Much of our life’s programming is done by father (and mother too) and his responses to environment.
Imperfection is human trait. So all parents are imperfect. With their own limitations, bad habits, their time’s compulsions and विकृति(s). This is the reason I keep insisting value of पितृ तर्पण. This is to get rid of parental imperfection. Both mental (mind/habits) and physical (genes). And get blessed by ancestors.
Lab mice trained to fear a particular smell can transfer the impulse to their unborn sons and grandsons through a mechanism in their sperm, a study reveals.
The research claims to provide evidence for the concept of animals “inheriting” a memory of their ancestors’ traumas, and responding as if they had lived the events themselves.
It is the latest find in the study of epigenetics, in which environmental factors are said to cause genes to start behaving differently without any change to their underlying DNA encoding.
“Knowing how ancestral experiences influence descendant generations will allow us to understand more about the development of neuropsychiatric disorders that have a transgenerational basis,” says study co-author Brian Dias of the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.
And it may one day lead to therapies that can soften the memory “inheritance”.
For the study, Dias and co-author Kerry Ressler trained mice, using foot shocks, to fear an odour that resembles cherry blossoms.
Later, they tested the extent to which the animals’ offspring startled when exposed to the same smell. The younger generation had not even been conceived when their fathers underwent the training, and had never smelt the odour before the experiment.
The offspring of trained mice were “able to detect and respond to far less amounts of odour… suggesting they are more sensitive” to it, says Ressler co-author of the study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
They did not react the same way to other odours, and compared to the offspring of non-trained mice, their reaction to the cherry blossom whiff was about 200 percent stronger, he says.
The scientists then looked at a gene (M71) that governs the functioning of an odour receptor in the nose that responds specifically to the cherry blossom smell.
Everyone talks about pregnant mother’s diet but no one really twist ear of would-be father and demand right diet from him.
No married couple is sincere enough for it.
Result? Poisoned inheritance. Not mere genes! But the environmental ghost (epigenetical factors).
A lack of folate in the diet of male mice reprograms their sperm in ways that damage their offspring. Could the same be true in men?
While female is deemed pregnant after conception, male partner remains pregnant for 9 months before conception (sperms become mature in 72 days. Before it, some period is needed for cleansing of the would-be father’s body).
So if you are planning for child, start focusing on right diet for at least 9 months before you meet your partner for child.
Pregnancy begins from the thought of having child to delivery of the child. At least 18 months. 9 months for male partner’s preparation and 9 months of mother’s nurturing.
A lack of folate in the diet of male mice reprograms their sperm in ways that damage their offspring. Could the same be true in men?
DOCTORS recommend that women who are pregnant, or plan to be, eat plenty of green, leafy vegetables. These are a source of vitamin B9—or folate, as it is also known—a substance that helps embryos develop by encouraging the formation of the neural tube, the precursor to the brain and the spinal cord. Folate has never been recommend to putative fathers, though, for the obvious reason that, sperm apart, a father contributes nothing to the physical substance of an embryo.
If the results of research on mice, by Sarah Kimmins and her colleagues at McGill University, in Montreal, are found to apply to people too, that may need to change. For, as they report in Nature Communications, they have discovered something odd: that folate deficiency in fathers can, in rodents at least, be as debilitating for embryos as deficiency in mothers. An absence of folate when sperm are forming causes alterations in them that affect the mice which grow from the eggs those sperm fertilise. In particular, Dr Kimmins saw serious deformities of head, spine and limbs.
This damage seems to be caused by epigenetic modification, the subject of a rapidly emerging field of research. Such modification involves a process called methylation, which alters the behaviour of genes in a way that can be passed from one generation to another. Folate’s job is to regulate methylation. How epigenetic modification might cause the defects Dr Kimmins saw, she does not yet know. But when she and her team looked at changes in the methylation patterns of genes in the sperm of folate-deficient rats they found things there that might cause other phenomena, which are not apparent at birth. These include cancer, diabetes, and even autism and schizophrenia.
