Yoga and Nature Cure to Diabetes
Diabetes is supposed to be the life long disorder as allopathic medical therapy. But don’t be tense, disappointed and depressed. Be hopeful and act wisely to cope with it. It is not only controllable but also curable if you go through some regulation of lifestyle, diet and thinking.
What exactly is diabetes?
It is disorder of digestive system, which can be controlled by changes in life style, regular practice of yoga and diet regulations. It is considered to be a disease of the people who have no place for physical exercise or physical labour. In this disease amount of insulin produced by pancreas is reduced quantitatively, which results in the increase of sugar in blood and excess sugar eliminates outside through urine.
There are beta cells in pancreas to secrets, which are the key to absorb glucose (commonly called sugar) by cell to produce energy for body function. Beta cells need nutrition to function properly. Lack of nutrition supply to beta cells of pancreas cause lack of insulin production. Lack of insulin cause less absorption of glucose by the cells so that extra glucose remain in blood that flows all over the body with damaging effects on vital organ. Categorically there might be two reason of lower supply of nutrition to pancreatic beta cell: First you may not be taking proper nutrition second the digestive system is unable to supply nutrition to pancreas. Diet regulation will definitely give you solution if you are not taking proper nutrition. If there is second reason then we need to go through the process of cleansing and activation followed by re-generation process. Be sure it is possible now.
Cause: The cause of diabetes is better to understand in detail with laymen language for larger benefits. Lack of physical labour; severe pressure of mental work and stress unnatural ways of living and irregular and faulty diet patterns are among the root cause of this disease. Heavy and regular use of fat and sugar products makes the digestive system weak and disturbs the process of metabolism on the body causing not only diabetes but also much more disasters. It is also believed as heredity disease, which used to appear in old age but nowadays it is common among young generation. A major factor responsible for this is badly changed life style.
Treatment: While treating diabetes it should be kept in mind that the patient is made to do adequate physical labour, his diet is controlled, he is kept free from stress, his digestive system is tackled to work properly and diabetic complications are also controlled. The diseases i.e. retinopathy, neuropathy, kidney disorder, etc. are considered as the complications of diabetes.
Yogic and naturopathic treatment of diabetes: –
1. Pranayama: Pranayama should be done early in the morning after being fresh on empty stomach while sitting in comfortable position with spine and neck erect.
• Bhastrika: -Deep breathing exercise for 2-5 min with positive autosuggestion the body is being healed)
• Kapalbhati: – Exhalation of breath by force at the same time contracting abdominal area. At the same time one should feel the increased flow of blood circulation, detoxification and vitalisation of the body along with activation of vital organs viz. kidney, small intestine, large intestine, prostate gland, liver, gal bladder, pancreases, spleen and lungs etc. Practice it for 15 min.
• Bahiya: – Take deep breath exhale it slowly removing all the air out and practice three lock called Uddiyan Bandha (abdominal lock), Jalandhar bandha (neck lock) and mul bandha (anus lock).Uddiyan bandha is bone by contracting abdominal muscle pulling them into ribs while exhaling and hold breath. Jalandhar bandha is done by locking neck by pressing with chin after uddiyan bandha. Mul bandha is done by pulling the anus muscle and hold as more as possible. When you feel that you need to inhale then slowly open neck lock then abdominal lock along with inhalation and finally open anus lock. Practice it thrice.
• Anulan vilom (Alternate breathing): – Lock your right nostril with right thumb then inhale through left nostril, lock left nostril with middle and ring fingers of the same hand and then open right nostril by removing the thumb. Exhale through right and again inhale through right, exhale through left and again inhale through the same by exhaling through right. In this way do it for 15 minutes. You may take rest in between by changing another kriya.
• Bhramari: – Close your ears with thumbs and eyes with middle, ring and small fingers while putting index finger on fore head. Close your mouth and inhale through nostril and chant OM with bee sound inside by listening the effect of vibration within. Do it for 5-11 times.
• Mandukasana: sit in comfortable position and put your left palm on your navel and right over it then exhale forcefully by removing all air out and bend forward while looking upward. Do it for 15 times.
• Bhujangasana: – Lie down on stomach and put your palm on the ground under shoulder. Lift your body while inhaling up to navel with arm making the position of the body like snake. Come to the ground while exhaling; touch your chin first to ground then nose and finally forehead. Repeat it for 5 times.
• Brisk walking (Jogging) for 15-20 min.
3. Shath karma :
• Kunjal: – Drink 4-6 glass of lukewarm water with small pinch of salt with tear like test on empty stomach. Bend your body, Put your three fingers into mouth and move it all the water comes out with vomiting taking toxic matter and activating internal organs. It is best to cure cold, cough, and sinus as well to increase memory power.
• Nauli: – In standing position exhale breath and slightly bend forward while putting your palm of both knees. Try to rotate your abdomen while pressing right and left side.
4. Contemplation Meditation with autosuggestion.
Diet Therapy for diabetes
The diet of a diabetic patient is of utmost importance. The age of patient as well as weight, occupation and type of diabetes must be kept in mind for the diet prescription. The patient, whose weight is reduced, requires some more calories than other diabetic patients and the patients having above normal weight should take food of fewer calories so that their fat could be reduced. Diabetes patients may maintain their strength by taking curd as a part of their food.
What does Curd (Yoghurt) do?
There is good news for diabetes eating home made curd (two small bowls a day) is good for you. It slows down the progression of diabetes, lowers bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol. The findings of the study conducted by the NHD Research Institute (India) are reported in the International journal nutrition. The study examined the effect of bacteria found in home made yoghurt made from skimmed cow or buffalo milk on blood glucose, insulin, lipid levels and liver glycogen. The results confirmed that the bacteria contained in curd could bring about a delaying effect on the progress of diabetes induced by high fructose administration.
The study also prevail that a curd supplement diet delayed the onset of glucose intolerance, hyperglycaemia, hyperinsulineminia and dyspidemia in diabetic. It also reduces the risk of diabetes.
Daily diet schedule for a diabetic patient:
- Morning: A cup of bitter guard juice or sprouted methi or one teaspoon of its powder.
- Breakfast: Skimmed milk or Amritahar-sprouted grain, moong, methi + amala
- Lunch: Rice, Roti (mixed with wheat (75%)gm 15%, soyabean 9% and methi 1%) plenty of vegetables, salads, moong dal and curd.
- Evening: Vegetable soup or one glass of milk.
- Dinner: As in lunch but use of curd is not advisable in night.
Foods beneficial in diabetes:
Soybean, Cucumber, garlic, Lauki, Bitter guard, Spinach, Bethu, Fenugreek, Amala, Jamun, Bel, Moong Soup, Jau, Kodo, Maiz, Chana, Bitter vegetables prepared in mustard oil, Til, Parval, Dates, Water melon.
Food to avoid by diabetic:
All the sweet products, vanaspati ghee, too sweet fruits, fine flour (Maida) and its product, preserved and packed food products, smoking, chewing of jarda, gutkha, consumption of alcohol is completely prohibited for diabetic patients.
At last but not the least regular long walks are highly beneficial for diabetic patients.