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Marketers love to exploit social gullibility / credulousness

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Gullibility developed through school education is dangerous virus. It kills social cleverness/intellectual alertness(दक्षता) from roots without any symptoms on surface 🙂.

That’s where advertising , media and power custodians exploit citizens. They make citizens pass through GREAT INDIAN EDUCATION SCAM assembly line and convert दक्षता into Gullibility virus. This virus does not only make humans puppets for illicit power custodians but also spread same gullibility as mass hysteria.

And mind you, social Gullibility has no relevance with your degree or alma-mater. I see many IITians, IIM alumni, doctors, engineers affected by gullibility virus.

Here is a quick gullibility test

Do you buy things by its face value (Glossy wrapper, attractive tagline)?
Do you buy things because there is sale but not because there is a need!?
Do you like song just because it is cool and liked by majority? (Kolaveri di)
Do you consider actors/politicians role models by their PR campaigns? ( Sachin, Sehwag, Amitabh, Salmaan etc)

If yes, think and act! You are victim of gullibility virus!

Forget Handshake, Embrace Namaste : Protect Prana

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University of California, Los Angeles is a respected university. Physicians here suggested to ban handshake in hospitals. They found that despite handwash, handshakes transmit diseases. This is coming from the culture where handshake is deeply ingrained culture. I appreciate scientific temper.
 
The handshake might be a deeply established social custom in certain cultures but it was never a custom here. We believe in panchkoshiya sharir ( like different layers of Earth atmosphere) and one of the layer is ‘Pranamay – प्राणमय) – a layer of vital energy (just like ozone layer of the Earth). When we handshake, we exchange प्राण. This exchange may turn good for sick person as he or she receives प्राण but for healthy person, it is loss of प्राण and hence sickness. This is the reason, scientists @ University of California found that despite hand wash (killing bacteria on hands), handshake transmit sickness.
 
Another reason why handshake after handwash is not worth, is, mother nature does not like vaccum. As soon as you sterile your hands, good or bad bacteria are ready take the place. If you are in hospital, you can catch up with any antibiotic resistant bacteria. (So it is good not to visit hospitals often. No entry for kids! 🙂 )
 
While science of our times is accepting correction in popular culture, so called modern schools teaches handshake as cultural etiquette to kids :D. And parents teach wishing ‘Happy birthday’ :D.
 
I respect all cultures but I prefer to follow local culture. Worth. 🙂 And I really appreciate doctors @ UCLA for their bold step to declare hospitals as ‘Handshake free zones’ despite handshake being part of culture. We too should correct anomalies in our culture when we find it.
 
Think about it. Take care. (Y) 🙂
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Research
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http://www.medicaldaily.com/banning-handshake-health-care-settings-doctors-say-social-custom-spreads-disease-regardless-290122

 

Exotic Processed Oils : More issues, Less Benefits

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Oils

Oil play critical role in our diet. From lubrication to antioxidants, they provide important support to our body cell ecology.

Excess of oil in food is harmful and no oil in food is also harmful. Moderate usage can work as boon. Unrefined oil is must. Avoid packaged and processed oil – it is unhealthy. Avoid refined oil. If possible, find organically grown seeds(groundnuts for Gujarat).

Due to bombardment of all advertisements, consumers are always confused about best selection.

There is simple rule: Eat whatever mother nature can grow in abudance in your environment. As shown in map, if we divide Bharat in three parts and locate your residence, you will find best suitable oil for you. Throw all other brands in dustbin.

Here are few studies discussing dangers of using exotic oils/Processed oil for different purposes.


Research


Olive and sunflower oil on baby skin weakens natural defences

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/304059.php?tw

Using olive or sunflower oil on new born babies’ skin damages the barrier which prevents water loss and blocks allergens and infections, new research led by The University of Manchester has found.

Despite most midwives recommending olive or sunflower oil for dry skin, as highlighted in a previous University study, there has been little research into the effects of these oils, outside of small studies in the lab.

This is despite changes to baby skin care being linked to a dramatic increase in eczema over the last few decades: from 5 percent of children aged 2-15 in the 1940s to around 30 percent today.

