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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 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 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!!

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Customer Diaries – Vishaka Majumdar

Vishaka Majumdar was suffering from breathing troubles, chronic cough and cold. She was a little overweight and felt weak constantly. She underwent allopathic treatment, but no results were to be seen. When her condition deteriorated, doctors asked her to get a full body checkup and that is when it came into light that she had hyperthyroidism.

Since, allopathy was ineffective, many of her relatives and friends suggested her to opt for Ayurveda. She visited Ayurvedic Village’s residential centre in Morbhe and felt at ease instantly. Tucked away from the maddening crowd, Ayurvedic Village gave her a calm atmosphere she needed. Our team of specialized doctors suggested her various treatments for her ailments. After her stay at Ayurvedic village, she feels perfectly healthy now.

Watch the video where Vishakha retells us the story of how Ayurvedic Village brought a positive change in her life.

Prevent childhood obesity

Parental instincts always state that the kids should be well fed to maintain their health and body. However, it could go wrong if you confuse your love with food. With technology taking over today, almost every kid is addicted to their play stations, tablets or television sets.

With no outdoor activities and continuous eating, the child may be prone to obesity. A chubby kid surely looks cute but don’t let it blind you about the health issues and diseases that obesity may invite. The excess body fat negatively affects a child’s health. Curb obesity at a young age can set a pathway for better lifestyle and health in future for the children.

The major cause of childhood obesity is parents. Buying them electronic gadgets or allowing them to eat fast foods is not a way of showing your love. It might make your kid happy now, but few years down the line, you might regret your actions.

Like adults, kids too need to burn the fats they are eating. Hence, it is extremely important that your kids indulge in physical activities. In adulthood, they could face health issues like asthma, snoring, knee pains, sleep apnea, Type 2 diabetes and high levels of cholesterol.

So, then comes the bug question. How to prevent childhood obesity?

You can start with yourself first. Like we teach good manners to our kids to make them better human beings, similarly be a role model to promote about good nutrition. You need to follow a diet thus letting your kids follow your footsteps.

You also need to educate them about the harms of childhood obesity. Explain to them what it means, the causes, symptoms, effects and prevention. Let them nurture the importance of nutrition, thus enabling them to make proper decisions about food.

Here are a few tips you can follow:

  • Maintain a healthy diet and meal plans for the kids.
  • To grab their attention, make your dishes look attractive and appealing to them.
  • Tell them to learn about their hunger and how to eat accordingly. Never force them to eat more.
  • For fussy eaters, know their preferences, or favourite items. You can make various versions of it so your kid enjoys eating more.
  • Switch off the television while eating.
  • Fast food consumption should be allowed once a week only.
  • Avoid beverages like tea, coffee and soft drinks.
  • Encourage exercises, outdoor activities, swimming and yoga.

Parents play a major role as far as prevention of the onset of obesity in children is concerned. Don’t brush it off lightly!

Diseases that can be cured by Panchakarma Therapy!

 

VAMANA:
All chronic illness like
Migrane, Sinusitis, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Psoriasis, Bronchial Asthma, Obesity, Cervical Spondylosis, All Mental Illness…Etc.,

VIRECHANA:
All Skin Diseases like
Eczema, Psoriasis, Cellulitis, Gastritis, Spine Related Diseases, Paralysis…Etc.,

NASYAM:
Sinusitis, Cervical Spodylosis, Cervical Mylopathy, Multiple Sclerosis, Cva, Paralysis…
Etc.,

KASHAYA VASTHI & SNEHA VASTHI:
Lumbar Spondylosis, Radiculopathy, Sciatica, Post Traumatic Joint Diseases, Mylopathy, Neuropathy, Parkinsonism
…Etc.,

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Ayurvedic Home Remedies For Weight Loss.

