Do you have Diabetes? Keep these Ayurvedic Dos and Don’ts in Mind
These are the instructions that Ayurveda suggests for diabetics. Diabetes can be increased by a sedentary lifestyle, high blood pressure, obesity, a family history of diabetes, and physical inactivity.
According to the CDC, diabetes is a chronic health condition that impacts how your body converts food into energy (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention). Whenever a person has diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin or is unable to utilize it, resulting in more than sugar within the bloodstream, resulting in health issues such as diabetes, kidney illnesses, heart disease, visual problems, etc.
Diabetes is known in Ayurveda as Madhumeh (Madhu + Meh), which means sweet-smelling urine, a sign of the metabolic condition. Diabetes can be increased by a sedentary lifestyle, a family history of diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity. However, diabetes is caused by more than simply sugar consumption; several other factors can increase our disease’s risk.
According to Ayurveda, diabetes is characterized by a Kapha dosha imbalance. To avoid diabetes, a Kapha dominance should be addressed with a balanced lifestyle.
An Ayurveda expert, Dr Nikita Kohli, recommends certain dos and don’ts for diabetics to follow:
- Do not consume honey mixed with warm water.
- Prevent napping during the day.
- Eat only when hungry.
- Don’t wake up in the middle of the night. Overeating should be avoided, and more activity should be maintained throughout the day.
- Begin self-care by setting aside time to care for your mind and body.
- Apply khas, cardamom, cinnamon, agar, plus chandana lepa to the body.
- Do udavartana (body cleansing) as well as rub off the scrub.
Yoga asanas for diabetes
It is also suggested that people undertake certain lifestyle modifications, such as practising yoga every day, which has a soothing impact. Yoga and meditation could also help you manage stress and obesity and lower your risk of diabetes.
Some of the poses that diabetics should practise include balasana, vajrasana, surya namaskar, sarvangasana, pranayama, and dhanurasana.