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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pellegrini Stieda Syndrome - Causes, Symptoms and Ayurvedic treatment

Ayurvedic treatment is the natural way to treat Pellegrini stieda syndrome. With the Ayurvedic treatment, it is possible to avoid surgery. It is one of a rare joint problem and is easy to manage with the help of Ayurvedic treatment.

What is Pellegrini Stieda Syndrome

Pellegrini-Stieda syndrome is a condition of knee pain that occurs due to the deposition of calcium on the inner (medial) side of the knee. The calcification occurs at the junction where the medial collateral ligament (MCL) is connected to the femur. The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is the ligament that connects the thigh bone and shin bone together.


The Pellegrini stieda syndrome usually occurs in the patients who have often suffered with the medial collateral ligament injury.


The swelling, inflammation and pain in the knee are the symptoms of the Pellegrini stieda syndrome. A person suffering from Pellegrini Stieda Syndrome will have difficulty in straightening, bending, twisting and moving the knee and these knee movements will be too painful. There may be the formation of lump inside the knee and knee becomes tender.


In general, stretching of a ligament leads to sprain in the ligament. Ligament sprain may involve single or more ligaments. Ligaments are such tough tissues that connects two or more bones together. These fibrous and strong wire like bands attaches the two or more joint bones together. Ligaments support the joints and keep them in their proper place and this is the main role of the ligaments. Ligament helps in lifting, lowering, or rotating the arms as well as the legs.

Ligament is related to mamsa dhatu, in Ayurveda. There are three doshas of the body which are considered as the body’s energies in Ayurveda. Injury in the ligament causes imbalance in the two doshas of the body. These doshas are Vata dosha and Pitta dosha. Ayurveda offers an Ayurvedic treatment for the ligament injury. The Ayurvedic treatment aims at reducing the pain, inflammation and swelling of the ligament. Ayurveda helps to restore the affected ligament to its normal health.


Ayurveda is an ancient system of health care that has its roots in India. Ayurveda offers a natural way to take care of the body. There are two main reasons, according to Ayurveda, that are responsible for the joint disorders. Weakness in the joints is the first reason behind the joint disorders. A poorly nourished joints are more prone to the injury.

Joint problems may occur due to the overload of toxic substances in the joints. Accumulation of the toxic substances in turn, leads to the formation of more toxins in the body. These toxins are known as “ama”, in Ayurveda. Ama are the waste products of the incomplete digestion. Ayurveda says, that stiffness and heaviness in the joints are caused by this accumulation of the ama in the joints. If this ama is allowed to stay in the joints for a long time, then it can cause several complications. If, it is left untreated, then it leads to painful and swollen joints. This condition may get worse in damp and cold weather.

Here are some ways that helps reduce the amount of ama (toxins) in the body:

  • We should take warm meals that can easily be digested.
  • Excessive intake of white sugar and alcohol should be avoided. Instead take, unprocessed raw honey. This raw honey helps to scrape away ama from the body.
  • Do not include Dairy products such as ice cream and cheese in your diet.
  • A thin layer of castor oil should be applied to the affected joints before applying a heating pad in order to support joint comfort and scrape ama.
  • Bowels should be emptied regularly and colon should always be clean.
  • Hot water should be preferred over the cold water. Tea that is prepared using dry ginger root should be taken as this tea is beneficial for reducing ama.
  • Ujjayi and Nadi Shodana pranayama are good to remove the toxins from the body.


Initial treatment for the Pellegrini stieda syndrome generally involve a combination of anti-inflammatory medications. A proper rest is required. Sometimes, steroid injections are required to reduce the swelling in the joints. These steroid injections may cause infection and bleeding.


Herbal treatment for Pellegrini stieda syndrome involves the use of the herbs that strengthen the muscles, bones and joints of the body and makes them strong enough so that they can withstand any external pressure. Herbs are 100 percent safe and natural. These herbs are the natural way to take care of the body. Planet Ayurveda is the one that offers best quality herbal medicines for the treatment of Pellegrini stieda syndrome.

Planet Ayurveda provides only 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian products. All the products by Planet Ayurveda are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives and hence are free from side effects. All of them are safe to use.


Here are four herbal medicines for the treatment of Pellegrini stieda syndrome:

Boswellia Curcumin Capsules:

Boswellia Curcumin capsules of Planet Ayurveda is an excellent herbal product that contains shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and curcumin (curcuma longa) in it. This combination of two herbs not only relieve the joint pains but also helpful in improving the flexibility of the joints by reducing inflammation in the joints.

