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The Ayurvedic Detox Diet

A complete Ayurvedic cleansing program includes 15 days of preparation and 45 days of actual cleansing. Ayurvedic healers recommend paying special attention to your diet during these two phases to avoid overtaxing your digestion and to enable purification to occur easily and completely. Ayurveda does not recommend fasting or entirely liquid diets such as juices, because that may cause your digestive agni to become imbalanced.

Here are some suggestions from  Ayurveda for diet management during detox:
Avoid ama -producing foods

Ama is the product of incomplete digestion--it represents sticky toxic matter that can clog the channels of your body that carry nutrients to the cells and waste out of the body. Since cleansing is done to clear ama out of the body, you'll want to stay away from foods that build more ama in the body. From the ayurvedic perspective, leftovers, and "dead" foods such as processed, packaged, canned and frozen foods all create ama because they are very ha…

The lemon detox diet - a recipe that really works

(NaturalNews) Ever since Beyonce Knowles was associated with the Lemon Detox diet, there has been a surge of interest in this particular program. Also known as the Master Cleanse, this detox diet has been around for almost 50 years and has seen variations on its recipe and program. It's effectivity in breaking down built up toxins in the body while contributing to short term weight loss has made it a popular option for a spring detox.
Reviewing the Master CleanseThe Lemonade Detox diet first became effective, strangely, when its creator, Stanley Burroughs, recommended it for the healing of stomach ulcers. In his book "The Master Cleanser", he goes on to share how he first came to test the Master Cleanse diet on a patient who was suffering from ulcer for three years. Left with no other recourse, the patient approached Stanley who recommended that he undertake the cleanse. After eleven days, the patient was totally healed to the amazement of the doctors. Many other cases f…

Super Reasons to Make Green Tea as a Daily Lifestyle

Author: jeremy tan Drinking green tea should be made a daily ritual and a lifestyle due to its immense benefits that it can provide to our body.

Listed below is a list of 15 reasons why you should start drinking green tea:
1. Green Tea Aids In Dieting And Weight Loss. For those who are looking to lower their sugar intake, or even switch to a healthier diet,  then perhaps green tea is the beverage choice for you. Regular consumption of green tea can help bring down levels of bad cholesterol and increase metabolism rates, which results in fat burning and weight loss. Research has shown that a drinking 3 cups of green tea can burn up to 70 calories in just one day. That translates to 7 pounds in one year!
2. Green Tea Has Anti-Aging Effects. There are antioxidants that are found in green tea known as polyphenols which to combat free radicals. The most common form of polyphenols is EGCG, which is said to contain 200 times the amount of antioxident level of Vitamin E. As scientists have prov…

Ayurveda Eyecare: Home Remedies To Improve Eyesight

Ayurveda explains that Pitta dosha, the element of fire and light, governs our eyes. Specifically, the sub-dosha “Alochaka Pitta” lives in the eyes. Alochaka pitta absorbs images and colors, allowing us to take in and digest all of the visual impressions coming to us. When Alochaka pitta is in balance, eyes are healthy, bright, clear, shiny, luminous, and we enjoy sharp eyesight.

If pitta becomes aggravated, we can experience excess heat, anger, frustration, and liver problems. As pitta rises in a person, they become stressed, feel over worked, and eventually burnout. Impaired vision and eye problems are often related to pitta overdrive and liver imbalance. The best remedy is to keep pitta cool and calm with proper foods and daily meditation.

Vedic science offers many natural, safe and effective techniques to care for our eyes. The following suggestions can improve vision, reduce eye strain, and heal eye conditions.

Home Remedies for Weak Eyesight
There are several home remedies for we…

Weight Loss With Natural Herbs and Green Tea

There is no denying the fact that the hype associated with green tea weight loss programs has a lot of substance and scientific backing. Since information flow is so swift and rapid nowadays that it becomes almost impossible to distinguish fact from fiction, research from rumor and actual result from a marketing claim.

However, some pointers and tips can give you head-start in your pursuit of losing weight through green tea weight loss program.

Green Tea and its advantages
First of all, it is important to understand that this revolutionary weight loss product, as termed by many, is actually tea in its purest and most unprocessed form. Camellia Sinensis is a herb or bush from which green tea is extracted. The whole process of making green tea involves nothing more than steaming the leaves, which preserves its natural ingredients. This is the point where green tea is different from regular tea and coffee, both of which show some attributes of green tea like increased mental alertness an…

Tips for Balancing Vata

Eat three warm, nourishing meals each day. Favor foods that are warm, heavy, oily, sweet, sour and salty. Minimize foods that are spicy, bitter or astringent.  Minimize foods that are cold, dry and light. Pay attention to fluids: avoid cold or iced drinks, sip warm water at regular intervals, avoid alcoholic beverages, coffee and black tea. Ayurveda discusses three doshas or mind/body operators to keep ion balance for optimum health. Vata is the lead dosha and governs all movement in the body. Experience the benefits of a warm sesame oil massage before your morning shower or bath. Keep warm: avoid cold, windy or chilly environments; take long warm baths and showers. Try to keep your environment humid. Favor calm, quiet environments. Avoid mental strain, over stimulation, loud music, and long hours of TV in the evening. Develop regular habits such as eating and going to sleep at the same times each day. Enjoy light, humorous entertainment. Make your surroundings light and bright. Reg…

Natural Home Remedies to Cure Gum Disease (Gingivitis)

"#Natural Healthcare Guide suggests some simple tips on how you can prevent and help cure gum disease by trying simple home remedies, natural herbs and a good healthy lifestyle habits to maintain a good oral health for yourself."

