Ayurvedic treatment for Dyslipidemia


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Ayurvedic approach to manage high cholesterol levels includes methods to increase the power of digestive fire (agni) which will help properly digest the aama, and help in controlling the causative factors.7

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • A Kapha-pacifying diet helps increase fat metabolism and included foods such as bitter, astringent and pungent in nature.
  • Diet should include most pulses or dried beans, such as lentils and split mung dal.
  • Avoid larger beans.
  • Vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower and fruits such as apples and pears should be consumed
  • Breakfast of cooked apple with cooked prunes and figs will help cleanse the bowel and lower cholesterol levels.
  • Bitter foods like spinach and mustard greens when cooked and seasoned with spices, help cleanse the bowel and thus preventing the bad type of cholesterol from accumulating.
  • Avoid sweet, salty and sour foods.
  • Always cook food and eat it warm, to counteract the cool, earthy Kapha Dosha.
  • Cook with small amounts of ghee or olive oil

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Perform Yoga asanas and suryanamaskara twice daily for 10-20 minutes each.
  • Do pranayama, or yogic breathing exercises as helps digestion and cleans the srotas, or channels
  • Avoid sleeping during the day. This causes the metabolism to slow and the srotasor channels to fill with Ama
  • Wake up before six o'clock, and avoid daytime naps

Figure 1 Surya Namaskar

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