PCOD

New initiative on Education

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Launched my Patreon page for specific social initiative … please support 🙂

Hi ,
My Name is Dr. Chetali Samant and I am practitioner of Ayurveda and Yoga for the last 12+ years.
I am passionate about educating women on managing their health and taking care of women’s health issues like Polysistic Ovary issues like PCOD and PCOS, Thyroid & Weight Gain management and other related health issues.
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​I believe its important for families – women and girls in particular to learn, self-educate and manage their health , which in turn impacts the overall health index of their families, communities and countries.
Self reliance and awareness at basic levels on health management is important in order to achieve success in other spheres of life & social well being eg. Career, Education and overall physical and mental well being .
A women represents a wider audience in the family as she plays the role of Mother, Daughter, Friend, Sister and Wife. The health of the entire family and communities in general depends on how good is the health of a women in our society.

​Why?
​Supporting on Patreon will allow me to spread awareness and provide help on implementing various initiatives. Your contribution will help create educational content for people worldwide, to get access to proper healthcare, generate educational content like getting help with animations for new videos or even assistance with editing the content !
This would be of huge help to make more frequent videos and free up some of my time to do important things like trying be a good Mother 🙂 !

​This will also make me keep generating advertisement free-unbiased content.
In short –

  • Help Generate more Content for educating girls and women in general on my website curaayurveda.wordpress.com
  • Conduct workshops and yoga sessions for deserving women/girls for managing their health issues across various locations. Cover the cost of conducting such programs.
  • Hold health-check camps at various locations through out India and other places where access to healthcare is limited.

How?
Several great reward levels allow you to tailor your subscription. Choose any one – even at $1, so you have access to great information on health related aspects and also serve the above mentioned larger purpose !
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What?
If you’d like to go above and beyond to help me do things like travel for an episode, invest in equipment, create animations, help designers to make info graphics (for twitter/instagram/facebook), and pay for deserving poor girls and women’s healthcare …. picking any of the larger support levels will certainly help do these things!

​I believe it goes without saying that I would greatly appreciate your financial support. I’ll say it anyways though-Thank you ! I greatly appreciate it.
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​Also please help spread the word around on this initiative among your family and friends.

​The Patreon model has us place rewards here to entice you to donate, but if we’re both honest… you’re here because you understand what I’m trying to do with this, and you think the 100+ hours I put into most videos is worth it!  You’re a fellow thinker and doer.
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Warm Regards,
Dr. Chetali Samant
Patreon 

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– Pledges are per article, Video content.
– You can cap your monthly amount
– Thank you so much for stopping by, every little bit helps!

 

 

 

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Simplest and Most Effective DIY Detox Ever! Basic Detoxification for Weight loss in PCOS

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Before you go on a detox-

  • Reduce the amount of caffeine intake
  • Avoid refined sugar, artificial colors and flavors, alcohol, refined flour products (maida), bakery products, carbonated drinks and meat
  • Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water preferably hot water
  • Maintain a daily exercise routine of minimum 30 minutes at least three times a week
  • Eat whole grain products like oats, whole wheat foods, and brown rice

On the day of detox-detox

  • Take a glass of warm water with juice of half lemon and teaspoon of pure honey first thing in the morning around 6 am
  • Wait till you feel hungry. Once hungry, take a bowl of fresh fruits- apples, papaya, sweet lime, melons and any seasonal fruit except banana. Or, you can go for a bowl of dried fruits like apricots, dates; raisins (black and white) avoiding any nuts like almonds, pistachios and cashews. The portion of this breakfast should be about a cup
  • Drink plenty of hot water or freshly extracted fruit juice. Strictly avoid canned juices
  • Eat fruits, fruit juice, dried fruits, clear vegetable soup , freshly cut vegetable salad with little curd (no salt) whenever hungry
  • Exercise should be kept moderate e.g. a 30 min walk
  • Do not sleep during the day. Avoid watching TV, browsing on social media etc. to help the mind focus completely on the detox
  • Practice Yoga- pranayama, shavasana etc to help your body detox
  • Take a warm water bath, scrubbing your body thoroughly with a loofah.
  • Drink homemade herbal tea like lemon grass tea, coriander-cumin kashaya etc.
  • Never go hungry! Eat fruits whenever you are hungry. If very hungry you can take bowl of oatmeal porridge with little milk and raisins. Or else continue the fruit fast and end the fast in the evening with clear vegetable soup, vegetable salad or oatmeal porridge
  • Do not eat any fruits after sunset. Take dinner at around 6.30 or 7 pm. Keep a gap of three hours between dinner and bedtime