Gum disease
 is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue, it is a serious condition that starts as gingivitis and can progress to periodontitis. According to the British Dental Health Foundation "19 out of 20 people suffer from gum disease (gingivitis) at some point in their life making it the most common disease in the world.

During a typical checkup your dentist or dental hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline of all your teeth. If you have some signs of gingivitis, your dentist may recommend that you return for future cleanings more often than twice a year. Your dentist may also recommend that you use a toothpaste or mouth rinse that is FDA-approved for fighting gingivitis.

The gum infection treatment for a…

Home Remedies for Water Retention

A tendency toward water retention indicates a weakness in the adrenals/kidneys, the circulatory system or possibly the heart.Water retention problem in modern times, is more due to our lifestyle and wrong food habits! It’s better to be alert before it’s too late and take steps to prevent water retention that may prove fatal in the course of time. And if you already suffer from water retention, you should not only take self help to flush out excess fluid out of your body but also seek medical assistance to rule out any serious pathological condition. It could be anything ranging from heart, kidney, liver, lungs, or thyroid disorders. If your medical tests are negative then you should understand that your body water retention may be due to some generalized causes including excessive salt and alcohol intake or hormonal imbalances or even some wrong lifestyle habits!

Water Retention in Women
Bloating in females is the cause of many health-related problems, including high blood pressure, PM…

Ayurvedic Weight Loss Remedies After Pregnancy

We are advised by our mothers and grandmothers to eat twice the amount during pregnancy: we know that this is an absolute myth but still we follow it!  And then it is obvious that we would look for remedies that would help us to bring the weight within the prescribed limit soon after pregnancy.

It is said breast feeding the baby is the best way to lose weight- this is undoubtedly true. Also with herbal remedies to loose weight you need to make healthy food choices, eat well and need to work it out too.
Make healthy food choices
A healthy diet is the best way to lose your pregnancy kilos. Consult your doctor as to what foods are important for the continuing health of you and your baby. Focus on nutrition, rather than weight-loss diets! If you’re breastfeeding, your baby’s nutritional needs most certainly outweigh your need for a slim body. Include lean meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grains and lots of water. Keep healthy snacks handy such as raisins, popcorn, wheat cra…

Types of Ayurvedic Kashayams for General Health Disorders

Kashayas are concentrated decoctions of raw medicines and their water soluble contents are the active ingredients. They have very important role in various treatments.

Learn about different types of Kashayams which helps in treating health disorders caused due to imbalance of vata, pitta and kapha.  The types of Kashayam used for treatments like fever, cold, paralysis, skin diseases, diabetes, anorexia, digestion, gynecological disorders etc..

Chandanadi Kashayam is is used in the treatment of fever, cough, thirst etc.It is used mainly used in Pitta imbalance disorders like
Trushna – excessive thirst
Kasa – cold, cough
Jvara – fever
Rakta – bleeding disorders

Brahmi Drakshadi Kashayam is mainly used in the treatment of Vata imbalance disorders. It is used in all types of Vata disorders such as paralysis, myalgia, neuralgia etc.
It is also used to relieve burning sensation.

Patoladi Kashayam is mainly used for the treatment of skin diseases.

Jivantyadi Kashayam is mainly used in the tr…

How Ayurveda Supports General Health

According to Ayurveda, if we are experiencing disease, it means there is an imbalance in our doshas; bringing our system back into balance is the key to the cure. Ayurveda has an effective tool for the diagnosis of disease called nadi pareeksha, or pulse diagnosis. By placing their finger on your wrist, an Ayurvedic doctor can easily detect the imbalances in the body and prescribe an effective treatment.

Treatments usually come in one of two forms: 1. Panchakarma, a 5-pronged body purification program 2. Herbal medicines to balance the body

Ayurveda supports health without disturbing the natural intelligence of the body; Ayurvedic treatments have no negative side effects. Because of this, people around the world are now turning to the ancient science of Ayurveda to help them regain and maintain optimal health.

Ayurveda can be used on its own or as a complement to allopathic treatment.

Ayurveda places great importance on one’s pathya, or lifestyle (eating habits and daily routine). Ayu…

Ayurveda: The Science of Life

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian system of natural and holistic medicine. When translated from Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “the science of life” (the Sanskrit root Ayur means “longevity” or “life” and veda means “science”).

While allopathic medicine tends to focus on the management of disease, Ayurveda bestows us with the knowledge of how to prevent disease and how to eliminate its root cause if it does occur.

Core Principles of Ayurveda The knowledge of Ayurveda was passed orally through a lineage of sages in India until it was collated into text more than five thousand years ago. The oldest known texts on Ayurveda are the Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, and the Ashtanga Hrudaya. These texts detail the affect that the five elements found in the cosmic system - earth, water, air, fire, space – have on our individual system, and expound on the importance of keeping these elements balanced for a healthy and happy life.

According to Ayurveda, each person will be influenced by certain eleme…
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