Ayurvedic Herbs & Home Remedies To Battle Obesity

June 24, 2019

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For women – if the waist circumference of is 88 cm and for men – if the waist circumference of is 102 cm, it means that the risk of metabolic and cardiovascular complications of obesity is on higher side.

Causes:

Overeating, lack of physical exercise, excessive intake of alcohol, Leptin deficiency (Leptin is a hormone (A hormone produced mainly by adipocytes fat cells) that is involved in the regulation of body fat. Leptin interacts with areas of the brain that control hunger), excessive eating of junk food, excessive intake of high calorie/fat/sugar rich diet, genetic.

Recent research shows that in some cases, certain genetic factors may cause the changes in appetite and fat metabolism which give rise to obesity.

Susceptibility to obesity and its adverse consequences undoubtedly varies between individuals.

Potentially reversible causes of weight gain:

Hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome, Hypothalamic tumors or injury, insulinoma.

Drug Treatment:

Tricyclic antidepressants, Corticosteroids, β blockers, Oestrogen containing contraceptive pill.

Complications of Obesity:

Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, Sleep apnoea, osteoarthritis, varicose Veins, Polycystic ovary syndrome, depression, gallstones, skin infections

Herbs to treat Obesity:

Alfalfa, Con silk, Dandelion, Gravel root, Horsetail, Hydrangea, Hyssop, Juniper berries, Oat straw, Parsley, Seawrack, Thyme, Uvaursi, and Yarrow can be used in tea form, for their diuretic properties.

Triphala: Triphala has been studied for antioxidant, anti-diabetic, and anti-obesity effects. Amalaki (Phyllanthusemblica) is effective for the reduction of cardiac problems, Diabetes and Oxidative stress.

This plant also shows significant anti-hyperlipidemic, hypolipidemic, and anti-atherogenic Effects and also shows significant reduction in Triglycerides, Free fatty acids and total Cholesterol.

It maintains good lipid profiling in experimental animals. Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) is a lipid-lowering agent. Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) shows mechanisms which probably involve suppression of the absorption of meal-derived lipids mediated by gallic acid.

Dandelion helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates faster.

Curry leaves help to increase the rate of metabolism which in turn helps in burning extra facts.

The herb Alfalfa, can be used to reduce fat, as it acts as a diuretic and can help to enhance the rate of digestion.

Bitter Orange Synephrine, is the alkaloid of bitter orange. It is a primary active alkaloid. It is useful to stimulate the adrenal gland and is useful to burn fat.

Recent studies show that Garcinia cambogia melts fat. It contains a chemical called Hydroxycitic acid (HCA), similar to the citric acid present in lemon and limes.

Indian Bedalium (Guggulu)- In Ayurveda it is mentioned that Guggulu (Commiphormukul) has a karshan property. Hence it helps to reduce fat.

Natural Home Remedies:

Drink 2 to 3 cups of green tea every day. Studies published in the American journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that people who consume 5 cups of green tea daily burn an average of 5% more fat than people who do not drink any green tea at all.

Vitamin C is useful to burn fat:

Eat fruits like lemon, bitter orange, tomatoes and sweet lime.

Eat Almond, Avocados, Sunflower seed, Pumpkin seed, Flax seed, and Olive Oil. Take lime juice with honey daily.

Cardamom is advisable. It is known as a thermogenic. It helps to burn fat.

Include Broccoli, Carrots, Beans, and Sweet Potatoes in your daily diet.

Eat one apple daily. The enzyme, pectin, present in it can help to reduce the absorption of fats through the cells.

Garlic (Allium sativum) should be used while cooking food. It contains Allicin which helps to reduce cholesterol and is, therefore useful to treat obesity.

Jawar, Ragi are advisable.

Include salads, beans, and dry cereals in the diet.

For breakfast, take a high fiber diet, preferably cereals with skimmed milk and fruits.

Drink Ginger (Zingiberofficinale) tea as it helps to burn fat.

For breakfast, take a high fiber diet, preferably cereals with skimmed milk and fruits.

Drink Ginger (Zingiberofficinale) tea as it helps to burn fat.

Add one teaspoon of Triphala (Combination of Chebulic Myrobalan, Belliric Myrobalan, Indian gooseberry) Powder in a cup of water. Boil it till it becomes half and take it with honey.

Ayurvedic Medicine:

Triphala Guggulu, MedoharVidangdilauh are advisable. Take these with the consultation of an Ayurvedic Physician.

Panchakarma:

Panchakarma Therapy is also advisable but this therapy should be taken in an authentic Ayurvedic Panchakarma Centre.

7 Health Problems Connected With Obesity

June 24, 2019

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Often people blame junk or processed foods for their obesity problem. If a person weighs more than 20% of the normal weight considering his/her height, then he/she is considered as an obese person.

However, you need to keep in mind that not every obese person would have all these health issues. Also, the risk of developing health issues increases, if someone in your family suffers from it.

Check out some health issues that are connected to obesity or overweight people.

1. Heart Problems

Excess fat can make an individual more inclined to have high BP and elevated levels of cholesterol. Both of these conditions are top reasons behind the occurrence of different types of heart problems or stroke. Fortunately, even losing a small amount of weight can decrease the odds of getting affected by heart problems or a stroke. You can lower the chances of heart issues by simply losing around 10% of your bodyweight.

2. Type 2 Diabetes

The majority of people who get affected by Type 2 diabetes suffer from obesity. You can take various steps to reduce the odds of getting affected by Type 2 diabetes, such as,
• By losing weight
• Having a balanced diet
• Exercising regularly
• Sleeping adequately

If you already have Type 2 Diabetes, then you can control the levels of blood sugar by staying more active physically and by losing weight as well. More physically active means that you require less medication to control your diabetes.

3. Gallbladder Disease

If an individual is overweight, then the chances of getting a gallbladder infection and gallstones are higher. Unexpectedly, weight reduction itself, especially fast weight reduction or loss excessive weight, can make you more prone to getting affected from gallstones. However, you’ll be less likely to get gallstones if you lose weight around 1 or 2 kilograms per week.

4. Cancer

It’s quite shocking to know that different types of cancers that are connected with body parts such as colon, breast, kidney, endometrium, and esophagus are connected to obesity. A few examinations and researches have seen connections among cancers of the gallbladder, pancreas, ovaries, and with obesity problem.

5. Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a joint problem that affects the hip, back, or knee of the patient. Due to the excess weight, extra pressure is put on the joints, which damages the cartilage eventually. You can reduce the stress on your lower back, knees, and hips by simply choosing weight loss, which may also improve your osteoarthritis condition.

6. Gout

The joints of an individual are affected with this health condition. This problem occurs when there’s an excess amount of uric acid present in the blood, which eventually converts into crystal form that gets stored in the joints. You’ll be surprised to know that gout affects fat or obese more compared to healthy people. In fact, the chances of getting gout increase if a person is overweight. However, you need to consult your doctor if you already have gout and planning to lose weight.

7. Sleep Apnea

It’s true that sleep apnea is connected with obesity problem. Sleep apnea is a breathing problem that develops snoring problem is disruptive breathing while sleeping. Sleep apnea is often the reason behind daytime drowsiness and increases the odds of stroke or heart problems. However, it has been seen the proper weight loss improves sleep apnea significantly.