MS Ayurved, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Junagadh
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What are the most common reasons behind increasing weight issues?
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Obesity is on the rise with changing lifestyle. These include poor eating habits, high consumption of processed and packaged foods and increasingly sedentary lifestyles across all ages. Added to this are the stress levels which are on the rise across all ages and groups. All these have led to accelerated ageing wherein overall health has taken a beating. Ayurveda believes in restoring natural ways of living which can help slow down ageing and improve health levels. Do not look at ageing as something external, it is an internal process with external manifestations.
What are the common home remedies for weight loss?
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Ayurveda suggests lots of herbal remedies which have been used since ages to lose weight. These natural ways help in reducing fat accumulation as well as releasing accumulated fat. They can also promote metabolism and thereby prevent weight gain. For example, lime juice and honey in warm water is a time-tested way to reduce weight. Water helps in removing toxins and gives a sense of fullness, thereby helping in weight management.
What are some Ayurvedic detox measures used in weight loss?
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Weight loss is also attributed to toxin accumulation, and Ayurveda has many remedies for it. The ancient healing system suggests the use of herbal oils and powders for body massages, as this promotes blood and lymphatic circulation, removes fatty deposits and toxins and improves overall health. A periodic Ayurvedic massage should be part of your weight loss routine. An Ayurvedic massage followed by a specific diet ensures the continuous effect of the massage.
Weight loss can be achieved with Ayurvedic detoxification.
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Ayurveda has time-tested, effective methods to help in weight loss. This would include a combination of dietary changes, lifestyle changes with breathing and yoga, and massages which further aid in detox. All these are aimed at improving metabolism, removing toxins, reducing fatty deposition, and improving overall health and not just reducing weight. Do not look at weight loss only from a numeric point of view; it is an extremely essential to maintain good health along with an optimal weight.
A holistic approach is a key to weight management in Ayurveda.
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Ayurveda does not look at weight management as a single entity that is aimed at reducing the weight. It aims at improving the balance between the three elements of the body Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, which is the key to optimal health. This balance can be achieved by a combination of dietary and lifestyle changes including exercise, no or minimal alcohol consumption, no smoking, and an active lifestyle. Ayurveda also believes in periodic detox to improve overall health. Food and lifestyle changes can help prevent and control weight to a large extent.