Month: October 2022

Effect of Dosha kala and Metabolism on Weight loss

Effect of Dosha kala and Metabolism on Weight loss

What is metabolism?

In today’s modern era we have often heard about ‘Metabolism’. Metabolism is the body process which comprises both anabolism and catabolism. Catabolism is the process of breaking down complex molecules into simpler units. In this process there is energy generation.
Anabolism is the antagonistic process to catabolism in which synthesis or build-up aspect of metabolism occurs. These processes are continuously occurring in the body, however, time duration of the day has an impact on the rate of metabolism. The key to weight loss success may be understanding how your metabolism really works. It’s necessary to understand the dosha kala effect on metabolism. Eating the right amount, the right kind of food and at the right day time(Dosha kala) will help in weight management.

Ayurveda divides 24 hours into groups wherein one particular Dosha is dominant. So, how is the division made:

“Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”

We have been bombarded with such phrases from our childhood.
We can relate to such phrases now during modern new norms.
Ayurveda dosha kala(day time) and metabolism(body processes) are two equal and important sides of well being and healthy eating.

Kapha Kala and its effect on metabolism:

According to ancient Ayurveda science our ancestors have educated us about the “Dosha clock”.
In the modern science era we can connect this with metabolism which is nothing but biological clock.

As the period from 6 AM to 10 AM is Kapha Kala(Kapha time) and 6 PM to 10 PM as well, we need to rise early and perform physical activities like yoga, cardio, stretching to metabolise fat tissue. Imbalanced metabolism affects proper nourishment of kapha and meda dhatu/ fat tissues which results in obesity or weight gain.

If we rise early and perform physical activities, the Kapha will not get aggravated and the stored meda dhatu(fatty tissue) will be utilised and ultimately will help in weight loss.
In this period we should eat foods which will eliminate kapha and help in reducing it.
Easily digestible food should be consumed during kapha kala as the digestive fire and Digestive Quotient (EQ) is not very low (Mand agni) during this period . During evening kapha kala light and early dinner is advisable. Less exertion physical activities, yoga, relaxation therapies are most preferable.
For example: Tulsi mint Green tea, Ginger Tulsi tea, Cinnamon tea.

By rising early in the morning emotional quotient(EQ) increases as well. It makes the person wise with a better presence of mind.

In aspects of nutrition science too, as we rise early in the morning our metabolism gets a boost. By performing physical activities in the morning, our body secretes happy feeling hormones like serotonin and endorphins. These keep us active throughout the day and thus helps in proper functioning of physiology.

Pitta Kala and its effects on metabolism:

The period of Pitta kala is from 10 AM to 2 PM and 10 PM to 2 AM. Ayurveda science has mentioned that the digestive fire(Agni) is intense during pitta kala and hence foods that are Guru(heavy to digest) can be consumed during this period for better nourishment and balanced metabolism. Thus lunch should be the major meal of the day.

According to the new norm, some people practice having brunch in their routine which is a good way to keep the digestive fire in balance. Foods like chapati, stuffed parathas, basundi(rabadi), puran poli, chole, rajma, paneer can be consumed and easily digested in this period rather than during other dosha kala.

The pitta kala from 10 pm is well known for rejuvenation and healing process of the body. Hence sound sleep is essential for the body to build new cells and repair the wear and tear. One should not consume food or perform any physical activity during this period.

Vata Kala and its effects on metabolism:

Vata Kala begins from 2PM to 6 PM and from 2 AM to 6AM. After this there is Vata kala in which the Pachan(digestion process) continues and helps in assimilation of food. During this period no heavy meals but moist and warm foods should be consumed.
We should not consume foods which create dryness like Bhel of puffed rice, namkeen, farsan, breads, chola, rajma, potato and its products during this period.

