LONGEVITY::HOW TO LIVE FOR 500 YEARS-दीर्घायु
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Jeevam Sharade Shatam, meaning there by: Let us live a long and happy life for 100 years. India has been the hub of the Saints/Rishi/Muni's who have been practicing Yog and other methods for surviving a long period of time. Here are some tried and trusted means for Longevity.
There is a long list of people with life span of 100 to millions of years like Pralad, Bahu Bali, Markanday, Lomash, Hanuman, Sugreev, Vibhishan, Ved Vyas, Krapacharya, Kapil, Ashawasthama.
Longevity depends on the quantum of air inhaled or exhaled i.e., no of breaths per minute.More you breathe respire, less years you survive.
Even though, life span is predestined, yet blessings, prayers, devotion to God can enhance it, though in rarest of rare cases. Mysterious are the ways of God. Miracles are always possible.
A healthy mind lives in a healthy body.
Early marriage is harmful for the body as it checks physical growth/development of mind and hinders in studies.
Avoid too much of travel, extreme-rough terrains, desert, mountainous / sloppy regions, trenches, marshy lands.
Enchantment, recitation of Mratunjay/Maha Mratunjay Mantra with devotion and concentration on the right notes–cords, purity at heart are found to cure incurable diseases and boost life; after bathing-facing East in the morning and North in the evening. After lunch rest a while, after dinner walk a mile.
It’s said that Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.
Keep the head in South direction while sleeping.
Chastity, asceticism, less and timely eating, proper sleep, disciplined lifestyle contributes to health, vigor, vitality and long life.
Masturbation/ejection is too bad for health, as it causes giddiness, weakness, impotency and disinterest/loss of concentration in studies.
For longevity and good health recite these Mantr:
(1) Om Mratunjayay Mahadevay Namostute. ॐ मृतुन्ज्याय महादेवाय नमोस्तुते।
(2) Om Trayabkam Yeja Mahe Sugandhim Pusti Vardhnamur Urvaruk Miv Bandhnan Mrtyo Mukshi Mam Tat. ॐ त्रयम्बकं य़जामहे सुगंधिम पुष्टि वर्ध्नम उर्वारुक मिव बन्धनान् मृत्यो मुक्षिय माम्रतात्।
Gayatri Mantr (-for male only): Om Bhu Bhuwasvh Tat Switur Varenium Bhrago Devsy Dhi Mahi Dhiyo Yonh Prechodyat. ॐ भू भुवस्व: तत सवितुर वरेनियम भर्गो देवेस्य धीमहि धियों योन: प्रचोदयात्।
Women should not recite Gayatri Mantr as it creates vibrations which are harmful to them. Anyone, who is born, must die. Once the time of death has come, no medicine/prayer can protect except the ALMIGHTY.
Thought or commitment of suicide is worst possible sin. Soul has to stay in Hell for the sin for millions of years.
Recitation of this Mantr provides longevity to son. ॐ नमोस्तुते कार्त्विर्याय ते। Om Namostute Kartviryay.
Too much of hard/harsh work-physical labor, irregular/ tough lifestyle can reduce life expectancy.
Never cross the speed limit while driving. Have a sound sleep, become fresh, have tea or coffee, before driving. Drinking alcohol and driving don't mix.
Protect the body from stress and strain. Avoid tiredness, fatigue and exhaustion. Become fresh before a light exercise session. Relax and dry sweat before taking bath .It’s good to have exercise in the morning. Walking is a good exercise, especially in the morning. After lunch rest a while, after dinner walk a mile.
Body massage helps in relaxation and proper movement of blood in the body.
Use of Indian sheet should be preferred to European, for easing. It helps in preventing leg joint/knee pain. Facing south, while easing is useful.
Bathing in the morning is a must, as it helps in proper circulation of blood, body massage, removal of sweat and germs present on the skin.
Teeth must be cleaned twice, once in the morning and later at night before sleeping.
Tight cloths are harmful as they obstruct the blood circulation in the body. Cloths made of artificial fibre may cause rashes and skin diseases. Dyes and artificial colours too, may cause itching/skin cancer.
