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Spend This 31st Night with Ayurvedic wellness centre

2016 is coming to an end and we are all eager to usher in the New Year with great hope and enthusiasm. For most of us this is also the time for retrospection when we sit down and analyze all that happened during the year. Surprisingly, one thing common which we find in each of our lives, especially in the lives of those living in metropolitan cities, is the fast pace with which life is moving. Be it in the domestic life or professional, life seems to be travelling at a pace of light with little time for either the loved ones or even for ourselves. Everyone appears to be running in the rat race with no time to even admire the beauty of their surroundings. Spend your day with Ayurvedic village for Ayurvedic treatment and beauty treatment.

There is a need to change this a little bit in the coming year and what could be better time than the 31st December itself? Many of you by now would have planned or in the verge of finalizing a pub or lounge to spend the 31st night with close ones. However, what if you get a chance to spend the last day of 2016 differently, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, surrounded by greenery, with coconut and palm trees, tiny waterbeds? This may appear to be the scenic description of Kerala ‘God’s known country’.  But, this is not so.

Just 60 Km away from the city, there is an “Ayurvedic Village” where one can be at close proximity with nature. Surrounded by mesmerizing greenery, ‘Ayurvedic Village’ is the best place to relax de-stress and rejuvenate. Although known to be one of the best Ayurvedic wellness centers in India, one need not go only for various Ayurvedic wellness treatments. Even a short stay in the picturesque setting of the centre can re-energize your mind, body, and soul to the fullest. And perhaps 31st night is the best time to take that rejuvenating trip.

All You Need To Know About Anti-Obesity by Ayurveda

 

Obesity is a state in which an individual is considerably overweight, and an excessive amount of body fat has gathered under the chin and on the belly, buttocks, and/or thighs. Though it is not a serious case in itself, it may shorten the span of life, as well as create decreased efficiency and happiness.

Causes:

From the Authentic  Ayurvedic point of view, the key cause is found in the lifestyle and diet choices that disturb balance. Ayurveda views weight imbalance and obesity as something that should be corrected before it can contribute to other health problem.
Ayurvedic word for digestion and metabolism is agni. Agni, when loosely interpreted, means fire. It actually signifies something much more than just fire and includes the idea of an accurate and powerful functioning intelligence. Agni has amazing transformative qualities. All the food we take in must be transformed into that which can be made useful by the body (nutrients) and that which is not required (waste). The nutrients, or most refined products of our agni, are used to create the body’s tissues (dhatus).

Guidelines:

Hydrate with Water:

According to Ayurveda, warm water is a natural detoxifier. Warm water cleanup impurities as it travels through over-taxed digestive system, sweeping away molecules left behind from partly digested food that could be slowing down what nature planned to be an enviably swift metabolic rate. Replacing sugary beverages like soda and fruit juices with the clear warm water automatically reduces number of calories per day. Cold drinks cause the muscles and blood vessels in gastrointestinal tract to freeze and in turn vitiate digestive fire, which leads slumberous digestion. Warm water, on the other hand, relaxes the muscles and dilates the blood vessels. Dilation of blood vessels allows the digestion and absorption of the contents of the meal to occur more efficiently.

Sipping water during meal is ideal. It helps digestion, absorption and dhatu building. The rule of thumb is drink 1/4th of capacity of the stomach while eating. Drinking water before meal will dilute agni, which will hinder digestion and lead to weakness. Drinking water right after meal will increase Kapha, causing weight gain. Ideal time to drink water is right after waking up in the morning and one hour before and one hour after each meal.

Drink a cup of Hot water with a teaspoon Honey and 10 drops of lime juice added whenever feel hungry will be a good substitute for eating and will help to melt the fat.

Mindful Eating:

It is observed that people who eat quickly are three times more likely to be obese than those who take their time. While eating zoning out, watching TV, talking, driving and multi-tasking erode the digestive process and counteract the effort to lose weight. Mindful eating means it is about being conscious and present while eating. When food is eaten mindfully, the brain sees, tastes, smell and feels and sends signals to the stomach to release enzymes and juices to digest the food. According to Ayurveda, you are not what you eat but what you digest.

