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Todays topic for discussion: Understanding of Cholesterol according to #Ayurveda…
Dr. Arti parimal: Just have nagrvel pan (pippali leaf) with honey and cinnamon after meal
Vd. Prerak Shah: How to interpret cholesterol in Ayurveda? Meda dhatu? Kapha dosha? Or anything else?
Canada Dr. Nitin Shah: Each vital tissue when they are not wholesome that produces waste as Mala of that particular tissue. Cholesterol I believe is Mala of Meda Dhatu
Dr. Rajnish -Chindwada: Dhamni pratichay
Vd. Ajay Pithia: Being a dr. Or vaidya, we deal with health issues and THE cholesterol is proven as enemy of mankind now a days willingly or unwillingly... Lipids are very essential in human body as every cell wall is made up of biphospholipid layer while ayurveda said - snehomayam ayam purush...
Human is nothing but the lipids... For that many drugs are given in the form of sneh i. e. Lipids like ghrita, taila etc. So the drug become homogenous for human body... Again blood brain barrier do not permit any other media than lipid to enter the system... So it is a form of dhatu... Dhatu means basic component of human body and if it creates morbidity it becomes mala (not purish mutra sweda)
Canada Nitin Shah: If Dhatu is unwholesome it produces Waste product as Mala of that particular tissue. Please refer texts. Malas are not just 3. Wholesome tissues produces accessory tissue also
Dr. Dipak Shirude (Jalgaon): Prolonged use of any guggulukalpa along with aahaar maryada and regular vyayam proved useful . as per my experience .
Chile - Maria Pia: It's due to a kapha-increasing diet and low but ha and jathara agi, lak of excercise, sedentary Job, kapha prakruti, heredity and hypothyroidism. treatment is to follow a kapha soothing diet, excercise, garlic and onion in cooking, drink copper water, hot water and honey every morning before breakfast and chitrak, chandra prahba, arogya vardhini and lasunadi
Argentina Dr. Fany Rosman: Today lot of vata and pitta prakruti following their doshic dietary advices still have high colesterol levels. I recommend a Tea spoon of each of the following flax, fenugreek and chia seeds. This plus fish oil capsules increase HDL levels
Vd. Pankaj Chhayani: Actually people know more about bad sides of cholesterol than its good sides.
Without cholesterol life is not possible. Cholesterol makes cell membrane, vita D, steroid hormones.. Susruta says man is made up of Sneha(fat). Prana(vitality- Vita A,D,E,K) is mainly made up of fat(fat soluble). Recommended daily dose of cholesterol- 300 mg..1 egg = 250 mg cholesterol... If we don't eat cholesterol, still body make cholesterol in cells by HMG CoA Reductase (station works on this enzyme).
As we know cholesterol is one of main component of bile. Hepatocyte makes 1 litre bile per day.. Bile go into GI tract through Bile duct.. In GI tract after saponification and emulsification , cholesterol reabsorb through GI tract and reach back into liver through portal vein. This cycle called entero hepatic circulation. In modern ,there drug called Sequestrin (cholestyramine) bind cholesterol and excreted into stool, and enterohepatic circulation is broken down, subsequently hepatocyte will get cholesterols from general circulation ,eventually cholesterol will decreased in general circulation... All fibre containing article also work like sequestrin..In Ayurveda there are many herbs that breaks enterohepatic circulation... Amalaki (goose berry) have lot of fibre decrease cholesterols... Barley have both soluble and insoluble fibre, soluble fibre prevent glucose absorption in GI Tract, while insoluble fibre break entero hepatic cycle of cholesterol, so barley reduces blood sugar as well as cholesterols.... Charak has given cardio beneficial(hridya) herbs those have same effect like sequestrin with other good effects(anti oxident...) ….. Cardio tonic herbs…..In kaphaj type of heart disease (kaphaj grid Roga) charaka has given Chyavan prasha, shilajeet, agastya haritaki(containing lot of barley)... Here kaphaj HridRoga(heart disease) mean heart disease due to hyper cholesterolemia.. There are some ref regarding these.. Sir. In Ayurveda , I think we correlate cholesterol, more with Kapha dosha and less with medo dhatu .. Why lipid profile is not done in children? ...In children all body cells are in G1 phase(cell cycle), in this phase cells are in growing condition where cholesterols is much needed...so in pediatrics we usually not seen lipid profile... This same thing Susruta has said very simple way in description of Navneet(butter). SUsruta says butter is especially beneficial for children, because of their condition of cell cycle..
Vd. Prerak Shah : Bravo…Dr. Pankaj…Salute
Dr. Susana Valdes (Chile): Cholesterol is necesary to body for lubrication, nourishment, sex hormones, fuel and steroids and it is related with meda dhatu. High cholesterol could be becouse of imbalance of bhuta agni, one function of liver is to process and store meda dhatu and is bhuta agni who stimulates meda agni to nourish meda dhatu. So, if there is an imbalance, cholesterol could increases. Sometimes, if there is an increase of ojas, and it is not fully processed (increased kapha can increase ojas and this raw ojas can in turn increase kapha), could be also an increase of cholesterol.
