The Benefits of a Kitchari Cleanse

According to Ayurveda, a healthy digestive fire (Agni) is the key to our entire health and well-being. Ayurveda believes that the root cause of toxins and disease is improper digestion. Fall is a great time of year to do a cleanse as it marks an important transition in season and prepares us for the winter months to come. 

Most Common Improper Digestive Symptoms: 

Constipation

Gas, bloating, cramping, and/or gurgling

Diarrhea or chronic loose stools

Heaviness or sleepiness after food

Slow metabolism

Lack of appetit

Coating on the tongue

Bad breath

Teeth marks around the perimeter of the tongue or other symptoms of malabsorption

Acid reflux or heartburn

Inflammation in the GI tract (i.e. gastritis, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, etc)

Hyper-metabolism, excessively hungry

General feelings of heaviness and lethargy

Dull, foggy mind

Aches and pains throughout the body

Poor circulation

Weakened immunity

Common Causes of Digestive Imbalance:

Emotional imbalances (anxiety, worry, fear, depression, anger, etc)

Stress

Improper food combining

Eating allergenic foods (dairy, wheat, gluten, soy, sugar, etc)

Eating too late at night

Constant grazing, excessive snacking

Poor dietary choices

Sleeping or lying down after food

Eating on the go

Gut flora imbalance 

Yeast infection or Candida

Parasitical Infection

Overeating

Improper lifestyle habits

Lack of sleep

The Ayurvedic Cleanse can be safely performed at home, even with a full schedule. This particular cleanse is suitable for all body types as it can be modified to fit everybody’s individual needs. This cleanse is typically done for 5-7 days, depending on your schedule and the amount of cleansing needed and includes pre-cleanse and post-cleanse meetings as well as daily support. The goal is an easy transition into and out of this cleanse.

Benefits of a Proper Kitchari Cleanse

Increases the digestive capacity

Removes toxins from the system

Removes heaviness and congestion from the body

Removes heaviness and congestion from the mind

Enhances the “Satvic” (balanced) state of an individual

Enhances energy and feelings of wellness (prior to the cleanse; during the cleanse one may experience lower energy due to the flushing of toxins and mild diet

Increases one’s confidence and motivation level