Sunday, February 04, 2018

Fat fighter herb tea

Here’s an ayurvedic fat fighter tea — best made in the morning and sipped warm throughout the day. It includes a combination of ingredients that not only help break down fat, but also helps improve digestion and unblock channels in the body by removing toxins.
Ingredients
1/4 to 1/2 tsp whole cumin seeds
1/4 to 1/2 tsp whole coriander seeds
1/4 to 1/2 tsp whole fennel seeds
5 cups boiling water
Instructions
Boil water in a pot. Add seeds to the water and continue to boil for five minutes with the lid on.
Strain out seeds and pour the tea into a thermos.
Take small sips throughout the day. If you experience any discomfort, reduce seeds to 1/4 teaspoon each for two weeks. Then increase back to 1/2 a teaspoon.

Read more about Ayurvedic management of Overweight problem -
https://ayurveda-foryou.com/treat/overweight.html

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Holy Basil - A Superfood Worthy of Worship

In this age of cancer awareness, obesity-linked diseases, and greater levels of stress than ever before, it's nice to know you can do something to help mitigate the dangers of modern living. No, not move to a remote hermitage — although that's tempting. It turns out, though, that holy basil may just be the newest tool in your self-care kit. If you're looking for less stress (and less of everything that comes with it), this Ayurvedic herb is for you.

According to the National Centre For Biotechnology Information, Holy basil (Tulsi) provides a huge range of stress-busting benefits. According to ancient lore and budding research, it:
-- Reduces psychological stress
-- Nourishes the mind in a manner similar to yoga
-- Offers antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties
-- Fights metabolic syndrome, which is the precursor to diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and, according to some, cancer
-- Detoxifies your body
-- Promotes weight loss
-- Enhances your overall well-being

Read more about Holy Basil (Tulsi) here -  https://ayurveda-foryou.com/ayurveda_herb/tulsi.html

Monday, January 15, 2018

Film on First Indian American Ayurvedic Doctor in the U.S.

A feature-length documentary about Indian American Dr. Vasant Lad, the first person to bring Ayurveda from India to the U.S., has been acquired by Zeitgeist Films and Kino Lorber.
Under the companies’ deal, Zeitgeist will market and release the film theatrically and Kino Lorber will handle home entertainment, adds the report.
According to Zeitgeist Films, “The Doctor From India” will premiere at the 2018 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Directed by Jeremy Frindel, the film, titled, “The Doctor From India,” is the fascinating story of Lad’s mission to bring the ancient healthcare system of wellness from India to the West in the late ‘70s.
In this meditative, immersive portrait, with interviewees, including Indian American author and Ayurvedic practitioner Deepak Chopra, Frindel documents the life and work of Lad who, fulfilling his destiny as foretold by his family guru, became a holistic health pioneer, helping to bring Ayurveda, which was almost unknown when he first arrived in the West, to become one of the most prominent alternative health systems in the world today.
A native of India, Lad was a professor of clinical medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine for 15 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery from the University of Pune and a master’s degree in Ayurvedic science from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya. Lad’s academic and practical training include the study of Allopathy (western medicine) and surgery as well as traditional Ayurveda.
In 1984, Lad founded The Ayurvedic Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 1986, the institute has been based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lad serves as the director of the institute.
Lad has written 11 books on Ayurveda as well as hundreds of articles and other writings. With over 500,000 copies of his books in print in the U.S., his work has been translated into more than 20 languages.
(By- India-West Staff Reporter Jan 12, 2018 )

Friday, January 05, 2018

Losing Weight

There's really only one way to lose weight and keep it off, and that's to adopt a healthy lifestyle. That includes eating nutritious meals and exercising daily.
But there are plenty of marketers out there would vehemently disagree – because magic pills make money.
you will learn:
  -- Why Diets Don't work and what does?
 --  Sample Diet Plan helpful to lose weight -- based on the principles of Ayurveda.
 --  A diet can only take you up a certain extent of weight loss, the defective metabolism must be corrected, which is done by Ayurvedic medicines.
  -- Stress is a major factor that drives unhealthy eating habits . How Yoga helps in reducing stress.
  -- How can we control hunger and thirst by Yogasanas?

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

India has the Highest number of Diabetes patients in the world

Diabetes is not something the government can fight with a few policies because it is a lifestyle disease which is a result of one’s ignorance towards his eating habits and physical activity. Getting regular exercise, eating a healthy and balanced diet, avoiding increased fat intake and avoiding tobacco, are basic prevention methods.

With simple lifestyle changes , including healthier diets and physical activity , one can decrease his risk of developing diabetes by more than 50%.

What these simple changes in lifestyle could be ??
Ayurveda has provided right answer to this.

In fact this is the theme of our Best seller e-book "Ayurvedic Cure of Diabetes"

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ayurvedic remedies for weight gain

Losing weight is a difficult task, but so is gaining weight. Many people who are born with a hyperactive metabolism  struggle to put on muscle and weight and are cursed to stay skinny all their lives.
Being underweight also has its share of health issues like decreased stamina, low tolerance to cold and a weakened immune system.
Ayurveda offers a range of remedies for weight gain. According to the ancient Indian system of medicine, skinny or underweight people have the Vata type composition, which makes weight gain very difficult. However, Ayurveda also offers treatment for low body weight.

Read more about Recommended Ayurvedic preparations.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Ayurvedic herbs to strengthen Immunity in HIV patients

The HIV virus attacks your immune system; and over time, it weakens your defences against opportunistic infections.  Apart from following a good lifestyle, it is important to fortify your diet with immune-strengthening herbs and medicines. Ayurveda offers an effective adjunct to conventional HIV treatment through powerful herbs that are safe and free of side effects.
Ayurveda recommends some powerful herbs and remedies to keep your immune system healthy.

1 Aloe vera
Aloe vera or kumari  is an anti-inflammatory herb and has a healing effect on the immune system of the HIV-infected person if taken regularly.

2 Garlic
Garlic is a known immunomodulator and an anti-inflammatory agent. The compound allicin found in garlic has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Those diagnosed with HIV can either eat whole cloves of garlic as part of their daily diet or use garlic supplements.

3 Turmeric
Curcumin, a yellow pigment present in turmeric, has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer and antimicrobial qualities, which makes it a potentially powerful herb against HIV-AIDS. It is also said to inhibit HIV from progressing into full-blown AIDS. Always combine turmeric with pepper for better results.

4 Amlaki
Indian gooseberry, amla or amlaki is a rich source of vitamin C and other beneficial antioxidants, which keeps the immune system strong. The nutritious fruit is also a part of many Ayurvedic preparations like Chyavanprash which is good for immune health for those with an HIV load.

5 Shatavari
Indian asparagus or shatavari is a potent herb which strengthens the immune system and improves its functions by stimulating immune cells. Regular intake of this herb will help the HIV-infected person’s body ward off external infections.

6 Guduchi
One of the best immunomodulators in Ayurveda is guduchi, known also by its scientific name tinospora cordifolia. It helps in the smooth functioning of the immune system by maintaining sufficient levels of white blood cells in the HIV-infected person’s blood.

7 Kalmegh
Kalmegh (andrographis paniculata) is herb known for its immunomodulatory properties. Clinical studies have been conducted to explore the role of the herb in treating HIV infections. Regular intake of kalmegh also ensures liver-protection from the harmful toxic effects of HIV drugs.

Read more about Ayurvedic management of HIV/AIDS here - https://ayurveda-foryou.com/treat/aids.html