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A detox diet plan can help you lose weight and gain increased energy and health. Following is a detox diet plan that can be followed for  a month:

  1. First Five Days:

Begin your detoxification with moong and vegetables. A moong and vegetable soup can be had for the first five days, whenever you feel hungry. Just consuming this soup throughout the five days will be an excellent step towards  detoxification. Do not eat anything else in these 5 days.

Detox Moong Soup Recipe:

1 cup…..soaked green Mung

2 cups…..vegetables (pumpkin/bottle gourd/carrot/onion/ French beans/turai/galka/soft gourd/tendli etc.)

Cook in the pressure cooker with ginger-garlic paste and spices, as per taste. Garnish with  coriander leaves. Drink warm.

moong helps reduce inflammation and bloating. moong is also low in calories and therefore aids in losing weight. Increase in energy will be experienced by the individual and he/she will remain fresh.

 

  1. 6th Day onwards:

Go back to your regular diet, and follow the guidelines given below:

Avoid: Wheat, foods that are fermented, foods that are sour, foods that are deep fried, red meat (pork/beef, etc.), foods that cause gas, citrous foods, Carbohydrate-rich foods (rice/bread/pasta/fruits/chapatti/potato, etc.)

Embrace: leafy vegetables, pumpkin, bottle gourd, carrot, onion, French beans, turai, galka, soft gourd, tendli, spring onion, moong, moong dal, tuvar dal

For proteins, people can consume dal, tofu, fish, chicken, eggs.

In place of chapathis,  pancakes/chilla made out of chickpea flour (besan) and  yellow moong daal flour  can be consumed.

 

Tip: Add ginger, garlic, cumin, asafetida (hing) and coriander to your cooking, to reduce gas formation in the body.

Benefits:

Towards the end of 30 days, a loss of three to five kgs will be seen. The individual will feel light, refreshed and will be full of energy.

Post this diet, your regular diet can be continued. To avoid any future fluctuations in weight, avoiding red meat, fermented foods and wheat is advised.

People affected with the following problems can try out this diet: Bloating, inflammation, blood pressure, obesity, high blood sugar, pain in joints.

 

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One of the most irritating things for a person, can be a persistent cough. Imagine someone giving a seminar or a presentation  to a group/large audience. A presentation or seminar should be a continuous flow of information dissemination that captivates the audience and engages their brain on an intellectual and emotional level. If this flow is interrupted by periodic coughing in the person presenting, it will lead to a disconnection between the audience and the presentation. This doesn’t happen purposely or with intention. It’s just that the brain naturally tends to notice disturbances in things and eventually puts more emphasis on it. We are therefore unable to focus on the main objective at hand. Natural remedies for coughs in babies, kids, and adults help us take care of this irritation.

Coughing is one of the most common health problems. Why? Well, consider the cause of coughing. Coughing is an action that is signaled by the brain to the body, for casting out something that is there in the throat, that shouldn’t actually be there. But except for phlegm, aren’t our throats usually empty when we cough? At least that’s what it feels like. However, the truth is SOMETHING ALWAYS IS PRESENT in the throat. Most of the times, there is a very minute and small blockage or irritant in the upper passages of the air flow. Whatever this substance may be, our brain considers it as a foreign element and begins the coughing process to remove it out. Ayurvedic treatment for cold and cough helps take care of this root cause of the coughing.

Natural remedies for coughs in babies, kids, and adults can all be derived from Ayurveda. Thankfully, most of the medicines can be found in the kitchen.

Gargling is an amazing activity that helps not only to treat, but prevent cough as well.

Ayurvedic treatment for cold and cough helps the body tackle the condition on its own. One word of caution to be noted here is that a cough shouldn’t always be considered as something of a threat. A cough is just a simple process of expelling an irritant from the respiratory passage. Now and then, it is necessary for the body to indulge in mild coughing, so as to remove the irritants from the body. However, chronic coughing and continuous bouts of coughing can be a sign of allergy or a viral/ bacterial infection and should be treated immediately.

Following are some causative factors of cough that you should keep in mind:-

  • Smoking
  • Dry air
  • Acid Reflux
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Certain medications developed for blood pressure and allergies

Unless the above factors are ruled out, blaming the weather for your cough would be pointless. That is what everyone does these days, don’t they? The moment anyone gets a cold, they blame the sudden change in the weather, never bothering to look at their own bodies that may be harboring certain conditions that reduce their protection to the above causative agents.

Now, according to Ayurveda, coughs are caused by an excess of Pitta or Kapha dosha building up in the Bronchial tree. This leads to irritation and congestion in the mucous membranes in the upper respiratory system. This can be managed only by reducing the Pitta/Kapha in the area. The first thing to be done here, is to find out what kind of cough it is. Yes, there are two types of cough, dry and wet. Dry cough is a result of inflammation or the presence of irritant in the air passages. A wet cough usually involves mucous in the throat and is usually a symptom of some other respiratory disease.

The best part about natural home remedies for coughs is that they are easy to make. Simple ingredients that can be found in the kitchen, form the basis of the Ayurvedic home remedies. These simple aspects provide amazing boosts to the body’s immunity and help treat cold and cough problems, effectively. That is the true power of Ayurveda. Using simplicity to take care of complex problems in the human body. Just the way, mother nature deals with the problems it encounters. Eventually, that is what humans will have to do for everything that they encounter.

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In the season of heavy rains and frequent downpour, people come across a variety of troubles. The most common amongst these troubles is the common cold and cough that affects a significant number of the population.

Following are some guidelines on how to manage cold and cough with the help of Ayurveda:

General Symptoms of Cough and Cold

  • Runny Nose
  • Coughing
  • Fever/Chills
  • Continuous sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain/fatigue
  • Body Pain
  • Breathing difficulty

One or many of the above symptoms are experienced by an individual suffering from a cold.