Day after detox-

  • Take a glass of warm water with lemon juice and honey and wait till you are hungry
  • Take a light breakfast of oatmeal, just fruits, millets etc.
  • Do not have tea or coffee. Green tea, flower tea or herb tea are fine.
  • Drink plenty of water. Snack on a fruit or two during mid-morning. For lunch take rice daal/mung bean or lentil soup or vegetable salad or vegetable soup
  • Avoid eating spices (garam masala), fish and meat for up to three days past the detox. Tea can be resumed on the second day after detox
  • Exercise regularly. Get at least 6 to 7 hours of sleep. Practice yoga

Important things about the detox-

  • You may not lose weight immediately after detox. It will take you three to four sessions of detox to start losing weight
  • You can repeat the cycle after 15 to 30 day depending on your strength
  • It is normal to get more then 4 or 5 loose bowel movements on the day of detox. Do not panic and drink plenty of water. Do not take very sugary fruit juices like sweet lime if you get more than 10 motions
  • You may get heaviness in the head, feverish feeling during the detox which is because of toxin expulsion by the body
  • Feeling some amount of weakness is normal after the detox
  • Apart from the fast you can continue the other diet rules on daily basis

New Ayurveda Wellness Clinic in Bangalore -India !

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Our new wellness clinic (2nd branch in Malleshwaram-Bangalore, India) for various Ayurvedic treatments and Yoga was opened on 15th Aug 2017.  

Following therapies and treatment options are available

  • Online Consultation
  • PCOD / PCOS management
  • Weight Loss, Skin and Hair  loss Issues
  • Detox therapy
  • Allergies and Wheezing
  • Joint Pains
  • Ayurvedic Detox
  • Arthritis Management
  • Psoriasis /Eczema
  • Children’s Health Mgmt
  • Diet and lifestyle plan
  • Panchakarma Treatment
  • Yoga classes for specific disease management
  • Children’s Counselling
  • Medical Consultations
  • Ayurvedic Beauty therapies

In case of any queries , appointments please contact by phone or filing in details below.

 

 

How Spearmint Helps Hirsutism in PCOS

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Spearmint is emerging as the most promising herb in controlling facial hair growth in PCOS. Does it work? If yes, why does it work? Watch my new video on YouTube!

 

Tough Questions on Weight Loss Answered! How long Does it take to Loose Weight with Yoga and Ayurveda?

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Losing weight is one of most sought after health fix. Be it PCOS, thyroid imbalance, type 2Related image diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis or myriad of other illnesses- weight loss may be your best shot at getting healthier. Easier said than done, as weight loss is not easy in any of these illnesses. Yoga and Ayurveda have emerged as the go-to solution for weight loss, especially in these challenging disorders. However, we all should know that there is so much more to Ayurveda and Yoga than just weight loss benefits.

The most common question that clients ask is ” how long will it take me to lose weight if I start Yoga and Ayurveda?”. Tough to answer I would say. Weight loss depends upon : Image result for weight loss scale clipart

  • Your body type- For example, people with Vata and Pitta body type lose weight much faster than Kapha Body type
  • Nature, severity  and chronicity of your health problem
  • Diet and lifestyle changes- Weight loss is much faster when you opt for healthier diet and lifestyle that complements your body type and Yoga routine.

How soon does the weight loss start after adopting Yoga and Ayurveda ?

If your weight loss plan is designed  with the above three factors at its helm, weight loss should start within the first two weeks. However, some of you may still need support of  additional Ayurvedic medicines, if your health issues are severe and chronic.

What is a good rate of weight loss?

As we are  discussing Yoga, Ayurveda and healthy weight loss options, realistic goal should be losing 2 kg per month. Weight loss may be much higher (3-4 kg/month) for some of you, however on an average 2 kg/month is much tangible goal for most.

How soon can I reach my weight loss target with Yoga, Ayurveda and diet?

This is tricky as it depends on how much weight you need to shed. For a target of 10 kg weight loss, 6-7 months should be a realistic time span, provided you are focused and committed to the plan. Non-gimmicky weight loss, especially with Yoga and Ayurveda, takes time, commitment and patience both on part of the client and physician.

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Your weight loss journey with Yoga and Ayurveda is also a learning process. During your weight loss process, you will learn exactly what works and does not.  It will enable you to make smarter decisions and better choices when it comes to your health. This is what will help you to keep the weight off.

Also, as Ayurvedic medicines (which are prescribed correctly) create permanent changes in your metabolism, weight loss should continue even after completing the course of medicines.