Never spit or urinate in water bodies: Ponds, Lakes, Wells, Rivers, and Oceans etc.
Knees should be exposed to sunlight and air at moderate temperatures. Sun bathing in moderate weather keeps it fit and fine. It helps in tanning of skin color, as well.
Pranayam-Deep breathing with crossed legs, while sitting on the floor/mat/carpet comfortably, having an erect posture, always helps in relaxation, regulation of blood pressure, hypertension and good health.
Wine, women, drugs, narcotics etc., reduces lifespan physical strength, health, vigor and vitality. Smoking is injurious to health. It may lead to lung cancer.
A man who maintains sexual relations with women other than his wife-causes reduction in longevity, venereal diseases, HIV, AIDS, high blood pressure, heart ailments to self and spouse. Visiting brothels/red light areas/nightclubs, sex with prostitutes/whores is extremely dangerous as it exposes to venereal diseases, HIV, AID's, blackmailing and disturbed family life in addition to frustration.
Life is reduced considerably, if the wife calls her husband by name, shows her supremacy, opposes the husband unreasonably, quarrels with him, create trouble in family relations, has loose character/morals/values.
Naked bathing–in the open, sex during the day, sex more than once, in a month, reading, writing and publishing: wretched, indecent sex related books, magazines, papers have evil effects on body, mind and soul reducing, health, vigor, vitality and life span considerably.
Acting, preparing, watching, selling, distributing, screening, telecasting, earning from Porn leads to short lifespan and hell, after death.
Using comb, socks, handkerchief, toothbrush cloths etc., belonging to others, have negative impact on health and life expectancy.
Intense heat and light are dangerous for eyes. Too little light for reading is also bad. A 40 watt lamp or equivalent, in table lamp is good.
Protect the body from extreme weather conditions i.e., extreme hot or cold, sun stroke etc.
Sudden exposure to heat or cold is dangerous. Proper dress as per weather conditions is essential.
Worries/tensions eat away life, so cheer up.Be happy. It’s no use repenting over the past. Forget the dead and painful events in the past.
Melodious, soft, low intensity, rhythmic sounds of bells (Ghanta/ Ghanti) and conch enhances/boosts health, vitality, vigor and longevity.
Clapping activates pressure points in the hand and fingers leading to prevention/protection from many diseases.
Light Indian music (vocal and instrumental) not only eases tensions, it relaxes mind and brings back happiness to life. Volume should be moderate.
Pleasure, pleasure-trips, laughter, jokes, music, cinema, humor comedy, enjoyment etc., have positive impact on health and life span age.
Fasting is good, feasting is bad. Navratri Vrat occurs twice in a year at a time when change of weather takes place, which helps maintain health, vigor, vitality and long life. After attaining the age of 40 years, one meal is sufficient, that’s too at night. Either milk added with water or toned milk,should be consumed, after this age.
Clean the teeth twice, in the morning and before sleeping at night.
Drink 3-5 litres of water in a day. During meals sip water after 3-4 bites, regularly. Chew the food properly.
Attend to nature’s call without delay. Easing and bathing in the morning must be followed strictly. Avoid sex if there is nature's call. First ease out and only then proceed further.
Consume seasonal fruits and vegetables, only after thorough washing .Green leafy vegetables, salad constituting of: (1-2 pieces of reddish, tomatoes, green chili, beat, cucumber and lemon-without seeds) should be a part of regular diet. Eating of too many tomatoes may cause joint pain. It’s more beneficial to consume properly ripe fruits as compared to juices. Avoid juice with added sugar. Avoid citrus fruits during change of weather and winters.
Low level of spices, salt, sugar, fats is good.
Avoid over eating/junk food.
Avoid eating in a narrow/congested place. Never move head sideways, while eating.
Always take light vegetarian meals at night, without curd. Don’t consume curd, throughout the rainy season.
Avoid talking while taking food. Face east or north while taking food. Sip water during meals, at regular intervals.
