Cholesterol

    

Click here to read it in  Tamil  . Click here to have it as a  brochure  Elevated cholesterol are seen even from the age of 2 and above in recent times due to bad life style and food habits. We have several patients reporting to develop various side effects taking cholesterol lowering drugs. Cholesterol is a vital component of all cell walls. So when the liver's synthesis is blocked by drugs, several adverse effects develop.

    Instead we suggest here a simple logical way to reduce cholesterol. In Pancha Bhoota we suggest to cleanse the liver and change to whole food eating habits, walking and relaxing, through which healthy reduction in cholesterol can be noticed. We suggest to do these changes for a few months, get cholesterol levels checked and get back to us to inform us about your experience. If you do not see substantial changes then please write to us for an individualized treatment for you.

Normal Blood Clinical values:

Cholesterol - less than 200 mg/dl

Fasting triglycerides is less than 150 mg/dL.

  • Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL)
    Carries cholesterol in the plasma. LDL has been associated with heart disease and is sometimes referred to as "bad cholesterol".

    Normal values: less than 130
    Borderline: 130 - 159
    High Risk: greater than 160

  • High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL)
    Also known as the "good cholesterol". Higher levels of HDL have been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease.

    Normal values:

    • Male - 44
    • Female - 55

Water Therapy :   We generally recommend doing Water Therapy  to cleanse the intestines and liver so that the root cause of arthritis is removed. Drink 1.5 liters of water first in the morning, using mild amount of flavors like ginger, cumin seeds, mint leaves, cardamom, coriander seeds, Sarsparillaroot powder, hibiscus flowers etc)  for better results.

     Doing water therapy with three flowers of  Cassia auriculata (Tamil and Malayalam- Aavaaram-poo) every day for 41 days and then general water therapy after that is good for reducing cholesterol.

Hot water: Drinking hot water one hour before and after food is a good way to cleanse liver. Drink one tea-cup of really hot water, (drink like drinking hot tea). The hot water will remove mucus from the intestine and also improve digestion. You can add ginger if you need. No sugar in this hot ginger water. Do not drink cold drinks, juices and soft drinks. Cold will destroy the digestive juices and so will add up to weakening liver function.

Eat fermented rice  and or  fermented barley for more effective results.

Earth Therapy:  Fiber-rich foods absorb cholesterol not only in foods , but also make the bile to be secreted more to the stomach, causes changes in cholesterol levels in the body. We recommend using fiber rich whole grains like brown rice (remember to soak in water and cook), whole rye flakes (33% fiber compared to 20% fiber in oats), whole wheat flakes (28%), barley flakes (26%). Millets like Ragi rich in fiber. In all ancient traditions, people ate different types of grains and millets  many of the readers might be unaware of the names.  These millets give different nourishment that help prevent many diseases like cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer etc.  millet, kodo-millet.

     It is generally thought that just by reducing fat intake one could lower cholesterol. There are many interesting studies that experimental animals when fed with zero fat still had high cholesterol levels when given refined foods. So it is the refined foods that are converted into fats like cholesterol. Our suggestion is to eat more of different types of grains instead of eating only rice and wheat.  Just by changing grains one could see the difference in the fat metabolism.

    We have several patients who had levels of cholesterol and triglyceride changes by switching over to different types of grains.  

Breakfast

Use seven different whole grains for seven days. One can use in the form of pan-cakes (Dosai) or steamed cakes (Idli's), or porridge (oozhu) or cracked-uppuma type (See recipes in Sakthi kitchen).

1. Corn cracked-steamed (uppuma) or pan cake.
2. Barley flakes or pan cake.
3. Amaranth Uppuma.
4. Rye flakes or pan cake. 
5. Quinoa flakes or Uppuma.
6. Finger Millet  pan cake or porridge.
7. Buckwheat  uppuma or pan cake.

Asian Type 

1. Fox Millet  pan cake or porridge.
2. Barley flakes or pan cake
3. Buckwheat  uppuma or pan cake. 
4. Little Millet  pan cake or porridge.
5. Italian Millet  uppuma or pan cake.
6. Banyard Millet  porridge or pan cake.
7. Amaranth  uppuma or pan cake.
No refined cereal drinks like Horlicks, Boost, complain should be used. These products are malted sugars and immeidately increase blood glucose levels.  Instead fruit juices fresh can be used.

See recipes in sakthi kitchen.

Cooking oil should be only unrefined sesame oil/olive oil or any other unrefined oils.

Sakthi cholesterol mix. We suggest the patients to make a natural cholesterol medicine.

Use organically produced for best results.

Ingredients:

One part of organic  fenugreek seed powder (click here to know about Fenugreek).

Half  part organic Turmeric powder (click here to know about Turmeric)

Preparation :You can take  take one tea-cup as one part for fenugreek, half cup for turmeric root powder. Mix and keep in a dry container. You can put in a small container while travelling.

    Consume one teaspoonl of the above Sakthi cholesterol  mix, three times a day after food.   The powder can be put in the mouth and drink water to swallow it down. You can drink water to allow to swallow quick and avoid the slight bitter taste.

