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How To Reverse The Effects Of Type 2 Diabetes
A profound Indian wisdom says, “A ‘YOGI’ eats healthy food once a day, A ‘BHOGI’ eats healthy food twice a day, A ‘ROGI’ eats thrice a day”. The road to freedom from Type 2 diabetes is through correct nutrition. Time and again, experts globally have stressed upon the point that excessive eating / overeating can take a person to the grave. India is home to second highest incidences of diabetes in the world with increasing incidence of obesity. For that reason, a lot of nutritional related facts need to rewritten. To our advantage, the answers aren’t far from the reach of our hands. In fact, they’ve been with us since ancient times, only ignored by us in recent times. Ancient Ayurvedic literature says that human gastrointestinal tract requires 14-16 hrs of fasting to resynthesize all the digestive enzymes and incretin hormones so as to ensure proper digestion, absorption and assimilation of food. This prevents bloating, constipation, hyperacidity and various chronic diseases. This is where the concept of MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY (MNT) steps in. MNT is used where nutrition is used as therapy of chronic diseases like Diabetes, Obesity, High Blood Pressure, High cholesterol and lipids, Heart Disease, Kidney disease, etc, the root cause of which may be again unhealthy nutrition due to changes in lifestyle and behavior. Hindrances to adhere to MNT includes addiction to unhealthy eating habits since childhood, advertisement and marketing of various unhealthy food items which are tasty affordable, fast to eat, easily available, social and peer pressure, and lack of time to prepare healthy food at home. If you haven’t been living under a rock then it must be quite obvious to you that exercise needs to be a part of your routine if a healthy life is what you desire. The concept of conscious PHYSICAL ACTIVITY has gained importance in modern lifestyle, and for all the right reasons. In olden days, people were moderate to heavy workers due to their occupation and household activities. They also had healthy and simple eating habits. With proliferation of urbanisation and industrialisation, however, the heavy lifting and even moderate labour was replaced by technology. As a result, human race slipped into a more convenient lifestyle i.e. a more sedentary lifestyle. This natural reduction in our workload resulted in an increase in our ‘Body Fat Load’ leading to obesity, diabetes and various other chronic diseases. The last 3 to 4 decades have witnessed an exponential rise of these lifestyle diseases which begs to be corrected with lifestyle modifications. The ROLE OF STRESS in psychosomatic diseases cannot be underestimated or overlooked either. In today’s fast life every individual at every stage of life is suffering from stress - from childhood to the grave. This can be attributed to various reasons - peer pressure, increasing competition, hard deadlines at work, impossible targets, etc, along with the flawed mindset of making luxuries as necessities, social and socio-economic demands to name a few. All these lead to acute stress, sometimes, precipitating medical emergencies that send patients to the grave before their due date. If long term chronic stress continues it can gradually contribute to lifestyle diseases, type 2 diabetes and obesity being the most common. But every dark cloud has a silver lining. The effects of the modern lifestyle can be reversed through correct diet, regular exercise and disciplined health check-ups. To ensure that you don’t fall into this trap of lifestyle diseases or to find your way out of this slow death trap, call now to book an appointment with us.
Posted by Dr. Neeta ShahDec 27, 2018 @ 09:38