Researchers in the U.K. have found that people who work in community gardens not only experience better physical health but enjoy improved mental health as well. A new study, published in the Journal of Public Health and authored by scientists at Westminster and Essex universities found that people who gardened for at least 30 minutes a week had lower body mass indexes (BMIs)—a measure of body fat—as well as higher levels of self-esteem and better moods overall. They also reported lower levels of tension and stress.
The Brits call them “allotment gardens”—small plots of land, generally located within congested urban areas, that are open for use to the public.
“With an increasing number of people residing in urban areas, a decline in the number of homes with gardens, and the increased risk for mental ill health associated with urban living, these findings are particularly important and suggest that allotment gardening might play an important role in promoting mental well-being in people residing in urban areas,” the researchers wrote in their paper.
Our gardens are either maintained by civic authority or contracts given by society/neighborhood. Our involvement is only as being consumer. We consume the setup. We hardly participate. And that is the issue. Despite you visit garden regularly, you hardly receives blessings of mother nature. it is because there is no involvement.
Vrikshmandir ( Tree temples ) – वृक्ष मंदिर – Sacred Groves
Every community of pre-British India had social responsibility to grow and protect groves. They were called sacred groves. There used to be rules defined for accessing these forest wealth. Not everyone can go and chop tree. Not in all seasons. Not all trees. All based on mutually agreed intuitive pro-synergy rules. These rules are sacred rules, considering groves alive and part of respected extended family for all.
What happened then?
We were brainwashed by education and having commune with Nature was taught as primitive and idiotic. Disconnected! There is no one to protect the groves. Now the same movement of brainwashing going in deep forests in name of secular school education. 😀
Educate all and take their help in destruction!
It is now compulsion for us to re-adapt practices of sacred groves.
Last night, I was at dinner table @ wellknown garden restaurant of the city. All around, I see toddlers and kids sharing plates with parents. So painful to see children eating filthy food. 🙁
Do the parents know the consequences? Are they worth of being guardians of such innocent kids’ forthcoming psychological disaster in form of early puberty?
Early Puberty is indeed worse type of Epidemic we are inviting. This has become reality in Indian families too. I see many kids become physically mature too early. All thanks to chemical food they eat. Milk is no more pure. All dairy products are chemically altered. And needless to mention junk food.
Becoming mature early means less time for childhood. Less time for innocence. Less time for psychological maturity/growth.
Physical Overgrowth. Mental undergrowth. Dumb giant human bodies – easy to control. Just like farm animals. I am sorry for harsh words but that is what I foresee in next 10 years. 🙁
Take care. You are unknowingly gifting cancer and diabetes to your kids 18th birthday. 🙁
Psychological Consequences of early pubertal timing ?
➠ Eating Disorders
➠ poor academic performance
➠ Substance Use (Drugs addict)
➠ Sexual Activity (Porn addict)
➠ Delinquency (A tendency to be negligent and uncaring)
1) STOP JUNK FOOD/OUTSIDE FOOD MADNESS NOW. This includes chocolates and biscuits.
2) Find raw desi gau milk (A2 milk).Stop dairy products.
3) Connect with organic farmers in vicinity and tie up with them for your seasonal grains & vegetables
4) Eat only seasonal fruits. For example, watermelon in this season is surely chemically preserved/stored. Worth ignoring.
Gender-bending chemicals ‘triggering early puberty in girls and putting them at risk of diabetes and cancer’
Gender-bending chemicals used in food cans, shower curtains and toys may be triggering early puberty in girls – and putting them at greater risk of cancer and diabetes, researchers say.
A study has found evidence that three classes of hormone-mimicking chemicals disrupt the bodies of girls approaching adolescence.
Although the association is ‘weak’, the scientists say it raises serious questions about the causes of early puberty.
The average age of puberty in girls – ten years and three months – has fallen by more than a year in a single generation.