Vd. Nisha Thakkar : Medohar vidangadi lauh, arogyavardhini ras, Cap. cholesterol care gives best results
Vd. Neha dipam: Hyper lipidemia is corelate with medodosha. And so many drugs are beneficial in this
Because all lipid are important and different role. LDL / HDL cholesterol, triglyceride all…..Charak sitrasthan 23 santarpan jany roga vyoshadi sakthu givese good result….Gaumutra haritaki, lasuna, puskarmula, hinguvadi churn all are beneficial. Specialy when triglyceride is high langhan is required-
Hot water….. Jatharangi and dhatvagni both are involved in hyperlipidemia, Virechan gives best result, Pure cow ghee is useful to increase HDL cholesterol and its good for heart….Not only kapha dosha tridosha is involed
Vd Ami Mehta: Lahsun kshirpak is also give good result in cholesterol
Vd. Kinshuk Hirpara: (1.) Arjuna + kravyad (2.) Aarogyavardhini …….Lifestyle management , Less salt
Less spices, No junk food, Fresh food
Vd. Nikul Thakkar -Palanpur: Specially Suryanamaskar and Empty stomach walking. Kardiyamryt Ark gives good result
Vd. Milan Prajapati: I think it may be included in med dhatu
Vd. Dhruti Kagrana: High Cholesterol level:- Tulsi , Atasi, is useful..
Cholesterol has four main functions:-
- Contributes to the structure of cell walls - Makes up digestive bile acids in the intestine - Allows the body to produce vitamin D - Enables the body to make certain hormones.
So, as per my understanding we interpret cholesterol in Ayurveda with Kapha dosha!!
USA Dinesh Pandya: An unbalanced Kapha lies at the root of excess production of cholesterol in the body. To lower cholesterol naturally, Ayurveda recommends balancing Kapha dosha with dietary recommendations that will balance the overall fat metabolism
Vd. Sunil Suthar : Improper digestion power creates aam condition , which we all know very well , these nothing but free radicals and toxins which restore different part of the body as fat deposited at abd,buttocks, lipoma,etc ….The same situation being started in arteries , metabolic dis functioning accumulate as cholesterol in arteries , and reduces elasticity of artery wall, thats why hyper tension occurs and this vitiated kapha dosha, disturbed med dhatwagni, and it is also one of the cause of GB stone ! Here We should balance proper dietary schedule , avoid spicy ,oily , junk food , adhyashan !
Here one chikitsa sutra we can apply as "langhanam param aushdham ", Arogya vardhini vati ,
Gau mutra haritaki, medohar vidangadi loha, yograj gugglu,chandra prabhavati are drug of choice to reduce cholesterol and maintain proper function of digestive system !
Vd. Jignesh Thakkar Bhuj : In Maharashtra doctors are usin OVADI GUGGUL for cholesterol. i found good results with it. OVA=AJWAIN
Vd. Piyush Prajapati Palanpur: Yes.. ova mean khurasani ajwain.. it has good result to maintain cholesterol
Shri Minoo parabia: Cholesterol is finally officially removed from Naughty List
The US government has finally accepted that cholesterol is not a 'nutrient of concern', doing a U-turn on their warnings
In the meantime of 40 years US Drug Industry in connivance with Health Department made over 1.5 trillion US Dollars by selling cholestrol lowering drugs. This fear probably caused death of a million gulliable citizen who believe the US drug industry. (My comment)
By Nikki Barr
Cholesterol has been on the "naughty" list of nutrients for nearly 40 years, with health officials warning us to stay away from high-cholesterol foods since the 1970s to avoid heart disease and clogged arteries.
"Full-fat dairy products and advocados are high in good fats."
But US officials have finally given the green light for a U-turn on previous warnings, which means eggs, butter, full-fat dairy products, nuts, coconut oil and meat have now been classified as "safe" and have been officially removed from the "nutrients of concern" list.
The US Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for updating the guidelines every five years, stated in its findings for 2015: "Previously, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommended that cholesterol intake be limited to no more than 300 mg/day.
"The 2015 DGAC will not bring forward this recommendation because available evidence shows no appreciable relationship between consumption of dietary cholesterol and serum (blood) cholesterol, consistent with the AHA/ACC (American Heart Association / American College of Cardiology) report.
"Cholesterol is not a nutrient of concern for overconsumption."
"Eggs are no longer on the 'naughty list'. "
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will, in response, no longer warn people against eating high-cholesterol foods and will instead focus on sugar as the main substance of dietary concern.