To test the effects of the two oils on babies’ skin, the midwives at Saint Mary’s Hospital recruited 115 new born infants to the pilot study, which was supported by the NIHR. The babies were divided into three groups – olive oil, sunflower oil and no oil.

At the end of a 28-day trial period where babies in the oil groups were treated with a few drops on their skin twice a day, the lipid lamellae structure in the skin of each baby was investigated and in both oil groups the development of the skin barrier function was delayed compared to the no oil group.

Effect of canola oil consumption on memory, synapse and neuropathology in the triple transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-17373-3

In recent years consumption of canola oil has increased due to lower cost compared with olive oil and the perception that it shares its health benefits. However, no data are available on the effect of canola oil intake on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathogenesis. Herein, we investigated the effect of chronic daily consumption of canola oil on the phenotype of a mouse model of AD that develops both plaques and tangles (3xTg). To this end mice received either regular chow or a chow diet supplemented with canola oil for 6 months. At this time point we found that chronic exposure to the canola-rich diet resulted in a significant increase in body weight and impairments in their working memory together with decrease levels of post-synaptic density protein-95, a marker of synaptic integrity, and an increase in the ratio of insoluble Aβ 42/40. No significant changes were observed in tau phosphorylation and neuroinflammation. Taken together, our findings do not support a beneficial effect of chronic canola oil consumption on two important aspects of AD pathophysiology which includes memory impairments as well as synaptic integrity. While more studies are needed, our data do not justify the current trend aimed at replacing olive oil with canola oil.

Local Food Formula

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If we understand this basic principle, our job to find health remedies will become relatively easy.

यस्य देशस्य यो जन्तुस्तज्ज तस्यौषधं हितम्।
जो प्राणी जहाँ जन्मा है, उसके लिए उसी देश की औषधियाँ एवं आहार विहार हितकर होते हैं।

Your motherland, mother tongue, and mother – never ever disrespect them. Never ever abandon them. Maa is the ultimate life-saving clue. Decipher it, sooner the better.

Go local. Period.

नृतम: – True leader

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नृतम: अपाचीने तमसि मदन्ती: शचीभि: प्राची: चकार | – ऋषि वशिस्थ, ऋग्वेद
नृतम: – True leader

अपाचीने तमसि – Those who believe in reforms and constructive work but are always indulged(मदन्ती:) in wicked and short-sighted activities (TV gossip, Cricket score gossip, group politics, cheap sarcasm) and left with no time for constructive work. (Pity the nation that despises a passion in its dream,yet submits in its awakening.- Kahlil Gibran)

शचीभि: प्राची: चकार – awake and direct ignorant and lost in despair type citizens in constructive activities

“True leader devote his/her time, awakening ignorant citizens indulged in wicked and non-constructive activities, gather them together for a noble cause and channelize their non-constructive time for Nation’s progress.”

*non-constructive does not only mean destructive. You may not destroy anything and yet don’t spend time for constructive work as well.

Paid and salaried NGOs can not change the face of the Nation. We need self-motivated leaders. Each one of us, dedicated for a sublime cause.

Those indulged in Cricket Score trivia and Bollywood Gossip, cheap stand up comedy, cannot lead the society. No exception.

Watch for your daily routine. How much time do you waste behind Cricket/Bollywood/Political gossip?

Studying Body Physiology for Meditation

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Meditation or self-realization becomes easy if you contemplate on massive work going on in your body to sustain your life! All cells working selflessly to sustain you! Just for the sheer love for you!! And a wish that you will do something good for the world!! Ultimate positive outlook is in your body cells! 🙂

Yes! Once you realize this, it is natural to live more sensitive life.

There are trillions of cells that make up your body. For the moment I want you to think about just one. That one cell is incredibly busy. In just the last second there were over 100,000 chemical reactions that occurred in this cell. Now, step back and consider your body as a whole. The sheer volume of activity happening inside you at any given moment is almost incomprehensible. With so much information being processed all at once, it’s fair to ask how it all works.

Think about it! Love your life. Love the most precious gift i.e. Body. Wish we don’t succumb to our whims and fancies, obsessions, addictions, passions and take life as it comes with balanced and more humane ways!