Pack Size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules.
Dosage - 2 capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

Tab. Lakshadhi Guggul:

Another product from the house of Planet Ayurveda is Lakshadhi guggul. This product is prepared using a special combination of various herbs in it. The herbs include Guggulu resin (Commiphora mukul), Laksha (Resin of Ficus religiosa), Arjun bark (Terminalia arjuna), Asthisamhari (Cissus quadrangularis), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Nagbala (Grewia hirsuta). This product helps to reduce the pain, swelling and inflammation in the joints.

Pack Size - Each bottle contains 120 tablets.
Dosage - 2 tablets twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

Shilajit Capsules:

Shilajit capsules by Planet Ayurveda is an excellent product to overcome weakness. This product is prepared using the pure extract of Shilajit herb in it. This product is effective in the treatment of joint problems by providing relief from the physical stress.

Pack Size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules.
Dosage - 2 capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

Aamvatantak Churna:

The Aamvatantak churna of Planet Ayurveda is also an excellent product that is useful in reducing the pain, inflammation, stiffness and swelling in the joints. This powder is prepared using a combination of effective herbs such as Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Methi (Trigonella foencum graecum), Suranjaan (Colchicum automnale), Gorakhmundi (Sphaeranthus indicus), Haridra (Curcuma longa) and Sonth (Zingiber officinale). This product is, in fact, useful in maintaining the overall health of the body.

Pack Size - Each bottle contain 100 g of powder in it.
Dosage - 1 teaspoonful twice daily.


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Friday, November 20, 2015

Diet for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is defined as the medical complication, where the bones of the individual become too much brittle and fragile. They become extremely prone to fracture. This complication is also known as the thinning of bones. And the major consequence of osteoporosis is fractures. Pain, inflammation are the other important symptoms of this medical complication.

The risk factors of this complication include lower weight of the body, menopause, low secretion of sex hormone in the body, hyperthyroidism, ageing, renal failure and deficiency of calcium and Vitamin D in the body. Smoking is yet another cause of osteoporosis. Exposure to certain medicines also may result in Osteoporosis to a huge extent. Decreased bone strength and increased chance of broken bones are the major consequence of Osteoporosis.

People suffering from this complication of bones must be very careful since they are prone to fractures. They are always advised to follow a strict dietary regime. The diet chart given below considers the various essential nutrients of the body, which include vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates. However, these nutrients must be consumed in optimum quantities. So, patients must follow the below diet chart strictly to lead a healthy life.




  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Okra
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Bokchoy
  • Potato
  • Tomato
  • Turnip
  • Green Peas
  • Dandelion
  • Beet
  • Artichokes
  • Lettuce
  • Asparagus
  • Parsley
  • Lemons
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Collard Greens
  • Brussel Sprouts


  • Orange
  • Apricots
  • Dried figs
  • Banana
  • Papaya
  • Grape fruit
  • Strawberry
  • Pineapple

Non Veg

  • Processed meat like ham, deli meat, turkey
  • Hot dogs
  • Hamburgers
  • Fish with edible bones like pilchards, sardines, salmon, tuna, mackerel
  • Lean meat


  • Table Salt
  • Fennel
  • Sesame seeds
  • Red Pepper
  • Green pepper

Other Food Products

  • Baked food
  • Processed food
  • Canned food
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Caffeinated drinks
  • Fast food like pizza
  • Alcohol
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Cream
  • Cheese
  • Tofu and soy products
  • Soya beans
  • Nuts
  • Bakery from fortified flour
  • Eggs
  • Fortified juice
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal

Osteoporosis is a dangerous disorder. It may lead to a complete immobility, if not taken proper care of. It is very dangerous. And, the consequences of this disorder are tremendous. People experience extreme pain, swelling and redness as well, if they are suffering from osteoporosis. Thus, the patients are suggested to follow the diet chart given above properly with utmost care. Follow the diet chart and lead a healthy life.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Diet for Heart Diseases | Diet Chart for Heart Patients

Heart is the most crucial organ of the human body. The pumping of heart is absolutely essential for the healthy living of the individuals. Any complication related to this major organ of the body is known as heart disease. It is also dubbed as the cardio vascular disorder. Heart attack, Angina, Stroke are the major cardiac disorders. Some important symptoms of these diseases are breath shortness, chest pain, numbness, dizziness, light-headedness, tingling sensation, weakness, nausea, fatigue, pain in jaw, neck and throat region and pain in upper abdomen.

Therefore, people suffering from heart diseases must follow a strict dietary structure. This dietary regime given below provides a list of food products to be avoided and included in the dietary structure. The patient is advised to follow this list strictly with care and dedication. This will aid in providing relief to the patients from the complication and its related symptoms.




