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  • 1. Natural Weight Loss Achieving, and maintaining your ideal weight Vaidya. Namrata Sharma BAMS,MD Ayurveda Vaidya. Mandeep Singh BAMS,MD Ayurveda www.ojus.ca 604-724-6000
  • 2. What is obesity?
    • “ Obesity” specifically refers to an excessive amount of body fat.
    • “ Overweight” refers to an excessive amount of body weight that includes muscle, bone, fat, and water
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  • 3. Health Risks
    • Type 2 diabetes,
    • Heart disease, Stroke
    • High blood pressure, High blood cholesterol
    • Gallbladder disease and gallstones.
    • Fatty liver disease
    • Osteoarthritis, Gout
    • Pulmonary (breathing) problems sleep apnea,.
    • Reproductive problems in women, including menstrual irregularities , infertility.
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  • 4. How is obesity measured?
    • Body Mass index
    • It is calculated by dividing persons weight in kilogram by his height in meter squares
    • BMI 19-25 Normal range
    • BMI 26-30 Over Weight
    • BMI 30 and higher Obese
    • BMI 40 and higher Extremely Obese
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  • 5. O besity measurement and Health risk
    • Waist to Hip ratio
    • Male Female Health Risk
    • 0.90 or below 0.80 or below Low Risk
    • 0.96 to 1.0 0.81 to 0.85 Moderate Risk
    • 1.0+ 0.85+ High Risk
    • Waist Circumference
    • Men > 40 inches women > 35 inches
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  • 6. Obesity -Medoroga
    • In Ayurveda Obesity is regarded as Medoroga –A disorder of Meda Dhatu- Adipose tissue and fat metabolism
    • One of the undesirable Constitution
    • ‘ Sthoulya’- ‘Santarpan janya vikar’-A over nutritional disorder
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    • 1. Aharatmaka Nidana ( Dietary causes)
    • 2. Viharatmaka Nidana
    • 3. Manas Nidana
    • 4. Anya Nidana
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  • 8. Causes of obesity in Ayurveda
    • Dietary causes
    • Over eating
    • Frequent food intake before digestion of a previous meal.
    • Kapha increasing food
    • Excessive consumption of sweet food, Heavy food, cold diet,
    • Food –like dairy products- cheese cream butter, ice cream yogurt
    • Excess use of oily food-fried food grilled food, fast foods
    • Excessive use of meat
    • Usage of new grains
    • Usage of sugarcane's, jaggery's preparations
    • Excessive use of Rice, wheat, Black gram,
    • Drinking water after food in take
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  • 9. Causes of obesity in Ayurveda
    • Life style and behavior
    • Sedentary life style ,Lack of physical exercise, excessive sleep, sleeping during day especially soon after meal ,Lack of sexual life
    • Mental cause
    • Lack of thinking, anxiety or anger. Cheerful mind
    • Genetic- ‘Beeja Svabhavat’ Irrespective of diet the person is obese due to genetic makeup.
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  • 10. Causes of Obesity
    • Diseases like
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Cushing syndrome
    • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
    • Drugs like
    • steroids
    • oral contraceptive pills
    • hormone replacement therapy
    • antidepressant
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  • 11. Role of Aharatmaka Nidana in Sthulya
    • Ahararasa plays a major role for increasing Meda dhatu in Sthaulya,.Sthaulya depends upon the quality and quantity of Ahararasa.On the basis of Samanya Vishesh Siddhanta, the excessive food consumption of similar substance, similar quality or similar in action helps in the over production of Dhatu.
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  • 12. Role of Viharatmaka Nidana in Sthaulya
    • All the Aharatmaka Nidana ultimately decreases physical activity, which aggravates Kapha and leads to Meda depostion. Viharatmaka Nindana like Divaswap having Abhishyandi property leads to blockage of the micro channels of the body, specifically in Medovaha srotas . Moreover, reduced metabolic rate during sleep is an important factor for genesis of excess fat.
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  • 13. Role of Manas Vyapara in Sthaulya
    • Sthaulya is also considered under the group of psychosomatic diseases .Due to adoptation of modern lifestyle, a person has reduced his physical activity and instead of that, the mental work is increased. As a result now a days the diseases caused by psychogenic factors are seen extensively . According to Charaka : Harshanitya and Achintana are two psychological factors are mentioned . These factors are Kapha aggravating and its lead to Meda deposition.
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  • 14. Characteristic of obese person
    • increase of fat and flesh, is disfigured with pendulous, buttocks, belly and breasts , whose increase bulk is not matched by a corresponding increase in energy
    • Excessive sweating, hunger, Thirst and Sleep
    • Dyspnoea on exertion
    • Lack of sexual life
    • General weakness
    • Sluggishness in movement
    • Unable to bear the any physical exercise.
