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Shed Toxins with Hot Water: The Best Digestive Medicine

By on March 4, 2017

I am about to reveal a very special Ayurvedic purification technique that is excellent digestive medicine and phenomenal for eliminating toxins from the body’s system.

It sounds very simple, but you’ll find that is has the powerful influence of purifying and strengthening the gastrointestinal tract, as well as detoxing and rejuvenating the major systems of the body.

All you have to do is…

…Sip hot water frequently throughout the day.

Toxins (ama) that enter the body from external factors such as food, environment, stress, etc. are sticky and greasy by nature. Hot water can dissolve ama from your system just as it dissolves grease from dirty dishes, and it can accomplish this gradually and comfortably.

Just as you boil/cook food in hot water to make it easier to assimilate and to kill the food’s impurities, drinking hot water does the same in your body. It assists in the digestive process by further cooking food you are having trouble digesting in your gut, and dissolves ama to be easily eliminated.

According to Dr. John Douillard:

Drinking plain boiled hot water is an ancient Ayurvedic method for flushing the lymphatic system, softening hardened tissues, and dilating, cleansing and then hydrating deep tissues. It also heals and repairs the digestive system and flushes the GALT (lymph on the outside of the intestinal wall).

The frequency of sipping hot water is more important than the quantity of water you drink.

For best results, water should be sipped about every thirty minutes. If this seems to much for you, take at least one or two sips every hour.

You may have other liquids during the day as well – herbal tea, coconut water in summer, or Ayurvedic lassi (yoghurt drink).

You’ll appreciate the soothing and balancing effect of this technique. Once you have gotten used to it, you will look forward to drinking hot water on a frequent basis.

During the first few weeks you may urinate more frequently. This is because the body is beginning to flush out ama and other impurities. It’s a sign that something beneficial is happening to your system. Gradually the frequency of urination should return to normal, but the ama will continue to be released from the system.

Cold water (and any cold drinks) hamper digestion.

It freezes the digestive enzymes and fluids in your G.I. tract, disabling your body from effectively digesting any substance. This has many implications on your body and can contribute to disease in any of the systems in your body.

For stimulating the bowel motion in the morning have a cup of warm water first thing.

This flushes out the impurities from the previous day. If you want to make it more detoxing, you can certainly add fresh lemon juice, freshly grated ginger and honey.

A lot of us would be better off getting out of the habit of drinking icy cold water. Put hot water in an insulated thermos for the day or always have a kettle nearby.

Enjoy this nourishing and purifying source of hydration!



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About Dylan Smith

Dylan Smith is an Ayurvedic Consultant with Vital Veda Australia, based in Sydney. He is devoted to sharing and radiating this ancient wisdom for everyone to utilize and enjoy. He helps people realign with their true selves to live in tune with nature's rhythms and experience total wellness and bliss.


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