NATUROPATHY  ( NATURE CURE)
The word nature is derived from the Latin word natura, or “essential qualities, innate disposition”, and in ancient times, literally meant “birth” Natura is a Latin translation of the Greek word physis , which originally related to the intrinsic characteristics that plants, animals, and other features of the world develop of their own accord. CURE is derived from the Latin word Remedium which means heals again ( in the sense of recovery or redress.
*The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must come from nature, with an open mind.*
Naturopathy is a form of alternative medicine that employs an array of pseudoscientific practices branded as “natural” and as promoting “self-healing”.

 It is a system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It embraces many therapies, including herbs, massage, acupuncture, exercise, and nutritional counseling. Naturopathy study and practice rely on its principle , that is  the accumulation of toxins is the root cause of all diseases. The goal of naturopathic medicine is to treat the whole person — that means mind, body, and spirit. Prevention and elimination of toxins is the route to health. Treatments are based on the 5 great elements of nature that are – EARTH, AIR, FIRE, WATER AND ETHER which included following therapies –

  • Mud Applications
  • Hip Bath
  • Spinal Bath
  • Steam Bath
  • Sauna Bath
  • Enema-Warm Water
  • Colon Irrigation
  • Jacuzi
  • Colour Therapy
  • Physiotherapy Treatments

VARIOUS TYPES OF NATUROPATHY TREATMENTS

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HOT STONE MASSAGE

Therapy is the special kind of therapy which use heated stones . It can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.

POTLI MASSAGE

Therapy is done using heated herbal pouches also known as potlis ( or poultice) that are used to rejuvenate, relax and nourish the affected area .

SAUNA BATH

The special kind of bath where small room designed specially to experience wet heat session. The therapy includes complete relaxation

SUNLIGHT THERAPY

This is also known as hellios therapy .Sunlight is the bests source of vitaminD . It improves blood circulation And also helps in eliminating toxins from the body.

FOOT MASSAGE

This Indian massage also known as an Ayurvedic padabhyanga . Daily foot rubs do have the ability to relax the body , increase circulation, reduce stress and offer healing benefits of illnesses .

Massage Therapy

This is one of the most important therapies of Naturopathy.It is used for treating many disorders, improves blood circulation, help regenerate muscles and provides strength to body organs.

MUD THERAPY

This is a therapy which contains important minerals and have positive effects on human health. Mud can absorb toxins from human body therefore is very useful in preventing many diseases.

MUD PACK

This is applied on the face and is helpful in improving the complexion of the skin and removing pimples and open skin pores which in turn facilitate elimination. This also is helpful in eliminating dark circles and allowed to dry for 30 minutes.

ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY

This is a traditional Chinese therapy which promotes body’s self-healing process by stimulating acupuncture points. It helps in Improving the speed of transmission of electromagnetic signals in body and releases endorphins, natural painkillers of the body, or releases immune system cells in the body.

Colon Hydrotherapy

This is safe and effective method of cleansing the colon that can help to eliminate stored faecal matter, gas mucus and toxic substances from the colon. This is done by introducing filtered, sterilized and temperature regulated water.

STEAM BATH

It helps to relax the body and mind , revitalize the body, alleviate some stress and open up the pores. It can be useful for people suffering from respiratory issues such as bronchitis, asthma and sinusitis.

Jacuzzi Treatment

This is the treatment where tub is equipped with a powerful water pump, which produces a strong jet stream of water within the bath tub. The powerful jet causes friction and massage the body relaxes the muscles and relieves tension.

FAQs

Let’s discuss with the most commonly asked question of all that I guarantee every vegan is asked at least once. People can’t comprehend that a person is able to obtain plenty of protein without meat, dairy, and eggs. It was once thought that various plant foods had to be eaten together to get their full protein value; this practice was known as “protein combining” or “protein complementing.” . I know- it’s crazy but true. So , as long as the diet contains a variety of grains, legumes, and vegetables, protein needs are easily met. Especially protein-rich vegan foods include soy-based products like tofu, tempeh (a fermented soybean product), seitan (a meat substitute made from a wheat protein called gluten), black beans, lentils, chickpeas, grains .