The 70s, 80s and 90s were the 'non fat' years, with the government warning people to limit the amount of high-cholersterol foods in their diets to avoid heart disease and strokes.
But nutritionists and scientists have long been campaigning for the U-turn, which started with introducing "good cholesterols" back into the 'safe zone'.
US cardiologist Dr Steven Nissen said: "It's the right decision. We got the dietary guidelines wrong. They've been wrong for decades."
He esitmated that about 20 per cent of cholesterol levels in your blood come from your diet, which means the rest is produced by your liver and is actually needed by the body.
Dr Chris Masterjohn added:“Since we cannot possibly eat enough cholesterol to use for our bodies’ daily functions, our bodies make their own.
"When we eat more foods rich in this compound, our bodies make less. If we deprive ourselves of foods high in cholesterol - such as eggs, butter, and liver - our body revs up its cholesterol synthesis."
"Nuts were previously thought to contain too much cholesterol."
Sugar has now been identified as the "worst" food culprit for health problems, with GPs now focusing on weaning patients off the sweet stuff.
Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, who works with group Action On Sugar, says a clamp-down on the food industry is next.
He said: "It's very clear that added sugar has absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever and, contrary to what the food industry want you to believe, the body doesn't require any carbohydrate for energy from added sugar.
"And we know the food industry have been spiking our food with added sugars. We also know that carbohydrates and particularly refined carbohydrates - so carbohydrates that lack fibre, sugar being one of them - have the biggest impact on insulin in terms of surges of insulin in our body. And insulin is a fat storing hormone." So, in summary, ditch your skinny latte for a full-fat latte and get some avocados down you.
The Real Truth about Cholesterol
The majority of the cholesterol in you is produced by your liver. Your brain is primarily made up from cholesterol. It is essential for nerve cells to function. Cholesterol is the basis for the creation of all the steroid hormones, including estrogen, testosterone, and corticosteroids. High cholesterol in the body is a clear indication which shows the liver of the individual is in good health.
Dr. George V. Mann M.D. associate director of the Framingham study for the incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its risk factors states: "Saturated fats and cholesterol in the diet are not the cause of coronary heart disease. That myth is the greatest deception of the century, perhaps of any century"
Cholesterol is the biggest medical scam of all time.
There is no such thing as bad Cholesterol! Men of science have abandoned truth for money. Attempting to control cholesterol is a very, very dangerous practice that occurs in every hospital and medical clinic daily.
By Ron Rosedale, MD
"Statin Drugs Actually Increase Heart Disease"
So you can stop trying to change your Cholesterol level. Studies prove beyond a doubt, cholesterol doesn't cause heart disease and it won't stop a heart attack. The majority of people that have heart attacks have normal cholesterol levels.
THE GREAT CHOLESTEROL SCAM
By K.L. Carlson, MBA
Cholesterol guidelines have been created to increase pharmaceutical profits, not to improve peoples’ health. I know from my experience as a pharmaceutical sales representative for a statin drug. We were trained to emphasize to physicians the new lower LDL guidelines that were ostensibly created by health experts. The truth is the majority of the experts who created the lower guidelines have multiple financial ties to pharmaceutical companies. One expert was found to have ties to ten drug firms
OUR BODY NEEDS 950 mg OF CHOLESTEROL FOR DAILY METABOLISM AND THE LIVER IS THE MAIN PRODUCER. ONLY 15% OF CHOLESTEROL IS BEING DONATED BY THE FOOD WE EAT. If the fat content is less in our food we eat, our liver Got to work more to maintain the level at 950 mg. If the cholesterol level is high in our body, it shows the liver is working perfect. Experts say that there is nothing like LDL or HDL.
…………..Cholesterol is not found to create block any where in human body. Why does it create block only in heart, where as calcium sediments create
Block all over the body …... for example kidney, pancreas. Urinary bladder, gall bladder etc etc
JNC VIII 2014 has also relaxed the BP target. Let live simple and stress free
Germany Helga Fuchs: Thank you very much Dr. Manoo h. Parabia, oh my god, what a blessing is Ayurveda
Shri Minoo parabia: Yes. The predictions and theories advocated 3000years back are still holding strong. What a knowledge system!
Dr. Devesh Kumar: Yes our system of medicine is great
Vd. Jignesh Thakkar: क्षीरघृताभ्यासो रसायनानाम्। Habit of taking ghee and milk regularly is good for longetivity.
Bunty Gandhi: Yup...But now a days people are afraid of ghee..
Germany Helga Fuchs: This must not be. But knowing must be, when and how ghee or/and milk are giving benefits. Konzept of Ayurveda to looking of body and mind is the real gift. Schoolmedicine are working many in same way with Do's and Don'ts, as Ayurveda, but she miss the deeper knowlege of Rasa, Veerya and Vipaka, Prabhava, Agni. So no real way is given.