Saturday, 14 December 2019

A complete guide on your diet and food habits according to Ayurveda

A complete guide on your diet and food habits according to Ayurveda

ayurvedic diet according to dosha

            An ayurvedic diet is an ancient form of medicine that promotes well being through a balance of your mind, body, and spirit. This balance is achieved from your customized diet plan, which is based on three body types. The three body types are, namely Vata, pitta, and Kapha. Each type of body needs different dietary intakes for maintaining balance.

 How to identify your body type?

        People who have vata body type are generally tall, thin-boned, open-minded, and creative. Warm foods are the perfect choice for them. This type of body is generally cold, so warm foods will help in maintaining balance in their bodies.

        People who have pitta body type are athletic, medium built, hardworking, and determined. Their bodies generally remain hot. They need cooling foods to maintain their body balance.
        People with Kapha body type are heavily built, strong and loving. The light and lean foods suit them as they can easily put on weight with heavy meals.

Let’s discuss the ayurvedic diet plan for these three body types.

 Diet of Vata dosha -

        The diet for Vata dosha people includes freshly cooked whole foods that are soft in texture, rich in fats and protein, and seasoned with a variety of spices. These foods must be served warm or hot. 
        These foods help to maintain the balance by nourishing the tissues, preserving the moisture, and maintaining warmth throughout the body. These characteristics help in proper digestion and elimination of toxins from the body. 

        It is not that you must completely accumulate to this diet suddenly. Start off by observing your day to day diet patterns and identify where you can make small changes.

Foods to take

         You must include sweet fruits such as cooked apples or cherries, cooked vegetables like asparagus or beets, grains including quinoa or rice, red lentils, dairy products (in moderation), beef, eggs, fish, black pepper, coriander leaves, vinegar, peanuts and pecans, chia or flax seeds, sesame oil, and ghee.

Foods to avoid
    You must avoid dried fruit, raw apples, and watermelon, frozen, raw or dried vegetables, potatoes, barley, corn, chickpeas, split peas, yogurt, lamb, turkey, red wine, and chocolate.

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Diet of Pitta dosha

     The diet of Pitta dosha people includes fresh whole foods that are cooling, energizing, dry, and high in carbohydrates. These foods decrease internal heat, prevents inflammation, balances digestive fire, absorb excess oil, and liquids.

      Eat foods that are cool in temperature. Raw foods impart a natural cooling effect on the body. Whenever you eat, mix some amount of raw fruits and vegetables on your diet. Avoid eating hot dishes such as alcohol, coffee, etc.

Foods to take
      You must include raisins, watermelon, sweet or bitter vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower, dry cereal, pasta, black beans, unsalted butter, chicken (white meat), egg whites, almonds, beer, dry white wine, and coconut.

Foods to avoid
      You must avoid apricots, avocado, pungent vegetables like onions or raw leeks, sour fruits, spinach, bread made with yeast, quinoa, and brown rice, rye, soy sauce, salted butter, sour cream, beef, chicken (dark meat), chili pepper, red or sweet wine, seafood other than shrimp, and chocolate.

Diet of Kapha dosha

      The diet of Kapha dosha includes freshly cooked whole foods that are light, warming, dry, well-spiced, and easy to digest. These foods must be served warm or hot. These foods maintain balance by balancing mucus production, regulating moisture levels, maintaining heat, and aiding in proper digestion and elimination.

     This diet focuses on smaller meals, little to no snacking, fewer sweets, fruits, and vegetables, legumes, and limited alcohol.

Foods to take
     You must include astringent fruit like applesauce or prunes, pungent or bitter vegetables like celery or carrots, granola, polenta, lima beans, buttermilk, cottage cheese, shrimp, turkey, dry red or white wine.

Foods to avoid
     You must avoid Sweet or sour fruits like grapefruit or figs, sweet or juicy vegetables like cucumber or zucchini, cooked oats, rice, pasta, pancakes, 
wheat, kidney beans, soft or hard cheese, duck, tofu, freshwater fish, ketchup, hard alcohol, and chocolate.

