the small intestine and penetrates the liver and the blood, causing disorders of this dosha.
  • To Vata, Love it accumulates with gases in the large intestine and penetrates the bones and nervous tissue with disorders in that dosha.

Existing different types of detoxification or cleansing processes according to the physical constitution of the person (doshas Vatha, Pitta Y Kapha), the main medium is through food and drink.

In addition to feeding the Agni It can be regulated with exercises, yoga, rhythmic breathing, meditation, fasting or light meals among others.

It is essential in the process of feeding, digestion and metabolism, to be aware that what we eat and how we eat it will determine PHYSICAL AND MENTALLY our quality of life and health.


Erika fricke
In 2012 she was certified as an Ayurvedic Massage Therapist with Dr. M. Hettige, Director of the "Deegayu International Institute of Ayurveda & Traditional Medicine" in Sri Lanka. Upon returning to Nicaragua, he founded the first Ayurvedic massage center in the country.

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