Diets for High Cholesterols
When ‘Meda Dhatu’ mixes with ‘Ama’, it changes the quality of fat tissue and the quality of cholesterol, making it unhealthy rather than healthy. This mixing of ‘Ama’ with fat tissue is the main cause of imbalanced cholesterol.
In Ayurveda, cholesterol imbalance is caused due to the imbalance in digestion, assimilation and elimination processes. The production of cholesterol does not necessarily need to be lowered, but it needs to be balanced. It is said that when the process of digestion is balanced, then the body produces the optimum amount of cholesterol that is needed in the body.
The imbalances in the ‘Meda Dhatu’ result in the accumulation of bad cholesterol in the body. So, ‘Meda Dhatu’ needs to be in balance.
Also, we cannot ignore the role of the liver in the management of cholesterol as the liver not only produces cholesterol, but it is also an important part of the digestive system.
The liver does the main screening of the toxins before they can enter the bloodstream. It must be noted that if the liver is overloaded with Toxins (Ama), then the 13 types of digestive fires (Agni) are also disturbed.
To conclude, the mixing of ‘Ama’ with fat tissue is the main reason behind imbalanced cholesterol levels and the imbalance in the liver function results in the quality and purity of fat tissue to be compromised.
Some herbs are potentially powerful in bringing the ‘Meda Dhatu’ in balance. The commonly used Herbs are Garlic, Guggul (Commiphora Mukul) and ‘Arjuna’ (Terminalia Arjuna).
Dr. Tanju Khurana
18+ Years of Experience
BAMS (Ayurvedacharya), PGDND (Ayurvedic Diet and Nutrition)
Certifications In Panchkarma, Nadi Pariksha (Pulse Diagnosis), Marma Therapy, CNCC.