For example- pomegranate, dry figs, walnuts and infused waters like amla- ginger infused water is advisable

There is a relation between metabolism and Dosha kala. At Turyaa platform we suggest lifestyle modifications and many recipes according to prakruti of individuals, Dosha kala of the day, health complaints and the goal to be achieved . To know more about recommendations according to metabolism, recipes and their benefits for weight loss please connect with our certified wellness coaches at our website

Archana Patil and Dr. Shillpa Jamdarkhana
Dr.Tejaswini Bhale and Shruti Kulkarni

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Stress – Obesity – Stress – Another vicious cycle

A girl staying at a hostel studying for a professional course, Age – 22 years, came to the clinic with complaints of sudden weight gain, typically abdominal fat, outburst of pimples and insomnia. Brief history revealed that she had ATKT last semester and appeared once again for university exams last month. She said that her eating habits, sleeping patterns changed suddenly due to stress and anxiety built during exam time. Sudden hunger storms, mood swings are common during the last 6 months. She used to eat chips, salted peanuts, bread butter, Maggie, chocolates, cupcakes even at midnight due to hunger storms. Now, all the links to her present complaints were clear.

According to Ayurveda, stress is responsible for Rasa dhatu impairment and Vata vitiation. The impaired rasa dhatu and Vata dosha affects metabolic health causing sluggishness to it. This impaired metabolism causes fat accumulation and hence obesity. The typical belly fat pattern due to stress can be easily identified.

An IT guy, full of work pressure is always seen surrounded by potato chips and cold drinks items on his table, a writer- writing his script before deadline always seems to be smoking his favorite cigar and stretching his brain. A jobless young woman running her family is experiencing sleepless nights and with altered food habits. This pandemic showed many such examples of stress and associated obesity ranging from job stress, economic stress or health stress. Stress, altered food habits, altered sleeping patterns are sequential steps leading to Obesity.

Need of the hour is to help them by understanding their problem by providing emotional and social support.
Chronic stress is always seen associated with obesity. Numerous studies have shown that physical or emotional distress increases the intake of food high in fat, sugar, or both. High cortisol levels, in combination with high insulin levels are responsible factors. The downside to consuming so much sugar is that your body tends to store sugar, especially after stressful situations. This energy is stored mainly in the form of abdominal fat, which can be particularly hard to shed. So the vicious cycle starts: get stressed, release cortisol, gain weight, crave more sugar, eat more sugar, gain more weight. Even if you aren’t eating foods high in fat and sugar, cortisol also slows down your metabolism, making it difficult to lose weight.
Stress with higher BMI is one of the worst combinations leading to blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. This is the condition in which not only individuals, but family is also seen to be affected and is very common in the age group of 30 to 40 years.

Proper diagnosis of obesity type, minimizing stress like factors which are complicating obesity and emotional support, proper guidance and motivation is topmost requirement of such individuals. One can not achieve a weight loss goal by neglecting stress factors. Here, Turyaa can play an important role. Individual specific approach, balancing metabolic as well as stress quotient with maintaining core health are the keys of weight loss program by the Turyaa. The emotional need, counseling and monitoring is very well managed in such cases by Turyaa. Owing to modern lifestyle, we cannot run away from stress but with Turyaa we can keep balance of our metabolic as well as psychological health by different research based ways like Nadi parikshan, individual specific lifestyle correction etc.
Turyaa will help in following manner in stress related obesity by –
Preventing emotional eating – Stressed people always tend to eat available and accessible food, which is not always the healthiest option. Turyaa will recommend you daily diet plans and control plans during your craving time. Meal skipping, midnight hunger storms and emotional eating will be taken care of in a very scientific way. Mindful eating, food journals, water drinking charts, and healthy meal plans are some advantages that come with Turyaa which are very easy to follow.

Motivation for meditation and exercise – Many times the etiology itself resists the body to move for exercise. Sadness, lack of energy, lethargy are some emotions seen along with stress.
Exercise and meditation are critical components of stress reduction and weight management. Online yoga sessions, daily exercise tracker and motivation by coaches are helpful in such cases.
Managing stress quentient – Stress is the factor responsible for a number of health hazards including obesity. High BP, cardiovascular disorders, psychological problems come hand in hand with stress.
Individual specific stress levels can be managed very well through turyaa in various ways. Exam related, work related, postpartum stress etc are managed by Turyaa coaches in person specific manner by individual counseling. Their food habits, sleeping habits and lifestyle are managed very well for betterment and achievement of weight loss goals. Social and community support is also taken care of by various Turyaa activities.