Doctors say improved diet and higher body weights of children is mostly to blame.
But some researchers believe environmental chemicals that mimic the sex hormone oestrogen could also be a factor.
The latest study found that exposure to three chemical classes – phthalates, phenols and phytoestrogens – can ‘disrupt the timing of pubertal development’ in young girls.
Phthalates are banned in cosmetics in Europe, but are allowed in the U.S.
Phenols include the widely used chemical Bisphenol A – which is used in the lining of food cans and shatter-proof baby bottles. Phytoestrogens are naturally occurring chemicals found in soya, bread, cereals and nuts.
Wish you all healthy, wealthy and fun-filled Diwali preparation :).
I do not support high decibel noisy crackers but I certainly suggest sulphur rich crackers + castor oil lamps to purify environment harmlessly. Must if you are living in village growing monsoon crops.
It is much better pest control and epidemic control than toxic pesticides and antibiotics needed to cure humans in post-Autumn time.
Please read below note by Dhongi Baba :
Diwali, the festival of lights is around the corner.
We live in the Kalyuga and every Yuga brings with itself its own parvartri, it’s own inherent nature, it is but natural that in Kalyuga we have the rise of Tamsik parvarti (the demonic attitude) and we discard traditions which are for the betterment of the society, the environment and the health and well being of the people.
The Rishis (holy men) of Sanatana Dharma were not just run of the mill holy men, they were individuals who had carried out a lot of in depth and exhaustive research on various topics, it would be futile for this mad man to go on about Algebra, Trigonometry etc which and many more were gifts of these Rishis to us.
Diwali is not just a festival of lights to just mark the return of Lord Ram from his exile. It is also a festival which marks the autumn month in India.
Every change of season brings with it a lot of climatic and other environmental changes which are then countered by the diet and changes in lifestyle. This was very well known to the great Rishis of Sanatana Dharma.
India is an agrarian society and the main food crop is rice; apart from the Northern states of Punjab and Haryana where rice is not the staple diet, the rest of the country has rice as its staple diet, as in rice is used daily.
Now during the autumn months in India because of the change in weather there is abundance of an insect called the ‘tiny leafhopper’ of the cicadellidae family. These insects feed on plant sap and can transmit plant-infecting viruses and bacteria. They are also a serious threat to the standing rice crop (paddy) This family of insects if not controlled and let to multiply causes serious damage to the paddy crop and then as a further result then give rise to another types of insects which then cause various diseases and flus to humans and also harm cattle and the plants.
So what can be used to control these insects? Sulphur, Yes Gandhak (In Hindi/Sanskrit) So how do we then get this sulphur in the environment? Spray it on the plants as if do not have enough chemical sprayed on the plants already, spend millions if not billions by hiring choppers to spray these chemicals all over the country? And when this spraying will be done it will still be sporadic as how do you cover each and every nook and corner of the country’s land? The effort and cost required would be astronomical. Hence the fire crackers are used, they all have sulphur and there was hardly any corner in the country where people did not use crackers on Diwali days and lit small oil lamps.
Why diyas (oil lamps)? Because the vapours from the oil lamps then go and mix with the environment and get rid of the excess sulphur in the environment, very well planned I would say, wouldn’t you?
The sulphur fumes are light, they rise fast, they rise and mix with the natural gases in the environment and envelop the lower strata of atmosphere thereby eradicating most of these insects, however the oil lamps vapours are heavier and stay lot lower and by the time harmful residue of the sulphur fumes settle down they then are controlled by the oil vapours. A win-win situation?
Moreover the clay oil lamps (diyas) are bio-degradable, they are not like the harmful plastic flashing lamps which are harmful in every which way for the environment.
Also thousands of people and mostly not very affluent people depend upon the fireworks industry and the oil lamps for a living, do not harm their living which is the most environmentally friendly occupation.
Please do not discard and get rid of your customs and traditions just because a certain business lobby says it is harmful for the environment, please do not dilute the culture which is a result of thousands of years of wisdom!