Recently, questions have been raised about the possible health issues by soy consumption, but the majority of studies on soy have shown some positive health effects with no adverse effects. Eating soy in moderation ( keep in mind , consume in moderate quantity) is appropriate for a healthy diet.

  • Soy is definitely one of the most controversial foods in the world. Depending on who you ask, it is either a wonderful superfood or a hormone disrupting poison.As with most things in nutrition, there are good arguments on both sides.
  • Soybeans are legumes that originated in East Asia, but are now being produced on a large scale in the United States.Soy is used in tofu, soy milk and various dairy and meat substitutes. It is also used in fermented foods like miso, natto and tempeh, which are commonly consumed in some Asian countries.
  • Whole soybeans contain a range of important nutrients. 100 grams (about 3.5 ounces) of mature, boiled, whole soybeans contain large amounts of Manganese, Selenium, Copper, Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B6, Folate, Riboflavin (B2), Thiamin (B1) and VitaminK.
  • Soybeans are mainly composed of protein, but they also contain good amounts of carbs and fat.The table below contains information on all the basic nutrients in soybeans.utrition Facts: Soybeans, cooked, boiled – 100 grams
Amount
Calories 173
Water 63 %
Protein 16.6 g
Carbs 9.9 g
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 6 g
Fat 9 g
Saturated 1.3 g
Monounsaturated 1.98 g
Polyunsaturated 5.06 g
Omega-3 0.6 g
Omega-6 4.47 g
Trans fat ~

 

  • The fatty acids in soybeans are mostly Omega-6 polyunsaturated fats. This can be problematic because too many Omega-6s in the diet can lead to inflammation and all sorts of health issues.For this reason, it is very important to avoid soybean oil (and other vegetable oils high in Omega-6) and processed foods that contain it.
  • Be aware that the nutrient composition of soy depends dramatically on the type of soy food. Whole soybeans can be nutritious, while refined soy-derived products like soy protein and soybean oil aren’t nutritious at all.

Soy May Have Some Health Benefits

  • Soy has been well researched for its cholesterol lowering effects and several studies show that soy protein can reduce Total and LDL cholesterol, although others find no effect . But there is no guarantee that this will lead to a decrease in heart disease.
  • Observational studies show a mixed bag of results. There is some evidence that soy can lower cholesterol levels, although studies show conflicting results. Men who consume soy are at a lower risk of developing prostate cancer in old age.

Soy Contains Isoflavones That Function as Endocrine Disruptors 

  • The isoflavones found in soy can activate and/or inhibit estrogen receptors in the body, which can disrupt the body’s normal function.

Soy Isoflavones May Affect The Risk of Breast Cancer

  • Soy isoflavones can increase the multiplication of cells in the breasts. However, observational studies show a reduced risk of breast cancer. Soy may lead to mild disruptions of the normal menstrual cycle.

Soy, Testosterone and Male Reproductive Health

  • In one human study, 99 men attending an infertility clinic were studied. The men that had eaten the most soy for the past 3 months had the lowest sperm count (30).Of course, this study is just a statistical correlation and does not prove that it was the soy that lead to decreases in sperm count.Another study found that 40 milligrams per day of soy isoflavones for 4 months had no effect on hormones or semen quality (31). So consume in moderate quantity only .

Fermented Soy May be Safe in Small Amounts

This depends : Although there are many sound reasons not to eat after 7:00 p.m., weight loss is not one of them. Even though our metabolism doesn’t stop during sleep–it does slow down while we are at rest. This is why most people can’t lose weight. They eat at night and don’t expend the energy prior to bedtime. Energy in needs to be less than energy out in order to lose weight.

