Too many late nights in a row, stressful environments, hurried meals and fast food binges could harm your immune system. Experts in Ayurveda say that the demands of a hectic lifestyle create an imbalance in the digestive system causing accumulation of toxins — ama. And with this, comes constipation, diarrhoea, gas problems, fatigue and lack of immunity.
Ayurveda to the rescue
Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest medical systems aims at the protection of aayu or life, through therapeutics, meditation and other measures for enhancing the physical, mental, social and spiritual harmony.
Balancing the doshas
Ama, the end-product of improper digestion and the ill-effects of a hectic lifestyle affects the balance of the Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). These doshas are important in controlling the body’s functioning. Ayurveda aims to get rid of this ama, calm the doshas to balance them to their original states thereby correcting disorders and maintaining body health.
According to Ayurveda, about 85 per cent of diseases are due to improper digestion at the gastrointestinal level. Ama plays a key role in inducing disease due to its interaction with the doshas and thus facilitates itself (ama) to adhere to areas in the human body to which it did not belong. Classic examples of such scenarios are — cholesterol in the arteries and calcification of the joints, arthritis, constipation, lack of energy and lethargy etc.
Having probiotics can help
Satva Ksheera, a probiotic, is a supplement of gut-friendly bacteria that naturally occur in the intestines. Adding a supplement restores the balance of the bacteria in the gut, improves digestion and absorption of food and inhibits growth of bad bacteria.
Why you need probiotics
Probiotics contribute to the health of the gastrointestinal tract and overall health of an individual. This health promoting property can be greatly elevated when administered along with proper herbs. Probiotics and Ayurveda together can help to maintain the natural balance of doshas without any side-effects.