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  • 15. Medoroga pathogenesis Causative factors (Kapha & Meda ) Ama Rasa Excess Meda & Kapha Deranged Fat Metabolism Blocks Circulatory Channels Tissue Malnutrition Toxic Buildup Vata Restriction Hyper functioning Agni Hunger Thirst Ojus Ayurveda and Yoga Center
  • 16. Medoroga (Obesity) Consequences Ama Blockage Tissue Malnutrition Lack of energy Lack of Enthusiasm Low immunity Shortness of life span Plasma Blood Muscle Fat Bone Marrow Reproductive Mind CVD, HT, Stroke Chronic Musculoskeletal Diabetes, Hyper Lipidemia, Osteoarthritis, Gout Sexual Difficulty, Infertility Depression Vata Restriction Vata Disorders Ojus Ayurveda and Yoga Center
  • 17. Obesity-Medoroga treatment
    • Shodhan chikitsa- This includes Panchakarma treatment
    • Vaman (medicated vomitting)
    • Virechana (medicated purgation)
    • Basti (enema therapy)
    • Dhumpan -medicated smoking
    • Swedan -Herbal steam therapy
    • Udvartana -herbal powder massage
    • Herbs for Udvartana-Triphala,musta,Neem, Haridra,Daruharidra,
    • Tulasi,Ashwagandha,Musterd,Lodhra,Vacha
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  • 18. Ayurvedic management of obesity
    • Shaman chikitsa -It is pacification therapy with herbs, diet, exercises and lifestyle .
    • Use of Bitter, pungent astringent taste
    • Dry, hot, sharp, scraping qualities
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  • 19. Ayurveda Diet in Medoroga (obesity)
    • Bitter, pungent astringent taste Dry, hot, sharp, scraping qualities
    • Whole grains- Barley, whole oats, quinoa and amaranth.
    • Vegetables -Chard, kale, Spinach and mustard greens,
    • eggplant Cabbage, carrot cauliflower.
    • Pulses or dried beans –Lentils, Mung dal, tu dar, masoor dal,
    • horse gram chick peas
    • Fruits- apples. Pears pineapple,
    • Honey
    • Spices -Fenugreek, turmeric, cumin, musturd, asefoetida
    • curry leaves, ginger, black pepper, clove, cinnamon
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  • 20. Diet to Avoid
    • Avoid sweet, sour, salty and oily food as it aggravates Kapha and Meda
    • Sweet foods include not only sugar but also rice, wheat, pasta, breads, and sweet milk products.
    • Cakes, cookies, Pastries, Chocolates.
    • Dairy products especially cheese cream, ice cream, yogurt.
    • Meat especially red meat ,fried food ,grilled food
    • Avoid packaged foods, processed food and restaurant fried foods - pizza, hot dog ,burger, doughnuts, French fries
    • Avoid left over's
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  • 21. Diet to avoid
    • Avoid incompatible combinations of food
    • Milk with fish, meat, curd, sour fruits, bread containing yeast,
    • cherries, yogurt
    • Yogurt with milk, sour fruits, melons, hot drinks, meat, fish,
    • mangos, cheese
    • Eggs with milk, meat, yogurt, melons, cheese, fish, bananas
    • Fruit with any other food
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  • 22. Ayurveda Life style in Medoroga (Obesity)
    • Exercise ‘Stop Dieting and Start Moving’
    • Walking, Swimming, running, or rowing aerobic exercises,
    • Stationary Cycling/Bicycling
    • Yoga Asana-
    • Suryanamaskar-(Sun Salutations)
    • Pawan muktasana ( (Wind Liberating Pose)
    • Utthanpadasana (Raised Leg Pose)
    • Dvichakrikasan- (Bicycling)
    • Padvruttasan- (Leg rotation)
    • Naukasana   (Boat Pose)
    • Pranayama (breathng excersises) and Meditation
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  • 23. Useful tips
    • Maintain a regular daily routine. Wake up before 6.00am
    • Take 2 teaspoon of honey and 2 tea spoon of lemon juice with 1 glass of warm water
    • Exercise at morning at least 40 min/day -4days/week
    • East light nourishing breakfast –cooked apple, toast cooked barley or oatmeal
    • Cook daily with love and care
    • Use spices and herbs that suitable for you while cooking
    • Boil water with fresh ginger and drink frequently throughout the day
    • Make Lunch as a main meal. Dinner should be as light as possible.
    • For dinner, eat light one-dish meals, or vegetable or lentil soups.
    • Do not sleep during day
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  • 24. Useful tips Cont.
    • Avoid eating late at night
    • Eat only after digestion of previous meal.
    • Eat only when you are hungry. Find out correct quantity for you.
    • Keep the regular timings of meal. Eat mindfully.
    • Concentrate on your food, what you are eating. Don’t
    • divide your attention by reading, working or watching TV
    • while you are eating.
    • Take a walk after meal.
    • Replace caffeinated and carbonated beverages with herb-spice teas.
    • Fasting-One day fasting in a week is good
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  • 25. Q&A Ojus Ayurveda, and Yoga Center Tel. 604.724.6000 www.ojus.ca Ojus Ayurveda and Yoga Center