Lose weight with Ayurveda Science

How to reduce weight?

This is the question asked by millions of people world over with the increasing menace of obesity. Every one seem to be targeted at weight loss- going on diet, exercising, adopting detox diets, fainting with nearly no food for days- and still regaining weight as soon as they resume their old food habits or stop exercising. Ayurvedic weight loss is a very scientific approach towards weight loss. It believes that every body has different constitution based upon three doshas- Vaata, Pitta and Kapha. Therefore, each body needs to take and avoid food items on the basis of their body constitutes. 

Diet and lifestyle that results in accumulation of fat.Other causes are-

* Lack of exercise and inactive lifestyle

* Sleeping in the afternoon

* High calorie intake or consumption of sweetened foods

Fat gets deposited in all living beings. Some amount of fat is necessary since it keeps the body moist, provides insulation from heat, protects bones from shock and stores energy. Excessive fat tends to accumulate mostly on the belly, hips and breasts. Left unattended, it leads to a vicious circle of inactivity. Obesity leads to further inactivity as obese individuals find it difficult to remain active.

How to Reduce Weight Naturally?Ayurveda advocates a realistic look at your body type when trying weight loss. It does not say to punish or devoid the body of its due nourishment ( as when we spend days together by just having three glasses of vegetable juice in a day). Ayurveda teaches to know one’s body then bringing all its systems in synchronization. It guides the mind’s and body’s ability to regulate themselves by calming the nervous system, enhancing the digestive fires, and regulating the storage of energy and fat.

Determination of the Appropriate Weight for Your Physique :
First issue to address is the realization that there are different healthy weights and builds for different people. Ayurveda has a deep understanding of body types or psycho-physiological constitutions. By nature different people have different builds, which are described as ectomorph, endomorph and mesomorph physiques. Some people will have heavier builds at a certain height than others. Heavy build individuals are still healthy at weights that would be unhealthy for individuals with a genetically thinner build constitution.
The main things to do when trying for weight loss include-
  • Eating according to body type- foods that are complementary to your body type.
  • Exercising- not only body but also the mind (that is exactly what we do when doing Yoga)
  • Discipline in eating habits- right quantity of food at right time.
  • Strengthening the digestive capability through food habits and exercise.
  • Using herbs and home remedies for weight loss (instead of anti obesity drugs that suppress hunge
Reducing Weight the Natural Way :

From the ayurveda point of view weight problems are not just a matter of eating too much. Being overweight, especially severe obesity is mainly a problem of the metabolism. This has to be changed in order to have really long lasting effects.
This explains why most weight control approaches fail. The reduction of weight mainly by reducing their food intake, hoping they thereby are achieving their target quickly. But just eating less alone does not solve the problem. Often even just the opposite is the case. No significant weight reduction takes place and after having completed the fasting regimen, weight is quickly gained again. All metabolic processes usually get weaker while fasting. In most cases of obesity the different metabolic functions have, however, to be strengthened for the nourishing values of the food to be fully assimilated by the different tissues of the body.Incompletely digested foods create toxins and impurities that are eventually absorbed, travel throughout the physiology and localize in tissues disrupting their function. This process is at the basis of a wide variety of complications in the overweight condition.

Ayurvedic diet for reducing weight takes into consideration the level of activity of the patient and then correlates it with basic nutritional requirements. The emphasis is on a balanced diet that includes food items from each of the groups, namely, milk, meat, fruit, vegetables and cereals. Avoid curds and prefer buttermilk instead. Allow an occasional treat but keep away from fatty and sweetened foods and drinks.

Small changes in lifestyles can go a long way in increasing physical activity. Climb stairs instead looking for the lift, walk down to buy groceries and bring children back home from school on foot. These provide healthy exercise without having to join a gym. Regular sexual activity too is a healthy exercise. Afternoon sleep is a big no-no in Ayurveda. It reduces the metabolic process of burning calories.

Here at our our clinic we provide in-detail diet chart according to body constitutes and Prakrutti of individuals. Along with that there are so many herbs and herbomineral combination( stated in ancient books like Charak sanhita, Bhaishajya ratnavali etc) available according to Diseases, Prakrutti and Body type. We do recommends  such combination, decoction that is developed by us from our experiences.

