Kitchari Fast

I decided to start the year by doing a Kitchari fast in order to cleanse my system. I did overindulge like everyone else during the Christmas new year break and though this was a good reset.  A patient mentioned she does it regularly and I had a look into it.

I am not one for a juice fast because my digestion does not react well to it but it reacts very well to lentils.

I found this great recipe online

https://ascensionkitchen.com/how-to-make-kitchari-an-ayurvedic-healing-meal/ 

How to do a kitchari cleanse?

Determine the number of days you will cleanse for.

Begin to eliminate common foods that cause imbalance a few days before the cleanse (alcohol, caffeine, sugar, meat, processed foods, etc) Make kitchari daily (if possible) and eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Drink warm, herbal teas and water throughout the day.

You can do this once a month

BENEFITS

Eliminate toxins and toxic conditions from your body and mind.

Restore your constitutional balance improving health and wellness.

Strengthen your immune system and become more resistant to illness.

Reverse the negative effects of stress on your body and mind thereby slowing the aging process.

Enhance your self-reliance, strength, energy, vitality and mental clarity.

Bring about deep relaxation and sense of well-being.

Here is more information to read about kitchari;

https://www.ayurveda.com/panchakarma/overview

https://www.allaboutfasting.com/kitchari.html