You want to know what is bad for the planet? Cattle farming, yes rearing animals for food is the biggest cause of pollution and food scarcity on this planet! The billions of watts of energy spent on fancy lights that are lit on Diwali for a couple of days in India and then lit for more than a month if not two in all of Europe and the western world for the commercial festival of Christmas, to mark Christmas shopping and sales to boost the retail revenues every year cause a lot more pollution, the slaughtering of thousands if not millions of animals for various religious festivals, let it for Id or for the Hindu festivals is bad for the environment, the unmarked increase in the usage of pesticides to control the insects cause pollution, the marking of new year by most of the western countries by having fire work displays of huge magnitude in every city and town cause pollution. The cultivation and cutting and transportation of so called Christmas trees world over cause a lot more pollution. The artificial rearing and slaughter of hundreds of millions if not billions of turkeys over the Christmas period causes a lot of pollution. The list is endless.
Please do not get rid of your customs and traditions, they are not born of some commercial tactics, they have a lot of meaning which is good for this planet.
One last thing before this mad man ends his rant, I hope and pray to all the ladies, Please do observe Karwa Chauth festival, do not call it Karwa Chauth if you do not want to, do not do it for your men if you do not want to, call it something else, but please do observe the fast, it is very good for your health and is related to your menstrual cycles and your hormonal well being. I wish and pray that may we all be granted wisdom to analyse the benefits and ill effects of our actions. May we all be steady on the path of Karma.
ॐ श्री महालछ्मयै च विदमहे विष्णु पत्न्यै च धीमहि
तन्नो लछ्मी प्रचोदयात् ॐ ||
It is my fundamental belief that wherever we are stationed, stationed for the purpose. At our localized location (our home or workplace), we continuously are engaged in reception and transmission of forces,through which all are either nourished or perished.
If you are in company of negative forces for large pie of the day, you are being sucked. On the other hand, when you spend time in company of good, you are rejuvenated.
Each thing exists to nourish all others, and, in return, to be nourished itself. But since humans use their will and are full of negative traits, they sometimes play a role of destructor.
My gardener friend told me one incident : There was one farm house that he visited last year. Entire garden was died. The owner spent too much money behind it but no success. Previous gardener blames quality of water and soil. My friend took over it and transformed it into sacred grove (not garden!) within a year! He said, Mother nature sends blessings provided we know the right frequency to tune in. Sure, water and soil was not suitable for traditional garden. But that does not mean, it is not possible to transform into green. He put efforts and changed the landscape. Point here is: Learn to tune in with mother. She is waiting for showering blessings. Right frequency and boom! Magic!
So plants around us – they are keen to nurture us. What they want in return is: transmission of good energy, full of Prana shakti and love. Farmers killed this Prana in self and in the soil so …you know state of global farming and despite abundance of food..we sleep with starving stomachs.
Value of forest was well understood by British govt as it is described in The Imperial Gazetteer Of India – part 3 (Economic).
Forest Cover India
When India is on the verge of server water crisis, this records should remind us critical role forest play in conserving water. Our urban tree plantation drives are not enough.
Analysis of Changing Forest Cover and its Impact on Environment with Special Reference to Umtrew Basin, North East India
“The study elucidates that the population growth, migration, developmental activities and agricultural activities are the main driven force deforestation; however there is a spatial variation in contribution to the causative factors. Change in local population is directly related to forest degradation. In some places jhooming is one of the important problem. Agricultural expansion, development of industries caused the deforestation in many ways.It is observed from the analysis of satellite data of last thirty years; it becomes clear that the forest cover has been tremendously decreasing in the Umtrew basin. As a result, soil erosion and siltation on the river bed has already been increased manifold in the said area. The geo-environmental condition of this part has already been deteriorated. There is every possibility of micro climatic change due to such changes. So, this area needs more afforestation including the social forestry programme for restoring the conditions as prevailed earlier. Therefore, considering the trend of forest change there is an umpteen need to take protection measures in the Umtrew Basin to maintain the environmental quality, restricting the possibilities of micro climatic change and meet the national demand of forest cover.”
