According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the major causes behind the climbing rates of obesity include the lack of fresh food markets, food chains controlling the supermarkets, and the ever increasing amount of processed foods.
In recent years, excess weight gain has become common for both adults and children. The media generated by the food industry has normalized many foods that are quick to prepare but lack prana, life force or nutrition. As well the media generated by the fast food or restaurant industry has normalized eating excessively large portions that are beyond what is a proper meal size.
We are living in a world that has normalized excess weight gain and statistics worldwide show an upward trend toward weight gain associated with chronic lifestyle disorders.
Being overweight contributes to many serious health disorders. Ayurveda recognizes that excess or aggravated kapha dosha is why our bodies are storing excess fat. When excess weight gain is chronic it directly coincides with chronic lifestyle disorders. Lifestyle disorders include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar which are triggered by an aggravated kapha dosha. Weight gain and lifestyle disorders manifest from improper eating and lifestyle choices that have become chronic daily habits. Changing our daily habits is difficult and requires an individual approach toward managing a successful lifetime weight loss program.
Foods that aggravate and produce excess kapha have qualities that are cold, dense, and heavy to digest. Foods like wheat, yogurt and cheese are at the top of the list. Eating foods that are warm, airy and light will be easy to digest and metabolize into energy that makes you feel energetic and not tired. Foods that are overly sweet, sour, and salty increase kapha dosha and weight gain.
Our daily habits of how and when we eat play a significant role on whether we are able to maintain healthy weight or not. Ayurveda has two key rules for healthy eating, the first one is to only eat when you are truly hungry and the second one is to eat only until 75 percent full.
Waiting to eat until you are hungry allows the previous meal to fully digest before asking your digestive system to start all over again. And by leaving some room in your stomach it allows the digestive enzymes to do their work and properly break down your food into nutrients for energy. By always following these two rules you will not only maintain healthy weight, but you will also improve your digestion, metabolism, and absorption of nutrients.
Excess weight gain is the root cause of many lifestyle disorders and why it makes us feel unwell. When we do not feel well it is even more difficult to lose weight. And becomes a never ending cycle of aggravated kapha, weight gain and worsening lifestyle disorders that damage many organs, like the heart, pancreas, kidneys, and gall bladder to name a few.
If you are currently overweight and able to follow the Ayurvedic recommendations for maintaining healthy weight then you are truly fortunate and should get started right away. However, If you are overweight and have developed other chronic illnesses, then it is recommended to work with an Ayurvedic doctor or practitioner to offer you the extra support needed to guide you toward a healthier weight and reduction of lifestyle disorders.
Varadi Kashayam contains the herbal formula triphala and helps to balance kapha dosha, improve agni or digestive strength, helps to lower excess meda (fat) and is good for balancing weight.
Varanadi Kashayam contains the herb varana and helps to balance kapha dosha, improve agni or digestive fire, helps to lower excess meda (fat) tissue and supports the urinary system.
Varanadi Kwatham contains the herb varuna which helps balance kapha dosha and helps support weight loss and removes ama from the gut.
Ayaskriti Arishtam balances kapha dosha, supports healthy iron in the blood, removes ama and meda, helps to maintain a healthy weight and balance blood sugar and supports healthy skin.
Loha Asavam contains loha which is a Sanskrit word for iron, balances kapha dosha, helps maintain healthy weight, eases swelling and inflammation, and supports healthy skin.
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