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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

  • Weight Loss, Skin and Hair  loss Issues
  • PCOD / PCOS management
  • 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.

 

 

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.

Will I gain back the weight if I stop Ayurvedic medicines and Yoga? Related image

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.

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.

Wedding Bridal MakeUp or MakeOver ?

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Ok, lets start with a quick trivia – What is the difference between the term Marriage and Wedding ?
Wedding is the ceremony to get into a relationship called Marriage 🙂
Therefore inviting people by writing “You are invited to my wedding.” is correct rather than saying “You are invited to my marriage”.

Every young girl dreams of getting married to her prince charming some day in a fairy tale Indian-weddingmanner. Weddings in any culture are a big moment for any girl or groom for that matter.

Girls from the subcontinent like India, Pakistan, Middle East Asia (UAE, Dubai) etc. have a long drawn tradition of preparing for the wedding-months in advance.
These days Bollywood style weddings are quite a rage in India and with Indians settled abroad in US, UK and other parts of the world.

Most often the preparation involves Guest list planning, Venue Selection, Wedding Jewelry,Clothing, Food, logistics and following the traditional rituals during the wedding ceremony.
On a personal front though, the bride and the groom focus on enhancing their appearance only at the last moment.
This typically involves, hiring a bridal makeup artist or specialist to do makeup during engagement and wedding events.
There are very few who really focus on wedding “make over”.

Most of my clients are confused between MakeUp and MakeOver especially for such a big event in their life called Wedding.

In order to appear “your Best” during the wedding period, its not only important to focus on Makeup, Jewelry, Clothing aspects but also on enhancing your personality and health.
In order to appear your best during the wedding period, we generally recommend to start the basic preparation of focusing on your health and lifestyle aspects at least 4-6 months in advance. This would involve focus on your diet, daily routine , building stamina and focusing on critical health aspects like managing your periods,PCOD related issues etc., skin care , dental hygiene and hair care. The  most important aspect governing most of these health areas is  Diet and lifestyle modifications.

Consult a good dietitian and make subtle changes in your lifestyle based on your health issues can prepare you for the big day and the life after wedding  🙂

 

From Wheezing to Blissful Breathing with Ayurveda

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Gone are the days when only those with strong family history of asthma would suffer from wheezing i.e. difficult breathing due to constriction of airways. Regardless of economic background, family history, day-care attendance; children especially those below 7-8 years are developing allergic wheezing at an alarming rate.

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Bangalore has emerged as the hub of wheezing and childhood asthma with as many as 17, 000 cases being diagnosed every year! Apart from making children miss school very often, childhood wheezing due to allergies and asthma leaves indelible scars on a child’s overall health and well being.

Nebulization, pumps and variety of conventional medications only help in suppression of symptoms and managing emergencies. However, the relief given by such medicines is short lived, not to forget the various side effects on child’s health!

Ayurveda goes beyond suppression of symptoms. It chooses to strengthen the immune and respiratory system of the child, thereby reducing allergies and wheezing. Ayurvedic therapy for childhood wheezing not only gives long lasting relief from symptoms, it also improves child’s quality of life and overall health.

Ayurvedic therapy involves the following steps for helping children with allergies and wheezing:

  1. Supporting digestion: Healthy digestion is the first step towards keeping immune system healthy and allergies away. Hence, supporting a good digestion with Ayurvedic medicines and healthy eating habits is a must.
  2. Modifying diet and lifestyle: It might seem heartless and even barbaric to deprive children of their favorite treats. However, when it comes to health, two words- moderation and prioritizing! Your child’s health is more important than momentary joy of eating. For example, cream biscuits laden with allergenic food colors like tartrazine- yellow-orange color- are notorious in triggering allergies and wheezing. Not to mention chocolates, pastries etc. among the common culprits. Also, generalizing does not often suffice. Each child needs tailor-made Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle modifications based on their individual health needs.
  3. Ayurvedic medications: It is important to know that no two children with wheezing, allergies or asthma will be prescribed same medication when it comes to Ayurveda. Each child will receive tailor-made medication plan that meets their unique health needs. Medications will make sure that there are not sudden attacks of wheezing and all symptoms stay under control. Symptoms will not be suppressed; they will be relieved!
  4. Rejuvenating the immune system: Ayurveda is most popular for its amazing treasure of medicines which strengthen the immune system and health as a whole. Carefully chosen immune modulating Ayurvedic medicines will be given to the child to help fix defects in the immune system. These medicines will help the child’s immune system to stop reacting to common allergens like pollen, dust etc. Also, they will boost overall health of the child and improve their quality of life.

FAQs

  1. Ayurvedic medicines are bitter in taste. How will my child take them?

Ans: Thankfully, Ayurveda has come a long way from the era of bitter medicines, boiling of barks and bitter remedies. Today, many options are available for palatable Ayurvedic medicines for children.

  1. We have heard that Ayurvedic medicines contain heavy metals and toxic stuff like mercury and lead. How safe are they for children?

Ans: Ayurvedic medicines manufactured by following good standards of manufacturing do not contain toxic heavy metals. To be safe, make sure you always by Ayurvedic medicines from reliable outlets. Always insist on prescription and details of medicines being given to your child. Never buy Ayurvedic medicines which are sold loose, without their commercial packaging intact and without proper labelling.

  1. Can you completely treat Asthma and allergies with Ayurveda?

Ans: Allergies of recent origin can be completely treated with Ayurvedic medicines. Asthma which has developed recently, without family history can be brought well under control. Also, severity of childhood asthma with positive family history can be significantly reduced with Ayurvedic medicines. Most importantly, long term relief without dependency of medications is achieved with Ayurvedic medicines in every case of allergies and asthma.

  1. How long do we need to give Ayurvedic medicines to our child?

Ans: Although this varies from child to child, typical Ayurvedic treatment for allergies and wheezing may last anywhere between six months to one year.

It hurts as a parent to see that we have to keep the child from doing things they love, just so that they don’t come down with a bout of allergy. Time has come to look beyond suppression of symptoms. Because, getting rid of symptoms is not enough! Time has come for parents to choose what is best for their child’s health over what is popular!

No hear say, no shady medicines, no false promises; Ayurveda relies on its rich heritage of unique medicines which have been scientifically proven to be effective in relieving allergies, asthma and wheezing. Choose Ayurveda to help your child stop wheezing, start breathing and live their life to the fullest!

 

Ayurveda Consultations in Bangalore

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Started actively consulting clients in Bangalore on Ayurvedic Lifestyle management, diet & nutrition aspects, Ayurveda, yoga and various chronic health concerns  esp.. Joint pains, Asthama, Diabetes, old age issues, Menstrual issues, Children’s health, Eczema etc.

For appointments you can reach me via phone or email as mentioned below.

I can be reached on +91 09482689840

or via email samantchetali@gmail.com or bhat_chetali@yahoo.com

Clinic Address

Ayurvedalaya,

9th Cross Malleshwaram, Margosa Road, (Besides, 9th cross Bus stop)

Bangalore 55.