What we do for weight loss is—>>>

  1. Proper use of spices and cooking oils
  2. Herbal preparations for improving digestion
  3. Important differences in diet between breakfast, lunch and dinner
  4. A simple system to determine a balanced diet
  5. Digestion enhancing foods
  6. Digestion depressing food
  7. How to eat for maximum digestion
  8. Proper food combining to avoid indigestion
  9. Non-dietary regimens to improve digestive strength including specific yoga asanas and breathing techniques

Your Weight Loss Program gives you treatments for reducing the major sources of toxin accumulation:
EliminationRecommend elimination of impurities from the digestive tract before they have a chance to be reabsorbed into circulation.
MetabolismDietary and herbal recommendations help the body restore balance to metabolic processes that cleanse the physiology.
Circulation : Dietary, herbal and physical treatments like yoga asanas, massage and heat application are used in Ayurveda to remove blockages and open circulation

Panchkarma procedures are  very effective in such cases. We do recommends and perform such therapy for reducing the weight. Selection of Herbs in therapy is matters of experts.

Honey – The natural Healer

Honey is the very common n easily found in kitchen…
Let see some of its medicinal n Healthy uses—

Honey provides a natural sweetener that can be used instead of sugar. Honey is a whole food that comes from plant nectar and does not raise blood sugar as other simple sugars do. Honey also contains a variety of minerals and vitamins and has a long history as a healing food. Honey has been used as an antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibiotic.

Antibiotic Honey Kills Germs
Honey has long been used for its antibiotic properties and research has now demonstrated the mechanism. In an article published in the Journal of the Federation of American Society for Experimental Biology, scientists explain that a protein made by the bees called defensin-1 is the active germ-killing ingredient in honey. The researchers postulate that honey may even be able to treat diseases and infections that are antibiotic resistant such as MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).

Vitamins and Minerals in Honey
Honey contains vitamin A, vitamin B2 or riboflavin B3 or nicotinic acid, B5 called pantothenic acid, vitamin C, biotin (also known as vitamin H) and rutine. Honey also contains many minerals: including calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, iodine, and zinc. The bee pollen in honey contains a great deal of protein as well.



Antioxidants in Honey
Honey contains antioxidants. A study at the University of California demonstrated that consuming honey can raise antioxidant levels in the blood. The darker the honey, the more antioxidants it contains. Dark colored honey from Illinois buckwheat has been shown to have 20 times the antioxidant value as sage honey from California.

Skin Healing Properties of Honey
Because honey has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, it can be used to heal skin conditions. Hundreds of cases have been published in medical journals demonstrating honey’s ability to cure wounds and burns. Honey kills bacteria in the skin and speeds the healing of burns. It can be used to treat sunburns as well.

Honey in History
Honey has been used as far back as Ancient Egypt. Pictured on ancient hieroglyphs and stored in tombs, honey was mentioned on the Rosetta Stone. King Menes, an Egyptian King from 4000 B.C, was known as the Beekeeper. The use of honey combined with wine and milk for healing was recorded in Egyptian medical texts written on papyrus.

Why Ayurveda Science is worthy…

Ayurveda has some salient features that have made it different from other mode of treatments. Though basically all the branches of treatments have the same goal, to combat with the ailments and to offer the patient the best treatment possible in the form of medicines of their own systems every system of medicine has its own philosophy and approach. Ayurveda is no exception. There are certain aspects that have made it extremely different from other branches of medicines.

• According to Ayurveda there are three essential universal energies that have the power to regulate all the natural processes. Precisely, the power that rules the universe, to some extent acts in regulating the physical features of the human body. The three universal energies often known according to ancient scriptures the Three Dosas regulate the human physiology in an elegant manner.

• Though it is known from the ancient holy Hindu scriptures that Ayurveda was introduced by Lord Brahma for the benefit of mankind, Ayurveda believes in the absolute truth that The Protector of the Universe or the Great Soul (Param Atma) controls the human body too. His grace in the form of Ayurveda flows for the welfare of the human health. Thus the grace flowing from Nature (Prakriti) works in an elegant manner to help nurturing the human health. Hence man can be helped only with the grace of Nature. A breach in the harmony between Nature and man is sure to cause health imbalance.

• Ayurveda stresses on the system that if man tries to violate the systems of nature he is sure to be disgraced. Life is always vibrated with the force of energies that come from the Power that rules the Universe.

