As we discussed last time, everyone wants to boost their brain power. The following are a set of basic, flexible principles that can be followed by anyone. Following these guidelines will put you on a continuum, moving toward a plant-based diet that’s low in calories and high in nutrient-dense organic foods. Wherever you are on the continuum now is fine – it’s just a starting point.
1) Detoxify Your Body
The human gastrointestinal system is like an elastic pipe; this pipe can trap waste, and toxins may be absorbed as a result, creating a foundation for illness. Periodic fasting – two or three times a year – is an essential part of yoga nutritional therapy. It cleanses your digestive tract, detoxifies and revitalizes your body, and lifts your spirit – and it’s a great way to start the transition into a better way to eat.
The most convenient way to fast doesn’t require total abstinence from food. Neither does it mean that you only drink water, which is a powerful, but not very comfortable, way to go. I recommend fasting using a combination of water with lemon, herbal tea, juices, and soups. “The 36 Hour Fast” is one such fast that won’t disrupt your life. For extended fasts, I recommend consulting with a doctor or nutritionist.