Step ahead with Turyaa for a stress free life. Breaking the chain of stress and obesity is not only important for achieving weight loss goals but also for preventing many life-threatening diseases. More stress-free you are, the more healthy and happy you will be. So let’s connect with Turyaa for a happier and healthier version of yourself and family.

Dr. Gayatri Kulkarni – Mulye (MD Ayurved),
Vaidya Tejaswini Bhale – Borse (Ayurveda Physician),
Shruti Kulkarni (Clinical Nutritionist)

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तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय… Celebrate Diwali in Turyaa Way!!

India is known as the land of festivals which are no more confined to the boundaries of our nation but also being celebrated by the different communities around the world. Diwali, festival of lights, energy and happiness is the king of all festivals celebrated all across the world.
The customs and rituals celebrated during Diwali are deep rooted and always associated with health and wellness. Rituals of the festival are symbolic representations of Rutucharya that must be adopted for ‘ Swasthya’ ( physical, psychological, spiritual well being )mentioned by Ayurved.

Diwali and Indian Months

Festival of Diwali comes in Sharad rutu (autumn), in the months of Ashwin and Kartik. Being an agricultural country, during this period we get the yields from the farms. Rain are over and the atmosphere becomes pleasant and cool. For the farmer, crops are their wealth so they get reason to celebrate their happiness in the form of festivals like Diwali on the auspicious days of Vasubaras, Dhanatrayodashi, Naraka Chaturdashi, Bali Pratipada and Bhaubeej.Let’s find out how our festivals, seasons and related rituals are interrelated with our mind and body wellness.

Brahma Muhurte Uttishth

Waking up before sunrise is the Brahma muhurta. During Diwali festival it is an early start of cold weather and a period of vata aggravation by the cold and dry atmosphere. On the day of Narak Chaturdashi it’s a ritual to wake up early in the morning. It is helpful for a healthy, long life. The mind is refreshed, calm and serene in the early morning. There is the preponderance of Satva or purity in the mind at this time, as well as in the atmosphere.

Abhyang Snan

Diwali Abhyanga snan is the favourite ritual for all. Applying medicated and scented sesame oil all over the body before bath helps to reduce Vata and Kapha doshas in the body and protects the skin from dryness offering glow and luster. Applying sesame oil before the sun rises prevents the increase of Pitta. Bathing with lukewarm water is helpful for reducing the effect of cold and dry atmosphere on the body.

Udarvatan (Ubtan)

Ubtan is made with a combination of different medicinal herbs that are helpful to scrub off fat accumulation, dead skin and to offer glowing complexion. During the events of Diwali, people wake up early in the morning. Abhyang snan and Ubtan application is our traditional way of celebration with the above said benefits. So it is the symbolic lifestyle illustrated for the transitional phase and for the upcoming Hemant rutu. Practicing daily abhyang and ubtan are also good for strength and flexibility related to bones, muscles and also for skin.

Worship traditions

Dhanatrayodashi is celebrated to worship lord Dhanvantari who emerged carrying Amrut. On this day, Coriander seeds which are having maximum yield are worshipped by people. The aggravated Pitta during Sharad rutu gets stabilized by drinking Coriander water with Khadi sakhar (sugar cubes).

Food traditions

The upcoming Hemant and shishir rutu are having pleasant weather, strong appetite, digestive fire and metabolism. The effect of the season is soothing on the body and it is the season of gaining strength and happiness.
Sweet dishes made up with pure ghee are pitta shamak and provides strength to every cell of the body. Diwali Faral having a variety of dishes are also not troublesome during this season. Though it is better to consume sweet dishes made up of pure ghee, coconut, and dry fruits for better health.

Rejoice your Mind

Decorating homes, rangolis, lightening and gifts are all ways of positivity, happiness linked with emotional well being. Ayurved equally focuses on the emotional well being of individuals. These all Diwali linked creations and traditions are none but happiness and energy for rejuvenation of mind after hectic, stressful year.
In short, all the Rituals are Preventive Keys for a Happy, Healthy Life.
This Diwali is approaching on a different note. Last 2 years were very stressful for mankind due to the pandemic. It has effectively changed our way of living. It taught us the importance of being healthy from within. It made everyone to introspect about their health and associated factors like lifestyle, diet, exercise.
On this auspicious occasion of Diwali which brings the light of happiness and hope together, let us make a pledge to ourselves ”To remain Healthy from within in this New Normal.”
Turyaa, our Well being Companion can associate with you all in this journey by guiding you about individual specific diet, exercise, and correct water intake requirement without compromising your Diwali food taste and without making you calorie conscious.
Enjoy diwali and let the US worry about your Wellness.

