“I eat a very healthy diet — but in spite of that my doctor discovered elevated blood lipid levels.” “I’m afraid I might have a heart attack or stroke.”
This or a similar experience is what people report with regard to their metabolism disorder.
The so-called hyperlipidemia itself doesn’t cause complaints. Hypercholesterolemia, increased cholesterol in the blood, is the major risk factor for arteriosclerosis. Sixty percent of the increased cholesterol is caused by stress. A low-cholesterol diet almost never decreases cholesterol in the blood.
This holds true for genetic conditions as well as for a gradual change in metabolism caused by lack of exercise, undue weight gain, diabetes, thyroid hypofunction and other metabolic disorders.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on metabolism disorders?