In order to lose weight and reach optimal level of agni it is important to avoid the following:

  • Avoid Overeating and/or eating heavy foods in large quantities
  • Avoid tamasic foods: Leftovers, processed, canned foods, fast or food with additives and colourings
  • Avoid ice cold water and drinks and cold foods
  • Quit drinking alcohol and smoking
  • Avoid cruciferous vegetables, fried foods and heavy foods
  • Do not talk or laugh while eating. Do not eat on the run or while watching TV

In order to be healthy and increase the digestive power (Agni) while losing weight, the following steps should be followed:

  • Vata – Vata reducing herbs, diet and lifestyle, complex carbohydrates (whole grains and starchy vegetables), avoidance of refined sugar, fewer hot spices and more sweet digestives like cardamom, coriander, brahmi, jatamanshi, and ashwagandha calm the mind. Guggul helps cleanse and warm the body.
  • Pitta – Pitta reducing foods, avoiding meat, fish oily, greasy, or fried foods, sugars, and desserts. Raw salads, green herbs, and chlorophyll, digestive bitters and bitter laxatives are the best foods to reduce weight loss  and counter sugar addiction. Herbs include aloe vera gel, katuka, and turmeric.
  • Kapha – Kapha reducing food, avoiding refined sugars, salt, dairy, sweet fruit, bread, pastry, meat, fish, fruit juices, cold liquids, and oils. Spice teas, vegetable juices, steamed vegetables, beans, and whole grains are good. Suggestion includes less sleep, no naps, and strong, aerobic exercise. Hot digestive herbs like black pepper, ginger, turmeric, and trikatu burn up the fat and raise the digestive fire. Bitter herbs, like katuka, triphala and guggul, reduce fat and dry water.
  • Eat fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit.
  • Eat freshly cooked warm food. It will strengthen agni, digests food better, reduces excess Kapha and Vata.
  • Eat food, which has enough oil, and is moist enough (not fried). It tastes better helps agni, builds dhatus, and increases strength.
  • Do not eat food with wrong combination. E.g. Honey and Ghee when combined in equal quantities is poisonous. Mixing sour fruits and milk curdles the milk.
  • Eat only when you are hungry
  • Eat three meals a day and avoid snacking
  • Eat light meals for breakfast and dinner and heavy meal during lunch time, have early dinner between 6:00PM and 7:30PM.
  • Eat after previous food is digested
  • Eat with proper frame of mind – create pleasant environment
  • Eating sequence: First eat carbohydrates or sweet taste; next eat salty, sour, pungent and bitter foods. Finally eat astringent food.

Breathing and Pranayama:

Due to accelerated lifestyle many of us do shallow breathing. Practicing diaphragmatic breathing is beneficial. By simply observing the breath, we can be aware of what is happening inside. The more we become aware of breath, the disturbance, the negativity of the mind disappears and it becomes pure and peaceful. Bhasrika is a supreme Pranayama. It strengthens the heart and lungs, improves the digestion and calms the mind. Right Nostril breathing (surya bhedi) will also be helpful.

Yoga:

Certain gentle yoga asanas are helpful, including the Palm Tree pose, and the Triangle Pose. Also, while sitting on the floor, bend forward as far as you can, with the goal of eventually touching the head to the knees.

Panchakarma procedures remove toxins (ama) from the body & to normalize the Doshas – Vata, Pitha, Kapha.

Conclusion:

Obesity is a common issue in India. It is mainly due to incorrect lifestyle, wrong diet pattern and lack of exercise. Above all, people do not have sense of self awareness. They are taken by external factors, by their senses and do not give importance for their existence in this universe. They don’t have mind, body and spiritual connection, and not even breathing right. Ayurvedic approach provides all the necessary tools to bring back health, harmony and peace in life. By adopting simple lifestyle and healthy eating habits anyone can enjoy the life optimally without much stress or expenses. Possible diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, stroke, and cholesterol can be prevented. So much healthcare dollars will be saved. There will be happy and healthy people in a wealthy country!!

Get in touch with us for your weight loss treatment for Obesity!

All you want to know about Diabetes

INTRODUCTION
Diabetes is a worldwide public health threat. There are more than 194 million people with worldwide and that number could reach 333 million by 2025. However, there are simple steps that each of us can take to reduce developing diabetes.

In 2000, the five countries with the largest numbers of persons with diabetes in India (32.7 million), China (22.6 million), the United States (15.3 million), Pakistan (11 million) and Japan (7.1 million).

