Monday, May 28, 2012

Cheapest way of weight loss & escaping this generation's diseases


Weight Loss, Sleep and Ayurveda: New research on an old Ayurvedic secret


As more and more people work hard to keep the pounds off, an interesting study shows that when you eat is just as important as what you eat for weight loss.


According to a study recently published by researchers at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, mice dropped 40% of their weight just by not eating after 7:00 p.m.
This is a familiar idea for those of us who have been practicing Ayurvedic principles.
sleeping-girl-photo-by-Rachel-CalamusaIn Ayurvedic terminology, the daily routine (called dinacharya in Sanskrit. Pronounced ‘dee-na-chari-a’), is structured around basic rhythms of the sun, moon and your body. These rhythms are powerful indeed and good things happen when we respect these natural cycles.
For instance, one of the major principles of the Ayurvedic daily routine is to eat your main meal at noon, when the sun is at its zenith and the digestive fire is strongest inside you. (Another secret to healthy weight: a strong digestive fire, or agni) And a corollary to that is: eat light at night, early in the evening, and allow your digestive system to cleanse and repair itself all through the night while you sleep.
sleeping-cat-photo-by-Liz-WestThis study is a great validation of the power of these age-old insights, and the simple, natural principles of Maharishi Ayurveda. Sleep is considered a significant period for daily natural detoxing; and Ayurveda has long recommended herbs and other modalities to support ideal deep sleep and strong digestion.
Life in tune with the rhythms of nature has multiple benefits. Healthy weight may just be one of them.
When this was researched on mice, the data suggested:
1. In mice eating till late nights; the stomach, the brain and the body's digestive machinery need to take a break from managing incoming fuel; otherwise, we may be working ourselves into a state of metabolic exhaustion. When it's combined with high-calorie, high-fat diest, the result is weight gain, a liver clogged with fat, accumulation of cholesterol in the arteries and unused glucose in the blood.
2. In mice who fasted for 16 hours daily; measures of digestive hormones, cholesterol and glucose suggested that liver enzymes were working hard to break down cholesterol into bile acids anf the extra fats were burned too. 
Thus, the results of daily fasting were "phenomenal".
This same principle was also been followed by our ancestors. They ate mostly in daytime, but now our social life starts after evening. So, essentially we have increased our eating time in the last few years.
The best cheapest cure for obesity and escaping from the silent killer's like diabetes, High cholesterol levels, Hypertension, etc. which is spread today all over the world is extending the nighttime fast and doing the simple dietary adjustments.