Life style diseases are the gift of civilization or industrialization to the modern world. They can include Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, atherosclerosis, asthma, some kinds of cancer, chronic liver disease or cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, chronic renal failure, osteoporosis, stroke, depression and obesity.
Changed life style due to various working conditions, drug abuse, alcohol, smoking, eating more meat and sugary products with fatty foods and increased sedentary habits are the major causes of these diseases.
Ayurveda is not only medicine but knowledge of how to live happily by observing rules and regulations for balancing natural influences on our body. These include various regimens described in preventive medicine of Ayurveda. Ayurveda describes ways and means to prevent and treat all life style disorders. These include bio –purificatory procedures, taking care of proper diet and exercise according to constitution, various herbal medicines and rejuvenation. Adding Yoga and Transcendental Meditation to these will certainly help to prevent diseases created due to industrialization.