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The digestive system from the view of Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda, food is fuel for the physical body and mind, and a little intention in your diet can make big changes in your life.
Digestion is important for breaking down food into nutrients, which your body uses for energy, growth, and cell repair. In Ayurveda medicine, the complete digestion, absorption, and assimilation of food nutrients create a healthy body.
Harmonizing and balancing the energies – this is Ayurveda. Healthy digestion is the most wellness in Ayurveda. Complete wellness is not only physical digestion in the stomach but mental digestion as well. The proper, healthy digestion is a key function required for our overall well-being.
In yoga practice, 3rd chakra regulate and stimulate all our activities in our body including the digestive system. The problem in the Digestive system is an imbalance in the 3rd chakra, also in Pitta dosha and digestive fire - in Ayurveda called „ Agni”.
In Ayurveda we believe that almost all diseases are directly or indirectly related to disturbed digestion – „ you are what you eat”.
In Ayurveda we believe all digestive process goes in three stages and it takes 36 days to complete the total full digestive process:
Stage one – timing is about 1 ½ - 2 hours – mouth and upper stomach. At this stage, saliva mixes with food to make it moist, foamy, and oily so the food can be well digested – that's why it is important to eat slowly. Associated with Kapha.
Stage two - takes about 2–3 hours - lower stomach and small intestine. Pancreatic secretions further break down the food. Imbalances in this stage - heartburn and acid reflux. Associated with pitta.
Stage three – the process takes 1 ½–2 hours, Large intestine (colon). Digestion problems – as Bloating and gas indicate. Associated with Vata.
Acid Reflux (GERD), Anaemia, Anorexia nervosa, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Gastritis, Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Fatigue, Flatulence, Gallstone, Jaundice, Liver Cirrhosis, Sickle Cell Anaemia, Ano-rectal, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Hyperacidity, Constipation, Ulcerative Colitis, Coeliac.