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This book deals with practical ideas to help control and eliminate the higher r deposits of cholesterol that can cause life threatening diseases.The solution is to understand the genesis of the problem and to devise ways to be free from it.The authorMoreThis book deals with practical ideas to help control and eliminate the higher r deposits of cholesterol that can cause life threatening diseases.The solution is to understand the genesis of the problem and to devise ways to be free from it.The author focuses on cholesterol busting food and suggests a fifteen-days detox programme yielding fantastic results to be healthy and disease free.The author opines that it is not only the higher intake of fats but also other factors such as excess weight, alcohol, smoking and stress, which lead to high level of cholesterol in human body.Life Positive, December 2006Over the past couple of decades there has been a growing concern about cholesterol. Doctors have been telling us that fat is a killer. Eat less cholesterol, saturated fat and salt: eat more fibre rich foods we are told. If we do not we are doomed to be West’s greatest killer-heart disease, if not then stroke. A high cholesterol level in the blood is also related to an increased incidence of gallstones.The most common life-threatening disease, which seems to be in our control, is the Heart Disease: Cancer and AIDS being out of bounds. There are many diseases that affect the heart, but the one that the ‘healthy eating’ strategies seek to prevent is Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) or Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD). CHD is a condition where the coronary arteries that supply blood to nourish the heart muscle are narrowed by a build-up of material on their walls (an atheroma) to such an extent that they become blocked. This cuts off blood supply to part of the heart muscle, and we have a heart attack. The narrowing also encourages the clotting of the blood and, in consequence, it is possible for a clot to cause a heart attack long before the atheroma is large enough to do so. The clot may travel and if it reaches the brain and causes a blockage, it causes a stroke. The material generally found in the build-up is cholesterol and the ‘healthy eating’ advice to people to reduce the incidence of CHD and stroke is aimed simply at reducing the levels of cholesterol in the blood. High cholesterol in itself is not a disease, but a side effect of an unhealthy lifestyle. The incidence of cholesterol related problems are on the increase, and diet alone cannot be blamed for it: lack of exercise, choice of beverages, cigarette smoking, undisciplined work and social life also play a significant role in the cholesterol production in the body. The way to balance cholesterol in the body, is to live like our forefathers, for they walked a lot, were close to nature, ate the seasonal fruits and vegetables and lived a disciplined life.After much study of the possible causes and various alternative therapies, the author Sunita Pant Bansal arrived at certain conclusions and devised a fifteen-day detox programme, which if followed regularly, yields positive results in six to eight weeks. It involves a regular intake of cholesterol-busting foods coupled with a healthy disciplined lifestyle regime. This simple programme breaks down the existing cholesterol deposits in the body, lowers the blood cholesterol levels and controls the further production of cholesterol by the body, bringing about a drastic upliftment in the physical and mental well-being of the person who makes a habit of it.