General Ayurveda Dietary Plan

According to the ethics of Ayurveda, a Vaidya(Ayurveda physician) should not charge for medical advice but only for medicines. I personally believe that no sick person should be forced to pay for medical advice. If you opt for free consultation, please go through the following steps –

REMOVE THE CAUSE

According to Ayurveda, without removing the root cause of the diseases, you can never reach a permanent cure. Most of the time wrong diet, lifestyle habits and stress is the cause.

Here are some steps that can help you to remove most of the root causes. I request you to implement the advice given in the free resource as a first step towards Ayurvedic treatment. More than 80% of your health problems will disappear once the recommended Ayurvedic daily and seasonal routine is already in place.

In some places, I have recommended fruits, ghee and organic food. However, even if you are not able to afford them, it is perfectly fine. Please practice mindful eating in whatever you eat, because energy that comes from vigyanamaya kosha (seat of wisdom) or anandamaya kosha (seat of bliss) is what keeps us alive and you can be healthy without any fancy food.

In fact, not eating can make you healthier. Fasting has most amazing benefits, including cancer prevention.

Correct The Diet

  1. Try to eat only when hungry, unless you are very weak, or thin. This is a crucial advice for patients of all lifestyle disorders like diabetes, hypertension etc. For detailed explanation –
    1. How much you need to eat
    2. Eat Healthy, Eat Less
  2. Fast at least once a week.
    1. Fasting Guidelines
    2. Fasting Recommendations for Ramadan
    3. My Fasting Experiments
      1. Sinusitis Relief with Dry Fasting
      2. Relief in Dental Pain with Dry Fasting
      3. Don’t stop fasting suddenly
  3. Go dinnerless (on the days when you are not fasting). This method works miracles in all kinds of Kapha related disorders like rhinitis, common cold, cough, sinusitis, tonsilitis etc. I personally practice this and it has helped me improve my health
    1. Guidelines.
  4. Ayurvedic Cooking Tips
    1. Rice
    2. Moong Dal
  5. Eat Healthy
    1. Go organic if possible
    2. Never eat these foods
    3. Best Foods in Ayurveda
    4. Eat these only in a tiny amount everyday
    5. Eat these rarely
    6. About non-vegetarian diet
  6. How to Deal with Anorexia
    1. Anorexia in Ayurveda
    2. Ayurvedic Tips for Anorexia
  7. How to Deal with Constipation
    1. Ushapaan : Daily Ayurvedic Water Detox for beginners
    2. Understanding Constipation through Ayurveda
    3. Food for constipation (coming soon)

I will soon add more resources in this section. Please let me know if you want any specific topic to be covered.

I sincerely pray for your early recovery. Best wishes!

Why Home Remedies Don’t Work, and How to Safely Try Unknown Home Remedies!

Now-a-days there are so many Ayurvedic remedies available online, you see, for example – 5 tips for weight gain, 5 tips for weight loss or 7 tips for headache and so on and so forth.

However, these home remedies fail to produce identical results in all kinds of people. Some people may experience a huge relief; however there might be other who might feel no difference at all. And have you ever wondered- why is that so?

The people who follow Ayurvedic home remedies remind me of a friend who used to mug up all the answers in the text book exactly in the same sequence and she would reproduce these answers exactly in the same sequence in the question paper also. However, in the question paper the sequence will be changed and all her answers will always be wrong. And she would always be so confused “why is this happening?”

You see, home remedies work exactly in the same manner if you don’t know why you are doing them. If you don’t know what fits and what does not and this is what happens with the people who don’t know what their body needs.

You see, applicability is a huge factor here.  One home remedy which might work in a great way for some other person might not be applicable to you, because you might have a different body type or you stay in a different region or you have a different climate or currently there is a different season, or you have a different digestive capacity, there can be so many factors at work. Our body is such a complex dynamic metabolic system and it is so disrespectful of our uniqueness to expect exactly the same result from a same home remedy.

Some of the factors are –

  • PRAKRATI OR BODY TYPE
    • Vata Dominant
      • Hot and Oily Herbs
    • Pitta Dominant
      • Cool and Sweet Herbs
    • Kapha Dominant
      • Hot and Dry Herbs
  • REGIONS
    • Ayurveda describes 3 Major types of REGIONS
      • Anoop (Wet Lands)
      • Jangalya (Dry Lands)
      • Sadharan (Normal Land)
  • CLIMATE 
    • Climatic cycle defines local seasons and weather conditions
    • That’s why, summer in a desert is different from that in a mountain.
    • Herbs grown in the local climate are the best for the natives.
  • SEASON
    • Classical Ayurvedic Remedies change according to Seasonal Variations.
Ritu Haritaki (Seasonal Combination of Chebulic myrobalan)

DIGESTION

Digestion determines the real benefits of herbal Remedies.