Do you use molecular structure report of your kid’s DNA to decide his/her upbringing?
Do you use his/her blood report to identify innate nature and then use it for personality development?
Do you hire geneticist to modify his/her DNA to get desired results?
No. And yet, efforts put in parenting do pay the yield, positively or negatively.
Then why do you need to change genes of the seeds? 🙂
For fetus growing in the womb, there are several influences that shape its future prakriti.
First, it is impact of शुक्र & शोणित (रज,वीर्य). Parental legacy. 7 layers of generational legacy. It is called शुक्रशोणित प्रकृति.
Second, it is timing of the conception and health of the womb that has impact on the growing fetus. For example, वर्षाषु मारुतो दुष्ट: | Conception during monsoon means influence of Vayu. It is called कालगर्भाशय प्रकृति|
Third, it is mother’s food intake. Mental state. Activities. क्षेत्र प्रकृति |
Fourth, it is महाभूतविकार प्रकृति | Past life karma and past life interaction with panch-mahabhut.
Now, all these forces together shaped you and me in womb. And they will go it forever. They will do it forever this way only! Sanatana! Nitya! Always this way!
Please note: Genes play mere 25% (or less) role ( शुक्रशोणित प्रकृति.). 75% is about environment.
It is epigenetics! Be the custodian of master senses and learn to decipher mother nature’s hints! She always wants you to receive in abundance! Lest we realize it! Be the bridge between soil and seeds. Be the instrumental! That’s it!
This is the reason why GMO is highly inefficient and random technology. 75% control is with mother nature.(In fact, it is 100% mother’s rule 🙂 ) Sometimes favorable results, sometimes not. Read the history. IR8 rice (Famous green revolution hero, is now zero) to btCotton : shining examples of failures.
Genetic variation accounts for 20–40% of immune variation, with enrichment of gene variants associated with autoimmunity, inflammatory disease, and susceptibility to infections among the identified genetic drivers.
Among the identified intrinsic drivers of immune variation, age is the most potent, driving a shift from a precursor-biased immune status to an inflammation-biased immune status.
A strong environmental effect on immune variation is observed, as revealed by cohabitation studies, with the strongest individual driver identified to date being chronic viral infection.
In Bharat, स्वधर्म (duties towards non-self i.e. Family, Society, Nation, Universe) was never outsourced. What is my duty towards self, family, society, village, Nation, Nature, Universe, cannot be outsourced. At the most, it can be exchanged with someone in lieu of other duty. But you cannot escape from your duty. Escaping from duty means you are on the path of अधर्म. Adding lot of bad karma due to error of judgment and intellect.
We started forgetting our स्वधर्म and the consequence is?
Flood of NGOs. Now we have 1 NGO for 400 Indians.
Out of all NGOs, the most ridiculous and unfortunate are Environment NGOs. Why do we want to appoint someone to take care of our mother? What civilization where one cannot even take care mother? That is dying society!
In India every citizen was required to plant five trees and see them to maturity; take care of them, nurture them, look after them, and worship them. That was the pancavati of India. Those five trees were seen as a contribution every citizen was making as an act of replenishment, an act of yajna. They were for the children and grandchildren and great grandchildren, and for posterity. The earth provides enough essence for the humans, animals and birds to eat, but also enough to return to the earth; the peels, the straw, the pips, the skin, the fruits and vegetables have plenty of good for us to eat and plenty to put back into the compost which goes back into the earth. Thus the earth is replenished. A tree stands out naked, there all winter without leaves; the tree is now replenishing the earth with its leaves; all the leaves have gone back into the earth; they are rotting, making the soil fertile, so that the roots are nourished which in turn gives life to the leaves and to the fruits, a beautiful cycle of replenishment. Nature is our great teacher, and we can learn to replenish and not waste. There is no greater teacher than nature.
