In his video "Ayurveda for Detox, " Dr. Douillard focuses on using ayurvedic traditions to remove toxins from the body in order to feel healthier, happier and lighter. Feeling good allows us to show up for our lives with energy and strength.
According to Dr. Douillard, any of these symptoms are considered conditions related to toxins in the body:
- being overweight
- having no energy, lethargic
- experiencing joints aches
- skin issues
- poor immune system
- water retention
- sinus congestion
The toxins that contribute to these conditions come from things like polluted air, toxins in the environment and processed foods. The liver, kidney and lymphatic system are constantly removing waste and toxins from our bodies. "Proper detox and understanding how nature detoxes, " Dr. Douillard says, "is critical to good health."
The beautiful thing about Ayurveda is that it's the study of nature. Nature provides us harvest, medicine and tools for us to properly detox in every season. In winter, we have the natural ingredients available to eat warm soups and stews because it's cold and dry outside. In the spring, we harvest leafy greens, sprouts and berries. Nature provides these alkaline foods to detoxify the body. In the summer, we need energy foods - fresh fruits and vegetables. At the end of summer, we need to prepare for winter and detoxify the excess heat with things like apples, pears and pomegranates.
According to Dr. Douillard, if you eat with the seasons, you get the natural benefits of detox. So if you focus on eating seasonal foods, you'll begin a cycle of naturally detoxing your body from toxins all the time!
Dr. Douillard says that we have to realize that nature is trying its best to prevent the accumulation of toxins in our body. We have to understand how to live in harmony with the natural cycles of nature. He also tells us that there is a relationship between stress and how we detoxify. If we are under a lot of stress, the body will hold on to fat.