Art of taking care of self : Why?

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Art of taking care of self. Why?
Art : Duty or Selfish motive?
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Why do we cure our sickness?
To avoid death? To regain healthy state so that we can again indulge in extreme sensual pleasures (eating, drinking and all sort of blind indulgences)

That is so selfish motive. Narrow minded motive.

We cure our body and mind because we have duties towards family, society, nation, mother Earth and the universe. It is fundamental principle of Sanatana dharma that we take birth to participate in universal Yagna (sacrifice). Life goes on because of our actions. But since we live for self, we forget our duties and indulge in pleasures all the time. (Mind you- I don’t advocate negation of pleasures in life. They too are needed but in moderation.) Selfish actions invite sickness. You are sick so your environment will also become sick. And vicious circle goes on.
If you live duty bound life, you hardly fall sick. No poison or food can make you sick. But as soon as you eat for pleasure and forget your limits, sickness arrives. Sometimes silently from backdoor.

Think about it. Pleasures is not the only goal of life. That is so like animal. Humans with naturally gifted intellect and will power has more duties to follow. Think about it. Be wise while taking any action. Try to live selfless life. Live for others and others will live for you and your body. Experiment if you do not trust my words

Sick Planet: Lack of Pranic Stability

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Why plants are sicker than they were 100 years back?
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Why humans are sicker than they were before industrial civilization?
 
In my limited understanding, I consider microbes as physical manifestation of प्राणमयकोश of Bhu (soil). Like our physical body is (full of integrated body cells and 10 times more microbes). Pattern of microbes change based on प्राणमयकोश constitution (and interaction with each other), of the soil. (Like our Gut).
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7 Prana = 7 Maruts = 49 Marut Gana …list goes on based on different combinations.
 
Lack of गोबर & मूत्र in forest/farm = Lack of अपान प्राण in प्राणमयकोश of the local body (forest/farm) = Compromised intuitive intelligence for plant’s प्राणमयकोश for elimination process = Accumulation of toxins (आम) = Diseases
 
हरि प्रेरित तेहि अवसर चले मरुत उनचास।
अट्टहास करि गर्जा कपि बढ़ि लाग अकास।।
 
When all 49 मरुतs are in your favor, no one can stop you. Hanuman is one vibrant example about being unbeatable.
 
Life is effortless when all 49 Maruts and their combinations are in your favor! Or in other words, you have control over arranging and managing favorable Marut(s) as per your age, season, varna and terrain. Same is true for plants.
 
We may grow Olive in Rajasthan. It will give good results for few years but then, you will start seeing sicknesses. Mark my words. Reason is : Mismanagement of Maruts! Forcing Maruts to act against their nature! Think about it. ( Same is true for farmers growing Sandalwood in Gujarat or MP for getting rich in 15 years! 😀 )
 
मरीचि मरुताम् अस्मि | Gita 10.21 |
From the group of 49 Marut(s), I am Marichi.

Farming or Gardening is not optional in Urban setup

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Being a farmer or being a gardener in urban setup, is more critical or equally challenging duty being a parent of a human kid.

Unless you develop special sense to communicate with all plants, it is difficult to know their demands, pain, happiness et all.

Only crude physical observations like lack of water or lack of fertilizer are not enough to nurture them. Yield is not the primary criteria, commune with the mother is. Besides, flowers, fruits, shade, coolness, they purifies our psyche to the great level. And it reflects in our relations with other humans. It strengthens the intimate receptivity, using which you can connect with anyone effortlessly.

It is not optional activity. It is must for anyone seeking live and fresh life at every dawn. 🙂

Good morning! Shubh Prabhat! 🙂

Prana Controls Emotions : Rhythm of breathing affects memory and fear

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Breathing

If you suggest someone Surya Namaskar or Pranayam, you are deemed as regressive, religious fanatic and what not! 😀

You believe it or not, life exists due to Prana(प्राण). And controlling प्राण is called प्राण विद्या / प्राणायाम.

प्राण विद्या / प्राणायाम is not complete without worshiping the Sun, Ganesha and Hanuman! As they are different forms/Sources of the प्राण!

