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Ayurveda for Digestive Health and Disease 

Ayurveda for Digestive Health and Disease
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Ayurveda for Digestive Health and Disease
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Valencia Porter

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10.1093/med/9780190933043.003.0012
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date: 13 April 2021

According to Ayurveda, proper digestive function is a fundamental pillar for good health, and its dysfunction can be a root cause for digestive as well as systemic disease. Stress and other lifestyle-related factors can impact digestive health and can be addressed by Ayurvedic techniques such as meditation, pranayama, yoga, and dosha balancing. Lifestyle modifications, with a balanced daily routine that is aligned with nature’s rhythms, and mindful eating of foods appropriate for a person’s constitution and state of balance are core components of an Ayurvedic approach. Herbal remedies may also be used as a complement to address both symptoms as well as the overall functioning of the individual.

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