Spring is here!
The weather is getting warmer, snow is melting, and we begin to see new growth, little bursts of color popping up from the ground as early spring flowers bloom.
Just as nature has it’s seasonal rhythms, our bodies do too. During spring, just as the snow melts, our bodies “melt” away the toxins or ama created during the winter months from eating heavy and hardy foods. Our bodies give extra attention to detoxifying in the spring, its own version of spring cleaning.
How do you help the body with its own spring cleaning?
Begin the season with an Ayurvedic Spring Kitchari Detox.
The Ayurvedic Spring Kitchari Detox is a gentle, body cleansing support. All the ingredients have a specific purpose to nourish, rejuvenate, revitalize and cleanse the body. Kitchari is the traditional cleansing food of Ayurveda, incorporating a combination of split mung beans and white basmati rice with plenty of spices, and vegetables which can be tailored to one’s constitution or dosha. It is a delicious and healing meal.
Benefits of Kitchari:
Easy to digest and good for everyone:
Kitchari is balancing for all constitution types. Split mung beans are easy to digest for even weak digestion along with white basmati rice. Traditionally kitchari is given to people who are sick, elderly, and babies because it is so gentle. In addition, taking a mono-diet of primarily just kitchari for several days offers the digestive system a rest by making the diet extremely simple.
A Complete Protein providing all the essential amino acids:
The combination of rice and mung dal provides all the amino acids needed to form a complete protein.
The protein content of kitchari supports stable blood sugar levels so that energy and mental clarity are balanced during the cleansing process. Kitchari is substantial enough to fuel you to accomplish your day-to-day responsibilities.
Improves one’s Agni (metabolism):
A strong agni is considered in Ayurveda to be the key to all health. Good agni means being able to digest, assimilate, and absorb nutrients from our food. Weak or imbalanced agni means malabsorption and accumulation of ama (toxins). Spices such as ginger, cumin, coriander, fennel, and even salt encourage healthy agni. Because kitchari is made with these and other digestive spices it nourishes and balances agni.
Removes toxic (ama) build up:
Mung dal has an astringent (dry) quality. This astringency has a natural pulling action that helps to remove toxic (ama) build up from the intestinal lining.
Split mung beans provide enough fiber (over 15 grams per 1-cup serving) to move the loosened and liquefied toxins through the gastric tract and out of the body.
In Ayurveda, the practice of a spring cleansing is considered vital for one’s health. The benefits are improved energy and immunity, supports ones optimal weight, reduces allergies and overall improved sense of wellness.
Join Sonia and I for the 7-Day Ayurvedic Spring Kitchari Detox from Sunday March 24 -30.
This is an online event anyone can join us!
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Receive daily support, recipes, self-care stress relieving recommendations, tips and encouragement from our private Ayurvedic Kitchari Detox Facebook page and email.
- Free cooking demonstration on how to make kitchari and ghee at Bexley Natural Market on Sunday March 24, 2pm -3pm
- Spring Detox Kit and produce may be purchased from the Bexley Natural Market. ( For those of you who cannot attend the cooking demo or do not live in Columbus OH, you may purchase supplies at your local natural market or at www.banyanbotanicals.com)
- Receive the Ayurvedic Spring Kitchari Detox Guide.
THE FOUR PHASES OF THE SPRING KITCHARI DETOX
PHASE ONE: PRE-DETOX March 24
- Attend the kitchari and ghee making cooking demo (optional)
- Take the Dosha Assessment to figure out your specific dosha.
- Purchase Ayurvedic Spring Kitchari Detox kit, *Triphala (optional), fresh greens and vegetables (Bexley Natural Market)
- *Triphala is made of 3 fruits and helps support the colon, is high in antioxidants, and supports detoxification.
PHASE TWO: PREPARATION PHASE March 24, 25, 26
- Eat a vegetarian, gluten free diet and eliminate sugar, caffeine, and fatty foods.
- Drink Warm Lemon water in the morning.
- Eat Ghee in the morning (more info later).
- Drink CCF or Pukka Detox Tea.
- Relax often.
PHASE THREE: CLEANSING PHASE March 27, 28, 29
- Eat primarily a kitchari diet for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Continue with drinking warm lemon water in the morning, drinking CCF or Pukka Detox Tea, relax and rest often.
PHASE FOUR: REJUVENATION PHASE March 30 (OR LONGER)
- Transition into a sustainable diet eating mostly home cooked, un-processed, seasonal, locally grown foods.
- Slowly add in hard to digest foods back into your diet, such as red meat, nuts, and gluten.
- Eat foods to balance your dosha (more info later).
AYURVEDIC SPRING DETOX COST: FREE ( DOES NOT INCLUDE KITCHARI DETOX KIT AND PRODUCE)
Once you register, you will receive a copy of the Ayurvedic Spring Kitchari Detox Guide, Supply List and valuable tips to make your Detox a success.
Register now by email: email@example.com
Peace and Light,
Betty & Sonia
Sonia Arora, Ayurvedic Health Educator
Betty Brown, RN, Ayurvedic Health Educator
B Well Ayurveda Health Coach