MEAT EATING माँसाहार : Eating meat invites various communicable diseases carried by the animals & birds. There is not even a single year when millions of people do not die, due to this single reason. Bird flue & meningitis are the most common-dreaded diseases. The stomach of animals like cow, pig are infested with worms as a primary host. This is one of the reason that religion describe it as a taboo-sin to protect the innocent people. High blood pressure, sugar, anaemia, heart attack too are caused by eating of flesh, meat, eggs, fish etc. There are the people who advocate non cruelty against animals and yet eat meat-eggs. Hindu scriptures preach sacrifice which is restricted to sweets, grains, herbs, oils, ghee, scents, fruits except meat & non veg products.
गरुड़ पुराण :- इन 5 कामों से कम होती है उम्र(1). रात में दही खाना :- रात में दही खाने से भी मनुष्यों की आयु कम होती है। वैसे तो दही खाना शरीर के लिए फायदेमंद होता है, लेकिन रात के समय दही का सेवन करने से कई प्रकार के रोग होने की संभावना बढ़ जाती है जैसे- पेट के रोग आदि। आयुर्वेद में भी रात को दही खाने की मनानी है क्योंकि रात को भोजन करने के बाद हम अधिक मेहनत नहीं करते और कुछ देर बाद सो जाते हैं, जिसके कारण भोजन ठीक से पच नहीं पाता। पेट में दही के ठीक से न पच पाने के अनेक साइट इफेक्ट होते हैं, जिसके कारण शरीर में अनेक प्रकार के रोग हो सकते हैं। इसलिए रात के समय दही का सेवन नहीं करना चाहिए।
(2). शुष्क मांस का सेवन :- शुष्क यानी सूखे हुए मांस का सेवन करने से भी मनुष्यों की आयु कम होती है। सूखे मांस से यहां तात्पर्य है बासी या कुछ दिन पुराना मांस। जब मांस कुछ दिन पुराना हो जाता है तो वह सूख जाता है और उस पर कई प्रकार के खतरनाक बैक्टीरिया व वायरसों का संक्रमण हो जाता है। जब कोई व्यक्ति यह मांस खाता है तो मांस के साथ बैक्टीरिया तथा वायरस भी उसके पेट में चले जाते हैं और कई प्रकार के रोग उत्पन्न करते हैं। ये रोग मनुष्य की आयु कम करते हैं।
(3). सुबह देर तक सोना :- सुबह देर तक सोने से भी मनुष्यों की आयु कम होती है। आयुर्वेद की दृष्टि से देखा जाए तो पूरे दिन की अपेक्षा सुबह ब्रह्म मुहूर्त में शुद्ध वायु अधिक होती है। ब्रह्म मुहूर्त की वायु का सेवन करने से शरीर के अनेक रोग स्वत: ही ठीक हो जाते हैं और श्वसन तंत्र भी स्वस्थ रहता है। जब आप देर तक सोते हैं तो ब्रह्म मुहूर्त की शुद्ध वायु का सेवन नहीं कर पाते और अनेक प्रकार के रोग आपको घेर लेते हैं। इसलिए सुबह देर तक सोने से मनुष्यों की आयु कम होती है।
(4). श्मशान के धुएं का सेवन :- श्मशान में शवों का दाह संस्कार किया जाता है। शरीर के मृत होते ही उस पर अनेक प्रकार के बैक्टीरिया व वायरसों का संक्रमण हो जाता है। ऐसे न जाने कितने शवों को प्रतिदिन श्मशान लाकर जलाया जाता है। जब इन शवों का दाह संस्कार किया जाता है, तब कुछ बैक्टीरिया-वायरस तो शव के साथ ही नष्ट हो जाते हैं और कुछ वायुमंडल में धुएं के साथ फैल जाते हैं। जब कोई व्यक्ति उस धुएं के संपर्क में आता है तो ये बैक्टीरिया-वायरस उसके शरीर से चिपक जाते हैं और विभिन्न प्रकार के रोग फैलाते हैं। इन रोगों से मनुष्य की आयु कम हो सकती है।
(5). सुबह व अत्यधिक मैथुन करना :- सुबह के समय मैथुन करने तथा अत्यधिक मैथुन करने से भी मनुष्यों की आयु कम होती है। हमारे महापुरुषों ने सुबह का समय योग, प्राणायाम आदि के लिए निश्चित किया है। इस समय यदि कोई मनुष्य मैथुन (स्त्री से शारीरिक संबंध) करता है तो इससे उसका शरीर कमजोर होता है। अत्यधिक मैथुन के कारण शरीर लगातार कमजोर होता जाता है और एक समय ऐसा भी आता है जब शरीर में रोगों से लडऩे की ताकत ही समाप्त हो जाती है। उस स्थिति में अनेक घातक रोग शरीर को अंदर तक खोखला कर देते हैं। इसलिए सुबह के समय व अत्यधिक मैथुन नहीं करना चाहिए, इससे मनुष्यों की आयु कम होती है।
