In Ayurveda, toxins are called ama, and can be defined as the residue of poorly digested food. Weak digestive fire is the primary cause of ama accumulations in the body. In ayurveda, we digest our experiences through all of our senses. We what we see through our eyes; hear through our ears; smell through our nose; feel through our skin; and taste with our tongues. A strong digestion is the ability to retain the nutrient of what we digest, and effectively eliminate the waste. When this ability is compromised for any reason (emotional trauma, environmental pollution, poor diet, chronic stress) we begin to accumulate ama (toxins).
This quiz will help you identify your toxic load and provoking factors.