Originally posted by Harte
Originally posted by Indigo_Child
The main causes of prameha (diabetes) are lack of exercise and improper food habits in excess food intake which falls in the category of ushna, snigdha and guru are the primal cause of this disease – fish, curd are good examples.
Putting it as plainly as possible, the above is simply not the case. Fish and curd do not cause diabetes.
How can you be certain they dont contribute? The Ayurveda consider all food to be biochemical and just as they classify people and disease according to the three factors: vatta, kapah and vatta, they classify food in exactly the same way. The principle they operate on is like increases like, so if you a vatta disorder(such as anxiety disorders)(too much vatta) foods that have a high level of vata will be curtailed in your diet e.g., cold salads. They happen to be right foods do contain different chemicals and elicit different effects on our body.
It is expected that an ancient system such as this would treat this sort of disease with diet (and magical oils that probably do some good in most cases.)
However, were I to follow this course of treatment my life would be cut short so, thanks but no thanks.
Is it expected an ancient system would give such a precise classification system based on scientific observation? There is no magic involved here, the drugs and oils are all prepared using chemical means, with a stronger emphasis on herbal formulations. The ancient Ayurvedic know exactly what Diabetes is, how it is formed, and what factors are involved in its production and have provided treatment in accordance with precise scientific observation. And it works.
If you really do have diabetes you should check up on Ayurveda and diabetes which might be able to cure it for you. I think one would have to be very silly if they suffered from a major disease, and there is a possible cure, but they don't even investigate it.
I will provide more clinical studies to show just how many major diseases can be treated by Ayurveda, which cannot be treated by allopathic medicine - which by the way encourages dependency on drugs and keeps its companies going.