Read this research. It says, your breathing affects memory!

Let me add, it does not only affect memory but intelligence! Bodily intelligence, cellular intelligence! Ganesha is a Kavi (Not the one we see around who generated poems in bulk). Kavi is intelligence personified! Prana decides intelligence!

When we talk about cellular intelligence, it is immunity! Innate response from body against non-self elements.

There are entire science developed behind right nostril breathing and left nostril breathing. When and how! How much! Deep breathing! Shallow breathing!

Even if you are athiest (Nastika), you cannot escape from control of Prana. If there is not Prana, it is death!


Research


Rhythm of breathing affects memory and fear

https://news.northwestern.edu/stories/2016/12/rhythm-of-breathing-affects-memory-and-fear/

CHICAGO — Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall.

These effects on behavior depend critically on whether you inhale or exhale and whether you breathe through the nose or mouth.

In the study, individuals were able to identify a fearful face more quickly if they encountered the face when breathing in compared to breathing out. Individuals also were more likely to remember an object if they encountered it on the inhaled breath than the exhaled one. The effect disappeared if breathing was through the mouth.

“One of the major findings in this study is that there is a dramatic difference in brain activity in the amygdala and hippocampus during inhalation compared with exhalation,” said lead author Christina Zelano, assistant professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “When you breathe in, we discovered you are stimulating neurons in the olfactory cortex, amygdala and hippocampus, all across the limbic system.”

The study was published Dec. 6 in the Journal of Neuroscience.

The senior author is Jay Gottfried, professor of neurology at Feinberg.

Northwestern scientists first discovered these differences in brain activity while studying seven patients with epilepsy who were scheduled for brain surgery. A week prior to surgery, a surgeon implanted electrodes into the patients’ brains in order to identify the origin of their seizures. This allowed scientists to acquire electro-physiological data directly from their brains. The recorded electrical signals showed brain activity fluctuated with breathing. The activity occurs in brain areas where emotions, memory and smells are processed.

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Nasal Respiration Entrains Human Limbic Oscillations and Modulates Cognitive Function

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/36/49/12448

The need to breathe links the mammalian olfactory system inextricably to the respiratory rhythms that draw air through the nose. In rodents and other small animals, slow oscillations of local field potential activity are driven at the rate of breathing (∼2–12 Hz) in olfactory bulb and cortex, and faster oscillatory bursts are coupled to specific phases of the respiratory cycle. These dynamic rhythms are thought to regulate cortical excitability and coordinate network interactions, helping to shape olfactory coding, memory, and behavior. However, while respiratory oscillations are a ubiquitous hallmark of olfactory system function in animals, direct evidence for such patterns is lacking in humans. In this study, we acquired intracranial EEG data from rare patients (Ps) with medically refractory epilepsy, enabling us to test the hypothesis that cortical oscillatory activity would be entrained to the human respiratory cycle, albeit at the much slower rhythm of ∼0.16–0.33 Hz. Our results reveal that natural breathing synchronizes electrical activity in human piriform (olfactory) cortex, as well as in limbic-related brain areas, including amygdala and hippocampus. Notably, oscillatory power peaked during inspiration and dissipated when breathing was diverted from nose to mouth. Parallel behavioral experiments showed that breathing phase enhances fear discrimination and memory retrieval. Our findings provide a unique framework for understanding the pivotal role of nasal breathing in coordinating neuronal oscillations to support stimulus processing and behavior.

SIGNIFICANCE STATEMENT Animal studies have long shown that olfactory oscillatory activity emerges in line with the natural rhythm of breathing, even in the absence of an odor stimulus. Whether the breathing cycle induces cortical oscillations in the human brain is poorly understood. In this study, we collected intracranial EEG data from rare patients with medically intractable epilepsy, and found evidence for respiratory entrainment of local field potential activity in human piriform cortex, amygdala, and hippocampus. These effects diminished when breathing was diverted to the mouth, highlighting the importance of nasal airflow for generating respiratory oscillations. Finally, behavioral data in healthy subjects suggest that breathing phase systematically influences cognitive tasks related to amygdala and hippocampal functions.

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