Benefits of ayurvedic diet

●     Encourages whole foods
●     Could promote weight loss
●     Promotes mindfulness
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Monday, 11 November 2019

Digestive Health : What is True ?

Digestive Health : What is True ?

- Dr.Yogesh Chavan, MD(Ayu.Kerala)

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Ayurvedic Classics has described importance of daily routine for maintaining excellent Digestive Health. Dr.Yogesh Chavan MD(Ayu.)Kerala is digestive disorders expert in Nashik India. He has cured many cases of IBS, Grahani, Hyperacidity, Bloating, constipation, Colitis etc. with help of Ayurvedic medicines and Panchakarma successfully.

There are some advices given on internet or elsewhere for maintaining digestive health, but how many of them are really true.

True or False? Take this quiz to know now!

Q1. Inhaling fresh air and doing pranayama has nothing to do with ensuring proper digestive health.

True / False

Answer - False

It is known to everyone that air feeds a fire. Similarly, in Ayurveda it is believed that the Agni is kindled every time we breathe air, boosting a healthy digestive health. Therefore, the best way to feed the internal Agni is by inhaling fresh air, for which various breathing pranayama are there to help. In case you are unable to determine the ‘doshas’ that are affecting your Agni or well-being, consult with an Ayurveda doctor and convey your queries and problems to him.

Q2. Which of these Ayurveda tips can help in great digestion?

Meditate regularly/ Refrain from overeating / Eat without distractions / All of the above

Answer - All of the above

There are various constitutional treatments available of Ayurveda which are nothing but a few habits that can make the digestion process healthier. Some of such digestion-friendly Ayurveda tips are, eating mindfully, without any distractions, avoiding eating food that your stomach has to struggle to accommodate, meditating daily, focusing on the inner mind to obtain a sense of peacefulness and get rid of anxiety. You can always consult with an Ayurveda doctor to implement best practices for healthy digestion in your daily life.

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Q3. Sipping on Ginger tea can be an excellent way of maintaining your digestive health, as believed in Ayurveda.

True / False

Answer - True

Referred to as a universal remedy in Ayurveda, consumption of ginger along with tea is known to offer many health benefits, a sound digestive health being one of them. Ginger can smoothen not only the functioning of the muscles in the intestines but also relieves symptoms of cramping and gas. You can easily prepare large batches of ginger tea and store it in your thermos and have a sip from it now and then, throughout the day.

Q4. Which of these Ayurvedic way of eating can help in better digestion?

Making lunch the biggest meal of your day /

Eating the largest meal at dinner

Start the day with light breakfast

None of the above

Answer - Making lunch the biggest meal of your day

As per the Ayurvedic principle, the digestive fire burns the strongest when the sun reaches its highest point. In Ayurveda, humans are believed to be the mere reflection of what's happening in nature. Eating the biggest or heaviest meal during the lunch gives the body enough time to fully digest the food before going to bed when the digestive system shuts down effectively. In case you have any particular physical condition that prevents you from having heavy meals, consult with an Ayurveda doctor before changing your eating routine.

Q5. According to Ayurveda, following a consistent daily routine is crucial for excellent digestive health.

True / False

Answer - True

The practice of following an appropriate daily routine is emphasized greatly in Ayurveda for it being supportive of Agni, the essential factor for human's well-being. Maintaining a routine not only helps in reducing the stress and anxiety but also creates a sense of regularity, introducing the right balance in life, which is the key to a healthy digestive system. To keep your digestive health unharmed, you can talk to an Ayurvedic doctor for necessary Ayurvedic medicines or practices to follow.

