The Body Matrix
Life in Ayurveda is imagined as the union of body, senses, mind, and soul. The living man is an aggregation of three humors (Vata, Pitta &Kapha), seven fundamental tissues (Rasa, Rakta, Mansa, Meda, Asthi, Majja, and Shukra) and the waste results of the body, like the feces, urine, and sweat. Hence complete body matrix includes the humors, the tissues, and the waste products of the body. The development and rot of this body matrix and its constituents spin around food which gets handled into humors, tissues, and wastes. Ingestion, digestion, assimilation, absorption, and digestion of food have a transaction in health and illness which are essentially influenced by bio-fire (Agni). Organic products are preferred by many.