Naturopathy considers Obesity to be less about diet and more about correcting underlying imbalance through lifestyle change that requires a plan of care that supports long-term sustainable health optimization. Naturopathy is the science of healing the natural way. It is a body-mind-spirit system of healing that stimulates the body’s healing power and treats the underlying cause of disease without the use of drugs.
Healthy weight is the main goal for obesity treatment. According to Naturopathy, if calories in is less than calories out then it amounts to weight loss. This is an oversimplification for most people to trying to reduce weight. The naturopathic treatment of obesity works on 6 Principles of Naturopathy:
Obesity treatment by naturopathy
Acupressure to control obesity
Exercise and Physical activity
Being overweight is primarily an issue of health. Excess weight is seen as an excess condition of toxicity that needs to be eliminated. Obesity is associated with complications in pregnancy, heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers, in particular those related to gastrointestinal tract.
There are several ways to lose weight, be it dieting, exercise, drugs, surgery, etc. More than simply losing weight, what becomes necessary when planning to a weight loss program, is that to take care of all the aspects of repairing the health.
Medicinal Herbs for Weight Management
Some of the common herbs that are prescribed for Weight Management are listed below:
Betel Leaves: Right from maintaining oral hygiene to treating gastric ulcers to controlling blood sugar levels, betel leaves are highly versatile. Research also says that these leaves are useful in weight loss as well.
Gymnema: This herb is an effective natural remedy for diabetes, besides being used for arthritis, diuretic, anaemia, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, asthma, constipation, microbial infections, indigestion and anti-inflammatory. The herbal extract is used in dietary supplements since it reduces body weight, blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Coconut Oil: Switching over to coconut oil may help shed some pounds. Coconut oil contains fewer calories as compared with other oils and in addition has antibacterial and antifungal properties. They are also thermogenic, which means; they increase the body’s metabolic rate, leading to burning more fat and consequently reduce weight.
Milk Thistle: If the root cause of weight gain is liver problem, milk thistle may be the medicinal herb. Milk thistle extracts are useful as medicinal herbs in the treatment of liver cirrhosis, chronic liver inflammation and gallbladder disorders.
Bitter Gourd: Bitter Gourd helps reduce weight by help curbing the diabetes progression. Bitter gourd is known to improve insulin sensitivity and also help lower cholesterol.
Similarly, cinnamon, fenugreek, bilberry, vitamin C, omega-3, green tea, green coffee, and host of other spices and condiments, and supplements such as vitamin C, chromium, zinc, etc. are useful as far as weight loss is concerned.
(Last Updated on : 13-12-2016)