Fighting Obesity – an ayurvedic way

Fighting Obesity – an ayurvedic way Definition of Obesity Excess amount of body fat is Obesity. Excess weight of muscles, bone, fat and water in the body (like body builders and athletes) is Overweight. Over weighted persons are at increased health risk than normal persons. They are more prone to chronic diseases like heart diseases, type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and few types of cancers. Is fat necessary to our body? Certain amount of body fat does the following function 1. Heat insulation. 2. Absorption of shock. 3. Storage of energy. Etc. Ayurveda describes the functions of body fat as “Medaha sneha swedaudhrudatwam pushtim asthyancha” This means in normal conditions the body fat keeps the body moisturized , causes …

What Is Royal Jelly?

What’s all the buzz about royal jelly and is this popular supplement right for you? Royal jelly, also known as gelee, is a thick gelatinous milky white substance secreted from glands near the head of nurse worker bees and fed to the hive’s queen from her larval stages and up into adulthood. Its sole purpose it to stimulate her growth and development. It seems that the royal jelly acts on the juvenile hormones in the developing queen’s body and this allows her to mature while the drones, which aren’t given royal jelly, remain in a state of physical immaturity. A hive queen can live up to seven years, but without her special diet of royal jelly the queen would have …

Folk Medicine – The Natural Solution

Long before orthodox medicine took center stage in the health care practices around the world people who were sick used to visit different kind of doctors. These doctors were not the steth-wielding, tech-savvy, white-coated medical geniuses of today. Mostly, they were bearded, wizened and gnarled humans looking less like physicians and more like witches or wizards. But they were revered, loved and even feared because of one particular skill they possessed – the healing touch. In the early days of civilization, a vast majority of people were cut off from ‘formal’ medical care. Competent physicians were a luxury, to be enjoyed only by the super-rich and royalty. For everyone else, there was the local witch-doctor who was respected for his …