Gain Fat and Strengthen Bones

“Respected sir,
I am 38/F/5’2″, wt. 44 kg, mother of two kids, having lean and thin body. Facing problem of cracking sound in bones. I have vitamin D and magnesium deficiency. Tried Ashwagandha and shatavari for 2 weeks but got acne on forehead and chin. Please suggest how to gain good fat and strengthen bone.
Thanks in advance.
Aanya”
 
Dear Aanya: try to incorporate and follow the SVA Diet which consists of all only homemade food cooked with Mum’s ghee and Soma Salt. Make sure you get the Green Protein recipe on our SVA youtube channel (https://www.svayurveda.com/recipes/notorious-green-protein/) You can make the SVA Green Protein in either in its vegetarian version with homemade cheese, or the non-vegetarian version with chicken. Otherwise, here are some general tips to help ground your body type:
Do a self-massage with Vata Oil with Vitamin D and Magnesium every other day.
Use the Vitamin D Transdermal cream – apply on the lower back and on the pulse twice daily.
Incorporate some gentle pranayam or breathing exercise into your daily routine.
Take at least a 15-20 minute exposure to sunlight everyday.
Do the Samadhi set before meditation, or prayer.
Balance your rest and activity schedule so that you get some down time after every 2 hours of activity.
Make milk-date shake and drink it every night before bed. BDSDTB-img7oil milk with a couple cardamom pods, a stick of cinnamon; take off from heat, pour into a blender and add 1-2 pitted medjool dates and blend. Drink warm When prepared correctly and consumed regularly it will nourish and support your physiology in many ways.
Apply Super-Sport roll-on or Transdermal Cream followed by Bone Herb Transdermal cream wherever you experience cracking bones.
 Add Soma Cal capsules do your diet: one in the morning and one in the afternoon after lunch.
The whole logic here is that when Vyana vata goes out of balance, then we experience cracking bones. When Vyana vata is high – Vyana vata supports cellular circulation all over the body – then shleshak kapha goes low. Shleshak kapha lubricates the cellular system, as well as our joints, large and small joints all over the body. Doing massage with Vata pacifying verbalized oil will pacify Vyana vata, or your cellular vata. The Vitamin D in the oil will nurture the shleshak kapham, and the transdermal magnesium you will absorb from the oil will help you metabolize and use the calcium from the Soma Cal capsules more efficiently. This will help the Vyana vata aggravation of your joints, and the popping sound will go away, because magnesium will enhance the absorption of Vitamin D and Calcium.
Adding and eating extra protein and ghee in your diet will help pacify Vyana vata further, and support shleshak kapha.
Remember: doing too much physical activity without enough rest is aggravating to vyana vata and burns off shleshak kapha unduly. For your body type, you need to do gentle physical activity, and definitely adopt a gentle kind of yoga exercise.
So you see, you have to address your issue from all possible angles: diet, activity, nutritional supplementation, then only, eventually, specific ayurvedic herbs, such as the Bone Herb (Cissus quadrangularis), which has a specific effect on nurturing and supporting the health of the bone tissues and the joints, then only will it truly help you. This is the holistic SVA approach. This will not only address your imbalance but will make you feel more energetic and blissful overall. Thank you.

Low on Vit D? SVA Tips and Guidelines An epidemic

Vit D deficiency is associated with 17 types of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, autoimmune disease, chronic pain, osteoporosis, asthma, and more recently autism. Studies show that 30-50% of Americans suffer from Vitamin D deficiency.
Go out in the sun!
Our immediate primary source of Vitamin D is sunlight. Sun exposure is an easy, reliable way for most people to get Vitamin D. Exposure of the hands, face, arms, and legs to sunlight two to three times a week will cause the skin to produce enough vitamin D (the necessary exposure time varies with age, skin type, season, time of day, etc.) But what happens if you do this and are still low on Vit D?
Nurture your Liver
Vaidya Mishra explains that getting vitamin D through sunlight has become problematic because UVB is absorbed through the skin, and the liver and kidneys play a major role in transforming UVB to vitamin D.
In this day and age, due to:
1.    Toxic diets: toxins in the food in the form of additives such as preservatives, flavorings, or processed ingredients, artificial colors, flavors, scents, etc.
2.    Daily Stress: daily unreleased physical, mental and emotional stress that accumulates over long periods of time
3.    Toxic Personal Care Products: toxins in personal care products we use daily such as – facial creams, make-up, oral and hair care products; as well as the chemicals in the water we drink and shower in; all these add put an extra load on the liver.
The liver is the organ that has to deal with all kinds of toxins that enter the body either orally or transdermally. Emotional and mental stress also produces acidic toxins in the body that end up being stored in the liver in order to be processed and discarded. This puts undue pressure on the liver, specially when a good diet is not maintained, causing the intelligence of the liver to be compromised, so it is not able to fulfill its key function in transforming UVB into Vit D. That’s why even though people may eat Vit D rich in foods (milk, cheese, yogurt, etc), or take large doses of Vit D supplements, and get enough sunlight on a daily basis, their Vit D levels may remain clinically low.
You need Vit D for Calcium, and Calcium for Strong Bones
Vitamin D has many important functions, most prominent of which is the absorption of calcium. Scientists confirm that calcium deficiency in the physiology is correlated to low levels of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is required for the regulation of the minerals calcium and phosphorus found in the body. Our bodies need vitamin D in order to absorb calcium from the intestines.
Ultraviolet light (from sunlight) helps our skin cells convert vitamin D from an inactive into an active state. If we do not have enough vitamin D, calcium that we get from the food we eat is not absorbed properly, causing hypocalcemia (lower-than-normal blood calcium) to develop. Hypocalcemia results in deformities of bones and teeth, as well as neuromuscular problems.
How is calcium related to Vit D and what diseases can result from lack of calcium?
When calcium is low in the body and de-mineralization or inadequate mineralization of the bone occurs, then one can have Osteomalacia. Osteomalacia is the softening of the bones caused by defective bone mineralization. This can also happen due to insufficient amounts of phosphorus and calcium. Or it can happen because of the overactive resorption of calcium from the bone as a result of hyperparathyroidism. Osteomalacia in children is known as rickets, and because of this, the use of the term osteomalacia is often restricted to the milder, adult form of the disease. It may show signs as diffuse body pains, muscle weakness, and fragility of the bones. The most common cause of the disease is a deficiency in vitamin D, which is normally obtained from the diet and/or from sunlight exposure.
Many of the effects of the Osteomalacia disease overlap with the more common osteoporosis, but the two diseases are significantly different. There are two main causes of osteomalcacia: (1) insufficient calcium absorption from the intestine because of lack of dietary calcium or a deficiency of or resistance to the action of vitamin D; and (2) Phosphate deficiency caused by increased renal losses.
With SV Ayurveda protocols, you can approach the Vit D insufficiency from a holistic point of view.
A balanced diet with a timely consumption of daily meals and snacks is necessary to improve overall health and the health of the organs and organ systems that can restore optimal levels of Vit D in your body.
Vaidya Mishra favors the safe and effective transdermal delivery of Vit D. He recommends correcting your diet and routine, then adding the transdermal protocol, while maintaining regular testing of the levels to show the actual results.
Is the transdermal approach unique to SVA?
The efficacy of the transdermal approach is still not as well documented and appreciated as it has been in the ayurvedic and more specifically, in the SVA tradition. However, scientists are catching on. In Canada, there has been some pioneering work in this aspect, view this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsRvoZNDLSc&feature=youtube_gdata_player