Haritaki (Chebulic myrobalan) is a wonder herb! However a person with INDIGESTION must never consume it.

Even your faith in the home remedy can bring about a drastic change in the results. No one today can deny the impact of placebo in the field of medicine. And if you have a huge faith in a home remedy, you might get incredible results from it even if it does not suit you and that’s why the Bhabhuti given by a sage works!

READ THE QUESTION PROPERLY

In my school, before every exam the examiner will announce” please read the question paper carefully” and it will also be written on the question paper because if we don’t read the question carefully, we will not answer the question, but will just vomit out what it there in our own mind.

When we know our health condition, when we know our body and what it needs , we have read the question properly and this is the right time to answer.    

Now you cannot go exploring your body when you are reeling with pain. I quite understand that. And therefore, there is a method to try unknown home remedies, if you must.

UPSHAY

Upshay is an Ayurvedic dosage technique where the patient is given a very small dose, let’s says one fourth or one tenth of the actual required quantity and kept under observation for some time. If he feels relief, the medicine fits otherwise it does not.  Plain and simple, we cannot profess to understand everything about the body!

For a Vaidya (Ayurveda physician), this method is a great tool for differential diagnosis as well.  It helps to determine or verify the exact Dosha situation in the body. Besides, this method of using minimum dosage also protects you from sudden and harsh allergic reactions, as this method gives ample time to the body to adjust its response.

Therefore, as a lay man, if you must use a home remedy in an emergency, try to use it in very small dosage and observe the response for some time, it can be one hour or  a day, depending on your convenience and then decide to use it for a longer duration.    

I hope that this information helps you to choose your best home remedy.

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Not Another Natural Pain Killer: Hemp Oil works not only for migraine or arthritis but also for Alzheimer, insomnia, cardiac problems and so on

Hemp oil is a perfectly natural solution for immaculate pain management. A gift of nature, perfected by human efforts. It offers multiple side health benefits instead of irreparable side effects caused by the Allopathic pain killers.

  • Natural Alternative for Vicodin

Vicodin is the most frequently used medicine for severe pain relief. Vicodin tablets are used for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain. It contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Misuse of narcotic medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or even death. It is habit-forming, even at regular doses.

Overdose symptoms may also include extreme drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, cold and clammy skin, muscle weakness, fainting, weak pulse, slow heart rate, coma, blue lips, shallow breathing, or no breathing.

Therefore more and more physicians are turning towards the new natural alternative of Vicodin and similar medicines – The Hemp oil.

  • Natural Cure for Chronic Insomnia


Insomnia is often stress-related, and also raises the risk of diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease.

Allopathic sleeping pills, such as the benzodiazepine class (e.g. Valium) add only 11 minutes to the overall sleep and shorten the time to fall asleep by 13 minutes. But they have serious side effects, even death in the cases of overdose. Even when in normal use, they are highly addictive.

A new natural alternative for insomnia is discovered to be extremely effective – Hemp CBD oil. Cannabinoids present in Hemp CBD oil increased alpha brain waves, which boost alertness, and suppressed delta waves, which are needed for deep sleep.

  • Natural Pain Management in Rheumatoid Arthritis


Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease. It causes inflammation in joints. It causes immobility and painful deformity in feet, wrists, fingers, and ankles. Severe progressive knee pain is one of the key features of this disease.

Normally patients use Allopathic pain killers. But unfortunately, frequent use of pain killers can have severe side effects like liver damage and increased risk of a heart attack.

A new natural product CBD oil has shown lots of improvement in the treatment of arthritis. It is scientifically proven now that cannabidiol present in CBD oil helps reduce pain and inflammation. And it helps in arthritis of all types like Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, and other types of inflammatory joint conditions.

2006 scientific study concluded that arthritis patients experienced an improvement in less pain and inflammation after using CBD oil for a five-week period. It also slowed down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis considerably. Patients who are fed up with drugs and want to go for natural treatment of this disease can use CBD oil according to the instructions given by experts.