At least 50% of all people with diabetes are unaware of their condition. In some countries this figure may rise to 80%.

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in most developed countries.

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in adults in developed countries.

Ayurveda Acharya Susruta (5th century B.C.) had described 20 different types of diabetes called as ‘Pramehas’. Prameha was meant to convey anomalies of urinary secretion. Diabetes in india has a long history since ancient time. The oldest reference of this disease dates back to more than 4500 years. The name of the disease found in ‘Devik yuga’ tells it has been known and treated by Indians long ago.

THE CRITERIA FOR DIAGNOSIS OF DIABETES

  1. FBS          -Pre Diabetic  90-110mg/dl Diabetic(Without medicines) > 120mg/dl
  2. P.P.B.S      -<120mg/dl is considered as Diabetes Mellitus
  3. HBA1C   -< 6 is  non-Diabetic, – >7 is Diabetic, >-6-7 is controlled Diabetic

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  1. Excessive ingestion of food (Polyphagia)
  2. Excessive urination (Polyuria)
  3. Excessive thirst (Polydipsia)
  4. Recurrent abscess, boils, carbuncles or fungal infection.
  5. Emaciation.
  6. Delayed wound healing.
  7. Cataract appearing at an early age.
  8. Resistant pulmonary tuberculosis.
  9. Silent heart attack

TREATMENT FOR PRAMEHA

Prameha is mentioned as one of the maharogas, the disease can be divided into stages as it has been classified into kaphaja, pittaja and vataja prameha.

In the first stage of prameha where there is excess production of kleda in the body due to accumulation of improperly formed kapha that is sent out of the body through urine. The treatment should be focused to reduse kapha using kaphahara drugs.

In the next stage where the vata is in predominance due to the emaciation of the dhathus and ends in weakness of organs. This when we can see the symtoms of neuropathy. Devolp the treatment should be mainly to reduce vata. In the first two stages we might treat kapha, pitha or both. But in the last stage since the damage caused to the dhatus is due to vatha, it must be treated first or it may be fatal.

THE MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES MELLITUS

Aims of Treatment.

  1. The ideal treatment for diabetes would allow the patient to lead a completely normal life, to remain not only symptom-free but in positive good health, to achieve a normal metabolic state, and an escape the complications associated with long-term diabetes.
  2. Patients should realise as early as possible that it is upon themselves that success or failure will depend. The doctor can only advise.
  3. As soon as the diagnosis is certain the patient should be told and instruction and treatment begun forthwith. The average patient suffers initially from an acute anxiety reaction for which explanation is the best remedy. Moreover understanding is likely to lead to better cooperation in treatment.
  4. Awareness of proper dietary restrictions and excercises are important in diabetes.

Type of treatments:

  1. Shamanachikitsa (Curative treatment or drug therapy)
  2. Shodhanachikitsa (Purificatory treatment or panchkarma)

Medicines to Manage and control diabetes

Prarnehoushadhi
Diabet drinks
Varachoomam
Dhanwantharam Thylam

**Note: Above medicines under doctor’s advice 

Shodhana( Purification therapy)

In strong patients, one should employ purificatory measures like administration of emetics, purgatives and enema. The purificatory therapies are selected depending on the dominant dosha, e.g. emetics in kaphaja, purgatives in pittaja and enema in vataja type of prameha.

Depending on the intensity of the dosha, mild, moderate or severe measures should be employed. In obese patients, emetics are contraindicated but purgative and enema may be given. Patients with prameha usually require large dose of purgatives.

SPECIAL KERALA TREATMENTS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF DIABETIC PATIENTS.

Pizhichil | Dhara | Uzhichil | Podikizhi | Elakizhi | Chooma Uddvarthanam | Sneha Tharppanam | Anjanam | Palpuka| Thalam | Thalapothichil

Warning: All instructions and medicines should be taken only under strict medical supervision of doctors

SAMPLES OF BALANCED DIABETIC DIETS

This diet is as close to the normal diet as possible so as to meet the nutritional needs and the treatment of the individual patient. This diet is slightly low in carbohydrates, but adequate in other food prin¬ciples.