Vaidya Tejaswini Bhale – Borse (Ayurveda Physician)
Dr. Gayatri Kulkarni (MD Ayurved)

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One step towards Cancer awareness….Not Fear But Fight

Last month was celebrated as cancer awareness month. There are many cases of diagnosed and undiagnosed cancer surrounded by us and concern is fast growing. Awareness about causes, screening and risk is very essential and can also lead to people making healthier lifestyle choices.Poor lifestyle, longer working hours, increasingly stressful lives, smoking, alcohol consumption, use of contraception, are all contributing factors in occurrence of different cancers.

Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. Other terms used are malignant tumors and neoplasms. One defining feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries, and which can then invade adjoining parts of the body and spread to other organs.

In Ayurveda, cancer is described as inflammatory or non-inflammatory swelling and mentioned either as ‘Granthi’ (minor neoplasm) or ‘Arbuda’ (major neoplasm) in Sushrut Samhita. Aggravated Vata and Kapha doshas along with Rakta, Mansa, Meda vikruti are common pathological changes seen in cancer. Ayurved also focuses on the equilibrium of all Dosha, Dhatu and Mala for prophylaxis angle.

In this new era, we are exposed to lots of chemicals, hybrid food items,pollution and wrong lifestyle. It is badly affecting our Quality Of Life but still maintaining or balancing metabolic health, stress quotient proper is very essential for taking care of equilibrium. This equilibrium can be well maintained.

Alarming numbers of Cancers according to World Health Organization (WHO)

●  Approx. about 70% of deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries
●Around one-third of deaths from cancer are due to tobacco use, high body mass index, alcohol consumption, low fruit and vegetable intake, and lack of regular physical activity
● The most common type of cancers are breast (2.26 million cases), lung (2.21 million cases), colon- rectum (1.93 million cases), prostate (1.41 million cases), skin (non-melanoma) (1.20 million cases), and stomach (1.09 million cases)

Here are some keys for cancer awareness and good Quality Of Life –

1. Early diagnosis –

When identified early, cancer is more likely to respond to treatment and can result in a greater probability of survival and less morbidity, as well as less expensive treatment. Significant improvements can be made in the lives of cancer patients by detecting cancer early and avoiding delays in care. Vigilance about every symptom, early diagnostic test and proper treatment approach is very important to avoid late complications.

2. Periodic screening of risk group

Many times genetic, hereditary, previous medical histories in case of uterine cancers are linked with occurrence of cancer.
Identifying the risk groups by knowing family history, other causative factors like exposure to chemicals, radiations etc is key in screening programs. Periodic diagnostic test and check is must in risk groups.
Special diagnostic tests like PAP smear, HPV, mammography etc should be included in routine check up after a certain age. Awareness about self-examination of breasts is very important for every lady. So identifying and screening the risk group is very important.

3. Awareness about causative factors

Tobacco, cigarettes, alcohol consumption, exposure to UV lights, certain chemicals, radiation, increased weight, diabetes, wrong food habits, synthetic food additives, hybrid food items, food incompatibilities are some underlying causes of cancer. Avoiding such causes and following a healthy lifestyle is very important. Maintaining healthy metabolism and balancing equilibrium between all doshas is very important.

4. Proper treatment and palliative care

A correct cancer diagnosis is essential for appropriate and effective treatment because every cancer type requires a specific treatment regimen. Treatment usually includes radiotherapy, chemotherapy and/or surgery. Determining the goals of treatment is an important first step. The primary goal is generally to cure cancer or to considerably prolong life. Improving the patient’s quality of life is also an important goal. This can be achieved by support for the patient’s physical, psychosocial and spiritual well-being and palliative care in terminal stages of cancer.
Principles Of Ayurveda regarding food habits, lifestyle modifications and remedies like panchakarma proving very effective and promising. Ayurveda is helpful in both treatment and in palliative care.
So, in this cancer awareness week, let’s come together to understand and implement steps to keep life away from cancer.

