Disease is the absence of health, just as darkness is the absence of light. Health is order – disease is disorder. Every disease state begins with an inflammatory process, which follows a precisely defined, six-step protocol if we follow the doctrine of Ayurveda.

If we know how to listen to our body, we “hear” when something is not working correctly. When our mind is calm, it does not produce garbage and toxins. Then, we are in harmony with our consciousness and healthy. Otherwise, we get a disease.

Our body is a unique “machine,” so we are getting sick slowly. Toxins accumulate in our body throughout life and stop at the point where the body is weakest. Oxidative stress disrupts the acid-base balance, which is one of the main causes of many degenerative conditions. The trigger of the disease is an excessive amount of toxins, which reaches a critical level at the moment when the body can no longer eliminate them naturally.

Oxidative stress

Toxins are nothing more than free radicals, molecules without electrons. Being unstable, they seek electrons in their environment to become stable and thus neutral. The missing electrons can be obtained with antioxidants (vitamin C, provitamin A, vitamin E, etc.), or they can be stolen from the molecules of healthy cells and thus damaged. When an electron is taken from a healthy cell, it can cause oxidation. We call it “oxidative stress”.

What is an acidified body?

An acidified body has altered properties of the red blood cells that supply our body with oxygen. Changed in this way, they are less elastic and lose the ability to change their external shape. As a result, they stick together in clumps and have a more challenging time passing through the thin walls of the capillaries. Due to increased blood viscosity, the local supply of tissues with oxygen deteriorates. The lack of oxygen in the cells creates an acidic environment, which is the main factor in disease development. Sources that acidify the blood are meat, all meat products, all processed foods, snacks, cookies, wheat, and bread, which are full of additives. The liver, kidneys, and metabolic organs are under attack, as they cannot metabolize and excrete undigested food.

The presence of an acidic atmosphere weakens the functioning of the body and, at the same time, increases the need for minerals. Lack of minerals forces the body to exhaustion. Organs and tissues begin to cool due to lack of blood, bones lose calcium and bone mass, and many diseases appear.

Prakruti – State at Birth

Prakruti depends on the state of our parents at conception, their lifestyle, dietary habits, stress, and genetic makeup. Prakruti determines our psychophysical properties and functional behaviors. The plan we carry within us at birth is ideal for our health, well-being, and personal growth. If this record remains intact and unchanged, we are healthy and balanced. When it changes due to external factors (stress, improper lifestyle, bad eating habits, etc.), the body is no longer in homeostasis, so we get sick.

Vikruti – Current State

Vikruti is determined by pulse rate and body examination. This state depends on life circumstances, recreation, dietary habits, meditation, decision-making, correct problem-solving, and individual relationships. The internal organs are under constant stress every day. When we love each other, we do not get angry, and we are not in a continuous fight with ourselves, then we also act like that externally with our surroundings. Vikriti is constantly changing throughout the day, during the change of seasons, and when we are under stress.

While we are young, our organs and body mainly function flawlessly. The problems arise when we destroy the pillars of our health with inappropriate lifestyle habits and vices. The combination of elements in our body changes in response to environmental changes. As a result, the immune system is disrupted.

We are healthy as long as the Prakruti and Vikruti are in harmony. When the balance is broken, we get sick. The disease manifests itself slowly but then suddenly breaks out years later.

Let us do something for ourselves and to prevent our health.


“The gut microbiome is a forgotten organ.”
– dr. Giulia Enders, scientist

The gut microbiome is a mucus system that contains good and bad bacteria. It is increasingly being said that the intestine is a forgotten organ. Scientists who research it in more detail call it the engine of our psychophysical balance, as two-thirds of the immune system is created there.

Today, there is no doubt that most diseases begin in the gut. Harmful bacteria “proliferate” excessively due to inadequate eating habits, poor lifestyle, stress, and other harmful environmental factors. Toxemia occurs, or too many toxins in the body, which inevitably leads to an inflammatory process in a particular part of our organism.

Toxins are a side effect of every metabolism, but the body’s intelligence flushes them through the skin with sweat, urine, and feces. When the body can not no longer do this, the disease manifests itself. It has been scientifically proven that 80 percent of bacteria do not cause much harm to humans, 15 percent are those that the body needs for an excellent immune system, and 5 percent cause damage in the body and cause us to get sick.

Small and large intestine

The small intestine absorbs the essence of food, water and salt. The large intestine is for the formation of stool. The mucous membrane in the large intestine no longer secretes digestive juices, as the digestion of food in this area is already complete. It only secretes mucus, which lubricates the feces and facilitates their passage. Antibodies in mucus protect us from various bacterial infections.

With a therapeutic fast longer than seven days, if it is carried out correctly and the enema is performed according to protocol, harmful bacteria are removed, as we deprive them of the food necessary for reproduction and their existence. When we are pretty toxic, the process takes much longer. The post-fast period is crucial as detoxification is still ongoing. As our digestion is stopped, daily bowel movements sometimes last several days.

Where the Emperor goes on foot

Daily “pooping” is extremely important for health. Ayurveda talks about the color, smell, consistency, and amount of stool. Anyone who has hard stool or constipation has problems with a dry colon. Bloating, hard bellies, and gases are companions of issues in the small intestine. Another inconvenience is diarrhea, which can cause dehydration, especially if it is present for several days.

If we have difficulty with bowel movement, the problem can be solved with the help of the correct selection of foods, which is precisely determined for our constitution and the therapeutic intake of live cultures – probiotics, even better with naturally fermented food.

Therefore, monitoring digestion and the stool is essential, especially when we are not feeling well. A look into the toilet bowl can quickly reveal many things that are going on in our gut. Do not be embarrassed to check “poop” now and then. We were not taught this at home, but it benefits our health.