Foodstuffs Vegetarian Non-vegetarian
Cereal 200 250
Pulses 60 20
Green leafy vegetables 200 200
Other vegetables 200 200
Fruits 200 200
Milk(dairy) 400 200
Oil 20 20
Fish/ Chicken without skin 100

 

A diabetic diet should provide
Calories 1600
Protein 65 g
Fat 40 g and
Carbohydrates 245 g

CAUSES

Milk , curd, jaggery , sugar ,meats of animals from marshland , cereals that are less than a year old and recently distilled alcohol ,laziness ,excessive sleep, inactivity all this increase kapha in the body, which lead to prameha.

Two varieties of prameha are described:

  1. Sahaja (Generic)
  2. Apathyannimitaja(Irregularity in habits)

This type according to Sushruta occurs in individuals with family history of diabetes. As per the recent studies we know that more than 50% of the subjects who had both parents diabetic develop diabetes compared to less than 16% of those with no family history.

As per the body type, prameha patients are divided into two groups for the treatment as sthoola (obese and strong) and krsha (emaciated and weak).According to Charaka Samhita, prameha are 20 types, which have the common symptom as excess urination and turbidity of urine. According to the predominance of dosa,prameha is classified into kaphaja prameha(10 types),Pittja prameha(6 types) and Vataja prameha(4 types).

The result shows that the kaphaja prameha patients are similar to gestational diabetes, pittaja prameha prameha patients are similar to types 2 diabetes and vataja prameha patients are similar to type 1 diabetes.

1).Type I DM
2).Type II DM
3).Gestations DM
4).Drug Induced DM

Fight Dengue with Ayurveda

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Dengue is a tropical born disease , spread by Aedes mosquitos . The incubation period of dengue virus over  humanbeing is 3-4 days. The symptoms are  high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash –  known as Break bone fever.  In  Some   cases , the dengue develops into a life-threatening hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding through nose, throat and gums. This infective condition will leads to reduction of platelet count in blood, blood plasma leakage and or into Dengue shock Syndrome.

In Ayurveda  dengue is describes as Dandaka jwara in an ancient text madhavana nidana , with the same symptoms described above. it can be cure from life threatening condition by increasing the immune system of body with the help of  Ayurvedic herbal remedies such as:-.

  • Consuming lots of fruits and vegetables containing  vitamin ‘C’ ie. Avla (Indian gooseberry), Lemon , orange , giloy juice, ginger , cabbage, broccoli ,  Tomato, cucumber  etc.
  •  To contain fever consuming  green tea  by adding  lemon, dry ginger, cinnamon is helpful.
  • Consuming Food like rice gruel(Rab), rice porridge(Khichadi)is also helpful.
  • Drinking  lots of water  boiled with basil leaves, dry ginger, fenugreek is recommended.
  • Eating 1015 basil leaves by twice in a day- good to increase platelet count in the blood  and reduces fever.
  • Drink tender Papaya leave  extract.
  • Medicines such as  Amruthotharam Kashayam ,Chukkum thippalyadi gulika, sudarsanam tablet ,sudarnasavam, amritharistam.  It’s recommended to be taken after  consulting  registered  medical practitioner.

 

Kizhi- Ayurveda treatment for pain relief

Kizhi (Potali massage) is an Ayurveda treatment with much importance. ‘Kizhi’ the term is taken from Malayalam language and it has the south Indian domination. It is a south Indian domination. It is a massage therapy and a part of Ayurveda mainly aims to enhance and protect the health and wellness of the whole body and purifies and rejuvenate the body, mind and soul.

This is a technique by which whole body or specific parts are made to sweat by using warm poultries containing herbs, herbal powders, rice, sand etc. mainly provides heat for aggravated vata and vata kapha conditions.

Aches and pains associated with the joints and muscular Skelton are caused by aggravation of vata. The heat generated in kizhi help to pacify the aggravated vata thus reliving the associated pain immediately more over the enhanced blood supply due to hot fomentation helps to recover from muscular pain. Enhanced circulation reduces the oxidative stress thereby relieving the psycho-physical symptoms of stress.

Different type of Kizhi’s (potli), benefits and indication.

1. Navara Kizhi:-

Navara kizhi is rejuvenation therapy that is very useful for arthritis, therapy that is very useful for arthritis, muscular wasting, general weakness paralysis, pain related to joints and sore muscular.