Labels have to include the total amount of fat, saturated fat and unsaturated fat.  This carves the way for the low, reduced, and fat free categories

  • Low fat means 3 grams of fat or less per serving (or per 100 grams of food)
  • Reduced fat means the food product contains 50% (or less) of the fat found in the regular version
  • Less fat means 25% or less fat than the comparison food
  • Fat free means the product has less than 0.5 grams of fat per serving, with no added fat or oil
  • Light (fat) means 50% or less of the fat than in the regular version
  • Light (calories) means 1/3 fewer calories than the regular version

CONFUSED??????

The rules on what must be included on the labels of food items were meant to assist shoppers, but even experts say it’s easy to be confused. That’s why it’s important not to just pick and choose items advertised as “reduced fat” or “no fat.” For example, an item that is reduced fat must have a 50 percent reduction in fat from a previous version. But if the original item – let’s say Strawberry ice cream – had an enormous amount of fat the reduced fat version could contain more fat than you want to serve your family. Also, foods that are fat-free sometimes add sugar, salt and other ingredients to add some taste. That also can add calories.

Dealing with overweight children requires special care and knowledge. While obesity is a health threat, improper treatment may actually promote more intractable food issues later. We are experienced in the special physical and psychological needs of children.

Childhood Obesity: No Simple way to answer

When I’ve written about the challenges of children and weight problems I get some typical responses:

  • From parents: “Don’t know what the problem is. I feed my children spinach and aloe vera  and they’ve never had a Happy Meal in their lives. What’s wrong with parents these days?”
  • From non-parents: “Don’t get it, can’t parents just say no?”

Other parents seem to feel guilty and confused, and don’t really know what to say.

At the present movement I personally don’t have my own child but have one beautiful niece in my house and guess what? The way she respond to food, her personality her likes/dislikes are different.

Like adult weight issues, while the answers can seem simple , but here’s a few beginning stairs

It’s a Family Issue: If you’re a parent and your children are having weight issues, there’s one thing I’ve learned.

The whole family needs to be involved: I know It’s  impossible to guide a child into eating better but yes You can’t have one parent rewarding the child with food, while the other one keeps saying no and You can’t have one sibling having free access to the pantry while the other is banned.

Mixed messages don’t work for very long.

Weight Issues Are More Than Diet Issues: It’s amazing how many adults with disordered eating patterns can remember being put on diets as children. Particularly women.

Put a child under heavy restrictions and one or more things might happen:

  • They learn to hide behaviors for fear of punishment.
  • The moment they are out from under your authority they have no established intrinsic basis for making good choices.
  • Our philosophy is to correct the behavior that is causing the accelerated weight gain and to allow most children to grow into their weight. If a weight loss program is required, a balanced meal plan with adequate variety and portion control can be designed to meet your child’s needs. The focus is on appropriate eating and behaviors, not on “dieting”.

A healthy eating pattern is one that provides enough of each essential nutrient from nutrient-dense foods, contains a variety of foods from all of the basic food groups, and focuses on balancing calories consumed with calories expended to help you achieve and sustain a healthy weight. This eating pattern limits intake of solid fats, sugar, salt (sodium) and alcohol.

  •  Yes, you and your doctor should work together to determine if a vitamin/mineral supplement is right for you. Vitamins and supplements are great, but they are active substances that can interact with drugs and food. And sometimes they don’t play well with others and can cause some dangerous side effects.
  • If you are already taking dietary supplements, you should inform your doctor. Research shows that many people do not let their doctors know that they are taking a dietary supplement or are considering taking one. You may think side effects happen only with prescription medicines, but some dietary supplements can cause side effects if taken with other medications or if certain health conditions exist. So check with your doctor before taking a dietary supplement.

The European Food Safety Authority recommends that women should drink about 1.6 litres of fluids a day and men should drink about 2 litres. For an average 200ml glass, that’s around 8 glasses for women and 10 for men.