Yoga practice should never be stopped. Ideally, Yoga practice should be done at least 4 consecutive days of the week for a minimum of 45 minutes post weight loss . Remember that weight can pile on very quickly if your diet and lifestyle choices are poor.

What Ayurvedic Medicines can I take for Weight loss?

Ayurvedic medicines and supplements that can be taken for weight loss are Neem, Triphala, Aloe vera juice, Varanadi kashaya, Garcinia cambogia etc. Note that the exact dosage and duration of medications has to be decided by an Ayurvedic physician before you start any Ayurvedic supplements. Also, a full body check up- including markers for kidney, liver, cardiac disorders, hormone profiles, vitamin levels etc. are a must before starting any weight loss plan.

3 Most Effective Ayurvedic Home Remedies for PCOS

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Home remedies have their own charm I must say! No matter what treatment you choose – Inspiration. Kristensnyder.arbonne.com: Ayurvedic or conventional for PCOS; nothing boosts self-confidence like home remedies! Home remedies make you feel in charge of your health- a must have feeling- especially when you have PCOS! This Women’s Day, be in charge of your health! Steer your life in the direction that you want! That direction, I must say is towards getting healthier!

Ayurveda has emphasized that health is THE must have or must achieve aims of our life! Health is a must have for you to be able to fly high, pursue all your dreams, and never have to say- I cannot! PCOS is crippling and a life altering illness, which makes you completely lose control of your health . Let’s do everything we can to put reins on it.

Adopt these simple yet highly effective Ayurvedic home remedies to help manage your PCOS better.

Tulsi- Holy basil

Facial hair and acne are the worst part of having PCOS. Tulsi is one of the best remedy for Image result for uses of tulsireducing the growth of thick and unsightly facial hair. It helps in boosting the levels of SHBG- a hormone that binds excess androgens or male hormones (namely testosterone!) and gradually reduces facial hair as well as acne. Also, tulsi helps in reducing the excessive skin pigmentation or acanthosis nigricans- black velvety pigmentation typically seen around neck in PCOS.

How to take Tulsi?

Simplest way to have tulsi is to chew 10 tulsi leaves (washed) every day. In case fresh tulsi is   not an option, organic tulsi tea is fine as well. Wash and crush about a handful tulsi leaves and apply them on dark pigmented areas or acne. Leave it on for 15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. This tulsi paste can be applied every day.

Kalonji, Black seeds, Nigella seeds

Black seeds a.k.a Nigella seeds or Kalonji as they are called in India, have been revered as a Image result for nigella seedspotent remedy for almost every disease, especially in the Mediterranean. A must have spice in your pantry, Black seeds are a boon to women suffering from PCOS. Humble black seeds boost metabolism, help weight loss and regularize menstrual cycle by balancing stubborn hormones in PCOS. They also reduce blood sugar by enhancing insulin sensitivity. Most importantly, black seeds and black seed oil help in preventing the follicles from turning cystic. Call it the one- stop- home-remedy for PCOS!

How to take Black seeds/ Nigella seeds?

Organic black seeds or nigella seeds should be taken once or twice daily 1-3 gm (about ¾ tsp) ideally before breakfast.  One teaspoon black seed oil should be taken with equal amount of honey before breakfast for maximum benefits. It may take minimum 8-10 weeks to experience the health benefits of black seeds in PCOS.

Spearmint

Facial hair or hirsutism  and PCOS are almost synonymous! High

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levels of male hormone- testosterone (yes, women do have a small of amount of testosterone in their body!) and complex concoct of hormonal imbalances triggers facial hair to grow thicker and more men-like. The one home remedy that works best for controlling facial hair growth in PCOS is Spearmint! Spearmint has been proved by research to reduce the levels of circulating male hormone- testosterone and thus help in controlling and reducing the growth of thick facial hair in PCOS. Also, as testosterone triggers loss of scalp hair or balding in women with PCOS, spearmint can also help in reducing hair loss.

 

 

Reducing the intake of simple carbs, unhealthy fat and eating small portions of meals every 3-4 hours are other things that are effective in bringing facial hair growth under control in PCOS. Adopting healthy diet and lifestyle to lose weight is a must while trying spearmint in PCOS!

How to Take Spearmint?

A good quality organic Spearmint (peppermint works fine as well) tea should be steeped for two to three minutes and taken twice daily minimum five days every week.  As each woman suffering from PCOS is different, I recommend continuing spearmint till you see satisfactory results in terms of reduced facial hair growth.

Hope these home remedies help you in managing your PCOS better. Wishing all women and men who adore & respect women for what they are, a very happy and healthy women’s day! Choose health over PCOS, choose YOU over PCOS! Be proactive, be empowered, be healthy and most importantly be YOU!