Contact us for more information or Ayurvedic treatment of digestive diseases in Nashik.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Ayurvedic treatment of skin diseases

Ayurvedic treatment of skin diseases in Nashik

The months of July and August comprise of the monsoon season. As per Ayurveda, this is the ideal opportunity for Pitta and Vata aggravation. All the warmth that gathers in the body in the summer is aggravated during the monsoon season. There are various skin diseases predominant in the rainy season. A basic learning of Ayurveda can help us anticipate and even treat difficult skin issues. According to Ayurveda, the skin has six layers, found externally as well as stretching out to the more profound levels of the body. A skin disease is established profoundly into different tissues, such as fat, muscles, blood and so forth.
Most skin treatments are for the outer part. These never reach to the more profound layers of the skin. Ayurveda dependably tries to find the disease by treating it, particularly as indicated by its cause. The disease being deep seated, it is hard to alter the issue rapidly. Ayurvedic skin treatments may take a couple of weeks to remove the indications. The cure is permanent. 
Here is a list of skin diseases, which can be effectively cured using Ayurvedic remedies.

Ayurvedic treatment of skin diseases in Nashik
1. Pruritus: 
Pruritus is characterized as a sensation that incites the yearning to scratch. It is present in both the central and peripheral neural components. Nerve endings in the area of the dermo-epidermal junction transmit the sensation of itch by means of moderate conveying C filaments, and it is likely tweaked midway. Pruritus (Itch) is a typical displaying side effect of both essential skin diseases and basic restorative issue. Ayurveda can effectively treat pruritus.

2. Papulosquamous eruptions: 
This is an eruptive scaly rash, now and again connected with itching. The primary driver might be Eczema, Psoriasis, Pityriasis Rosea, Lichen Planus, Drug Eruption. This is a very common skin disease which can be managed by Ayurveda.

Ayurvedic treatment of skin diseases in Nashik

3. Erythroderma: 
This skin disease results in scaling of the majority of the body surface. Erythroderma patients might be systemically unwell accompanied by shivering because of loss of temperature and pyrexia. The pulse rate might get enhanced, and the blood pressure may become low because of volume consumption.

4. Photosensitivity: 
Sunlight is responsible for causing numerous skin diseases. Photosensitization is less while exposed to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and visible light. At the point when a rash is identified with daylight, then the parts influenced have a tendency to be light, uncovered destinations the face, especially the nose and the cheeks yet barring the eyelids.

Ayurvedic treatment of skin diseases in Nashik
5. Psoriasis: 
Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease of the skin, characterized by erythematous plaques with expansive scales.
Ayurveda is a very effective branch of medicine and can be used to effectively treat skin disease. Ayurvedic treatment of skin diseases is very safe & free from any adverse effects of steroid.
In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Leucoderma - Is Ayurvedic Treatment Best?

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Leucoderma is more commonly known as vitiligo. It is characterized by white patches developing on your body and it can happen to any part of the body. The reason why vitiligo occurs is because melanocytes, which comprise the pigment known as melanin, get damaged. Melanin imparts your skin its color, hence, a lack of it results in vitiligo. Here are the exact causes, symptoms and treatment of vitiligo:

Causes of Leucoderma

1. Vitiligo occurs when the melanocytes, which comprise the pigment "melanin", get damaged.
2. However, it is worth note that the exact cause of vitiligo is unknown although it does affect dark skinned people a lot more. There have been many theories about what causes this disease however.
3. Vitiligo, being an autoimmune disease, is caused when the melanocytes attack your immune system.
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Symptoms of Leucoderma

1. The most common symptom of leucoderma is that white patches develop on the body.
2. The white patches appear rapidly at first followed by a rather stable period where the disease does not progress any further.
3. Leucoderma can even affect the hair and eyelids and it is extremely rare for pigmentation to come back to normal.
4. Finally, it is worth note that leucoderma has high chances of occurring to the areas of the body which are exposed more to the sun, areas where there were injuries before as well as the area around moles.
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Leucoderma can be easily cured with Ayurvedic treatment. Bakuchi, Khadir, Manjishta are some natural drugs to restore original colour of skin. Some Shodhan procedures like Virechan, Basti are also helpful for body detoxification which further improves normal body function & normal melanin production in body.
Who is at risk?
Men and women are equally likely to suffer from vitiligo. However, factors such as having a family history of vitiligo or leucoderma and having autoimmune disorders make you more susceptible to leucoderma.
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In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
-Dr.Yogesh Chavan, MD (Ayu.)Kerala