The literature on fluid intake can be confusing. This is because some sources refer to the amount of fluid we should intake through beverages alone; whereas other sources refer to the total water intake. This difference may be partly responsible for the confusion over how much water it is necessary to consume on top of the water found in your food.

Your recommended fluid intake actually depends on how much food you consume and on how much exercise you are doing. On average, people need 1-1.5ml of water for each calorie they consume. For a person consuming 2000 calories this corresponds to 2-3 Litres of fluid per day.

Pay attention to thirst as well as the color and odor of your urine. Dry mouth and concentrated (dark) urine are good indicators that you need more fluids.

A dry environment, heat, and exercise, especially during warm weather, all increase hydration needs. Both young children and older adults are more vulnerable to dehydration. Keep in mind your body constantly loses water as it evaporates from your skin.

People with larger body surfaces and those who perspire or sweat more will lose more water through evaporation.

What happens if we don’t drink enough fluid?

In essence, not drinking enough fluid leads the body to become dehydrated. One may initially have only mild dehydration and feel thirsty and uncomfortable, but dehydration can escalate and become very serious. In severe cases, dehydration can even result in death.

Dehydration can have a range of effects upon the body including:

  • Headaches
  • Light-headedness or dizziness
  • Lower volume of urine output
  • Dark-coloured , strong-smelling urine
  • Lack of energy
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dry mouth, eyes and lips
  • Fast heartbeat

There may be other longer term health problems that are caused by dehydration:-

  • Constipation
  • Kidney Stones
  • Fatigue

A recent study, published in the British Journal , stated that increasing water intake can reduce risk of kidney stones.

Being healthy is simple, right? “Eat less, move more.” That’s easy to say, but practicality is one of the most important things when it comes to health and fitness. Losing weight is a complicated process, but basically it comes down to creating an energy deficit — that is, burning more calories than you eat.

so when it comes down to it, which is more important? Diet, or exercise?Yes, we should all eat healthier. Yes, we should exercise every day. There are infinite things we could do in order to be healthier, like sit less, eat more vegetables, eat less processed food, or drink less alcohol.

*There’s a notion we burn the most calories doing high-intensity activities that leave us dripping with sweat and heaving for breath.But “you burn a certain number of calories just sitting on your bottom,” or Digesting your food takes up another 10 percent of your daily energy, and whatever’s left goes towards powering your movement — from intense exercise, to walking to the bathroom, to fidgeting in your chair, to just blinking.

*But the treadmill at my gym told me I burned hundreds of calories during my last run,” you point out.The reality is most people are unable to stick to those levels of exercise necessary to lose the weight.People underestimate how much exercise they have to do to burn off fat… Studies consistently show that people do not lose much weight if they just try to exercise.”

*According to Harvard calculations, a 80kg person  who runs at 10km/h for 30 minutes will burn 372 calories. But you could achieve the same energy deficit just by cutting out cheeky daily snacks — a can of Coca-Cola (160 calories) and two chocolate cookies  in the evening (200 calories), for example — or by slightly reducing the portions of your dinner (by reducing calorie intake) then having plain yoghurt for dessert instead of ice-cream full of calories (127 calories/100g vs 246 calories/100g).

So which sounds more do-able: a gruelling stint of exercise, or small changes to what you eat??????

If you are aware of how many calories you’re actually burning during exercise compared to what you’re taking in from food, then you may have the willpower to say, ‘No, I won’t have that 400-calorie muffin after all’,”

*An important note about all this: exercise might not be the most effective way to lose fat, but that’s no excuse not to exercise. “Exercise is emphatically not a waste of time,”  “If you’re simply exercising to look at the scales then it may not be that great [but] there are so many other benefits.” A long list of them: exercise boosts mood; exercise increases blood flow around the body, especially to the brain  exercise cuts your risk of heart disease; exercise helps people who’ve already lost weight keep it off.