Rig Ved prohibits sacrifice of animals-birds-humans.[ऋगवेद 5/51/12] It asks the ruler to extradite-expel the meat eaters from the kingdom.[ऋगवेद 8/101/15]
Atharv Ved desires the protection of animals.[अथर्ववेद 19/48/5]. It asks for the punishment to the violent.[अथर्ववेद 8/3/16]
Yjur Ved forbade killing of any organism and teaches non violence. [यजुर्वेद 12/32, 16/3]
Bhagwan Ram was a pure vegetarian.[सुंदर कांड स्कन्द 36 श्लोक 41]
Males should avoid regular consumption of sweets and female should avoid sour fruits, vegetables and pickles.
Talking less, less eating, patience and control over the anger always helps.
Eat dry fruits in cold weather conditions (maximum temperature below 20 degrees centigrade), in small quantities only. Almonds soaked in water overnight chewed in the morning, not only alert the brain and have nourishing effect on the body as well.
Aerated soft drinks, generally the black ones, make the bones soft and brittle, causing knee/ back pain and tooth decay .They make the thirsty person prone to cold, cough, sneezing, bronchitis, viral fever, chest pain, tuberculosis etc.
It has been established that Vinegar has curative effect on cancer. It has been used to treat skin diseases since ages.
Tulsi, neem (-fresh new red leaves), Ashwgandha leaves, have curative effect on mind and body. Sarp gandha (-smelling like snake) bark of Arjun tree regulates blood pressure. Haldi prevents pain, cancer and heals the wounds faster. Mathi helps in relieving joint pain. Jamun helps in reducing blood sugar. Ginger and Kali Mirch helps in fighting cold and cough. All spices used in Indian kitchen are Ayurvedic medicines and have preventive/curative effect on the body, if used in controlled quantities. Amla retards ageing if taken at regular intervals. Chavan Prash, Keseri Jeewan, Kaya Kalp, too retards ageing, in men if used during winters with warm milk. Pomegranates are extremely good for increasing potency-substitute for Viagra, libido, re jubilation, production of sperms/ovulation etc. There is a saying: Ek Anar (-Pomegranate) sou -one hundred, beemar-ill, hundred people are desirous of eating one Pomegranate. It’s rich in oxidants and iron-carriers of oxygen in the body, along with extremely good taste. It's a natural Aphrodite.
Half tea spoon coffee, prepared in milk, alerts and enhances brain power. A cup of tea too alerts the brain. Milk, butter, clarified butter, especially from cow; not only nourishes the body, increases the brain power also. Cow’s milk is good for the infants/aging people. One should not consume tea or coffee before sleeping, at night. Milk and milk products keep one fit in the old age as well.
There is no substitute for mother's milk for the infant. It keeps the mother in perfect shape and size. The mothers who nourish their child with their milk are protected from breast cancer at a later stage.
Homes must have cross ventilation and sufficient sun light. House must be neat and clean. Dirty/unclean water must not be allowed to stagnate in the surroundings. Mosquitoes breeding must be prevented in or around the house.
House should be properly ventilated. It should have cross ventilation. Proper illumination is a must.Floor should be even.