This is fomentation technique makes use of variety of rice that has medicinal properties known as Navara or Njavara rice. Kizhi are made of Njavara rice which is cooked in cow’s milk along with certain herbs medicated oil is first smeared on the head and body of the patient and the body is massaged with rice bags (kizhi) .It removes stiffness , promotes sound sleep and makes entire body strong and well developed. It also boosts the immune system and slows down the ageing process. It improves the lustre and texture of skin indicated in muscular dystrophy, cervical myelopathy, MND.

2. Mutta Kizhi:- 

Mutta kizhi is a form of treatment where eggs and herbal powders are made into potali and then applied to the body along with hot medicated oil. Mutta kizhi is very effective in facial paralysis and hemiplegia.

3. Jambeera pinda sweda (Naranga Kizhi):- 

Naranga kizhi is done with kizhi containing cut and fried pieces of lemon , garlic , rock salt, turmeric powder ,along with medicated oils. Naranga kizhi is indicated in osteoarthritis, muscular cramps , frozen shoulder, stiffness of joints , PA Shoulder.

4. Ela Kizhi:-

Elakizhi is a treatment that use different types of medicinal leaves and medicated oils to heal pain, related conditions and strengthen and rejuvenate joints, muscles and soft tissues. Elakizhi is indicated in Arthritis, osteoarthritis   sciatica, cervical spondylosis, musculoskeletal pains, myalgia etc.

5. Podi Kizhi:-

Podikizhi is the Ayurvedic technique of fomentation in which cotton bags filled with variety of herbal powders are used. Podikizhi is the common type of Ayurvedic massage technique , that helps in alleviating pain and reduces swelling occurred due to arthritis , muscular spasm, sciatica , lumbago ,Arthritis spondylosis, Rheumatoid arthritis, muscular stiffness, swelling on joints due to osteoarthritis , paralysis and other neurological disease, ankylosing spondylosis, gouty arthritis.

6. Mamsa Kizhi:-

Mamsa Kizhi is specialize therapy  which is performed for the disease related to bone, muscles and nerves .Mamsa means meat  generally uses goat meat, Pinda means bolus sweda means fomentation. The sweda using a bolus which is prepared by using meat along with medicated rice and others herbs is called as Mamsa Kizhi. It is a type of nourishing therapy. The Mamsa which is used for this purpose is processed with different medicine according to the condition of the patient and disease Mamsa Kizhi is indicated in muscular dystrophy, paralysis, premature aging arthritis etc.

Whatever the type of kizhi that is recommended, this wonderful relieving treatment leaves the patient glowing with a feeling of wellbeing that comes when the body, mind and soul are in perfect harmony.

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Ayurvedic Gulkand-Recipe and Health Benefits

 

Gulkand also known as Rose-Petal Jam is one of the most delicious Ayurvedic preparation. At the same time, its health benefits are beyond doubt. The word ‘Gulkand’ is derived from ‘Gulwhich means ‘flower’ in Persian, and ‘Qand’ which means ‘sweet’ in Arabic.

 

Gulkand is very easy to prepare, and is delicious as it is to accompany to your meals, or even use it in sweets or milkshakes. The most commonly known benefit of Gulkand is that it has a cooling effect on our body. In addition it has a plethora of other wonderful benefits for your health and happiness.

 

  1. Mitigates pitta dosha: Gulkand mitigates excess pitta in the body which can cause heat in the body, and so keeps the body cool. It removes problems like lethargy, rashes, aches and pains.
  2. Improves memory and eyesight: It also helps enhancing the memory power. It acts as a powerful antioxidant which also helps in improving eyesight over time.
  3. Helps digestion: Take 1 or 2 teaspoons of gulkand daily to reduce stomach heat and acidity. It helps in improving your appetite, and also enhances digestion to keep you at ease and free of any irritation in the stomach lining.
  4. Excellent skin tonic: Gulkand is great for the skin. It has anti-oxidant properties and helps to remove toxin from the body and purifies blood and so preventing skin problems like blackheads, acne, pimples and rashes.
  5. Protection during the summer: Have two teaspoons of gulkand before going outdoors in the summer sun as it helps in preventing sunstroke by cooling the body. It even prevents nosebleed that occurs due to excess heat in the body.