Design your Own Meal Plan for PCOS

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Each individual is unique and so is their PCOS! Not all women with PCOS have weight Image result for meal planner clipartissues. PCOS can affect both thin as well as obese women. Not all women with PCOS have menstrual irregularity. Also, while some may have delayed or scanty periods due to PCOS, other suffer form heavy bleeding and prolonged period in PCOS.  Although insulin resistance triggers the hormonal imbalances in PCOS, not all women show high levels of insulin or high blood sugar in their blood work!

Although, many women suffer from facial hair/ hirsutism, not all have high levels of testosterone. Just the way we  manage all these varied presentation of PCOS differently for every patient, planning meal plans also needs customization!

Creating your own meal plan for PCOS is very simple and a great DIY activity. Here are 5 simple rules that you can follow to design your own PCOS meal plan.

  1. Identify your problem areas: Understanding your PCOS is the first step to designing
    any meal plan. Which of the following is affecting you:

    • Weight gain/ difficulty in loosing weight
    • Hunger pangs, food cravings , binging or lack of appetite
    • IBS, constipation, acidity or stomach bloating and gases
    • Body aches, pains, muscle spasms
    • Menstrual irregularity- heavy bleeding/scanty bleeding, delayed periods/periods occur too often
    • Stress, moods swings, PMS, depression/anxiety, sleep disturbances\
    • Lack of energy, exhaustion
    • Hair loss
    • Facial hair
    • Pre-diabetic changes (HbA1C- 5.7-6.4%, Blood Sugar higher than normal)

Shortlist which of the above areas affect you. Based on your list you can start working out a meal plan. You may need the guidance of a professional in case you are not able to understand this area on your own.

2. 5 meals a day:

To ensure hormonal balance in PCOS, eating every 3-4 hours is a must. This eating pattern helps in regularizing insulin functions and ensures steady blood glucose levels- which are a must! Giving long gaps between two meals or skipping meals fuels hormonal imbalances and weight gain in PCOS.

5 points to remember are:

  • Have your breakfast within 45 minutes of getting up. This ensures optimum insulin functions. This habit also helps get rid of lethargy and exhaustion, which are triggered by insulin resistance.
  • Portion of every meal should be eat 3/4 of your capacity. This helps in regularizing hunger and intake. Also, it helps in preventing overeating.
  • Have your dinner as early as possible. Metabolism and digestion slow down after sunset. Hence, in PCOS where metabolism and digestion are already at their rock bottom, early dinner is a must.

3. Keep it simple:

Keeping your PCOS meal plan as simple as possible, is the key to make it a sustainable and doable meal plan. PCOS meal plan needs to be deigned based on your ethnic eating habits which are familiar with.You can include super foods which are not a part of your ethnic eating habits. However, major portion of your meals should be foods which you and your body is familiar with. This make sure that you don’t have to learn special or complex skills or recipes. If you have to start learning too many new skills in kitchen,  this is where most people give up on meal plans. Also, designing a meal plan which is Image result for meal planner clipartway out your comfort zone in  also makes it less sustainable and less mentally acceptable to many women.

Some pointers:

  • Choose recipes which have less than five ingredients and take no more than 20 minutes of cooking time
  • Choose one pot meals that are loaded with whole grains and veggies
  • Keep it economical! You don’t have to go broke in order to manage your PCOS. Budget your monthly grocery and food expenses to keep your meal plans economical. Use those coupons, in store offers and sales to get value for money while you shop for groceries

4. Wholesome is the rule:

Every meal, be it breakfast, snack , lunch, evening snack or dinner; make sure to include wholesome ingredients. Organic, locally grown foods, super foods, whole foods and seasonal foods are the once which will help you get rid of PCOS.

5. Final steps for designing PCOS meal plan:

  • Make a grocery shopping list with with all the healthy food that are available in your area.
  • List down 7-8 each of breakfast, snack, lunch, dinner and healthy desert ideas. Find recipes which are easy and print them. Make a binder book of these recipes and keep them in your kitchen for easy reference.
  • No meal plans work without planning! Every Saturday plan your next week meals based on your recipe book and your grocery list and stick to it.

These are some pointers that can help you get organized with your PCOS management. Remember it takes at least 90 days to form any good habit. Do not give up on your PCOS meal plan unless you have tried it word  to word for three to four months.

To make your PCOS meal plan work , include a healthy exercise and Yoga routine to go with it. Also, see your doctor regularly in case your require medications and regular check ups.