One should Ad hare to Vastu Shashtr while designing buildings/houses. North/East/North-East facing house is good. Avoid south as main entrance to the house. Kitchen should be located in South-East; toilets should be away from the entrance, in South. Prayers should be held facing East in the morning and North in the evening.
Never reside in a house in which doors and the roof have not been fixed. Before residing in it, carry out purification, hawan, pooja, sacrifices and look for auspicious occasion-Muhurt, to live with the blessings of the Almighty-deities. Make charity-donations, feeds to poors-needy-Virtuous Brahmns. Never plant trees like Mango, Neem, Peepal, Goolar, Milk yielding or the one having thorns in it. Ensure that the house map is according to Vastu Shastr-specially is entry.
PREVENTION FROM HEART ATTACK
Heart is a perpetual machine which keeps buzzing throughout the life. One must make endeavors to keep it fit and fine. Heart is vulnerable to heart attacks, due to some reason listed below:
One is in a habit of remaining/enjoying the company of opposite sex, especially younger than own age.
Mounting tensions, inability to control the situations/circumstances, may lead to heart attack.
Drinking of water 5 litres of water each day, may prevent heart attack.
Utilization of too many spices in the food, will lead to increase-disturbed blood pressure, piles and heart attack.
Taking/consumption of alcohol/narcotics is always dangerous by the heath and moral point of view.
Lack of exercise in daily routine/morning walk too adds to physical bows-troubles. Too much exercise is also bad. It generates fatigue and tired ness.
6-8 hours of sleep is essential for normal human body.
Erratic daily routine is sure to cause uneasiness and tensions.
Consumption of fast food/eating in restaurants-hotels-food joints is sure to increase weight-fat leading to joint-knee pain.
Inability to use small quantity of honey, milk and butter: the ingredients essential to boost longevity, may harm health. Consumption of too much fat, without physical work/exercise is deadly. Consumption of too much almonds-dry especially nuts is dangerous.
Non vegetarian diet-specially red meat and fish.
Lack of body massage now and then, if not regularly, may lead to uneasy-itches.
Inclination towards too much sex-sensuality-passion is dangerous morally-socially-physically leading to reduced life span.
Lack of rest and entertainment-pleasure-amusement-joy-enjoyment-leisure hours, in daily routine, is sure to lead one to frustration-uneasiness-dullness-boring-fatigue and tensions.
Inability to come out of sorrow-pain-turmoil and to remember the deceased continuously is bound to make one uneasy.
Absence of cross ventilation at the place of work and home is definitely going to affect the health. Living in the air conditioned space-rooms for long is potentially dangerous.
Rising sugar levels in the body-diabetes, giddiness.
Exposure to high intensity/decibels of sound levels will surely make one deaf. Ever increasing pollution and city life is bound to affect health.
Failure to remember the Almighty, will always lead one to evil-wickedness-turmoil.
Can aspirin-baby aspirin, once a day, preferably at night, with the advice of the doctor only.
Symptoms of heart attack, besides the pain in the left arm:
1. Intense pain on the chin,
2. Nausea and
3. Lot of sweating.
Majority of people, who had a heart attack, during their sleep, did not wake up.
Dissolve two aspirins in water and drink it, immediately, if you experience chest pain. If it happens, phone a neighbor or a family member, who lives nearby. Call the doctor at once.
Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival.
DO NOT LIE DOWN.
There may not be a pain in the chest, during a heart attack.
Consume one litre of water after waking up. It will help activate internal organs. Sip water in between the meals. As soon as the throat becomes dry take some water.
Indians are habitual of taking milk at night before sleeping. Modify this habit by consuming milk, earlier by 1-2 hours.
DO NOT WISH TO GET UP AT NIGHT DRINK LESS WATER.
CLEANSING THE LIVER
The task cleansing of the toxins stored in the body is performed by the liver. It can be spruced up.
1. AVOCADOS: Avocados contain compounds that can protect the liver from damage as compared to 21 other fruits, from galactosamine.
