We have a major, serious health crisis. It’s called obesity. Does it mean we don’t have enough fruits and
vegetables around?? Or don’t we know our present lifestyle is a serious threat to our existence?
In spite of being aware of this, we still persist with the unhealthy fast-food centric sedentary way of life.
Obesity has now acquired epidemic proportions in the country with more than 5 per cent of the
population suffering from it. Indians are genetically vulnerable to fat accumulation particularly around
According to the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS), Punjab is ranked first among the states
that have most number of obese people, followed by Kerala. It has grown to such a level that obesity
is called “New World Syndrome” nowadays. A recent study has found that obesity is high among
schoolchildren, and the major causes identified are lifestyle changes and high-calorie food intake.
Medical experts believe this is only the tip of an iceberg and the incidence is growing.
Obesity is sure not just a disease, but a lifestyle disorder.
Obesity is by definition excess of fat storage rather than weight. Men with more than 25% of total body
fat and women with more than 30% total body fat are considered obese.
Most working Indians are overscheduled and overcommitted nowadays. They are on the run right from
the start and never get time to craft out a proper health plan or even prepare nutritious meals. It is just
too easy to grab fast food on the way home from work, or treat the kids to a thick milkshake/junk
roadside food after a busy day at school. Unfortunately, people do not bother about the consequences
of such unhealthy foodstuffs and lifestyle until the precarious health hazards comes knocking at their
Ayurveda- a permanent trusted resolution against lifestyle diseases
Ayurveda is becoming popular these days among people who are looking for a permanent solution to
major lifestyle diseases, especially obesity. The major attraction of Ayurveda is that unlike modern
medicines, it doesn’t just heal the symptoms, but treats the root cause of the disease.
Ayurveda is natural, free from side-effects and at-most reliable. It existed decades before
pharmaceutical companies took over our lives. It is pure nature. It is not treatment; it is inspiring to
breathe a healthy lifestyle, transforming the present sedentary to a sparkling richer one.
Ayurveda is based on the premise that human body has three basic principles or doshas: Vata (air), Pitta
(fire) and Kapha (water). According to Ayurveda, every individual has a unique balance of these doshas,
and when it is lost, the person falls ill.
Kapha – the root cause
In Ayurveda, Obesity is known as Medarog. It is caused by excess accumulation of meda (fat) and
aggravation of Kapha. When the body’s calorie intake is more than the amount of calories burned in a
day, the excess calories get stored in the body as fat.
In a balanced state, Kapha nourishes the body, but when it is aggravated, Kapha produces toxins, which
is called ama in the body due to improper diet, chronic stress and environmental pollutants. These
toxins are semi-solid in nature and accumulate in weaker channels of the body, blocking the free flow of
blood and essential nutrients.
Ayurveda helps you fight obesity naturally
In Ayurveda, the treatment for obesity begins with the pacification of Kapha Dosha. This is done by
eliminating Kapha-aggravating foods from the diet of a person, and the treatments focus on cleansing
the various channels in the body where excess fat is accumulated.
Treating obesity the authentic ayurveda way
The treatment for obesity in Ayurveda concentrates more on removing the toxins or ama from the body.
Fat cells expand when ama accumulates in them. This makes weight-losing more complicated and
challenging, especially around the waist, thighs and stomach. If the ama is not removed, it could affect
digestion and cause physical as well as mental exhaustion, joint pain, and could also negatively impact
one’s immune system.
Ayurveda does not seek to treat the symptom of obesity but uses age-old techniques and focuses on
why your fat cells are getting bigger, and gives you long term solutions.
Ayurveda promotes embracing several vegetables in diet that help obese people lose their discarded
weight. For a couple of instant examples, Cabbage helps preventing conversion of carbohydrates into
fat, a tablespoon of honey in Luke-warm water every morning helps burning excess fat deposited in the
body and many more.
Premature health hazards are never tempting. Make happiness a part of your life.
Bring back your real spirit through ayurveda.