 

Anyone can benefit from the wonders of gulkand however a person with diabetes should consult their doctor before taking it.

 

Preparation:

 

Things You Need: Glass jar of wide mouth, Rose petals of the Damascus Rose, granulated sugar, cardamom seeds (optional), mukta pishti (pearl powder, optional)

 

Method:

 

  1. Ensure that the rose petals are clean and free from insects. Wash thoroughly to remove dust, pollen and nectar. Drain and keep in shade for 20 minutes.
  2. Arrange a layer of rose petals, top it with granulated sugar. Keep stacking them alternatively till the jar is full. Use wide mouth jar and set tight using cotton cloth.
  3. Close the lid tightly and keep it in the sun for up to 7 hours per day for about 4 weeks.
  4. Make sure that you mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon every alternate day.
  5. At the end of 4 weeks your gulkand will be ready and will have a jam-like consistency.

 

CELEBRATE NAVRATRI IN AYURVEDIC STYLE

 

According to Ayurveda, fasting is an effective way to ignite the digestive fire and burn away accumulated toxins from the body. It also eliminates gas, makes the body light and preserves overall health. However, in the name of fasting, many of us end up feasting on high calorie food during the nine days of Navratri. Ayurveda mainly focuses on a Sattvic diet consisting of fruits, milk and preparations made from vegetables to cleanse and detoxify your body. Here are some great tips that help keep your energy levels up while you fast during Navratri: 

  1. Make healthy food choices: Fasting is not an excuse to make up for not having your regular food by consuming on potato chips or other unhealthy snacks. Opt for fruits like apples, guavas and oranges that will keep your energy levels in check. Bananas also provide instant energy so keep some handy.
  1. Maintain fluid levels: To avoid getting dehydrated drink lots of water, herbal teas, vegetable juices and fruit juices during Navratri. During the fast, avoid food containing more spices or salt and use rock salt so that your body does not become weak during the fast.
  1. Prevent acidity: Not eating for extended period of time can cause acidity. Keep acidity in check by always having a handful of fruits or nuts to snack on through the day during the fast. It will provide you with energy throughout the day. Mid-day crunchies can keep those hunger pangs at bay.
  1. Use healthier alternatives: Sugar can be replaced with jaggery or honey. Spices contain antioxidants and are protective foods. They add health and give taste to food and helps in digestion. Jeera(cumin), Elaichi(cardamom) and Dhania(coriander) are known for their carminative action.
  1. Avoid Oily food: Avoid oily snacks like singhara or other fried snacks. Opting for grilled or baked food items is recommended if you aim to detoxify your body. Fruits and vegetables are healthier options to choose from.

Here’s an interesting Ayurvedic recipe which you can try out this Navratri.

 Lauki Raita

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 Cup grated Lauki
  • 2 Cups curd
  • 1 tsp Cumin(Jeera) powder
  • Coriander leaves
  • Rock Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:

  • Boil the lauki till soft.
  • Drain the boiled lauki and let it cool.
  • Mix the curd with a hand blender.
  • Add lauki and blend well.
  • Now add cumin powder, coriander leaves and rock salt. Mix well.
  • Keep it in the fridge for an hour and serve it chilled.

 Benefits of Lauki Raita

According to Ayurveda, Lauki Raita is supachya, which means it helps in the digestion process and also helps in releasing the digestive enzymes. It is very good for those who have a weak digestive fire. Moreover, it is also a filling and nutritious option for those who observe fast on Navratri.

Beetroot Juice benefits patients with High blood Pressure

 

A cup of Beetroot Juice is the best Ayurvedic remedy to beat High Blood Pressure. Beetroot is found to be rich in Nitrates, which gives a soothing effect on the blood vessels that directly helps in lowering the Blood Pressure.

 

Researches explain that dietary intake of nitrate content vegetables such as Beetroot, Lettuce, Cabbage or Fennel could easily show improvement in cardiovascular health.

 

According to the researchers, two Beetroots or one large bowl of Lettuce leaves contain the same amount of nitrate. People who consumed this were found to have seen decrease by 10 points in their blood pressure level.

 

It was surprising to see how very little amount of nitrate was used to see such a large effects.