• Ayurveda believes that every man has its own individual system. In a word, every man is governed by some specific element Vayu (mental), Pitta (humorous) or Kapha (phlegmatic).

• Ayurveda stresses on the balance of the body and the mind. If mind-body relationship is hampered the health is at stake. Therefore, Ayurveda tries to heal both the physical and mental side of man when the time to treat the ailment comes in the forefront. In the Ayurvedic system there is the principle of the total treatment of the body and mind, not any partial one.

• According to Ayurveda there are certain therapies, diets, exercises for the ailments. The specific aim is to heal the disease from the root and to eradicate total disharmony of the mind-body relationship. Thus stress is not given on the disease but on the patient leading him to a vibrant healthy life.

Heal Kidney stone with Ayurveda

Kidney stone is one of the most common diseases in Asian countries. There are many reasons behind it.

HOW KIDNEY STONE FORMATION HAPPENS???

Diet is one of several factors that can promote or inhibit kidney stone  formation. Other factors include heredity, environment, weight, and fluid intake.

The body uses food for energy and tissue repair. After the body uses what it needs, waste products in the bloodstream are carried to the kidneys and excreted as urine. Certain foods create wastes that may form crystals in the urinary tract. In some people, the crystals grow into stones.

For people who have had a kidney stone, preventing another will be a priority. In addition to dietary changes, a person may need medicine to prevent kidney stones.

WHICH ARE THE CAUSES OF KIDNEY STONE FORMATION???

  • Reduced necessary amount of water intake
  • IF one with holds the urge of urination and retains it in the bladder for long time in due course it will result in the formation of Calculi[stone]
  • excessive salt and mineral rich diet
  • some side-effects of modern allopathic medicines
  • mental imbalance due tamsik n rajsik bhav etc etc…!

Lets see some food which can be helpful in prevention of stone—>>>

“YES” for this types of Food —

  • VEGETABLES – Carrots, Karela (Bitter Gourd), Potatoes, Radish , Pumpkin

Above vegetables are the rich source of stone inhibitors like magnesium, phosphorus, and phyto-constituents useful for urinary systems.

  • FRUITS – Bananas, Mango, Pulp of fresh bel fruit, Raisin without seeds, Lemons, Apricots, Plums, Apple, Almonds, Pistachio

Vitamin-C, Beta-carotene & Vitamin-B complex presents in fruits, breakdowns oxalates in the body thereby, preventing stone formations.

  • CEREALS – Barley, Chiwda (puffed rice), Moong dal, Horse gram(extracts)

Food providing rich source of magnesium & potassium, act as stone inhibitors due to their balanced diuretic’s healing properties.

  • MISCELLENIOUS – Coconut water, Lemonade, Aloe vera juice, Corn silk(water), Pineapple juice, Butter milk

Such drinks contain nutrients to prevent stone formation like dialyzable bio-molecules.

  • FOR STREGTHEN – Papayas, Garlic, Cranberry juice, Yogurt

A healthy diet from variety of components provides nutritional supplements to regularize kidney functioning, metabolism and improve body defense system.

“NO” for these types of Foods —

  • VEGETABLES – Brinjal, Beans, Lady finger, Capsicum, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Palak

Food with high oxalates contents encourage calcium oxalate stone formation, the most common type of renal stones.

  • FRUITS – Black grapes, Kiwi, Strawberries, Chickoo, Phalsa

Urine should be kept alkaline to prevent stone formations, thus fruits should be liberally used & acid forming foods should be minimized.

  • CEREALS – Fine wheat flour(Menda), Oatmeal, Bran

IF level of urine oxalate is high, limiting high oxalate food reduce risk of forming renal stones.

  • MISCELLANEOUS – Coffee, Cashew nuts, Chocolates, Poppy seeds

Food which irritates the kidney should be avoided to regulate the acidity or alkalinity of the urine.

  • HIGH PURINE FOOD – Rajma, Mushroom, Cauliflower, Peas

Food rich in uric acid / purirens increase urinary excretion of uric acid which predisposes to both uric acid & oxalate stones.

With the heelp of this simple food tips, one need f\proper Ayurveda medication which suits his/her body constitutes and eradicate the stone.

Basti and snehan-swedan treatment is beneficial panchkarma in such cases.

Here at our clinic we treat cases of kidney stone effectively with Ayurveda medication.