Obesity due to menopause is a matter of serious concern among women. Frequently Asked Questions on Obesity Treatment Through Homoeopathy.
1. Consuming which of these food items can result in weight loss?
A. Sweet peas
Answer – C: Potatoes
Shocked? But it’s true! Potatoes contain diverse nutrients that not only provide you with every benefit a vegetable can offer but also acts as an efficient fat cutter. Boiled potatoes are rich in resistant starch which is a fibre-like substance causing weight loss. Moreover, potatoes are also rich in potassium which is a vital nutrient that controls your blood pressure levels.
2. Lack of sleep can make you obese.
Answer – A: True
Lack of sleep for a long period of time drastically lowers the metabolism rate and slows down the assimilation of food inside your body, which in turn inhibit the release of energy from food. This causes the body to consume energy even for simple tasks such as breathing, eating etc. as well as lowers the rate at which calorie is burned in your body. This results in accumulation of calorie and fat, resulting in obesity. Your homoeopath may suggest you the homoeopathic medicine Capsicum Annum that can help you keep your weight in check. He may also suggest a few free hand exercises along with the medicine which should be of immense help to you.
3. Fasting is a good way to lose weight.
Answer – B: False
Skipping meals and fasting is never a good idea for weight loss. It will make you extremely hungry and consequently result in binge eating and further weight gain. Moreover, skipping meals day after day delays the response of insulin in the assimilation of sugar, making you prone to Type 2 diabetes which in turn, leads to extreme fat deposition around your abdominal area. Calcarea Carbonica is one of the most useful homoeopathic medicines to induce fat loss due to such reasons. Make sure to pair the medicine with some early morning jog or other aerobic exercises.
4. Obesity due to menopause is a matter of serious concern among women.
Answer – A: True
Almost every woman in the world suffers from problems of becoming overweight or obese after menopause. Menopause lowers the oestrogen levels in your blood, something that increases your craving for foods and in the process, making you physically inactive. A drop in the oestrogen levels brings about a reduction in the body’s metabolic rate, especially that of sugar and starches, leading to accumulation of fat within the body as well as making it difficult to lose weight. Consult your homoeopath in case the problem aggravates, who may then suggest medicines such as Graphites and Sepia as well may ask you to practice ‘Yogasana’ for your well-being.
5. Which of the following “diet” foods actually makes you obese?
A. Multigrain biscuits
D. Agave Nectar
Answer – D: Agave Nectar
Agave Nectar is advertised as a natural alternative to sugar but the fact is that Agave nectar is not at all a healthy substitute. Agave Nectar contains excess amounts of fructose, about 70-90% whereas sugar contains only about 50%, making it even worse than sugar. Excess fructose intake can cause insulin resistance, elevating the blood sugar levels in your blood as well as causing your triglyceride and cholesterol levels to shoot up to dangerous limits. This triggers obesity to a great extent. Your homoeopath may suggest the medicine Capsicum Annum and along with that, list out some of the effective free hand exercises that can help you lose weight faster.
This Article is written by
Dr Jaswant Patil – M.B.B.S, M.D (Chest), B.H.M.S (Homeopathy), M.A. (Alternative Therapy). He is an Allopath turned Homeopath and has over 30 Years of rich medical experience to his credit.