Obesity is the main headache of modern age. People that suffered with obesity expense a lot from their pocket for weight loss treatment. Ayurvedic home remedies provide you natural way to lose weight without spending a lot of money. A regular exercise and a healthy balanced diet are very necessary in weight loss treatment. There are many weight loss success stories that people share online. If you have no time for exercise in your life busy schedule then you can use Ayurvedic home remedies for weight loss.

The best 10 Ayurvedic home remedies for weight loss are:

1. In the morning daily empty stomach drink warm water by mixing natural honey.

2. For fast weight loss treatment, drink lemon juice every morning empty stomach with warm water. For taste you can add Kala Namak (Black salt) into lemon water.

3. Use salad of tomato and onion daily with meal. Mix salt and Squeeze lemon extract on the salad also for better results.

4.  Prepare a Decoction  of Geloy / Guduchi (Tinaspora cordifolia) and Triphala (Mixture of equal amount of Amla, Bhibitaki and haritiki). Drink this Decoction with natural honey a spoonful to lose weight.

5. Make a decoction of Triphala, Trikatu (Mixture of equal amount of Kali Mirchi, Pippali and Adrak) and Trimad(Combination of Nagarmotha, chitrak and bidang/ biabidang). Drink this decoction by mixing Guggul (Indian Bedellium) in weight loss treatment.

6. Prepare the vegetable dish of leaves of Arand / Arandi (Ricinus Communis). Eat this dish daily to lose weight.

7. Take reddish or Triphala churna and mix in natural honey. Use in obesity diseases.

8. Prepare the powder of Bidang/ biabidang (Emblia Ribes), Sonth (Dried ginger), upakhaar (Alkaloid), Jav (pulpy wheat) and Amla. Use this powder with natural honey.

9. Pineapple is also used in weight loss treatment. Use daily pineapple juice or slice for good results.

10. In weight loss success stories, some people recommend strawberry, apples and other water rich fruits in weight loss treatment.

These are the some Ayurvedic home remedies for weight loss or obesity diseases. The people who want to lose weight have to drink water 5-6 litre a day. Sour fruits like lemon and other citrus fruits like Kumquats, lime and orange also good weight loss fruits. Pickles are also good to use in weight loss treatment.

Also avoid junk food and Avoid Anard Juice (Pomegranate) and shuhara (Date Palms) like weight gain herbs.

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Lose Weight with the Help of Ayurveda at Ayurvedic Village!

 

Obesity is the most well-known wholesome issue in newborn children, youngsters and grown-ups, where it is answerable for more well being issue than all the vitamin inadequacies consolidated. Obesity obliges steady mind in view of the various complexities and the inclination it makes to regular and conceivably genuine conditions, for example, Diabetes mellitus, coronary illness, hypertension, stroke and a various types of cancer. It is habitually connected with emotional and other mental aggravations, all of which may meddle in a real manner with the welfare of an individual, a family or a group. Obesity might be characterized as an irregular collection of fat in the stores of fat tissue throughout the body.

In Ayurveda it is called as Medo Roga. Ayurveda implies-Ayur forever, Veda for learning. Ayurveda is a learning of life which helps in advancement of wellbeing, aversion of illnesses & attaining of a long life. All matter in the universe involves these five components  Prithvi(Earth), Apa(Water), Teja(Fire), Vayu(Air), Akash(Ether/Sky).

They consolidate to structure biological humors called Doshas- Vata, Pitta, Kapha. All procedure in our body to be administered by an offset of three doshas. Each individual has a particular Prakriti(nature or the equalization of Doshas) as per the dominancy of doshas. Prosperity of an individual is judged on the premise of the tridoshas. Any irregularity in the doshas, may prompt distinctive infirmities and issues. These doshas follow up on the tissues of the body known as dhatus.

There are 7 dhatus in our body – Rasa (Lymph), Rakta (Blood), Mamsa (Muscle), Meda (Fat), Asthi(Bones), Majja (Bone-Marrow), Sukra (Semen).

Obesity is brought on by excess collection of Meda (fat) and Vasa(adipose tissue).