2. BATHING: It stimulates blood circulation throughout the body added with gentle message.
3. CILANTRO: This herb removes heavy metals from the body.
4. GARLIC: Thinly sliced Garlic added to vegetables while cooking helps in improving the functioning of liver and keeps blood pressure under control. Raw garlic with a clove too helps a lot taken in salad. Garlic contains sulfur compounds that can help activate enzymes in the liver. It contains allicin and selenium, which are both good for liver protection.
5. GREEN TEA: Cleanse and protect the liver. Green tea with lemon in hot water stimulates liver cleansing. Herbs such as dandelion root, burdock and milk thistle are also safe and effective.
6. HUMOR: Stress leads to release of hormones which increase the toxin levels in the body and loss of immunity. Humor and relaxation checks the growth of toxins in the body.
7. LEMON: The liver produces more enzymes in response to warm water with lemon as compared to any other food. Vitamin C helps in the production of glutathione, which is essential for cleansing toxins from the liver; found in fresh fruits and vegetables helps in boosting the immune system and staving off colds and the flu.
8. PRANAYAM: Deep breathing is an excellent way to relax or relief stress, circulating oxygen throughout the body and enhancing detoxification through the skin, expiration, lymph, blood, kidneys, liver, etc.
9. TURMERIC: Another powerful spice with a long list of benefits, turmeric is said to not only protect the liver from damage, but also encourage regeneration of liver cells. In addition, it increases natural bile production and aids in keeping the body toxin-free.
10. WATER: Drink at least 2-5 litres of water every day as it naturally flushes out chemicals, toxins, and impurities through urination, expiration, and sweating. Dehydration restricts the body’s ability to flush out toxins.
MONO SATURATED FATS: FOR LONG HEALTHY LIFE
No specific association has been discovered between the consumption of total mono saturated fatty acids, long chain omega-3 and omega-6 poly saturated fatty acids and cardio vascular, risk involvement has been observed. Ghee (-cleared butter), Makkhan (-butter), Paneer (-cheese) are essential-favorite components of Indian food. Dahi (-curd), lassi, milk are liked-admired by the Indians. Milk products like burfi, rasgulla, ras malai, rabdi, raj bhog, milk chocolates are also liked by almost all Indians, barring a few exceptions misguided by the advertisements for refined oils like Sun flower oil, Cotton seed oil and Rape seed oil, which had never been used in Indian kitchen traditionally for their bad taste and ill effects over health. Mustered oil, ground nut oil, til oil and coconut oil are the most preferred oils, used for cooking in India. Farmers have been feeding the milk yielding dairy animals with Sun flower seeds, Cotton seed, since ages. There are the people who are promoting the use of lard-animal fats-tallow-fish oil for cooking-which have been considered taboo by the Indians.
These edible oils have been used for making soap traditionally. During the year 1970, India witnessed acute shortage of cooking oils. This was the period, when crooked people sold non-traditional oils which have been proved to be dangerous for health now.
Indian economy is basically agrarian, in general. Indian farmers keep some milk yielding animals for milk for their daily use in addition to selling it. The farmer do a lot of physical work for two to three months in a year when they digest entire fat present in the food and the body becomes free from fat deposits.
Analysis involving 72 studies unique studies, 6,00,000 participants from 18 countries, has resulted that consumption of total saturated fatty acids is not associated with coronary diseases risk.
On the contrary doubts creep in the minds about the consumption of poly saturated fats to prevent heart diseases. It’s a fact that the food cooked in poly saturated fats is not good in taste and its really very difficult to eat-digest Prantha-Puries-Kachories-Samosas-vegetables, fried in sunflower (-सूरज मुखी)-binola (-बिनौला-कपास)-rape seed (-अरण्डी) oil etc. etc. Animals can digest these and turn them into digestible fats-mono saturated fatty acids, long chain omega-3 and omega-6 poly saturated fatty acids for the human consumption.
In the year 2008 more than 17 million people died from cardio vascular diseases globally, which is the outcome-result of irregular-erratic life style, use of meat-wine-women.
