World Health Organization has observed that obesity has now reached epidemic
proportions globally. More number of people are dying due to obesity
and resultant disease. Weight loss and fitness is not just an issue of
shedding a few pounds and pumping up the muscles temporarily and losing it
all the moment we stop whatever program we are in. It is a total lifestyle
change involving the body, mind and spirit.
The systemic approach of the modern science has spawned the huge sickness
industry which while bringing relief from much complex disease does not
address the fundamentals of wellness which is prevention. The progress of
medical science does bring relief from pain and to some extent healing which
is however a natural mechanism of the body aided by medicine. Given
sufficient time and proper nourishment the body is able to address the
problem and heal by itself.
The basis of all ayurvedic and natural therapies of ancient times were based
on the simple principle of assisting and providing the body with natural and
organic nutrients to stimulate the biological mechanism towards total
healing instead of just addressing the symptoms. The role of various
herbs especially herbs like Ganoderma rich in anti oxidants and over 200
components with healing properties cannot be over emphasized.
The ancient system is an integrated system to create wholeness in body, mind
and spirit. One without addressing the other aspects could only address
part of the problem. This is true of the modern medical system which addresses the
physiology and not the mind and the spirit. A complete human being is an
amalgam of all three and not just a physical mass.
Recent research has conclusively established the role of mind and the spirit
in all healing process. The science of Yoga and Meditation now plays a
crucial role in all therapies which involves creating wellness as opposed to
All who are interested in weight loss, fitness, anti ageing and general good
health must address the following questions:
What are my health goals? Is it treating sickness or working towards
I require all these unhealthy fast foods and snacks which give immediate
gratification but long term pain?
I in rhythm with nature which is doing simple things like early to bed and
early to rise, less automation and more physical work and activities,
relaxing when the body sends out signals of stress and tiredness,
maintaining cleanliness and avoiding all modern mores which prevents the
body from recouping and rebuilding?
we want our children to be brought up as couch potatoes leading moronic and
violent lives and growing into mentally and physically unhealthy adults
creating an unbalanced society?
the answer to all these questions is a big NO then we must begin the process
now or it would be too late for all of us and the global society which is
mindlessly adding up junk in every aspect in the name of growth and
must begin a process of a total lifestyle change which is natural, holistic