Cholesterol Management Programme
Rs. 4000 per person per Annum
What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a sterol (a combination steroid and alcohol) and a lipid found in the cell membranes of all body tissues, and transported in the blood plasma of all animals. The name originates from the Greek chole- (bile) and stereos (solid), and the chemical suffix -ol for an alcohol, as researchers first identified cholesterol (C27H45OH) in solid form in gallstones in 1784. Most cholesterol is not dietary in origin; it is synthesized internally. Cholesterol is present in higher concentrations in tissues which either produce more or have more densely-packed membranes, for example, the liver, spinal cord and brain, and also in atheroma. Cholesterol plays a central role in many biochemical processes, but is best known for the association of cardiovascular disease with various lipoprotein cholesterol transport patterns and high levels of cholesterol in the blood.
Cholesterol is required to build and maintain cell membranes; it makes the membrane's fluidity and degree of viscosity. Cholesterol also aids in the manufacture of bile and is also important for the metabolism of fat soluble vitamins, including vitamins A, D, E and K. It is the major precursor for the synthesis of vitamin D, of the various steroid hormones, including cortisol and aldosterone in the adrenal glands, and of the sex hormones progesterone, oestrogen, and testosterone. Further recent researches show that cholesterol has an important role for the brain synapses as well as in the immune system, including protecting against cancer.
Synthesis and Intake
About 20–25% of total daily production occurs in the liver; other sites of higher synthesis rates include the intestines, adrenal glands and reproductive organs. For a person of about 68 kg, typical total body content is about 35 g, typical daily internal production is about 1 g and typical daily dietary intake is 200 to 300 mg. Of the 1,200 to 1,300 mg input to the intestines (via bile production and food intake), about 50% is reabsorbed into the bloodstream.
Why should one bother about high cholesterol?
An excess of cholesterol can build up in the bloodstream and accumulate on the walls of arteries. This build up is what can lead to clogged arteries and eventually to heart attacks and strokes. In fact excess cholesterol increases the risk of getting heart diseases and strokes.
Cholesterol is carried in blood stream by special vehicles called lipoproteins. According to the density of these lipoproteins, the cholesterol has been classified into Low density lipoprotein (LDL) fraction and High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) fraction. The high levels of LDL are responsible for clogging the arteries by plague formation and on the contrary HDL unclogs the arteries by reducing the plaques.
What can you do if you have high cholesterol?
You can start by understanding what cholesterol is and how controlling it helps you care for your heart. Fact is, your body creates its own cholesterol to function effectively. However, many foods you eat also stimulate your body to make additional cholesterol, which is where the problems can occur.
Cholesterol can be "bad" and "good". The "bad" cholesterol or Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) can clog your arteries while studies show that "good" cholesterol or High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) can actually reduce your risk of heart disease. That's why it's essential for you to know the facts about fats, and foods and other means which can reduce bad cholesterol in your blood.
What can we do to help you?
First of all our doctors take down and analyze your medical history and lifestyle in detail and go through your tests. They also analyze your unique bio energy (body type).They make you understand the physiology and pathology behind your elevated levels. Certain herbs are advised which help you to eliminate toxins from your body and strengthen your digestive system in general and liver in particular.
Our doctors plan out an easy to follow diet plan in order to make you lose excessive weight if any and keeping your diet low in cholesterol and high in beneficial fibre, antioxidants, and good fats.
***Our yoga expert helps you to learn beneficial exercises and breathing techniques which improve assimilation of fats and unclog your arteries.
This plan inclusive of
- Innumerable number of Ayurvedic consultations
- 5% discount on Medicines
- 10% discount on Other special therapies and Special Yoga classes
- Free Personalised diet plan
- 8 am – 8 pm – Tele call facility, Call the Ayurvedic doctor and get your telephonic consultation/ advice etc
- Free Home delivery of Medicines*
- One time free complete blood cholesterol analysis
Frequently asked questions
I have high cholesterol. Is there a cure?
A permanent cure for high cholesterol lies in meticulous control of your diet, achieving ideal body weight and changing your lifestyle and intake of simple detoxifying herbal therapy. Our program has been instrumental in controlling cholesterol of our clients just through diet, common time tested herbs and lifestyle modification only.
Can I stop my allopathic medicines once I am on your program?
Not at the start. However, once your cholesterol levels are within the normal range persistently for a considerable period of time, your physician may decide to stop them.
My doctor has already given me a diet, and exercise to follow along with the medicine. How is your program different?
We select the food and herbs according to your individual bio-energy and suitability of food, so a general plan given by other institutions might not be as effective. The inclusion of yoga has got a regenerative effect on the body and helps it to heal itself. Further controlling cholesterol by allopathic drugs carry the risk of their side effects. So the herbal alternatives are wiser choice, which are backed by research and high safety profile.
By what time I can expect to see results and how long I have to continue? How long will I have to be with you?
This will depend on your blood cholesterol levels and the response of your body to our treatment.
What herbs do I have to take?
Certain Ayurvedic herbs have been thoroughly researched with documented safety and have proved to be very useful in controlling cholesterol as an adjunct to the allopathic medicine and even independently. Some of them are amla, ginger, garlic, Fenu Greek seeds, guggulu etc. They are selected as per your bio-energy ascertained by our doctors.
Will my cholesterol levels stay normal, even after completing your program?
Yes, in our program you are given enough education about the dietary changes and lifestyle changes so that just by following those tips you can easily control your cholesterol levels in future on your own
*** - Group Yoga classes only for 2 classes and group teaching only
* - After the payment received
Cholesterol plan for a year for couples – Rs.7000 only