Causes of Cough and Cold

  • A continuous change of surroundings/constant exposure to cold and chilly winds can be contributors
  • A primary cause is the digestive fire (agni) being affected with cold or moist conditions
  • A reduced agni can affect the body’s overall immunity
  • Lowered immunity leads to an increase in the toxin production
  • These amas can go and clog the micro-channels in the body leading to formation of phlegm or mucus
  • It is this phlegm/mucus blocks the respiratory channel functions. Finally you experience soar throat, allergic cough, sneezing, blocked nose, breathing difficulty etc.

Along with the above mentioned causes, there can be other factors as well that lead to cold and cough in individuals. For example, an allergy to one’s surroundings can also be the cause of a cold. Eating or drinking food that is too cold or hot can also cause cold and cough in the individual. Habits and lifestyle choices such as sleeping in the afternoon after a heavy meal or staying up late at night, can also contribute to developing a cold. There goes a quote which says that “Your biography is your biology” and the Ayurvedic philosophy stands by it. In the end, what we eat and do throughout the day has a large impact on our health.

Treating Cold and Cough Ayurveda way

  • Keep body (throat, feet, chest, head) warm
  • Gargle with warm salty & turmeric water for a sore throat
  • Avoid milk, milk products and fruits till the symptoms completely go away
  • Eat light foods like soups, boiled or steamed vegetables, dal khichadi (rice and mung dal) etc
  • Drink spiced/Herbal Teas

How to make herbal tea to improve your immune system and prevent viral fever ?

Fresh Basil leaves 20

Cinnamon stick – 1 inch long

Black pepper corns  crushed – 3

Fresh ginger crushed – 2 inches long

Jaggery (optional)  – as a sweetner

Water 4 cups

Boil the ingredients in water and make it 2 cups.  Filter and drink warm 3-4 times a day.

Stay safe this monsoon with the power of Ayurveda!

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Do you know that our body continuously performs certain movements unconsciously? These movements are built into the body-mind wiring and are done without any conscious effort or command from the mind. One of these movements or activities is breathing. Breathing is the one of the most basic, the most overlooked, and yet, the most important function that the body performs. No thought is given to the breathing pattern as people keep moving in and out of their busy schedules throughout the day. Not many realize that because of certain respiratory disorders, they don’t get to breathe properly and fall in the risk of getting health problems in the year to come.

People who would identify with the above said words, would often be the ones who have allergies, bronchitis, or asthma. However, understanding these problems better and taking the proper care and medication, under the right guidance, can help breathe back life into the individual. The type of breathing problem in the individual is irrelevant. As long as the above steps are carried out properly, the person will be able to live a productive and active lifestyle. Thus, correct treatment of respiratory diseases is the key to a normal life.

It is a fact that diseases and of the lungs and respiratory system are one of the most common diseases in the world. Many diseases are caused due to smoking. While others can be caused because of genetics, infections, etc. The lungs perform thousands of contractions and expansions each day, to bring in the oxygen and remove the carbon dioxide. A problem in any port of the lungs/respiratory system can lead to a disease/disorder. Our trachea (also called the windpipe) divides into sets of branches that are known as bronchi. These bronchi then divide into smaller tubes that lead into the lungs.

Treatment of respiratory diseases depends on the understanding of this respiratory system. The exchange of air between our body and the atmosphere is called breathing while the exchange of air between the lungs and the cells of the body, is called respiration. The oxygen is taken by the lungs and passed on into the blood. The blood then carries the oxygen to the various parts of the body. The cells need the oxygen to keep working and growing. The fact that we breathe 25,000 times a day indicates the amount of oxygen that our body constantly needs.

When it comes to treatment of breathing disorders, natural or herbal treatment is always better than conventional methods.  Ayurveda is proven from ancient times. Ayurveda takes care of the root of the disease and continues to strengthen the body so that it doesn’t succumb to the disease again. In fact, incorporating Ayurvedic practices also takes care of any other disorders in the body. The internal health and hormonal balance of the body is restored, which automatically makes the body healthy and prepared for the days to come.

Treatment of respiratory diseases depends on a number of factors. For example, if the condition is because of an acute respiratory infection, then the treatment method will be different. There are two ways in which an acute respiratory infection attacks the respiratory system. It can either attack the upper respiratory system or the lower respiratory system. The upper respiratory system begins at the sinuses and ends somewhere near the throat. The lower respiratory system begins at the throat and ends at the lungs. Such acute infections may be dangerous for people with low immunity, old people, and children.

Another major factor in respiratory disorders is the pollution in the air. This pollution is prevalent throughout the world. The air present in our surroundings contains dust, pollen and other impurities. This makes our bodies further prone to diseases. Following are the allergic symptoms commonly seen :

  • Labored breathing
  • Eyes becoming itchy/watery
  • Runny nose
  • Congested nasal passages
  • Wheezing
  • Congestion in chest
  • Painful coughing
  • Sneezing

Proven Ayurvedic herbs to treat respiratory problems from the root

Ayurveda has proven herbs which can powerfully work on the root cause of the respiratory problems get rid of it from the root.

Adhatoda Vasica (Adulsa) – Proven to relieve asthma and wheezing

Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi) – Anti allergic and immune booster. Thus relief from frequent allergies

Turmeric (Haldi) – Anti inflammatory.  Relieves respiratory blockages, inflammation and fights infections

Ginger (Adrak) – Boost immunity. Anti allergic. Proven to liquefy and digest the sputum

For more information, http://www.ayushakti.com/cold-cough-treatment.php/

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