 

Tips to select your best beetroot: Do not select beetroots that look dry or have cracks on them. Look for the smooth beetroots with round shape. Smaller beetroots usually give a better taste than the larger ones. Avoid beets that are larger than 3 inches in their diameter. Rounder beetroots offer sweeter taste.

 

Beetroot and Celery juice for lowering your blood pressure:Use 1 Beetroot, 1 Apple, 4 Celery stalks and 1 inch Ginger to blend and make this powerful fresh juice to fight your high blood pressure.

 

Simple Ayurvedic habits for Cleansing and Detoxifying

In today’s modern world, cleansing and detoxifying have become quite popular.  With our toxic lifestyles, the intention behind this is well founded. So let’s incorporate some of the simple cleansing practices into our life with the help of these 4 simple cleansing tools:-

  1. Consume Green Leafy veggies like Spinach, Kale, Green Cabbage, Beet Greens, Watercress, etc.

These foods contain the bitter taste, which is mostly missing in our diets.  Green Leafy vegetables acts as a powerful detoxifying agent, which helps in reducing weight and water retention. With the diet today loaded hidden sugars, many people have become addicted and overeat foods with the sweet taste. This is one of the reasons why so many people have toxins today. So it is advised to lightly cook the greens with a pinch of turmeric and consume them.  Unless someone has a large vata imbalance, these greens can be consumed at least four times a week but are best cooked, not to be taken raw or cold as in a smoothie or juice.

  1. Use cooked apples, prunes and figs for breakfast to cleanse the bowels.

Having regular elimination is part of what brings the daily waste products out.  Prunes and Figs are well known to cleanse the bowels.  Soaking them overnight is ideal.  Another option is to cut an apple and cook them in 1/2 cup of water with 2-3 whole cloves on a low simmer covered until soft.  The cooked apples serves as a pre-biotic, providing food to nourish your intestinal in and out.  Ideally have the fruits for breakfast three times a week.

  1. Drink tea with mixture of Cumin-Coriander-Fennel seeds.

This tea has a mild diuretic action which cleanses the lymphatic tissue layer.  Those with more dryness in their body need to have less of it to avoid aggravating their inner dryness.  To prepare this tea take 1/3 tsp. each of dry roasted fennel, coriander and cumin seeds and steep in 1 cup of hot water for 4-6 minutes.

  1. Drink enough water throughout the day.

Water acts as a purifier which help in flushing out toxins while boosting immunity. Lack of hydration can create in building up of the toxins that can lead to diseases. Part of your daily cleansing should be proper consumption of water, ideally filtered and pure. Having warm water adds to deeper cleansing effect.

Check our website www.ayurvedicvillage.com for Cleansing and Detoxifying packages or contact our doctors at +91 7506650605 / 606.

Managing Seasonal Allergies by keeping your Immunity System strong

  1. Digestive support.

Your digestive support plays an important role in the feeding all the tissues, cells, and organs in the body. Eating less processed foods & sugar and focusing on more whole foods is always preferred. But there are also other simple things that boost your digestive health such as making sure you’re cooking with spices which act as a fuel to your digestive system. Eating at regular times and not skipping meals keeps your digestive system well calibrated. And not taking in too much liquids, especially iced drinks, with meals prevents you from inadvertently putting out your digestive system.

2. Exercise. Doing exercise not only promotes your immunity system but also enhances digestion and strengthens your tissue metabolism. Do not do exercise beyond your capacity as it could result in weakening of your immune system.

3. Proper hydration. It plays an important role not only in the whole body but also in preventing the body’s membranes from getting dry. Excess dryness can trigger a response in the body to create more protective fluids such as sinus mucus to counter the dryness. Lack of hydration can create in building up of the toxins that can lead to diseases.

4. Stress support Stress plays a major part in depleting of the immune system. Breathing exercises are recommended to reduce stress in Ayurveda. Deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body. This is because when you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax. The brain then sends this message to your body.

5. Proper sleep Researches show that people do best when they get a 6-8 hours sleep a day.Not enough sleep can give negative affects to the immune system. Having a healthy bedtime routine can mean- turning off electronics at least sixty minutes before bed, doing some gentle body stretches and taking five minutes to do deep breathing.

6. Massage Massage not only makes you feel relaxed but also helps in feeling energized throughout the day. Its helps in clearing off the stagnant lymph and toxins of the body and builds overall immunity system.

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