Ayurvedic Doctor, Chhindwara
12 years experience
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Which of the following plant product is useful in weight loss?
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Cinnamon is a miracle herb for weight loss. Various researches have seen that cinnamon reduces hunger pangs and cravings and keeps one full for a longer period of time. This prevents a person from over eating and simultaneously aids weight loss and other problems associated to obesity like PCOS, diabetes, hypertension etc.
A person with slow metabolism burns less calories.
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People do not have different metabolism rates. It has been seen that a heavier person burns more calories to keep the various functions of the body running. The resting metabolism rate (number of calories burnt during the resting phase) is higher in a person with higher body weight than a person with a low body weight. The weight gain can be checked by maintain a fit body and building lean muscles.
Being overweight and being obese are one and the same.
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A person is called overweight when he has a bodyweight that is 10-20% higher than what his ideal weight should be as per the body-mass index (BMI). An obese person is one whose weight is more than 20% of what it should be. In more severe cases, where the body weight is more than 50% the condition is called morbid obesity and this can be extremely harmful for a person s health.
Udvartana form of massage is good for reducing body weight.
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Udvartana is a form of dry massage that helps in reducing body weight. The massage is done using a paste made of dried herbal powders. Udvartana massage burns the excess fats deposited under the skin and also breaks down the cellulite tissues.
What is obesity called in Ayurveda?
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Obesity is known as medarog in Ayurveda. This condition is caused by the increase in the Kapha dosha. The structure of both the mind and the body is controlled by Kapha. Ayurveda treats obesity by eliminating kapha aggravating food items from an obese person s diet and detoxifying the Medovahi (fat channels).