The science of graceful and delayed ageing
People’s modern lifestyles have drawn them away from nature and its healing power. By spending more time indoors, having an irregular sleeping schedule, and binge-eating processed foods, we have invited lifestyle problems into our lives. And, in our quest for quick fixes to our problems, we’ve all turned into pillpoppers who rely entirely on allopathy.
However, it is now unavoidable that taking so many medications may have a variety of negative effects on our body organs. You could look into naturopathy for your overall health to avoid such complications.
“Siddha, Ayurveda, and Naturopathy are ancient medical systems with their own set of principles and norms. The most important concept followed by the ancient science of therapy is prevention through immunity enhancement. Naturopathy is a natural medicine that boosts the human body’s ability to heal through a variety of mechanisms such as herbs, diet management, yoga, and lifestyle changes. Naturopathy is a drug-free form of medicine that can even help the body deal with the side effects of certain modern medications,” says Dr G Prakash, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Jindal Naturecure Institute.
Many critical diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal pain, diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, depression, anxiety, and even cancer, can be avoided with the help of various elements such as diet, yoga, and meditation.
Longevity can be enjoyed when you are disease free and mentally and emotionally healthy
“In today’s world, our immune system is constantly challenged by our unhealthy eating habits, stress, fast-paced lifestyle, and exposure to pollutants and harmful pathogens.
Despite the fact that the human body has a natural ability to preserve, self-regulate, repair, and maintain its entity, it requires something extra to deal with the constant challenges. This is where traditional practises come into play,” says Dr G Prakash.
What role does diet therapy play?
Diet is an important part of this therapy. The three body constitutions are vata, pitta, and kapha. A naturopath treats you with a variety of tools based on your constitution. One of them is diet. Eating foods that are not good for your body creates negative conditions. A proper diet plan restores your body’s natural and healthy state by correcting these imbalances. The naturopathy diet helps you by addressing your innate imbalances and controlling the aversions and cravings that cause these imbalances.
“Diet and nutrition are the only Components of Ayurvedic and Naturopathic treatment. As a result, doctors modify the diet plan based on the individual’s ailments and health conditions to ensure that the body receives adequate nutrition. Fruits and vegetables, low fat meat, whole grains, and other foods are popular here. In addition, eating seasonal and locally unique fruits, vegetables, and other foods may be advised to increase the number of nutrients in the body. Some naturopathic medicine practitioners believe that eating raw foods can provide additional nutrients,” he says.
Dr G Prakash lists out some of the foods that can be included in your diet if you are having Naturopathy treatment-
- Raw foods with proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fibers, vitamins, and minerals like seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- Tender Coconut water
- Vegetable soups
- Juices of fruits and vegetables
- Wholesome flour,
- Unpolished rice,
- Little pulses,
- Organic fruits and green leafy vegetables
- Seeds like pumpkin seeds, Chia seeds, Flex seeds, etc.
It is also suggested that this diet alone will not result in a healthy mind and body. Naturopathy recommends breathing exercises, proper sun exposure, and adequate relaxation and recreation for better results.