High Blood cholesterol, known as hypercholestrolemia in medical parlance, refers to an increase in the cholesterol in blood above the normal level. It is a major factor in coronary artery disease. A person with a high blood cholesterol is regarded as a potential candidate for heart attack, a stroke or high blood pressure.
Cholesterol is a yellow fatty substance and a principal ingredient in the digestive juice bile, in the fatty sheaths that insulate nerves and in sex hormones, namely estrogen and androgen. It performs several functions such as transportation of fat, providing defence mechanism, protecting red blood cells and muscular membrane of the body.
Hypercholesterolaemia is mainly a digestive problem caused by rich foods such as fried foods, excessive consumption of milk and its products like ghee, butter and cream, white flour, sugar, cakes, pastries, biscuits, cheese, ice-cream as well as non-vegetarian foods like meat, fish and eggs. Other causes of increase in cholesterol are irregularity in habits, smoking and drinking alcohol.
To reduce the risk of heart disease, it is essential to lower the level of LDL and increases the level of HDL cholestero l. This can be achieved by improving the diet and changing the life style. Diet is the most important tactor. As a first step, foods rich in cholesterol and saturated fats, which lead to increase in LDL level, should be reduced to the minimum. Cholesterol-rich foods are eggs, virtually all foods of animal origin as well as two vegetable oils, namely coconut and palm, are high in saturated fats and these should be replaced by polyunsaturated fats such as corn, safflower, soyabeans and sesame oils which tend to lower the level of LDL. There are mono saturated fats such as olive and peanut oils which have more or less neutral Leffect on the LDL leve l.
"A stay at any naturopathy hospital, expert doctors on naturopathy and yoga treat you with natural foods, yoga and your daily schedule during your stay". Below is an example of daily routine at naturopathy hospital.
The Schedule ::
5 AM -5. 15 AM
Morning wake up with Tanasan, Relaxation, Holy & Healthy creative auto suggestion.
5. 15 -6.45 AM
Meditation, Prayer, Amritvani, Jalneti, Walking therapy, Kunjal, Dhouti, Basti and THERAPY as required (according to ailment)
6. 45 -7. 00 AM
Lemon Juice, Honey and water or Methi and water.
7. 00 -8. 30 AM
8. 30 -9. 00 AM
Swasthya Sadhak's Breakfast, with Juice or Fruit therapy
Treatment for ailment / Rejuvenation (various therapies)
11. 30-12. 30PM
Lunch - Vitalizing food therapy
12. 30 -2. 30PM
Relaxation (body, speech and mind), silent relaxed awareness
2. 30 -3. 00PM
Fruits or Juice Therapy
3. 00 -6. 45PM
Treatment for ailment / Rejuvenation Juice of Fruit Therapy
6. 45PM- 7.45PM
Dinner - Treatment or Vitalizing food Therapy
After dinner vajrasan or slow walking or Relaxation
Group Therapy - (satsang or group dsicussion or self awareness