WEIGHT REDUCTION FOR GOOD HEALTH
(अच्छे स्वास्थ्य के लिये मोटापा कैसे कम करें)
REASONS BEHIND OBESITY: (1). Overeating, (2). Irregular eating habits, (3). Improper diet-Drink 3-5 litres of water every day. Do not drink water immediately after the meals, wait for 1/2 hour, (4). Sleeping immediately after lunch, (5). Irregular life style and junk-fast food and (6). Lack of physical work and exercise in daily schedule.Do regular physical exercises ( -Yogabhyas, walking, jogging, swimming, bicycle…)
OVER EATING: One must control eating tendency all round the clock. Breakfast should be light. Tea-coffee-beverages should be restricted to two cups-glasses at the most.
Drink freshly squeezed lemon juice mixed with honey, in a glass of warm water soon after getting up.
Eat wheat or Mung bean sprouts and a cup of skimmed milk or a glass of orange, pineapple or carrot juice. Avoid puri, parantha (-पूरी, पराँठा ), fast-junk food in the breakfast.
LUNCH: Prepare a refreshing salad (-सलाद)of raw vegetables such as cucumber, carrot, soya bean sprouts, beet, shredded cabbage, parsley, mint, fine juicy tomatoes, etc. mixed with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar or few drops of lemon juice and pepper. Two to three pieces are enough.
Take steamed or boiled vegetables with some pepper. Pepper is an excellent spice which helps in weight loss. Reduce the quantum of oils in frying vegetables, pulses etc.
Drink buttermilk mixed with a half teaspoon of roasted cumin seeds, fresh green coriander leaves, a pinch of salt and some grated ginger.
Eat whole grain bread or whole wheat chapatis (-Indian bread).
Cook vegetables with certain spices like pepper, cinnamon, ginger, coriander and cumin seeds.
AFTER NOON: Prepare Lemon tea or drink coconut water or have a light vegetable soup. Eat 1-2 pieces of dry fruits.
DINNER: Take steamed seasonal vegetables. Whole grain bread. Seasonal fruits (-except banana and apple) for sweet dish.
HOME REMEDIES: Spices like black pepper, dry ginger, cinnamon; coriander and cumin seeds are favorable for weight loss and can be added to the food.
* Consume fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables.
* Include vegetables like bitter gourd (-Karela, करेला ) and bitter variety of drumstick in the diet.
* Raw or cooked cabbage inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat. Hence it is benefic for weight loss.
* Avoid intake of excessive salt (-salted chips, salted aliments, pickles or conserves) as it may be a factor for increasing body weight.
* Avoid milk products like cheese, butter and fatty food products.
* Avoid meat and fish as they are rich in fat.
*Prepare a chutney wit green mint with some lemon juice can be taken with meals.
* Avoid rice and potatoes as they contain a lot of carbohydrates.
* Prepare some refreshing tea or infusion with fresh mint leaves and lemon. Add a teaspoon of honey.
* Fasting on honey and lime-juice is highly beneficial in the treatment of obesity.
* Physical exercise is important to lose weight. It burns the calories stored in body as fat.
* Walking is the best exercise to begin gradually, followed by Yogic exercises like Pranayam, jogging, swimming, rowing etc.
AYURVEDIC-HERBAL PRODUCTS FOR WEIGHT LOSSALOE VERA: Its extract-juice helps in improving digestion and cleaning the digestive tract.
GYMNEMA SYLVESTRE: This is known as the sugar destroyer and a medicine for diabetes. The plant is acrid, anti-inflammatory, anodyne, liver tonic, emetic, diuretic. It is useful in hepatosplenomegaly, dypepsia, constipation, jaundice, halminthiasis, cardiopathy, amenorrhoea. This is used for controlling blood sugar which indirectly helps in controlling weight gain too.
GREEN TEA: It helps in weight loss and if consumed with caffeine, the fat burning process is increased by 40 percent.
GUDUCHI (-Tinospora cordifolia, गुडुची ), Triphala Churn (-त्रिफला चूर्ण), Ashw Gandha (-अश्वगंधा) and Shilajit (-शिलाजीत) are other Ayurvedic medicines which are used to lose weight naturally.