Cleansing:Very important is to cleanse the liver and intestines with Castor oil and Gallnut (cleansing) before starting the Pancha Bhoota and you can alternatively do the cleanse every two months (one time castor oil , next time gall-nut cleansing).

Liver -Tonic Chutneys:

      Every day eat the following chutneys. One per day. seven days seven chutneys and then repeat them again. All leaves  should be raw and not heat sauted. But you can add coconut, red pepper, or black sesame seeds or split peas dal and salt to make it tasty.

1. Coriander leaves chutney
2. Phyllanthus Niruri leaves chutney
3. Bringraj  leaves chutney 
4. Curry leaves chutney
5. Coriander leaves chutney
6. Mint leaves chutney
7. Moringa leaves  chutney or use Aloe Vera leaves.

Click here to see some model Chutney Recipes  that you can modify to make the above chutneys.You can eat this chutney with pasta, bread or with rice.

If you feel the chutney is bitter, then you can make it thick and make it as a small marble and swallow it with water. Make them small balls so that you do not choke yourself.

If you cannot afford fresh leaves, then get dried leaves and boil in water and drink the decoction.

Juice Therapy:

One Juice a day for seven days a week:

Drink these fresh juices, one a day and repeat the seven every week. It iseasy. Just cut and put in blender with little water and dates if needed ,
blend and drink. Dates increases Iron.

1. Beet root and apple or carrot
2. pumpkin juice
3. Pine-apple juice (Swallow or eat one teaspoon of turmeric powder immediately before or after drinking this juice).
4. Aloe Vera  juice with carrot or plain (freshly made from plant and not bottled or canned).
5. papaya juice
6. Pine-apple juice (Swallow or eat one teaspoon of turmeric powder immediately before or after drinking this juice).
7. Pomegrante juice.

No bottled or canned. it should be made fresh and not filter it. Clear juices are free from fiber and so drink all juices with the pulp.

Triphala Powder - Strengthen LiverEveryday night take one teaspoon of Triphala powder in 50 ml of hot water. (Please Click here  to find the link to buy this herb).

Fire Therapy:  Less walking causes poor stool (bowel) movements and  that also contributes to constipation. Avoid being  sedentary (more hours of sitting before computers or resting). Walk twice in the morning and evening.

Yoga is very good especially Surya Namaskar given in fire section. It helps in good lymphatic circulation.

Air therapy: Taking a long breath and relaxes every now and then reduces stress in the body. DoingPranayama  5 minutes morning and evening is also good.

See here for free video links on best Pranayama - Swami Ramdev.

Space Therapy: Similarly relaxation  of the mind reduces stress.

A not to be missed DVD. Highly Informative.

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Excellent DVD on truth on fat and sugar.  Though the dvd is on diabetes, gives lot of information how refined foods causes increase in cholesterol and triglycerides.

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A single factor may be a biased view for the cause of a disease.

Several factors contribute to health is the Eternal Truth.

 Click on the links inside the tables for details.

   Uni5   Eternal  and  Universal
 Health Style
Five Levels
1 2 3 4 5
Elements Earth Water Fire Air Space

Energy

Process

Stabilization

Nourishing

Transformation

De-Toxification

Interaction

communication

Localization

Connection

Expansion

Unification

Internal Body Mind Intelligence Awareness Consciousness
External Food Water Heat Air Space
Health

Whole foods

Herbs

Juice Therapy

Liver Tonic chutneys

Cleansing

Water Therapy

Castor Oil

Gall Nut

Exercise for lymph circulation for health and immunity like Yoga, walking, Suryanamaskar

Breathing

Relaxation

Laugh Therapy

Food Proteins Carbohydrates Fats Vitamins Phyto-Nutrients
Food Type Fiber Rich Well chewed food Balanced foods Vegetarian Live fermented foods
Mind- External
Acceptance Yoga

Meditation

Uni5 Meditation

PB Meditation

Increase SAL Energy
 Mind- Internal Transform Anger to helping nature Cleanse Out meaness with charity Cleanse out Pride with serving attitude Cleanse out Jealousy with compassion
Intelligence     Unbiased outlook - Seek the Unchanging Truth Embracing all beliefs - understand the results of action done under personal beliefs Forgiveness - Forgive and Forget to Give and Get
Awareness       Eco-friendliness - We are all connected in and out. So polluting nature is inturn polluting ourself Conservation of Energy - Avoid wastage of all forms of Energy, because inturn it is our own SAL Energy
Consciousness         Unconditional Love - The only Reality of this Universe

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Maruppathu udal noi marundhu enalakum (A medicine is one that give physiological effects)
Maruppathu ula noi marundhu enalakum (A medicine is one that give psychological effects)
Maruppathu ini noi varathiruppa ( A medicine is one that ensures prevention of diseases)
Maruppathu savai marundhu enalakum. (A medicine is one that ultimately grants Immortality)
-  Thirumoolar in Thirumanthiram (800 BC)