  • Vegetables with creamy sauces
  • Fried or breaded vegetables
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Lemon
  • Lettuce
  • Broccoli
  • Peas
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Asparagus
  • Bell Pepper
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Beans
  • Papaya


  • Coconut
  • Canned fruit packed in heavy syrup
  • Frozen fruit with sugar added
  • Avocadoes
  • Nuts
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Red Grapes
  • Black Grapes
  • Grapefruit
  • Peaches
  • Cantaloupe
  • Kiwi
  • Squash
  • Pomegranate
  • Apples
  • Raisins

Non Veg

  • Red meat
  • Smoked and canned fish
  • Organ meats like liver
  • Marbled and fatty Meats
  • Breaded Meats
  • Lean Meat
  • Cold water fish like mackerel, salmon, sardines, tune, trout and herring
  • Skinless chicken


  • Table Salt
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Fenugreek
  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Black Pepper

Other Food Products

  • White, refined flour
  • Muffins
  • Corn bread
  • White bread
  • Frozen waffles
  • Quick breads
  • Pies
  • Buttered popcorn
  • Doughnuts
  • Biscuits
  • Cakes
  • Egg noodles
  • High-fat snack crackers
  • Butter
  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • Bacon fat
  • Cocoa butter
  • Non Dairy Creamers
  • Palm
  • Lard
  • Full fat milk
  • Sausages
  • Hot Dogs
  • Canned Soup
  • Frozen Dinner
  • Soy Sauce
  • Oatmeal (steel-cut or regular)
  • Whole-wheat flour
  • Whole-grain bread
  • High-fiber cereal
  • Whole-grain pasta
  • Brown rice
  • Buckwheat
  • Barley
  • Flax seeds
  • Olive Oil
  • Nut Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Margarine
  • Soybeans and soy products
  • Walnuts
  • Cheese
  • Low fat milk
  • Yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Legumes
  • Flaxseed
  • Chia Seeds
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Green Tea
  • Coffee

The diet chart given has taken into account the optimum quantity of carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins, fats and minerals, which is required by the patient suffering from heart diseases. Also, this ensures that the patient leads a happy and healthy life.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Diet for Diabetic Kidney Disease

People suffering from Diabetes have a very high level of blood glucose in their blood. And, this affects the kidneys to a huge extent. The function of the kidneys is to filter the blood and remove the toxic materials from the body. But, if kidneys fail to function properly, toxins get accumulated in the body. And, they don't leave the body. The fluids and wastes start building up. This situation is also called Diabetic Nephropathy. If the situation persists, the damage may be severe. And, this leads to chronic Kidney failure. This is also known as Diabetic Kidney Disease. Symptoms of this disorder include frequent urination, nausea, fatigue, high blood pressure, puffiness around eyes, loss of appetite, weakness, itching, vomiting, easy bruises, breath shortness, poor appetite, insomnia, itching, dry skin, lack of concentration and upset stomach.

Thus, patients, who are suffering from this disorder must be very careful about their dietary structure. They must not consume certain food products. At the same time, they must consume certain products as well. Below given is a diet chart of the food products to be avoided and to be consumed. It is highly suggested that the patients follow the die chart strictly in order to minimise the severity of the chronic Diabetic Renal failure condition. This will also provide sufficient relief from the various symptoms of the disorder to a huge extent.




  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Beets
  • Mushrooms
  • Pumpkin
  • Potato
  • Squash
  • Spinach
  • Tomato
  • Sweet Potato
  • Yams
  • Okra
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Cucumber
  • Corn
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Lettuce
  • Peppers
  • Bittermelon
  • Turnip
  • Chilies


  • Banana
  • Avocado
  • Cantaloupe
  • Dried fruit
  • Melon
  • Orange
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Nectarine
  • Kiwifruit
  • Pomegranate
  • Cranberries
  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Pear
  • Plum
  • Peach
  • Watermelon
  • Cherries

Non Veg

  • Deli Meat
  • Bacon
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Pork
  • Frozen Meat
  • Lean Meats
  • Eggs
  • Unsalted Seafood


  • Table Salt
  • Fenugreek
  • Coriander
  • Mint
  • Mustard
  • Bay Leaf
  • Cardamom

Other Food Products

  • Aerated Beverages
  • Chocolate
  • Beer
  • Soft drinks
  • Packed juices
  • Biscuits made from white floor
  • Plain yogurt
  • Sugar free pudding
  • Whole Wheat (can be taken in moderation)
  • Whole grain Bread (can be taken in moderation)
  • Pancake
  • Potato Chips
  • Millet
  • Barley
  • Parboiled Rice
  • Milk – low fat
  • Water
  • Sugar free yogurt
  • Sabudana kheer with low fat milk (without sugar)

The diet chart has considered the various nutrients required by the body in substantial quantities. It takes into account the vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It ensures that the individual leads a healthy, safe and happy life.