Causes:

1) Genetic and Natural elements – A hereditary segment might be distinguished much of the time. Natural contemplations, for example, the dietary practices of the family and financial elements are also important. Excessive intake of fried and heavy nourishment, over consumption, rich, greasy and junk food, cool beverages, extreme sleeping habits, likewise are responsible for increasing weight.

Numerous individuals create the habit of taking one large meal a day, instead of three or more littler suppers. There are reason for proposing that such a habit is more inclined to be connected with Obesity than an all the more uniformly dispersed intake of some measure of sustenance at intervals all around day.

2) Physical movement – Absence of proper activity and inactive life is more in the obese than in the lean, however the measure of energy used by an obese individual on most tasks is prone to be more due to additional weight included. That does not, in any case, rebate the way that the inactive lifestyle causes obesity and may likewise be created by it since obesity additionally causes laziness, shortness of breath, and so on.

3) Psychological Factors – Obese patients are regularly mentally aggravated, however it may be troublesome to recognize circumstances and end results. Discouraged or anxious patients or the emotionally inferred may look for relief in nourishment. Numerous patients, particularly more youthful grown-up females, are frequently significantly embarrassed of their appearance and may be simpler to treat than the more older patient who has lost any desire to rejuvenate a more energetic appearance.

4) Endocrinal Factors – Adrenocortical hyper function is regularly connected with a put on in weight and an expansion in muscle to fat proportions. In pregnancy, endocrine variables help the expansion in weight. Hypothyroidism, lessened vitality consumption may be connected with gain in weight.

Our Ayurvedic Perspective on Obesity:

Resistant framework mechanism of the body relies on the agni (enzymes) and dhastus. At the point when first dhatu rasa is faulty it influences the progressive dhatu, in light of the fact that every dahtu is sustained by the past dhatu.

In the event that we need to keep tridoshas in a state of wellbeing and balance, Ayurveda endorses a particular food, dincharya (daily schedule), ritu charya (occasional routine) for any particular prakriti. On the off chance that an individual with kapha prakriti consumes food which is sweet and heavy in nature, and enjoys an inactive life style, rests throughout the day and performs practically no activity whatsoever.

There is more support of Meda dhatu.
Increased meda dhatu makes Shrotoavarodha(blockage of channels)
No support of further dhatus.
So there is more aggregation of Meda in the body.

Wellbeing dangers of Obesity:
1) Stroke
2) Breathing issue
3) Cardiovascular illnesses
4) Fatty liver
5) Gall bladder illness
6) Osteoporosis
7) Hormonal variations from the norm
8) Osteoarthritis
9) Cancer

Medication – The utmost vital necessity in the administration of obesity is training of the patient.

 Take after these focuses:

1) Diet– Any effective eating methodology means expending fewer calories, consuming less food however quality nourishment. Consume a solid breakfast, a generous lunch and a light supper.
• Never skip breakfast
• Eat gradually and altogether chew your food well.
• Avoid seared food.
• Eat less, yet all the more frequently
• Avoid juices, cool beverages, ice creams, and foods that have high          amounts of sugar
• Drink a lot of water
• Eat fiber rich foods, greens (loads of cucumber)
• Avoid Liquor
• Eat Fruits- Watermelon, Papaya, Orange.

2) Exercise
• Morning walk, running
• Swimming
• Yoga

3) Panchkarma and Kerala Therapies at Ayurvedic Village – Concentrates on softening the fat and expelling it from the body, tightens the muscles, detoxification this is possible by Ayurvedic Therapy, Vasthi and Virechana

a) Abhayangam and Udhvanthanam with extraordinary oil suitable for the body alongside Udhvarthnan serves to diminish weight.
b) Elakizhi
c) Podikizhi
d) Vamana
e) Virechana
f) Vasthi

At Ayurvedic Village, various packages are available. A right Ayurvedic practitioner and consultation will help you on your journey to finding the state of health and balance. So, look nowhere else! Visit Ayurvedic Village.