Fatty deposits in the eyelids just don’t look good. Fat is thick, oily, slimy and dense. Fat is found under the skin between the muscles, and in all the familiar places that we loathe it to be.
And fat is found behind the eyeballs in a place that is very helpful to us, unless it is in excess.
If you have fatty deposits in your eyelids you might also have excess thirst, slow metabolism, water retention, and love to sit and read or maybe even love to sleep a lot.
You can be skinny and have fatty deposits in your eyelids ,also? too skinny is a fat metabolism imbalance, also.
Do you ever get burning feet or hands? Or do you get multiple boils? These are real blocks to your beauty and are also health problems. These symptoms are related to fatty deposits in the eyelids and other places.
The first step to eliminating the ill effect of fatty deposits in your eyelids is to recognize them as a part of an extended health imbalance. Understand that it is related to your heart, liver and possibly your thyroid.
You can do a test in Ayurveda to measure your fat to find out if your fat metabolism is impaired. Measure the width of skin around the belly, breast, buttocks and hips with a common sewing tape measure. Do this daily. Do this weekly and compare. You will begin to see your body’s metabolism pattern.
Check your weight before eating. Eat your average meal. If you gain a half pound or more one hour after meal this is an indicator that you have a slow metabolism.
If you have fatty deposits in your eyelids, Ayurveda recommends for your daily beauty practice a specific diet.
Avoid salt, alcohol, red meat, hard cheeses, and, of course, fatty or fried foods.
The following herbs are the Ayurvedic recommendations for restoring good fat metabolism. But, please consult an Ayurvedic professional if you decide to use them; in Ayurveda every body is different and you need expert advice as to how to apply them to your unique needs. Trikatu, cumin, coriander and fennel are excellent for restoring healthy fat metabolism. If you cook with them regularly they are like a miracle for a person with fatty deposits and obesity.
Ayurveda recommends as a daily chant: “Exercise,Exercise, Exercise.” This is the mantra for the person who has this beauty issue. Also recommended is the breathing exercise known as the lion, in which you open your mouth like a lion, roars and breathe out ,stick your tongue out and shout out. The other breathing type is Bhastrika which is forceful exhalation and inhalation.
Emotional stress is a direct link to fat. The neuro-emotional science explaining stress and fat metabolism in the body has been mapped. So, there is not a discussion as to whether this is true or not. You could spend the next five years reading all the material already on the subject in modern science today. Just be aware of your need to exercise, eat spicy foods, light foods and do the breathing exercises I have mentioned. Fatty deposits in your eyelids are definitely a beauty challenge and it is a wake up call about the health of your fat metabolism.
The body types Ayurveda zeroes in on if you have fatty deposits in eyelids are KaphaVata, KaphaPitta, and predominate Kapha, and Vata body types if their fat metabolism is imbalanced are also affected.
Dr. Helen Thomas © 2008