*So , the best diet is any diet you can stick to and people stick to the diet like Mediterranean diet because it replaces “bad” stuff with satisfying substitutes: switching from saturated fats to olive oil, from sugary snacks to nuts.Successful dieting isn’t about cutting everything out, but “switching to other forms of eating… broadly it’s a matter of changing what you eat as well as the quantities. We also recommends adding extra fibre to your diet, which — like the healthy unsaturated fats in any diet — will help you feel fuller even though you might actually be eating less.

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Alkaline diet
Blood type diet
Eat clean diet
Fit for life diet
High protein diet
Low-fat diet
Low glycemic index diet
Low-protein diet
Low sodium diet

A diet is a dietary regimen which involves change in consumption habits in an attempt to detoxify the body by removal of toxins . This diet have two objectives -:
1. Purification of organism for better health
2.  Weight loss
Detox diet usually lasts from 3 to 5 days, but the period may be slightly increased. It depends on your endurance and health. However, detox diet must not exceed 7-10 days! This period is considered to be the maximum for a healthy detox diet.  This diet includes -:
• Juicing fasting
• Master cleanse

A Diet by which people intend to lose weight very quickly by limiting how much one eats . This involve making extreme , rapid changes to the food consumption . Many of the diets listed below could fall into more than one subcategory. Where this is the case, it is noted in that diet’s entry.
• Beverly Hills diet
• Cabbage soup diet
• Grapefruit diet
• Monotrophic diet
• Subway diet
• Western Dietary pattern

A diet which excludes meat. Vegetarians eat foods like vegetables, fruit, nuts, beans and grains. Some vegetarians eat or drink animal products, like milk and eggs. They are called lacto-ovo vegetarians  and some vegetarian do not drink milk and eat eggs are called vegans. Vegans also often will not use animal products.

Weight control techniques encompass long-term lifestyle strategies that promote healthy eating and daily physical activity. Weight control strategies consider not only weight loss toward but also the maintenance of a healthy body weight over time .Many weight loss diets are considered by some to entail varying degrees of health risk, and some are not widely considered to be effective. This is especially true of “crash” or “fad” diets.
LOW CALORIE DIET
VERY LOW CALORIE DIET
LOW CARBOHYDRATE DIET
LOW FAT DIETS

Belief based diet are the diet which are influenced by the person’s religious, spiritual or philosophical beliefs. This includes-:

Buddhist diet
Hindu and Jain diets
Islamic dietary laws
I-tal
Kosher diet
Seventh-day Adventist
Word  of Wisdom

It is not realistic to list every possible condition that might have an impact on a person’s health and food intake. There are some dietary patterns that might be recommended by medical professionals for people with specific medical needs.
• Diabetic diet
• DASH diet
• Elemental diet
• Elimination diet
• Gluten – Free diet
• Healthy kidney diet

Why is the nutritional food more important than Junk food?

Eating a balanced nutritional diet is essential for good health and wellbeing. It is very vital to living, for growth and to function properly.

Food selection and cost-based analysis are necessary to make the food available, affordable and accessible to large sections of the society. Prominent nutritional food includes Almonds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried parsley and pink grapefruit etc. A nutritional diet can reduce your risk for chronic diseases. It’s a path to improved health. Intake of macro and micronutrients in appropriate quantities is very essential. The nutritional requirement varies widely between individuals’ life stages eg, pregnant women need more iron than men. Each nutrient has a particular set of functions and plays a different role altogether. Some nutrients are needed in large quantities than the others. For example, protein is needed in grams (g), whereas Vitamin C is needed in milligram (mg) quantities. Nutritional requirement for each individual is related to a person’s age, gender, level of physical activity and state of health. Also, some people absorb nutrients less effectively than others and so will have higher than average nutritional requirements. Many people might think their intake of nutrients is adequate but they end up taking the wrong composition. So, it is at Oashraj, which provides you with a platform to deliberate on what you have been taking and what you should take in order to live a healthy and disease-free life. We at Oashraj equip you with crucial consultation and guiding you through to live a healthy lifestyle.

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