why do we need to cleanse?
aCCORDING TO AYURVEDA, a balanced digestive fire is one of the most important elements responsible for health in the body and, therefore, an imbalanced digestive fire is the first step in creation of disease. As we explored in the previous chapter, an imbalance of Breeze, Fire, or Mountain can lead to disruption of the normal digestive fire and formation of poor-quality tissues. This disruption can also lead to the production of a substance much like glue that can affect the proper functioning of the body. When this happens, cleansing is the only way to restore balance.