  • Natural prevention for Alzheimer’s


Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive type of dementia. It destroys memory, behavior, and thinking. The disease causes brain cells degeneration and death, leading to a steady decline in memory.

New research suggests that CBD could be beneficial for treating Alzheimer’s disease.

There is a system in the brain called the endocannabinoid system. Cannabis works on this system. This system contains 2 receptors called CB1 and CB2. The CB1 receptor resides in the brain including in the memory and learning center – the hippocampus. The CB2 receptor is found mainly on specialized immune cells called microglia.

The endocannabinoid system controls memory, appetite regulation, and stress management. The brain naturally produces endocannabinoids, which affect CB1 and CB2 receptors.

Research has shown that CBD can control microglial function and neuro-inflammation. Also, CBD can improve the survival rate of cells through a combination of neuroprotective, anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic effects against the toxicity caused by beta-amyloid, therefore showing potential as a therapeutic option for Alzheimer’s. One study that found CBD’s neuroprotective effects and its ability to promote the regeneration of brain cells was effective for reversing the cognitive deficits caused by Alzheimer’s.

A lack of glucose uptake has been linked to a worsening of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, and findings in a 2016 animal trial suggest that cannabis could promote increased glucose uptake in the brain, suggesting that cannabis could be beneficial for treating Alzheimer’s disease through multiple methods.

  • Pain Preventive Therapy in Cancer


According to some studies, marijuana has proven effective in treating the symptoms of nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy.

These studies also indicate that it can be successfully used to reduce neuropathic pain in cancer.

It effectively prevents the accelerated growth of tumors and reduces the body).

  • Natural prevention in Seizure

According to a study on the use of CBD on Seizures, 84% of the patients, suffering from adolescent epilepsy reported a significant reduction in the frequency and intensity of seizures. Besides, they received side benefits in the form of better sleep, alertness

According to another study, CBD had significant 50% seizure reduction in the cases of treatment resistant-epilepsy.

The scientific research with the title “Efficacy and Safety of Epidiolex (Cannabidiol) in Children and Young Adults With Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy” – was unveiled at the AES’s 70th annual meeting last month. The study confirms the therapeutic effects of CBD oil in seizures.

  • Striking a balance with stress and anxiety

Endogenous cannabinoids have an important role in the stress responses. The cannabinoid system functions effectively to decrease fear, stress, and panic,

A number of recent studies have demonstrated role of CB2 receptors classically associated with the immune system in anxiety and depression-related behavior in animal models and human clinical studies.

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in 15 humans established that up to 600 mg of CBD (cannabidiol) intake can significantly reduce anxiety compared to increased levels with a 10 mg dose of Δ9-THC. CBD activates other receptors outside CB2, including 5HT1A and TRPV1, both of which are involved in the anxiolytic and mitigating panic/fear responses to stress.

As with other neurological disorders, the ability to “calm the brain” with CBD may be key in the treatment of anxiety in all its’ forms.

For depression treatment, CBD oil is a natural and inexpensive option for branded antidepressant medicines.

  • A potential Natural cure for Migraine


According to recent studies, it is demonstrated that many headache disorders such as migraines, the endocannabinoid system is intrinsically linked.

This link between lower levels of endocannabinoids in migraine patients has contributed to the formulation of Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency. This theory is developed by Neurologist and Cannabinoid Researcher Dr. Ethan Russo. It says that the lack of natural endocannabinoids in the body leads to pain. Inadequate amount of endocannabinoid leads to nausea, lower seizure threshold and multiple other health problems.
Cannabidiol is a natural endocannabinoid modulator. It reduces hyperactivity in the body and brings down the pain.

  • Elixir for Heart!


CBD produces vasorelaxation in arteries and helps them to relax naturally.

CBD has a cardioprotective action against vascular damage It helps to lower vascular hyperpermeability caused by high glucose levels, or inflammation. CBD has shown excellent results in ischemia-reperfusion damage and diabetic cardiomyopathy.

CBD also helps to reduce infarct size and increase blood flow in In case of ischemia-reperfusion. This quality is confirmed in animal models of stroke, sensitive to 5HT 1A receptor antagonism.

CBD also helps to improve the longevity and health of white blood cells and platelet aggregation.

Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids found in CBD-rich hemp oil can lower the blood cholesterol levels and can help speed up fat metabolism.

It reduces the risk of developing diabetes and obesity. .

Therefore, we can conclude that CBD can play a very positive role in cardiac problems.

The hemp oil is coming up as a very potential therapeutic option with multiple benefits.

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