Lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle has made Obesity a common health concern; particularly among the urban areas. Obesity affects adults as well as children. Medical experts describe obesity as fat accumulation of more than 20% of the body weight and associated with potential health hazards including hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and other ailments. Obesity happens due to the accumulation of more calories consumed than be burned nd this leads to excess accumulation of fat.

What causes Obesity?

There can be many reasons leading to obesity. It is a complex combination of varied physical, physiological and social factors responsible for obesity including genetic factors, a sedentary life style, slow BMR (body metabolic rate), water retention and accumulation of toxins in the body.

Psychological factors and stress such as depression also play a major role in weight gain. The International Federation of Kidney Foundation, has said that Obesity will affect 18 percent of men and 21 percent of women worldwide by the year 2025. Obesity is classified into simple obesity, secondary obesity and drug induced obesity.

Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity when untreated might could lead to Type 2 Diabetes in the patient. Studies have suggested that higher than normal body weight increases the risk of diabetes.

Heart Attack

Obesity could also greatly risk the recurrence of Cardiovascular disease. Abdominal obesity is one of the major risk factors that can lead to heart ailments.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obesity also leads to obstructive sleep apnea. It is a respiratory problem in which the sleep is disturbed intermittently due to breathing problem.

High Cholestrol

Obesity increases the levels of LDL – bad cholestrol and triglycerides in the body. The narrowing of blood vessels causes atherosclerosis resulting in high cholestrol. Naturopathic remedies to get rid of Obesity Regular exercise, Yoga and intake of certain naturopathic medicines is useful in treatment of Obesity. Use of certain natural herbs and other products can reduce weight.

Some of the herbs that can be used for Obesity are:


Ginger is useful for treatment of Obesity. Ginger can be take in the form of ginger paste or Tea. Ginger boosts the adrenal gland, raising the metabolic activities and assisting in the fast combustion of fat deposits in the body. Regular intake of ginger tea helps in reducing obesity and targeting fat accumulated in various parts of the body. Ginger also boosts the immune system and generates lots of energy.

Ginseng is used to treat Obesity. Several clinical trials have proven that Ginseng helps in reduction of body weight, BMI, waist hip ratio and intake of food. Further, it is known to influence hormones such as leptin, insulin and adiponectin which are involved in fat and cholestrol metabolism.

This herb prevents Obesity through the oxidation of fats and thereby reducing body fat; improving insulin and glucose levels. This herb is also known to prevent high blood pressure. This ‘anti-obese’ natural herb has also proven to lower visceral fat, body weight, blood lipids and fat tissues.

Green Tea

Regular intake of Green Tea reduces BMI by increasing postprandial thermo genesis (the rate at which food is broken down after a meal and used by your body) and fat oxidation. Made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis var it also prevents many diseases.

The polyphenols in Green Tea elevate cholcystokin in the hormone that decreases food intake and suppressing appetite. Regular intake of Green Tea also alters the energy balance in the body through interference with the metabolism of lipid and carbohydrate through their antioxidant and physiochemical effect and ability to activate metabolic enzymes.

Licorice Root:

Licorice is rich in flavanoids – a group of compounds found in plants having antioxidant property. It has proven results in reducing obesity by regulating enzymatic activity involved in fat deposition and breakdown. However, this medicine has to be taken on advice of a registered Naturopathic doctor.


Found in Turmeric, it has anti inflammatory property which helps in weight loss and reduce the incidence of obesity related  diseases. The golden hued compound has capabilities to change ‘bad’ fat cells into ‘good’ ones. It is known to reverse insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia(an elevation of one or more fat proteins in the blood; commonly known as high cholestrol), hyperglycemia (medical term for high blood sugar) and other inflammatory symptoms associated with obesity and metabolic disorders.

Intake of Naturopathic medicines will help you in getting rid of Obesity – which could be dangerous in the longer run. Naturopathy helps in treating the underlying imbalances through lifestyle changes and prescribing medicines which are side effect free. It treats the whole person and prevents recurrence of Obesity.



10 TIPS(How To Choose A Good Blog Name)

Here are 10 tips to help you find a good blog name for your very own corner of the Internet.

These tips assume that you have already decided on the niche of your new blog. All you need now is that perfect name!

1. Don’t Rush

Okay this may be obvious for some, but seriously, don’t rush picking a blog name. The name of your blog should be a permanent decision. You should consider all the options when choosing a blog name and be 100% sure that you have found the perfect name.

Think of the consequences when you need to change your blog name down the track:

  • Change the domain name:
    If you change your blog name, most likely you will also need to change your domain name. Changing a domain name is very risky business as it may lead to severe organic traffic loss. This means you will need to implement all the necessary steps so that Google and other search engines still love your (new) blog as much they did your previous blog.
  • Change social media accounts:

And there are many more things to consider when changing domains. So trust me when I say that this is the last thing you’d want to do.

In other words, don’t rush. Take as much time as you need when choosing a good blog 

2. Go for Short and Catchy

Go for a blog name that is short, catchy and easy to remember and spell.

