Potential Role of Ghee in Cancer Care - Sandeep Agarwal
Sandeep Agarwal, MBA is a computer technologist turned organic food entrepreneur and herbalist. While growing up in India, Sandeep’s mother would always take him to an Ayurvedic Practitioner for treatment if and when he would get sick. She would insist on serving fresh home-cooked meals and discouraged the family to eat food outside their home. He did not like this at that time, but he now appreciates this when he sees Americans paying the price of eating fast/junk food and following a materialistic lifestyle. He teaches the benefits of traditional foods and lifestyle using scientific concepts. He brought the concept of Ayurvedic ghritas to a culinary level by introducing six spiced ghee products that were featured in The New York Times.
Presentation Topic: "Potential Role of Ghee in Cancer Care"
Abstract: Ghee has been regarded very highly in all the ancient Ayurvedic texts. In this presentation, we will learn how a well prepared ghee can be an important part of cancer care. Ghee contains Vitamin D and CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) which are very important for cancer care: a) Vitamin D promotes apoptosis b) Vitamin D slows down rapid multiplication of cancer cells. c) Vitamin D inhibits metastasis (spreading of cancer cells from original location to another location). d) Vitamin D works as an antioxidant and pro-oxidant to reduce cancer. e) CLA has purported benefits for cancer prevention, weight control, and high cholesterol in animal studies. After sunlight, ghee is the most concent rated source of Vitamin D. It is also a great source of CLA, especially for a vegetarian. Nothing comes even close to it. However, for ghee to have high levels of Vitamin D and CLA, cows must be grazing outside. Conventional dairy products from confined cows won't have high levels of Vitamin D and CLA. Vitamin D is added to dairy products to supplement it.