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3 therapies that make you slim – part two

Submitted by on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 Loading Add to favourites  2 Comments

nutritional-therapy-for-weight-lossYesterday we talked about hypnotherapy, NLP and acupuncture as complimentary therapies for helping you to slim.

Going it alone on a slimming programme is never easy, so if a complementary therapy promises to assist in making the process quicker or easier, we’re usually up for it!

Today, I’m going to talk about three other therapies and I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of natural holistic medicine which uses diet, herbs, exercise, meditation, massage and detoxifying techniques to balance body, mind and spirit. It’s focused on three basic mind / body types or doshas – vate, pitta and kapha – thought to affect our shape and weight.

To get results you need to be totally dedicated to following the lifestyle and dietary guidance, some of which can be pretty rigid. However, people have reported amazing changes as a result of following ayurvedic principles.

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Yoga involves learning a specific set of postures (or asanas) and breathing methods for overall health and wellbeing. These are combined with meditations and relaxations to combat stress and help you stay focused.

While yoga won’t burn calories like jogging or cyclin, yoga will help to increase your muscle ratio and therefore make it easier for your body to burn fat and speed up your metabolism.

Yoga induces a relaxed state of mind and an improved body awareness, which are always beneficial in terms of weight management. Yoga also helps combat stress which can be one of the main causes of weight gain.

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The idea that food can be our medicine has been around since the beginning of Ancient Greece. With nutritional therapy, food intolerance, food allergies and long term toxic reactions to certain foods are identified and treated.

Food supplements may be prescribed to correct any nutritional imbalances and eating fresh, organic food and drinking natural spring water are key elements of a healthy lifestyle. A nutritional therapist will look at what you eat and advise you how to adjust your diet to suit your lifestyle and weight loss goals.

What about you? Do you have an amazing weight loss story to share? What therapies have helped you?

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