While it may not always be possible to fit all these 4 criteria, it’s important though to consider them all when going through the process of choosing a blog name.

Ultimately, you want people to be able to find you on the Internet. A short and catchy name definitely helps with that. A long and boring name simply doesn’t stick in people’s minds.

Another important reason why short is better is that your blog name is typically part of the title in your WordPress blog posts.

A typical format for a blog post title is this:

“Optimized Blog Post Title | Your Blog Name”

You can probably see the issue here. The longer the name of your blog, the less space you have to optimize the blog post title, which can negatively impact your SEO efforts.

Example of a Bad Blog Name

Here’s an example of a not-so-good blog name.

Let’s say your name is John and you want to start a travel blog. You don’t want to spend too much time coming up with a name for your new blog because you want to start writing about your exciting travel adventures ASAP!

So you decide to call your new blog “John’s Exciting Travel Adventures”.

Not a good name. It’s too long, it’s boring, it’s generic, it’s forgettable. Just no.

3. Don’t Go Too Narrow

If you have a specific niche in mind, a mistake I often see people making is choosing a blog name that is too specific.

For example, let’s say you want to start a blog about travel in Europe. You choose a cool blog name that includes the word Europe.

But two years later you find that Europe is too small a niche and you desperately want to write about other destinations too. Your blog name then stops you from doing that.

4. Using Your Personal Name

You may also want to think twice about using your personal name in the domain. It could make sense if you’re running a sole trader business that is all about you, or if you’re a writer and you want to promote your books.

But otherwise, a catchy and memorable name for your blog may work better in the long-term than using your personal name.

5. No Numbers or Special Characters

Numbers and special characters usually don’t belong in blog or domain names. Numbers, maybe, but only if your brand name includes a number. Special characters however, should always be avoided.

Also don’t use hyphens. They are very old-school.

Hyphens are often used to make domain names better readable, or to avoid really awkward concatenated words.

Here are a few examples of domains where hyphens could or should have been used to avoid ending up with something unintentionally awkward.

  • Dickson Web:
    Their URL used to be dicksonweb dot com. Not a good look obviously.
  • Speed of Art:
    The URL is speedofart dot com which, unfortunately, can be read in multiple ways.

While hyphens could have saved the awkwardness here, if you feel that you need to use hyphens for these reasons, it may be best to search for a new blog name.

6. Avoid Brand Names and Trademarks

You will also need to avoid using – parts of – commercial brands or trademarks in your domain because you may be violating copyrights.

For example, if you enjoy driving your new Mazda around in the city and want to blog about it, it’s probably better to use the word “car” rather than “mazda” in your domain.

In this case, would be a lot better than And not just for copyright reasons!

7. Use a Name Generator or Thesaurus

There are tools and apps for everything nowadays, so it’s no surprise that there are also tools out there that help you come up with names for your new blog.

Some of these tools are actually very helpful, and can be best used as part of a brainstorming session.

  • Lean Domain Search:
    An excellent tool that generates a long list of name ideas based on your chosen word or words.
  • Name Mesh:
    Name Mesh is very similar to Lean Domain Search. It also lets you know whether a given domain name is available for registration.
  • Thesaurus:
    thesaurus helps you with finding synonyms for words. This is extremely useful when trying to come up with a new name for your blog as it helps you to think outside the box. Sometimes all you need is that one word or phrase that really hits the jackpot. And a thesaurus does that for you!

8. Ask Your Peers

You can ask your friends, colleagues and family for assistance.

You can do so in the beginning of the process, for example by organising a brainstorm session. The people around you often have the best ideas and can come up with things that you would have never thought of. Keep a list of their ideas, you never know, perhaps the perfect name will end up on that very same list.

You can also use your peers at the end of the process. Once you have found a good blog name and you’ve done all the checks, it’s a good idea to share this name with your friends. While you may love the new name, your friends may think otherwise.

And it could well be that that have valid reasons to dislike the name you’ve come up with. Reason that you may have overlooked.

9. Choose the Right TLD

TLD stands for Top Level Domain and currently there are more than 1,500 of them. This ever expanding list of TLD’s is maintained by IANA, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.

The .com TLD is still, by far, the most recognizable and most used TLD, followed by .org and .net. Most TLD’s serve a purpose. For example, .gov is reserved for government websites. Countries also have specific domain extension.

The .com TLD is still, by far, the most recognizable and most used TLD, followed by .org and .net. Most TLD’s serve a purpose. For example, .gov is reserved for government websites. Countries also have specific domain extensions.

10. Check Domain Availability

Can you imagine life without the Internet? I can’t. The Internet has exploded in the last couple of decades, and sadly, this also means that a lot of domains are simply not available anymore. Domains are big business!

If you’ve spent a lot of time brainstorming your new blog name, only to find out that the corresponding domain name is taken, it sucks. But that’s the reality these days.

So as soon as you have a blog name in mind, it’s best to check the domain name availability. A good place to do this is Namecheap. If your chosen domain name is not available, they will spit out alternatives with different TLD’s.

If you don’t like the alternatives, it’s back to the drawing board to find a new blog nam

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

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