GUGGAL: Family Name-Burseracae, Botanical Name-Commiphora Wightii, Common Name-Commiphora, Mukul, Guggul, Balsmodendron Mukul, Indian Bdellium Tree, Moql, Moql-Arzagi, Habitat: Rocky tracks of Western India and Eastern Himalayas.
Guggul tree (-a tiny, thorny mukul myrrh tree) produces a resinous sap referred to as guggle gum.The Guggul extract from this gum is called gugul lipid (-guggulipid or guglipid.) The active ingredient in the guggul extract is the steroid called guggulsterones, that is believed to lower cholesterol synthesis in liver. It helps to get rid of the unwanted fat.
WARNING: Ayurveda restricts everyone from taking guggul in raw form. Guggul gum extract should always be used with milk, water or in herbal medicine preparations.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: It is quite helpful in losing extra fat in the body, improving cholesterol levels and high blood pressure side by side in addition to prevention of rheumatoid arthritis pain.
Anxiety is a state of mind, when one is gripped by uncertainty-indecisiveness of future. Anxious moments are there in the life of every one. Anxiousness about the result, some ones arrival-departure of flight, transfer-posting, marriage etc.is generally associated with each and every one. It’s not that difficult to overcome anxiety. One must maintain the peace of mind-calm in such conditions. Never rush to conclusions. Better wait and watch. There is a remedy-solution to every problem. How do deal with such moments is important!
One should interact-talk to the people whom he believes. He should meet and discuss the situation facing him. There are people who have undergone through such moments in life at one or the other stage. Try to find how they tackled the situation. During such occasions parents-elders-wife-children-friends-relatives are of great help. Make use of intelligence and you may come across with some innovative-dynamic solutions. You may come across some wise man that is willing to shoulder your trouble and help you. Never feel shy or humiliated under such adversities. They are routine matter and trouble each and every one at one or the other stage in life.
People start eating more than their need during this phase. Let it happen. After some time the trouble is over the things are fixed and the situations is tackled-resolved. Once you become normal control the diet and resort to fasting discarding feasting.
Some light drink, tea-coffee-juice-soft drink gives temporary relief and normalize the brain helping in coming out of the problem. There are the people who take cover under alcoholic drinks-wine-woman, which may spoil the situation-game-party.
Regular exercise, brisk walking is essential to keep off tensions-anxieties. It helps in maintaining Blood Pressure in addition to normalizing pulse. Obesity is checked and weight is reduced. Anxiety leads to irregular shooting of brain cells-neurons, restraining the proper functioning of the brain-mind. Physical exercise brings back the neurological activities to normal.
Meditation-deep breathing relieves tensions. Mind-attention is diverted calming down tempers. Gush of fresh air-oxygen repeatedly, into the lungs provides relaxation-relief. It reduces stress, food cravings, insomnia and abrupt emotions-anger.[Read more Yog Shiksha, Dhyan-Meditation of this blog]
Dehydration leads to improper functioning of the brain and body, simultaneously. Anxieties add up to troubles. Drink water at regular intervals. One should drink around 5 litres of water every day.
Starvation-hunger may be another cause of anxiety. It prevents the person from thinking normally. Don't eat too much and irregularly. If above 40, skip one meal. Avoid fast-junk food. Avoid meat-fish-egg and meat products. Some drink associated with biscuits-bread may help. Almonds-pulses socked in water over night, provide sufficient proteins to the body for normal functioning. Vegetarian food is the best food. Consume fruits-dry fruits regularly.
Engage yourself in constructive writing, reading, listening to light music, view films, go out for picnic-excursion, dance, chat with family members, gossip with friends and you are a relieved person.
Sometimes solace-peace-tranquillity does help. During this phase avoid telephonic conversation-distractions. Lie down and expel all thoughts-ideas-distractions out of the mind. Channelize your energies into the Almighty and feel light. Leave everything up to him. Surrender yourself to him. Seek shelter-asylum under him and you are a free man.
Go out for a long drive, driving at moderate speed and your vitality is restored.
Gossip may help you in releasing tensions. Talk freely, but without revealing your secrets and enjoy with children. Play with the children. You may find solace in helping the down trodden poor-needy.