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Dr. Gayatri Kulkarni – Mulye (MD Ayurved)
Vaidya Tejaswini Bhale – Borse (Ayurveda Physician)
Shruti Kulkarni (Clinical Nutritionist)

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Stress- “The Silent Killer”: Ways to identify and overcome!


Emotional wellbeing is of utmost importance along with physical and physiological well being.
It is necessary to understand the factors causing emotional disharmony like Stress, Anxiety, depression, etc.

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“In the middle of difficulty(stress) lies opportunity”.

What is stress?

Stress is known as Sahas (excess of physical and mental strain) in Ayurveda. Ayurveda advises to avoid Sahas as it adversely affects the body. Sahas causes of oja kshaya( loss of immunity) and increases the susceptibility of the body to various infectious diseases.
There are different types of stressors- physical, psychological and environmental. They vitiate doshas and could lead to several diseases.
Vata and Pitta are the main doshas vitiated due to stress. Physical stress leads to Vata vitiation and psychological stress leads to pitta vitiation. Prolonged and persistent stress(Sahasa) causes dhatu(body tissues) degeneration and lowers the immunity(ojakshaya) of the body.

According to modern science, Stress is a normal human reaction to overcome disharmony in their day to day life. The human body can experience and cope up with stress.
When one experiences stress, the body produces physical and mental responses through Flight or Fight mode. Due to this fight or flight mode of the body and mind, the sympathetic nervous system is activated.

In stressful situations mainly three hormones Adrenaline, Cortisol and Norepinephrine
play an important role. These three hormones affect the vital systems of our body like the cardiovascular system, circulatory system and musculoskeletal system.
Every time we consider stress as the culprit of life but stress may bring new beginnings in your life if you take stress positively.

“Which zone are you in?”

1. Comfort Zone-

The comfort zone is where your subconscious mind works effortlessly like a day-to-day routine. This daily routine is easy, there are no surprises, however, very little learning or innovation takes place, and you can become unmotivated, bored and disengaged.

2. Stretch Zone-

The stretch zone lies just beyond your secure environment.
The Stretch zone is where you work to expand your knowledge and understanding, and develop the motivation to challenge yourself or take a risk. You might feel more alive, engaged, positive or slightly uneasy, and you’re ready to deal with some uncertainty in this zone and growth takes place in this stretch zone.

3. Stress(Panic) Zone-

The panic zone is also known as the “stress zone”. When taking risks, if you are overwhelmed or threatened by the challenges, you may enter the panic zone. Here, a lot of energy is required to manage and control your anxiety. Here there is no learning and innovation. You should not stay in a panic zone for a longer time as it can be harmful to your health.
Different people have varied responses to these zones.

“The magic happens just outside of your comfort zone and that is the Stretch Zone.”

How to overcome Stress?

Stress has two phases- Eustress and Distress.
Eustress is the initial phase when a person can face challenges and Distress is the next stage where the individual feels overwhelmed and unable to cope with the situation.
Eustress can be managed but Distress needs management.

There are many ways to manage stress like meditation, yoga, exercise, music therapy, following hobbies, food etc. All these activities lead to the secretion of happy hormones such as serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins. These hormones promote positive feelings like pleasure, happiness as well as regulate the heart rate and digestion.

Turyaa is an Ayurveda driven platform and we recommend all these activities along with proper diet like dates, dry figs, and walnuts to help dhatu poshan(tissue nourishment),
and to reduce stress by balancing Vata and Pitta and nourishing dhatus(body tissues).
Turyaa considers you from all the dimensions of personal, professional, psychological and social aspects. This is the unique feature to give you personalised yoga, music and sleep recommendations to achieve your Emotional well-being goals in the correct way.

To know more about stress relief and management in a personalised way please visit our website

Dr Shillpa Jamdarkhana and Archana Patil
Dr Tejaswini Bhale and Shruti Kulkarni

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