The world cannot be saved just by the technocrats, or by the shallow ecologists. In fact, they will never ever save the world. They say, “We can manage the environment, we are clever people”. But everyone knows that environment cannot be managed. We can only revere environment; we can only respect environment; and we can only see environment as part of us and us part of environment. This total unity can come only when you have a spiritual base and not just a utilitarian base.
If you are NGO and working in the field of saving environment, don’t ever take outsourced job or escapist’s fund (Donations without involvement). Demand participation. Inject eternal thoughts related to Mother Nature reverence. Make citizenry self-inspired. Dream for a future where your existence is not at all needed! Having NGO to take care of स्वधर्म is not a sign of healthy society. Dream and act so that your very existence as an NGO do not needed in future.
Colonial New Delhi had a cobra infestation. To get rid of it, the government offered bounties for dead cobras, inadvertently turning cobra breeding into a thriving business. When the government got wise and cancelled the program, thousands of then worthless cobras were released into the city streets.
The cobra effect occurs when an attempted solution to a problem actually makes the problem worse.
Methylmercury, a potent neurotoxin, is especially high in Arctic marine life but until recently, scientists haven’t been able to explain why. Now, research from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggests that high levels of methylmercury in Arctic life are a byproduct of global warming and the melting of sea-ice in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions.
“We found more methylmercury in the water than our modeling could explain,” said Schartup. “All of the methylmercury from the rivers feeding into Lake Melville and from the sediment at the bottom of the lake couldn’t account for the levels in the water. There was something else going on here.”
When fresh and salt water meet– in estuaries or when sea-ice melts in the ocean– salinity increases as water deepens. This stratification allows fluffy organic matter that typically sinks to the bottom to reach a neutral buoyancy — meaning it can’t float up or down in the water column. This layer, called marine snow, collects other small settling debris and concentrates it into a feeding zone for marine plankton. The bacteria stuck in this zone are performing a complex chemical process that turns naturally occurring mercury into deadly and readily accumulated methylmercury.
“Clean energy benefits the entire world but the costs of hydroelectric power are often assumed entirely by the Aboriginal communities who live next to these developments,” said Sunderland. “Our research highlights some of the costs to the community with the goal of helping them plan and adapt to the changes that are about to occur.”
“Scientists have a responsibility to understand and explain how environmental systems will react before they are modified,” Schartup said. “Because once the damage is done, you can’t take it back.”
India so far has 47 major hydroelectric power stations. Can you imagine the havoc it may have created so far in local communities? Neurotoxic impact correlation? Data?
“Because once the damage is done, you can’t take it back.”
Only clean energy is energy where mother nature can help.
Gobar. Got it? Kamdhenu? Desi cow?
PS: Methylmercury is just a case study. Different region, same universal solution, different issue.
It is not that irrigation ponds using dammed rivers were never built. But designs were highly local. Impact was local. And never for energy!
To mitigate global warming, many governments are turning to hydroelectric power. But, the research also suggests that methylmercury concentrations from flooding for hydroelectric development will be far greater than those expected from climate change.
The research, published in PNAS, began as a review of the environmental impact assessment for the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam in Labrador, Canada. In 2017, the dam will flood a large region upstream from an estuarine fjord called Lake Melville.
The communities along the shores of Lake Melville are predominantly Indigenous and rely on the lake as a primary source of food. One of these communities — and two-thirds of Lake Melville — is part of Nunatsiavut, the first autonomous region in Canada governed by Inuit. When the impact report predicted no adverse downstream effects on Lake Melville, the Nunatsiavut Government reached out to Elsie Sunderland, associate professor of environmental engineering and environmental health, for help.
Four years later, that initial review has morphed into a multi-pronged investigation that has led to important scientific discoveries about how methylmercury accumulates in the ecosystem and how it will impact communities who rely on the ecosystem for food and resources.