The root cause of most diseases and conditions today stems from a weak digestive fire and a build-up of toxins throughout the body. Among the major causes of these toxins, improper food combining is at the top of the list.
By utilizing the guidelines to proper food combination, one can begin to reduce the presence of ama (toxins) in the body while balancing there agni (digestive fire). Over a prolonged period of time, poor food combining can not only lead to gas formation, indigestion, fermentation, disturbed metabolism, and emotional imbalance, but eventually this practice will begin to create cellular confusion causing disorder and disease.
Since these principles may be quite new and contradicting to the eating practices you have grown up with, you must recondition the mind at a slow pace without trying to change the entire lifestyle at once. This may work for a short amount of time, but in the end tends to lead to frustration and resentment. Therefore, Ayurveda recommends making these changes at a slow but steady pace, by observing one or two changes at a time. Once these goals have been accomplished, only then moving onto the next goal.
It may be helpful to keep a chart on the fridge to take note of the guidelines while cooking. Feel free to make a list of your own personal goals you may be working on presently. Above all do not become too rigid and stressed out when you are not able to follow each guideline perfectly, as stress of any kind can cause worse effects than any improper food combination!
I hope you find this helpful in discovering a healthy diet for your individual needs. Always keep in mind that what works for one person does not always work for another! Listen to your body and you will find the hidden answers…
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